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Yuki Matsui

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2018ENEOS SAMURAI JAPAN series 2018

Uniform Number 1 Position Pitcher
Height 174cm Throw/Bat L/L
Weight 74 kg
Yuki Matsui

Top Team


Uniform Number 10 Position Pitcher
Height 174cm Throw/Bat L/L
Weight 74 kg
Yuki Matsui

Top Team

2015 first WBSC premiere 12

Uniform Number 10 Position Pitcher
Height 174cm Throw/Bat L/L
Weight 74 kg
Yuki Matsui

Top Team

2015 Europe international matches

Uniform Number 47 Position Pitcher
Height Throw/Bat L/L

Born in October 30, 1995

Career Tohkoh Gakuen Highschool
  2014 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles

Golden left-handed pitcher who has worn the Japan National Team uniform since a young age. He achieved 30 saves as closer for 2 years in a row from 2014 which was his second year after graduating from high school. He has high strikeout rates with his excellent slider and change-up.

When he was a senior student in high school, he played at the "AAA" World Championship (U-18 Baseball World Cup) as Japan national team with 18 years of age or less, he performed well as as an ace pitcher and starters for three games with a 1.80 ERA and 27 strikeouts. He was selected for the first time for SAMURAI JAPAN Top Team for All-Euro Game on March, 2015 and made an debut as a member of a national team in the second game(Tokyo Dome) on March 12. He pitched as a 4th pitcher, but gave up a double to the first hitter in the right-center field, and with a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly he gave up a run, making his debut bitter. He was selected as reliever for Premier 12 in fall the same year, but pitched for 3 innings in 4 games with 7 singles, 2 runs and 2 strikeouts. He went to mound with the bases loaded and none out in a semifinal against Korea, the score being 3-1, gave up a bases-loaded walk and couldn't stop the opponent's momentum.

He has come back to the national team since Premier 12 where he had regretful feelings with a 6.00 ERA in 4 games. Everybody agrees with his good quality of pitches and potential abilities. How much has he improved for the past one and half years? He will go to mound to remove the regretful feelings. He will show his abilities to players in the world.

February 24, 2017
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February 9, 2018
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March 14, 2017
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November 19, 2015
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November 18, 2015
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November 15, 2015
Dramatic Sayonara! Japan won 6-5 to Venezuela and swept all five games, advancing to the quarterfinals!

November 12, 2015
Superb outings by Sho Nakata again! Japan won three games in a row since the opening round by defeating Dominica 4-2!

November 8, 2015
An impressive player Ohtani scored 10 strikeouts in 6 innings with no runs allowed! A sweeping victory archrival South Korea with 12 hits! Opened with win for the first champion!

November 7, 2015
Now ready for the first game! The Premier 12 first game: Japan vs. South Korea will start at 19:00 on 8th, tomorrow. Samurais, Fight bravely at the battle place in the north!

November 5, 2015
Fine pitching by Maeda, a “Samurai ace pitcher,” 8 strikeouts in 3 innings! 12 hits and 8 runs in total from the first 2 runs scored by Akiyama!

October 24, 2015
SAMURAI JAPAN Top Team player introduction / Yuki Matsui (Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles)

August 23, 2015
[U-18 playback] We are a runner up at the first U-18 international meeting after the SAMURAI JAPAN organization! Matsui, Mori, achievement light of comfort, start 6 successive victory!

June 11, 2015
It is come up by Yuki Matsui pitcher, weekly baseball (6/10 release)!

March 11, 2015
Game 2 is defeated in ALL EURO with two to six. We finish meeting by one win one defeat now

February 16, 2015
Manager Kokubo holds a press conference for international match in Europe. Yohei Ohshima, Katsuki Matayoshi, three players of Yuki Matsui called newly go on the platform!

February 1, 2014
Hiroki Kokubo, Samurai Japan Manager, Starts Visits to 12 Training Camps. Checks on Yuki Matsui (Tohoku Rakuten) and Takahiro Norimoto (Tohoku Rakuten).

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