Fumiya Hojo: Did You Know

2016

Hojo pushed his weight to eighty kilograms before the start of the 2016 season. He dropped four kilograms during the exhibition game season and weighed seventy-seven kilograms on June 29. He knows he needs to keep an eye on his weight, especially with the hot summer months coming. He tries to eat small snacks, like bananas, during games, in addition to meals after games.

Source: Sanspo 7/9/2016


2017

Hojo moved out of the Hanshin Tigers’ team dormitory and into his own place on December 1. He spent five years in the dormitory.

Source: Daily Sports 12/1/2017

Hojo used a bat that weighed 890 grams last year and 905 grams this year. He is planning to use a bat that weighs 910 in 2018.

Source: Sanspo 12/8/2017


Hojo has improved his running time for the thirty-meter dash:

  • 4.32 seconds during fall camp last year
  • 4.15 seconds during spring camp this year
  • 4.09 seconds during fall practice this year

Source: Sanspo 10/15/2016

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