Relief Pitcher | Retired or Inactive Players
He's got a really stong arm, so he can blow it by you on occasion. He can get groundballs when he needs them in a jam. Takano's fastball is a tick above average, in the 90-91 MPH range on most nights. He has an above-average changeup and the ability to throw from a variety of arm angles. He attacks lefties and righties with similar success.
Defense & Hitting
He has a quick release to the plate, which allows catchers a chance to throw out basestealers. He gets off the mound fairly quickly and his throws to first are hard. Takano is a surpisingly good hitting pitcher. And I'm not sure you can say this about a pitcher, but Takano has some pop in his swing. Interesting sidenote, The Retired or Inactive Players have been known to use Takano as a pinch-runner on occasion.
-- Emu Nyman, AA/AAA Scout