Yamashita, Ayatsugu 斐紹 (あやつぐ)
Softbank Hawks | #22 | C
Born: 11/15/1992 (age 26)
Height: 179cm
Weight: 93kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Hokkaido
Draft: 2010, 1st Round
History: 習志野高(甲)
Roster Changes: removed 05/11/2016, added 09/03/2016, removed 09/07/2016

Ayatsugu Yamashita: Did You Know



July 24 vs Nippon Ham at Rakuten Seimei – Yamashita hit a walk-off two-run home run in the eleventh inning off Taisho Tamai. The home run was also the first of his career. He became the first player in Eagles’ history to record a walk-off home run for his first career home run.

Source: Daily Sports 7/25/2018, Sponichi 7/24/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/25/2018


[11/11/2017] Softbank sends Ayatsugu to Rakuten for Nishida

The Softbank Hawks and Rakuten Eagles reached an agreement on a one-for-one player trade on November 11. The Hawks will send twenty-four-year-old Ayatsugu Yamashita to the Rakuten Eagles for twenty-six-year-old Tetsuro Nishida.

Source: Rakuten 11/11/2017, Softbank 11/11/2017

[UPDATE 11/16 @ 11:26pm]

The Hawks held a press conference for Nishida on November 15. He was assigned the uniform number 22. His salary will be an estimated twelve million yen.

Source: Softbank 11/15/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/16/2017

The Eagles held a press conference for Yamashita on November 16. He was assigned the uniform number 29. His salary will be an estimated 10.6 million yen.

Source: Rakuten 11/16/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/16/2017