Kazutomo Aihara (相原 和友)
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 1", Weight 160 lb.
Pitcher Kazutomo Aihara began his Nippon Professional Baseball career in 2014, posting a 2.79 ERA in 17 appearances for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles that year; they had taken him in the 7th round of the 2013 round out of the industrial leagues. In 19 1/3 innings, he allowed 23 hits and 11 walks while striking out only five batters.
He returned briefly with the Golden Eagles in 2015.
As his fastball usually lies around 80 mph, he relies heavily on finesse and a variety of other pitches.