Baseball Reference Bullpen maintenance is planned for Wednesday January 25th beginning around 10 AM ET. It will take 4-5 hours during which time the Bullpen will be in read only mode and at times probably inaccessible. This notice will be removed once maintenance is complete.

Naoki Miyanishi

From BR Bullpen

Naoki Miyanishi (宮西 尚生)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb.

Naoki Miyanishi is a relief pitcher.

Miyanishi was 19-13 with a 1.58 ERA in college. He pitched for Japan in the 2006 Asian Games and 2006 Intercontinental Cup, allowing 4 walks, 3 hits and 3 runs in 3 innings in the latter event; he had Japan's worst ERA in the event.

In 2007, he was picked by the Nippon Ham Fighters in the 3rd round of Japan's college draft. He was 2-4 with a 4.37 ERA in 50 games as a rookie in 2008; as a LOOGY, he totaled 45 1/3 IP for the year.

Naoki went 7-2 with a 2.89 ERA in 2009. He struck out 55 in 46 2/3 IP spread out over 58 games, tied for 4th-most in the Pacific League. He then pitched in the first four games of the 2009 Japan Series.