Takahashi made his Ichi-gun debut on April 11. He started a game against the Hiroshima Carp at Koshien Stadium and picked up the victory. He became the first Tiger rookie to record a win in his first start/appearance since Koyo Aoyagi (June 1, 2016 vs Rakuten at kobo Stadium); first Tiger rookie to record a win in his first appearance during a game at Koshien Stadium since Tetsuro Kawajiri (April 28, 1995 vs Yakult); first Tiger rookie to record a win in his first start/appearance during a game at Koshien Stadium since Minoru Murayama (April 14, 1959 vs Kokutetsu).
Source: Sanspo 4/12/2018
Takahashi ran the 3000 meter in eleven minutes and forty-eight seconds (11.48 minutes) on January 10, 2018.