There are 24 players who have been nominated for the Japan Olympics baseball team.
Rakuten Masahiro Tanaka
Masahiro Tanaka, a pitcher of Rakuten, is 32 years old from Hyogo prefecture.
He was active in Koshien at Komadai Tomakomai High School in Hokkaido, and joined Rakuten in 2007 in the first round of high school drafts.
He won 11 wins in the first year, became a rookie king, and in 2011, the fifth year of the pros when the Great East Japan Earthquake struck, he won 19 wins and 5 losses, winning titles such as the most wins and the best ERA. It was also selected for the Sawamura Award.
And in 2013, with an overwhelming record of 24 wins and 0 losses and an ERA of 1.27, he led Rakuten to the first league victory and the best in Japan.
In the off-season that year, he transferred to the Major League Baseball Yankees using the posting system, and won 13 wins from the first year, winning double digits for the sixth consecutive year since joining the team.
After the end of last season, I became my first FA = free agent, and this season I returned to Rakuten, the old nest for the first time in eight years.
The Japanese national team has participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2nd in 2009 and the 3rd WBC = World Baseball Classic in 2013, and it is the first time in eight years that they have been called to the national team. I will.
Orix Yoshinobu Yamamoto
Orix pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto is 22 years old from Okayama prefecture.
I joined Miyakonojo High School in 2017 in 4th place in the draft.
In his second year as a pro, he scored 32 holds in second place in the league as a middleman, and in his third year as a starting pitcher, he won the title with the highest ERA with an ERA of 1.95.
Last year, he took 149 strikeouts and won the title of the most strikeouts.
In addition to serving as his first opening pitcher this season, he has won six wins so far, and his ERA is 2.08, which is the top of the league, showing stable pitching.
As a representative of Japan, he participated in the adult Premier12, pitched in five games in relief, and contributed to Japan's victory with a record of one goal.
Seibu Kaima Taira
Seibu's pitcher Kaima Taira is 21 years old from Okinawa prefecture.
I joined Yaeyama Commercial and Technical High School in 2018 in 4th place in the draft.
With a straight speed of 160km and a sharp changing ball thrown from quick motion, he pitched in 54 league top games last season in his third year as a pro, with an ERA of 1.87 and 33 holds in second place in the league to become a rookie king. It shined.
This season, the changing ball that has been refined from the off-season is effective, and 33 games have been scoreless since the opening, setting a new professional baseball record.
This is the first time that I have been convened by the Japanese national team.
Hanshin Iwazaki Suguru
Hanshin Tigers pitcher Suguru Iwazaki is 29 years old from Shizuoka prefecture.
I joined Kokushikan University in 2014 in 6th place in the draft.
I threw a sharp straight or a changing ball from a unique throwing form where it is difficult to see the source of the ball, and last year I was relieved with a relief rate of 1 point and an outstanding sense of stability.
He has pitched in 27 games this season with 1 win, 3 losses, 18 holds and an ERA of 3.09.
This is the first time that pitcher Iwasaki has been selected to represent Japan.
Hanshin Aoyagi Akihiro
Hanshin's pitcher Koyo Aoyagi is 27 years old from Kanagawa prefecture.
I joined Teikyo University in 2016 in 5th place in the draft.
The pitching form is a poor sidearm, and it has a characteristic of pitching by hitting with a fastball in the 140 kg range or two seams.
He won 9 wins and 7 wins last year, both of which marked an earned run average of 3 points.
This season, he has started 10 games so far with 5 wins and 2 losses and an ERA of 2.17.
This is the first time that Pitcher Aoyagi has been selected to represent Japan.
Giants Tomoyuki Sugano
Giant Tomoyuki Sugano is 31 years old from Kanagawa prefecture.
I joined the team in 2013 with the first draft.
A pitcher that represents the ball world that throws straights around 150 km and various changing balls with good control, and pitching with a high degree of perfection shines.
He has won numerous titles, including three most wins and four best ERAs, and has won the Sawamura Award twice.
Last season, he set a new record for professional baseball with 13 consecutive victories since the opening pitcher.
Immediately after the start of the season, he left the team once due to a feeling of discomfort in his legs, and even after pitching in May, he complained of discomfort in his right elbow and left the team for about a month.
The Japanese national team made a good pitch at the 2017 WBC = World Baseball Classic, but in the adult season, they suffered from a low back pain and other factors, and the ERA was in the high 3s. It was off.
Giants Kota Nakagawa
Giant Kota Nakagawa is 27 years old from Osaka prefecture.
I joined the team in 2016 in 7th place in the draft.
It is a left-handed relief with a straight and sharp slider of around 150km.
Although he left his left flank injured at the end of last season, he pitched 37 games and achieved a stable record with an ERA of 1.00.
This season, he pitched in 31 games with 2 wins and 2 losses, an ERA of 3.64 and 14 holds.
He was selected as the Japanese national team for the first time in the Premier12, and pitched in three games, all of which were kept to zero.
Chunichi Ohno Yudai
Yudai Ohno, pitcher of Chunichi, is 32 years old from Kyoto prefecture.
I joined the team in 2011 with the first draft.
In his ninth year as a professional, he achieved a no-hitter no-run and won the title with the highest ERA for the first time.
Last season, the team recorded a new record of 45 innings with no runs in a row, giving a sense of stability, and won the title with the highest ERA for the second consecutive year and the first strikeout.
In addition, he won the Sawamura Award for the first time when 10 complete games including 6 shutouts at the top of both leagues were evaluated.
As a representative of Japan, he participated in the WBSC Premier12, pitched in three games as a middle pitcher, and contributed to Japan's victory with a record of five innings and one goal.
Hiroshima Morishita Nobuhito
Pitcher Masato Morishita of Hiroshima is 23 years old from Oita prefecture.
I joined the team last year in 1st place in the draft.
With pitching that interweaves curves and change-ups that break vertically over 150 km, he won 10 wins last season in his first year as a pro, and his ERA is 1.91, which is second in the league, and 124, which is third in the league. He took a strikeout and was selected as a rookie king.
Although the number of winning stars has not increased with 3 wins this season, the ERA is 2.35, showing stable pitching.
Pitcher Morishita has participated in international competitions as a representative of Japan under the age of 18 and a representative of Japan at a university, but this is the first time he has been a member of the top team.
Hiroshima Ryoji Kuribayashi
Ryoji Kuribayashi of Hiroshima is a 24-year-old from Aichi prefecture.
It is a rookie who joined the team from Meijo University through Toyota Motor Corporation, a professional baseball team, in the first draft.
From the first year, he has been in control, and in addition to the fastest 153km fastball, he has a sharp changing ball, and has shown stable pitching such as marking 22 consecutive games without any runs since the opening.
Pitcher Kuribayashi has been selected to represent Japan at the university, but this is the first time he has been a member of the top team.
DeNA Yasuaki Yamasaki
DeNA pitcher Yasuaki Yamasaki is 28 years old from Tokyo.
I joined the team from Asia University in 2015 with the first draft.
With a fastball of around 150km and a sharply falling two-seam, he was left to hold down from the first year and made 37 saves, shining as a rookie king.
And in 2018, it won the title with the most saves.
Last year, it was only 6 saves, and the ERA was poor at 5 points, so it was removed in the middle of the season, but this season it has recovered and is showing its presence as a relief of the winning game.
The Japanese national team has been called to all games since Atsunori Inaba took office four years ago.
He was a closer in the WBSC Premier12, and he was a pitcher in the finals, playing an active role in keeping no runs in all five games he pitched.
Softbank Takuya Kai
Softbank catcher Takuya Kai is 28 years old from Oita prefecture.
In 2011, I joined the team in 6th place in the training draft.
Registered under control in 2013, he has been the key to the fan of Japan's number one team for four consecutive years until last year with a strong shoulder and an accurate lead.
In addition to being the MVP of the Japan Series in 2018, he was the first player from training to be selected for the Best Nine and Golden Glove Awards, and last season also won the award at the same time for the first time in three years.
The Japanese national team has been called to all games since Atsunori Inaba took office four years ago, and has participated in four games at the adult Premier12.
Hiroshima Tsubasa Aizawa
Hiroshima catcher Tsubasa Aizawa is 33 years old from Ibaraki prefecture.
I joined the team in 2007 in the third round of the high school draft.
Batting has a good reputation for lead, which is backed by experience with its punching power and competitive strength.
He contributed to Hiroshima's third consecutive league title and was selected as the best nine for the third consecutive year since 2017.
This season, there was a time when the registration of the 1st army player was canceled due to poor conditions, and although he has not reached the regular turn at bat, he is showing a strong batting.
In Japan, he started in four games including the final in the WBSC Premier12 and led the pitchers, and also contributed to Japan's victory by marking a batting average of 30%, 3 minutes and 3 minutes.
Rakuten Asamura Eito
Rakuten's Hideto Asamura is 30 years old from Osaka prefecture.
In 2009, he joined Seibu in 3rd place in the draft, and won the top scorer twice as an infielder with strong game strength and banging.
Of these, in the 10th year of the professional season, when he won the second RBI, he scored a batting average of 30%, 30 home runs, and 100 RBIs.
The man who transferred to Rakuten hit 33 home runs, the highest number of his own, and won the title of home run king for the first time after hitting 32 home runs last season.
Rakuten defends the second, but in the adult Premier12, he was assigned the first, and played an active part with a batting average of 30% 6 minutes and 5 RBIs as the center pole, contributing to Japan's victory.
Seibu Genda Sosuke
Seibu's Sosuke Genda is 28 years old from Oita prefecture.
I joined the team in 2017 in 3rd place in the draft.
As a fast-paced and strong-defense short, he made a full appearance from the first year and became a rookie king, and was selected as the Best Nine and Golden Glove Award for the third consecutive year until last year.
This season, I was infected with the new coronavirus in late May and left the team, but until then I was leading the team as a captain.
The Japanese national team contributed to the team's victory by deciding an exquisite bunt that invited the opponent pitcher Fielder's Choice at the end of the first match of the second league match of the Premier12 against Australia.
Giants Hayato Sakamoto
Giant Hayato Sakamoto is 32 years old from Hyogo prefecture.
I joined the team in 2007 in the first round of the high school draft.
With a skillful swing that is said to be one of the best in the ball world, he responded to severe in-course attacks and won the title of the top batter in 2015.
He hit 40 home runs, which is the most in his career and ranked second in the league, and was selected as the best player for the first time. Last season, he was the second youngest player in history to hit 2000 hits in total.
This season, on May 9th, I broke my right thumb when I returned to first base by head-sliding on a ball, and left for about a month.
As a representative of Japan, he has participated in the 2013 and 2017 WBC = World Baseball Classic and the 2015 and adult Premier12, and continues to lead the national team as a core player.
Yakult Tetsuto Yamada
Yakult's Tetsuto Yamada is 28 years old from Hyogo prefecture.
Joined the team in 1st place in the draft in 2011, and achieved a triple three with a batting average of 30%, 30 home runs, and 30 stolen bases in 2015 as a smashing and quick second, and won the titles of home run king, stolen base king, and highest base rate. In addition to winning, he was named the best player in the Central League.
In addition, he achieved triple three in 2016 and 2018, becoming the first player to achieve multiple triple three in the history of professional baseball.
In addition to participating in the 2017 WBC = World Baseball Classic as a representative of Japan, he defended a different first than during the season at the adult Premier12 and contributed to Japan's victory by hitting a reverse three-run home run against Korea in the final. did.
Yakult Munetaka Murakami
Yakult's Munetaka Murakami is 21 years old from Kumamoto prefecture.
I joined the team from Kyushu Gakuin in 2018 with the first draft.
In his second year as a pro, he played in all games and hit 36 home runs, shining as a rookie king.
In addition, in the third year of last season, he started in 4th place in all games, marked 2nd place in the league with both home runs and RBIs, won the title with the highest on-base percentage for the first time, and was selected as the first and best nine. I did.
This season, he has been sitting in No. 4 since the start of the season, and has marked 20 home runs at the top of both leagues, mainly defending the third.
It is the first time that the Japanese national team has been convened since the warm-up game against Mexico in March.
Hiroshima Ryosuke Kikuchi
Ryosuke Kikuchi from Hiroshima is 31 years old from Tokyo.
I joined the team in 2012 in 2nd place in the draft.
Last season, he achieved the first defense rate of 100% in the history of professional baseball in the second season, and has won the Golden Glove Award for eight consecutive years as a defensive master representing the ball world.
In batting, he won the title with the most hits in 2016.
This season, he was infected with the new coronavirus and withdrew for a while, but he has a strong presence in the sluggish team with a batting average of 30%.
In addition to participating in the 2017 WBC = World Baseball Classic as a representative of Japan, he was also active as a core player of the team at the adult Premier12 and was selected as the "best nine of the tournament" and "best defensive player". ..
Softbank Yuki Yanagita