SoftBank Hawks has a very deep team and many starters that are experienced.
Masahiro Tanaka returned to Rakuten Golden Eagles which makes their pitching staff is very deep and strong. I am looking forward to seeing what Manager Kazuhisa Ishii will deal with his cards.
Seibu Lions has well-balanced pitching and batting. They have nice young and fresh players like Kona Takahashi.
Lotte Marines could be remarkably interesting if the balance of throwing and batting mesh.
Orix Buffaloes has good players but not playing to their full potential. But if they do, they could create an upset in the league. .I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of arrangement Manager Satoshi Nakajima will make.
Nippon-Ham Fighters is at the stage of replacing both pitchers and batters. If they could replace smoothly then it would be interesting but it’s a tough task.