Takeshi Omori (大森 剛)
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 202 lb.
Takeshi Omori was a collegiate star, winning a Triple Crown in the 1988 Tokyo Big Six University League. He played in the 1988 Olympics and 1988 Baseball World Cup for Japan. In the World Cup, Omori hit .409/.471/.591 with 9 runs. The 1B/DH was the second-best hitter on the Japanese national team, outperforming future NPB stars Atsuya Furuta and Kenjiro Nomura.
He was drafted in the first round in the 1989 NPB draft by the Yomiuri Giants. Otomi hit .146/.255/.292 his rookie year in 48 AB, the most playing time he would ever receive at the top level. While he showed good power and walk ability, he struck out alot and never hit for average for Yomiuri. In 1996, he won Eastern League home run and RBI titles. He finished his career with the Kintetsu Buffaloes and retired in 1999. Spending the vast majority of his career in the minor leagues, Omori hit only .149/.235/.262 in 195 AB in 132 games in Nippon Pro Baseball. The 1B-OF homered five times in those 195 at-bats and coaxed 21 walks, but fanned 41 times. After retiring, Omori remained in the Yomiuri organization.