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Yudai Fujioka

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Yudai Fujioka (藤岡 裕大)

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Yudai Fujioka has played in Nippon Pro Baseball and for the Japanese national team.

Fujioka hit .296 in college and played in the 2015 summer Universiade, when Japan won Gold. [1] 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. [2] The Chiba Lotte Marines took him in the second round of the 2017 NPB draft, after taking fellow infielder Hisanori Yasuda in round one. [3]

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. [4]