Yuki Yanagita
31-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  Foreign
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There was no outlook written for Yuki Yanagita in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Expresses interest in MLB
OFFree Agent  F
November 19, 2018
Yanagita has expressed interest in moving to MLB, the Japan Times reports. He becomes eligible for international free agency next year, but he'll be in the second of a three-year contract with Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.
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Yanagita is the top hitter in NPB as he hit .352 with 36 home runs and a 1.092 OPS (second best in the league) last season. He just turned 30 years old, so he'd be in the decline phase of his career if he reaches MLB. However, he'll still find an active market for his services.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Yuki Yanagita
Japanese Prospects: 2016 Top-10 Rankings
February 4, 2016
Patrick Newman reveals RotoWire's top-10 prospects currently playing in Japan, including one player with the talent to usurp Yu Darvish as the best pitcher to make the move across the Pacific.
2016 Fantasy Outlook
After a couple of seasons linear progression as an emerging five-tool talent, Yanagita went parabolic in 2015, batting .363/.469/.631 with 34 home runs and 32 steals, en route to his first MVP award. Yanagita is no slouch with the glove either, covering ample ground in center field with a strong throwing arm. At 27, Yanagita may not get the chance to test himself in MLB during his prime, but regardless he's a top player in Japan to keep an eye on.
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OFFree Agent  F
November 15, 2014
2014 brought some new names to watch, among them Yuki Yanagita of the Softbank Hawks, who hit .317/.413/.452 with 15 home runs this season.
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