Tsuyoshi Nishioka

Minnesota Twins #1 - Short Stop

  • Born: 07/27/84
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 175

Playing The Blame Game


Dex tries to put a finger on what was to blame, and if the Twins are on the right track.

Nakajima's ZiPS are disappointing, good enough

Hiroyuki Nakajima's huge NPB numbers don't translate well to Major League Baseball, but they'd still make him an average shortstop.

International Free Agent Profile: Kensuke Tanaka


Japanese middle infielder Kensuke Tanaka is an international free agent and has made it known that he will be looking to join a Major League Baseball club. Could he be a fit for the Mets in 2013?

Why Hiro Nakajima isn't Tsuyoshi Nishioka

The Oakland Athletics signed Hiroyuki Nakajima to a contract that suggests other teams are worried about signing the next Tsuyoshi Nishioka. Here's why they shouldn't be so afraid.

How to turn Hiroyuki Nakajima into Ty Wigginton


Shortly before the Oakland Athletics signed Hiroyuki Nakajima to a two-year, $6.5 million contract, the St. Louis Cardinals signed Ty Wigginton to a two-year, $5 million contract.

The End of the Tsuyoshi Nishioka Era—With A Twist


Tsuyoshi Nishioka, touted as an elite hitter and glove recipient in Japan, did not exactly do as well here in America. But he did do one thing that far exceeded most expectations.

Freely* Available Talent: Tsuyoshi Nishioka


The once-heralded Japanese infielder was a major disappointment with the Twins, but is Milwaukee the right place for him to turn his career around?

Twins IF Tsuyoshi Nishioka asks for release


Twins middle infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka had a rough stint in Minnesota. After two injury-plagued seasons of underperformance, Nishioka apologized and asked to be released from his contract.

The end of the Tsuyoshi Nishioka era


Tsuyoshi Nishioka and the Twins are mercifully parting ways after 254 miserable plate appearances.

Twins release Tsuyoshi Nishioka


The Minnesota Twins have released infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka.

Nishioka Released


"At this time, I have made the decision that it is time to part ways." - Tsuyoshi Nishioka

A Look At A Few Other Twins Scouting Reports Through The Years

The Twins don't think Anthony Slama can make it in the majors. With this in mind, let's take a look at some of their other scouting reports, through the years.

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