Saiuchi, Hiroaki 歳内 宏明 (さいうち・ひろあき)
Hanshin Tigers | #26 | P
Born: 07/18/1993 (age 26)
Height: 184cm
Weight: 90kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: B
Hometown: Hyogo
Draft: 2011, 2nd Round
History: 聖光学院高(甲)
Roster Changes: removed 04/27/2016

[7/30/2018] Hanshin Tigers add Hiroaki Saiuchi to seventy-man roster

The Hanshin Tigers added Hiroaki Saiuchi to their seventy-man roster. They announced the move on July 30. Saiuchi’s uniform number will change from 126 to 97.

In seventeen Ni-gun games this year, Saiuchi recorded a 4.41 ERA (16.1 IP, 11 SO, 4 BB, 17 H, 8 ER).

Source: Hanshin 7/30/2018, Sports Hochi 7/30/2018, Daily Sports 7/30/2018, Sanspo 7/30/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/30/2018


[10/13/2017] Hanshin planning to offer Hiroaki Saiuchi an Ikusei contract

According to a report at Sanspo, the Hanshin Tigers are not planning to sign twenty-four-year-old Hiroaki Saiuchi to a seventy-man roster contract next year.

Saiuchi struggled because of right shoulder problems this year and was limited to just two Ni-gun games. He is currently training at the Naruohama facilities.

The Tigers are planning to offer Saiuchi an Ikusei contract after the twelve-team tryouts.

Source: Sanspo 10/11/2017

[UPDATE 11/18 @ 3:31am]

Saiuchi signed an Ikusei contract worth an estimated 11.5 million yen (down 3.5 million yen from this year).

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/17/2017

[UPDATE 12/8 @ 11:41pm]

The Tigers announced today that they assigned Saiuchi the uniform number 126.

Source: Hanshin 12/8/2017