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Shota Ohno

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2017WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™

Uniform Number 27 Position Catcher
Height 177cm Throw/Bat R/R
Weight 78 kg
Shota Ohno

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2016 SAMURAI JAPAN Warm-up Game

Uniform Number 27 Position Catcher
Height 177cm Throw/Bat R/R
Weight 78 kg

Born in January 13, 1987

Dependable "control tower" of a Japan Championship team. In addition to his good defensive skills in leading pitchers, catching, throwing, he is a clutch hitter, for example, he hit a walk-off single in a warm-up game last November.

He joined Nippon Ham as a first-round draft pick from Toyo University. He got a chance to play in games in his first season, and achieved the highest rate of throwing out a runner stealing among catchers of both leagues, . 421, in 2013. He played 109 games last season, led pitchers skillfully and at the same time performed as clutch hitter with . 245 batting average, 5 homers, 35 RBIs.

He was selected for SAMURAI JAPAN for the first time to play in warm-up games against Mexico and the Netherlands on November, 2016, led pitchers confidently, hit a walk-off single to right in the 10th of an extended game against the Netherlands, and got on stage to be interviewed although it was his first time to wear a uniform with the Japanese flag.

His framing pitches "to win" that led his team to last season's Japan Championship and unpredictable batting performance are expected as well as his leardership with which he serves as head of Nippon Ham's players association and team captain. Since Japan aims at winning a game with good defense centering around pitchers, catchers including Ohno will play a big role.

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