If there was one standout talent from the first half of the six-game Japan All-Star Series, it was without a doubt Yuki Yanagita.

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks star spent the first three games of the series showing off his ability at the plate for Japan's national team. He put a charge into Japanese fans at Tokyo Dome as he helped lead Samurai Japan to wins over the MLB All-Stars in Games 1 and 2.

The visiting major leaguers also took notice.