Hisamoto, Yuichi 久本 祐一 (ひさもと・ゆういち)
Born: 03/13/1979 (age 39)
Height: 177cm
Weight: 83kg
Bats: L
Throws: L
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Osaka
Draft: 2001, 4th Round
History: 柏原高-亜大-河合楽器-中日
Roster Changes: added 07/27/2016, removed 07/29/2016

[11/24/2016] Chunichi Dragons add Nishikawa and Hisamoto as batting practice pitchers

The Chunichi Dragons announced on November 24 that they hired two new batting practice pitchers: twenty-three-year-old Kentaro Nishikawa and thirty-seven-year-old Yuichi Hisamoto.

Nishikawa and Hisamoto attended the twelve team tryouts at Koshien Stadium earlier this month after they were senryokugaied by Chunichi and Hiroshima, respectively. Neither player received any serious offers from NPB teams.

The Dragons offered Nishikawa a job as a batting practice pitcher when they senryokugaied him. He did have the option of playing for an amateur team, but he decided to remain in the organization because he still wanted to help the team.

Hisamoto was offered a job as a batting practice pitcher by General Manager Hiromitsu Ochiai a couple of days after the tryouts. He started his career with the Dragons and wanted to help support them.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/24/2016, Sports Hochi 11/24/2016