In the 4th year of professional baseball and Chunichi, Akira Neo, who is currently registered as an outfielder, is expected to switch to pitcher.

Neo, who is in his fourth year as a professional player, is 22 years old from Hida City, Gifu Prefecture.

He became the winning pitcher in the Senbatsu High School Baseball Championship in 2017 and 2018 when he was in Osaka Toin High School, and also played an active part as a short at Koshien in the summer of 2018, contributing to the consecutive championships in the spring and summer.

In 2019, he joined Chunichi in 1st place in the draft, and until last year he was registered as an infielder, and this time he was registered as an outfielder to increase participation opportunities, but so far the batting average of one army is 20% 1 minute. It hasn't reached the point where it stays at one level and gets regular.

On the other hand, he pitched in two games as a pitcher, such as climbing to the mound of one army for the first time in the scene where he was greatly led by 1 to 10 in the game against Hiroshima on the 21st of last month and marking 150 km, and the future usage is drawing attention. Was there.

According to the team officials, Kazuyoshi Tatsunami plans to appoint Neo as a pitcher in the future, and the registration is expected to be changed to a pitcher.