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Kakizawa, Takahiro 柿澤 貴裕 (かきざわ・たかひろ)
Yomiuri Giants | #59 | INF
Born: 07/29/1994 (age 23)
Height: 179cm
Weight: 80kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Kagoshima
Draft: 2012, 6th Round
History: 神村学園高(甲)-楽天
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[12/4/2016] Yomiuri sends Koyama to Rakuten for Kakizawa

The Yomiuri Giants and Rakuten Eagles announced today that they agreed on a one-for-one player trade that will send twenty-seven-year-old pitcher Yuki Koyama up North for twenty-two-year-old infielder Takahiro Kakizawa.

Source: Yomiuri announcement, Rakuten announcement

[UPDATE 12/5 @ 5:53pm]

The Giants held a press conference for Kakizawa at the team offices in Otemachi on December 5. He was assigned the uniform number 59.

Source: Yomiuri announcement

[UPDATE 12/6 @ 6:04pm]

The Eagles held a press conference for Koyama at Kobo Stadium on December 6. He was assigned the uniform number 63.

Source: Daily Sports 12/6/2016

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[8/10/2016] Mizuno MVP of the Month Awards for July

Eastern League

Takahiro Kakizawa, Rakuten
16 G, 21-for-41, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 1 SB, .477 BA

Kakizawa played mostly second base in July. He led the league in batting average. He played a big part in the team’s 11-6 finish in July. He was added to the seventy-man roster on July 31.

Western League

Go Kamamoto, Softbank
18 G, 24-for-69, 0 HR, 12 RBI, 4 SB, .400 BA

Kamamoto made the starting line-up in sixteen of his team’s eighteen games in July. He led the league in batting average and hits. He was tied for first in RBI and stolen bases. His on base percentage (.456) and slugging percentage (.583) were also top in the league.

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[7/31/2016] Rakuten Eagles add Takahiro Kakizawa to their seventy-man roster

The Rakuten Eagles announced that they added Ikusei player Takahiro Kakizawa to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 051 to 94.

Source: Rakuten announcement

Ni-gun Stats

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SO BB IBB HBP SH SF SB CS DP E AVG OBP SLG OPS
2013 Rakuten 27 57 42 7 7 1 0 1 11 6 14 12 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .364 .262 .626
2014 Rakuten 1 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2015 Rakuten 82 268 244 29 53 7 3 4 78 22 69 19 0 0 2 3 0 6 5 21 .217 .271 .320 .590
2016 Rakuten 66 232 204 32 63 10 6 4 97 33 49 19 1 2 6 1 5 3 3 10 .309 .372 .475 .847
    176 562 495 68 124 18 9 9 187 62 133 50 1 3 10 4 5 9 8 32 .251 .321 .378 .698
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