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For the first time in a long time, the next big major league player to come out of Japan could well be a position player, Tokyo Yakult Swallows second baseman Tetsuto Yamada.

The 24-year-old Yamada is on a pace to far surpass his production from a year ago, when he earned all but eight of 270 first-place votes to win the Central League’s MVP Award.

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