Inoue, Seiya 井上 晴哉 (いのうえ・せいや)
Chiba Lotte Marines | #44 | INF
Born: 07/02/1989 (age 30)
Height: 180cm
Weight: 114kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Hiroshima
Draft: 2013, 5th Round
History: 崇徳高-中大-日本生命
Roster Changes: removed 04/24/2016, added 08/18/2016, removed 08/29/2016, added 09/13/2016

[6/14/2018] Seiya Inoue taken off active roster

Seiya Inoue was taken off the active roster on June 13 because of a fever brought on by tonsillitis.

Source: Jiji Press 6/13/2018, Sanspo 6/13/2018, Sponichi 6/13/2018


Seiya Inoue: Did You Know



October 5 vs Rakuten at ZOZO Marine – The score tied at two with runners on second and third and two out in the bottom of the ninth. Inoue recorded a walk-off infield hit against Yuri Furukawa. He slid head-first in first base. It was the first walk-off hit of his career.

Source: Sanspo 10/5/2017


August 25 vs Orix at ZOZO Marine – Inoue recorded the second walk-off hit of his career (ninth inning, runners on first and second, two out, off Hirotoshi Masui).

Source: Sponichi 8/26/2018

September 8 vs Seibu at MetLife Dome – Inoue hit hit twentieth home run of the season and became the first Japanese Marine to hit twenty home runs since Tadahito Iguchi recorded twenty-three in 2013.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/8/2018, Daily Sports 9/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 9/8/2018, Sponichi 9/8/2018


[8/3/2017] Seiya Inoue hurts left knee while running bases

Seiya Inoue tweaked his left knee while running the bases during the second inning of a game against the Nippon Ham Fighters at ZOZO Marine on August 2. He remained in the game, but felt pain in the area this morning. He was taken off the active roster today and will be examined at a hospital.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/3/2017, Sponichi 8/3/2017, Nikkan Sports 8/3/2017

[UPDATE 8/5 @ 1:10am]

Inoue was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on August 4 and diagnosed with an injury to the left medial collateral ligament in his left knee. He will require four to six weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Sanspo 8/4/2017, Sponichi 8/4/2017


[5/20/2016] Seiya Inoue hits for cycle in Ni-gun game

Seiya Inoue hit for the cycle during a Ni-gun game against the Nippon Ham Fighters at Lotte Urawa Stadium earlier today. He got the start at first and batted fourth.

Inoue is the eighth player in Eastern League history to record a cycle, first since Masayuki Kuwahara in 2014, and the third player in franchise history, first since Takashi Kita in 2004.

Source: Sanspo 5/20/2016, Sponichi 5/20/2016, Sports Hochi 5/20/2016