35-Year-Old Shortstop – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Takashi Toritani in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Toritani has decided not to move to MLB this winter despite overtures from Toronto and San Diego, the Japan Times reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Takashi Toritani.
Toritani's strong defense and on-base skills have long made him a favorite in Japan's sabermetrics community. He doesn't offer much power, but he gets on base, having led the Central League in walks from 2011-2013, and finishing second in 2014. He's walked more than he's struck out in each of the last four seasons as well. His contract allowed him to sign with a MLB team this winter, but he chose to return to Japan. Perhaps he'll reconsider for 2016. The recent failures of Hiroyuki Nakajima and Tsuyoshi Nishioka in MLB may lower Toritani's profile, but he has a skill set that can translate to MLB and it's worth noting he played his home games on a dirt infield, rather than turf like Nishioka and Nakajima.