Yudai Fujioka (藤岡 裕大)
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.
Fujioka hit .296 in college and played in the 2015 summer Universiade, when Japan won Gold.  After college, he played for Toyota in the industrial leagues. In the 2017 Asian Championship, he starred for Japan, hitting .400/.471/.467 with five runs in five games while fielding .947. In the Gold Medal Game, he hit 3rd and played short for Japan, going 2 for 4 with a run while handling one putout and six assists in a victory over Taiwan. He was named the tournament's ALl-Star shortstop and Outstanding Defensive Player.  The Chiba Lotte Marines took him in the second round of the 2017 NPB draft, after taking fellow infielder Hisanori Yasuda in round one. 
The Okayama native made his NPB debut on Opening Day at short, hitting 2nd. He did just fine, going 3 for 6 against the Rakuten Golden Eagles, getting his first NPB hit off Takahiro Norimoto. His first homer came a couple weeks later against Kenichi Nakata.