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The Best Japanese Baseball Players Of 2022

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Vote up the best Japanese baseball players in the MLB.

Who are the best Japanese baseball players in 2022?  From rookies to veterans, the best MLB players today consistently prove their talent on the field. From skilled pitchers to top short stops to highlight reel outfielders these great Japanese Major League Baseball players in 2022 are making names for themselves by being better than the rest. There's sure to be plenty of debate around 2022's best Japanese baseball players. Who are the famous Japanese baseball players right now? Which Japanese baseball players do you love?

When it comes to the best current Japanese players in the MLB in 2022, current NL MVP Shohei Ohtani deserves to be at the top. A number of other challengers for the title—such as Japanese MLB stars Yu Darvish, Seiya Suzuki, and Kenta Maeda. Many of these Japanese MLB players will showcase at the next World Baseball Classic next year.

Vote up the best current Japanese baseball players 2022. Or re-rank this list of baseball players from Japan in the order you think it deserves!

  • Shohei Ohtani
    Photo: zoso8203 / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    • Position: Pitcher, Designated hitter
    • Birthplace: Mizusawa, Japan
    • Teams: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Seiya Suzuki
    Photo: Chicago Cubs / Instagram
    • Position: Outfielder
    • Birthplace: Arakawa, Japan
    • Teams: Chicago Cubs
  • Yu Darvish
    Photo: San Diego Padres
    • Position: Starting Pitcher
    • Birthplace: Habikino, Japan
    • Teams: San Diego Padres
  • Yoshitomo  Tsutsugo
    Photo: Pittsburgh Pirates / Instagram
    • Position: First baseman
    • Birthplace: Hashimoto, Japan
    • Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates