Sho Nakata: Did You Know

Nakata batted third on June 10, 2017 for the first time in his NPB career. Breakdown of spots in the line-up (through June 10, 2017): first – no games, second – no games, third – 1 game, fourth – 794 games, fifth – 4 games, sixth – 54 games, seventh – 69 games, eighth – 7 games, ninth – no games.

Source: Sponichi 6/11/2017


2017

Nakata was named 2018 captain by Hideki Kuriyama during fan appreciation day on November 26.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/26/2017, Sponichi 11/26/2017, Daily Sports 11/26/2017


Weight

  • Weighed about ninety-eight kilograms in late-February 2017. Dropped around eight kilograms while playing for Japan during the World Baseball Classic. Source: Sports Hochi 3/30/2017
  • Nakata ended the 2017 season at ninety-three to ninety-four kilograms. He is back to 100 kilograms and is hoping to maintain the weight by eating around a kilogram of meat every day. Source: Sponichi 11/22/2017, Daily Sports 11/22/2017

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