Since 1964, over 60 Japanese baseball players have played in Major League Baseball. Featuring some of the best MLB players currently playing today and the greatest baseball players of all time, this list of MLB players from Japan includes World Series champions, Hall-of-Famers, and baseball legends. Who is the best MLB player from Japan?
When ranking the best Japanese MLB players, Ichiro Suzuki, Yu Darvish, and Hideki Matsui are definitely in the top 10. Other good MLB players who were born in Japan include Hideo Nomo, Kazuhiro Sasaki, Takashi Saito, and Kosuke Fukudome.
Vote up the best MLB players from Japan. Feel free to add any famous Japanese baseball players who have played in the Major Leagues who are missing from the list.
Hideki MatsuiDesignated hitter, Left fielder
Shohei OhtaniPitcher, Designated hitter
Masahiro TanakaStarting Pitcher