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Ryo Akiyoshi Akiyoshi, Ryo

AKIYOSHI RYO

Ryo Akiyoshi

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2017WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™

Uniform Number 12 Position Pitcher
Height 182cm Throw/Bat R/R
Weight 73 kg
Ryo Akiyoshi

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2016 SAMURAI JAPAN Warm-up Game

Uniform Number 12 Position Pitcher
Height 182cm Throw/Bat R/R
Weight 73 kg
Ryo Akiyoshi

Top Team

2016 SAMURAI JAPAN Warm-up Game

Uniform Number 12 Position Pitcher
Height 182cm Throw/Bat R/R
Weight 73 kg

Born in March 21, 1989

Career Adachi Nitta High School
  Chuo Gakuin Univ.
  Panasonic
  2014 Tokyo Yakult Swallows

Solid, right-handed sidearm pitcher who throws in an irregular way. Halfway into the last season he began pitching as closer and threw for 70 games, which was for two years in a row. He is expected to be a "fireman" in WBC as well.

He made his name known as reliever with Yakult and joined SAMURAI JAPAN for the first time in a game against Chinese Taipei in March, 2016. He pitched as a fourth pitcher in the 8th of Game 1 in Nagoya Dome and struck out 3 batters in a row swinging with his sharp fastballs, making a debut perfectly. Recommended by pitching coach Hiroshi Gondoh, he was selected for warm-up games against the Netherlands and Mexico last November, and showed steady pitching with scoreless 3 innings and 3 strikeouts. While other pitchers had hard time adjusting to the WBC ball, he adapted quickly and showed his abilities to the fullest.

He kept doing his tune-up with the WBC ball in spring training this year and is ready to go. There is an idea that he is used as closer, and he is getting valued and trusted day by day.

February 24, 2017
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