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Saito, Yuki 斎藤 佑樹 (さいとう・ゆうき)
Nippon Ham Fighters | #1 | P
Born: 06/05/1988 (age 28)
Height: 176cm
Weight: 76kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Gunma
Draft: 2010, 1st Round
History: 早実高(甲)-早大
Roster Changes: added 05/04/2016, removed 06/29/2016, added 07/12/2016, removed 07/13/2016, removed 07/28/2016, added 07/27/2016, added 09/06/2016, removed 09/14/2016
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[4/26/2017] Yuki Saito gives up seven runs in one inning

Yuki Saito started a Ni-gun game against Rakuten at Kamagaya today. He gave up seven runs on six hits over five innings of work. He faced twenty-four hitters, threw eighty-six pitches, walked/hit three, and struck out five. He struggled in the first inning: he faced ten batters and gave up seven runs on four hits. Two of the hits came in two separate bases loaded situations: a two-run double to Taishi Nakagawa and a grand slam to Tadashi Ishimine.

Source: Daily Sports 4/26/2017, Sponichi 4/26/2017, Sports Hochi 4/26/2017, Tokyo Sports 4/26/2017, Tokyo Sports 4/26/2017

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[4/20/2017] Ni-gun game notes for Yuki Saito, Sho Nakata, Taishi Ota

The Ni-gun Nippon Ham Fighters played the Ni-gun Yakult Swallows at Toda earlier today and recorded a 4-1 victory. Of note:

Source: Daily Sports 4/20/2017, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2017, Sports Hochi 4/20/2017, Sports Hochi 4/20/2017, Daily Sports 4/20/2017, Sports Hochi 4/20/2017, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2017

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[12/21/2016] Nippon Ham Fighters: uniform number assignments

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced the following uniform number assignments on December 21:

Source: Nippon Ham announcement

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[12/20/2016] Yuki Saito to start over with the uniform number 1

Yuki Saito’s uniform number will change from 18 to 1 next year. He met with the Nippon Ham Fighters after the season and told them that he wanted to return his uniform number 18 due to lack of performance. The Fighters in turn offered Saito the uniform number 1 because they want him to remember how things were before he turned pro (he wore the number in high school and college).

Source: Sponichi 12/20/2016

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[9/6/2016] Nippon Ham Fighters to add Yuki Saito to active roster

Yuki Saito joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts in Sapporo on August 6. The Nippon Ham Fighters are planning to add Saito to the active roster on September 7. They will most likely him as a long man out of the bullpen.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/2016

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[7/22/2016] Yuki Saito to get another Ichi-gun start on July 28

Yuki Saito is currently slated to make his next Ichi-gun start on July 28 against the Seibu Lions at Seibu Prince Dome.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2016

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[7/11/2016] Yuki Saito joins Ichi-gun team

Yuki Saito joined the Ichi-gun team for practices on July 11. He is currently slated to start the last game before the All-Star break on July 13 against Orix at Kyocera Dome.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2016

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[7/6/2016] Yuki Saito gives up three runs in Ni-gun start

Yuki Saito started a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on July 5. He gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits, including two solo home runs, over five innings of work. He face twenty-one hitters, threw seventy-two pitches, walked one, and struck out three. He also took a batted ball off his right thigh while pitching the fifth inning. Assuming he is okay, he could get another Ichi-gun start on July 11 against Orix at Kyocera Dome.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/6/2016

 

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[6/23/2016] Yuki Saito slated to get a start on June 27 against Seibu

Yuki Saito is scheduled to make his first start of the year on June 27 against the Seibu Liosn at Sapporo Dome. It will be his first Ichi-gun start since September 25, 2015 (vs Orix at Kyocera Dome) and his first Ichi-gun start at Sapporo Dome since August 8, 2015 (vs Rakuten).

Saito pitched in a Ni-gun game against Yokohama at Kamagaya on June 22 and tossed two shutout innings.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/23/2016

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[6/22/2016] Yuki Saito tosses two shutout innings at Ni-gun

Yuki Saito pitched in a Ni-gun game against Yokohama earlier today. He entered the game in the fourth inning and allowed one hit in two shutout innings in relief. He faced six hitters and struck out two. Saito was given a chance to pitch at Ni-gun because his last Ichi-gun outing came on June 11.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2016, Sponichi 6/22/2016

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