Nakai, Daisuke 中井 大介 (なかい・だいすけ)
Yomiuri Giants | #61 | INF
Born: 11/26/1989 (age 28)
Height: 183cm
Weight: 88kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: B
Hometown: Mie
Draft: 2007, High School 3rd Round
History: 宇治山田商高(甲)
Roster Changes: removed 04/24/2016, added 06/28/2016, removed 09/02/2016, added 09/29/2016, removed 10/09/2016

Daisuke Nakai: Did You Know


The 10,000th Giants home run ball will be put on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo. Nakai’s bat and batting gloves will also be on display. The exhibit will begin on October 19.

Source: Hall of Fame 10/18/2017Sponichi 10/18/2017

Nakai caught Toshiki Sakurai during fall camp on November 15, 2017. He did some catching when he was in junior high. The Yomiuri Giants are exploring the possibility of using him as an emergency back-up catcher.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/15/2017, Tokyo Sports 11/15/2017

Nakai is planning to take four different gloves with him to spring camp: first baseman’s mitt, second baseman’s glove, third baseman’s glove, and an outfielder’s glove.

Source: Sponichi 12/24/2017


September 26, 2017 vs Yakult at Tokyo Dome – Nakai recorded the Yomiuri Giants’ 10,000th home run in the fourth inning off Keiji Iwahashi.

Source: Sponichi 9/26/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/26/2017


Nakai (27) filed marriage papers with a twenty-eight-year-old women on January 1, 2017.

Source: Sponichi 1/1/2017


Nakai’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a boy, at a hospital in Mie on April 7, 2018.

Source: Sanspo 4/12/2018, Daily Sports 4/12/2018


[1/1/2017] Kazuma Okamoto, Daisuke Nakai get married

The Yomiuri Giants announced today that Kazuma Okamoto (20) filed marriage papers with a twenty-two-year-old woman from Kanagawa on December 25, 2016.

Source: Daily Sports 1/1/2017, Sponichi 1/1/2017

The media learned on December 31 that Daisuke Nakai (27) filed marriage papers in Mie on January 1 with a twenty-eight-year-old woman living Tokyo.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/1/2017, Sponichi 1/1/2017



[12/2/2016] Yomiuri Giants: uniform number changes

The Yomiuri Giants announced the following uniform number changes on November 30:

Source: Yomiuri announcement