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Seiji Kobayashi Kobayashi, Seiji

KOBAYASHI SEIJI

Seiji Kobayashi

Top Team

2017WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™

Uniform Number 22 Position Catcher
Height 178cm Throw/Bat R/R
Weight 80 kg
Seiji Kobayashi

Top Team

2016 SAMURAI JAPAN Warm-up Game

Uniform Number 22 Position Catcher
Height 178cm Throw/Bat R/R
Weight 80 kg
Seiji Kobayashi

Top Team

2015 Europe international matches

Uniform Number 10 Position Catcher
Height Throw/Bat R/R
Weight
Seiji Kobayashi

Top Team

2014 ALL STAR SERIES

Uniform Number 10 Position Catcher
Height Throw/Bat R/R
Weight

Born in June 7, 1989

Career Koryo High School
  Doshisha Univ.
  NISSAY
  2014 Yomiuri Giants

Smart catcher whose selling points are guiding a pitcher aggressively and his strong throwing arm. His rate of throwing out a runner stealing, . 356, is the best among the 12 baseball teams last season, with the second best player far behind him. He made an appeal with his abilities in a warm-up game. He supports Kokubo Japan's road to the world champions as the third catcher.

He joined Giants as a first-round draft pick from Nihon Seimei. He played in 63 games in his first year, 70 in his second, and last season in his third year, played 129 games as a regular catcher in their starting lineup. He achieved the highest rate of throwing out a runner stealing among catchers of both leagues, . 356 with his strong arm. He was selected for SAMURAI JAPAN for the first time to play in All-Star Series on November, 2014 and made a debut. Afterwards, he was also selected for All-Euro Game on March, 2015, and for warm-up games against Mexico and the Netherlands on November, 2016. There are rooms for him to improve in leading a pitcher and catching, but he is the only catcher who belongs to a team in Central League and a valuable player.

He is likely to pair up with Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri) who is expected to be a ace pitcher and play as catcher in a starting lineup in this tournament. He is a key person to defeat powerful teams.

February 24, 2017
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2017

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™

2016

SAMURAI JAPAN Warm-up Game

2015

All Euro Game

2014

ALL STAR SERIES

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