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Ryosuke Kikuchi

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2018ENEOS SAMURAI JAPAN series 2018

Uniform Number 4 Position Infielder
Height 171cm Throw/Bat R/R
Weight 72 kg
Ryosuke Kikuchi

Top Team

2017WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™

Uniform Number 4 Position Infielder
Height 171cm Throw/Bat R/R
Weight 69 kg
Ryosuke Kikuchi

Top Team

2016 SAMURAI JAPAN Warm-up Game

Uniform Number 4 Position Infielder
Height 171cm Throw/Bat R/R
Weight 69 kg
Ryosuke Kikuchi

Top Team

2016 SAMURAI JAPAN Warm-up Game

Uniform Number 4 Position Infielder
Height 171cm Throw/Bat R/R
Weight 69 kg
Ryosuke Kikuchi

Top Team

2015 Europe international matches

Uniform Number 4 Position Infielder
Height Throw/Bat R/R
Weight
Ryosuke Kikuchi

Top Team

2014 ALL STAR SERIES

Uniform Number 4 Position Infielder
Height Throw/Bat R/R
Weight
Ryosuke Kikuchi

Top Team

Game with 2013 Chinese Taipei

Uniform Number 4 Position Infielder
Height 171cm Throw/Bat R/R
Weight 69 kg

Born in March 11, 1990

Career Musashi Kohdai Daini Highschool
  Chukyo Gakuin University
  2012 Hiroshima Toyo Carp

Second baseman who doesn't come by too often playing freely and contributing to the team in offense and defense. His defensive range is next to none in NPB. He was in best condition and achieved a single-season hits record last season. He will also do well in the world stage.

He became a regular second baseman in his second season as a professional in 2013. He achieved . 325 batting average and 23 stolen bases and renewed a second baseman single season assists record in NPB he had the previous year in 2014. As his team went unstoppable last season which was his fifth year as professional, he achieved . 315 batting average, 13 homers, 56 RBIs, 13 stolen bases and a single-season hits record in the league(181 hits).

He was called in for SAMURAI JAPAN for a road trip to play games against Chinese Taipei on November, 2013. He achieved . 381 batting average(8 for 21) in All-Star Series on November, 2014, and his defensive abilities to cover a large field was introduced on the MLB official website and praised as "Ninja!". He wasn't listed for Premier 12 in 2015, but he played against Chinese Taipei in spring and against Mexico and the Netherlands in fall in 2016. He was selected for WBC without any question with last season's performance. Tetsuto Yamada (Yakult) who achieved more than .300 batting average, 30 home runs, 30 stolen bases for two years in a row plays the same second baseman position, but it is this man who can save the team with his defensive abilities as well as batting.

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