He's Japanese, he's got a good sense of humor and has learned to do the "Bernie". So what else do we know about this guy? From what I have read and chatted with a few friends overseas, he's the real deal. He can hit and he can field, but that was all on artificial turf. Turf is great, almost every bounce is the predictable, we have good old fashion grass in most parks. Will his fielding suffer? What are your predictions?