Adachi, Ryoichi 安達 了一 (あだち・りょういち)
Orix Buffaloes | #3 | INF
Born: 01/06/1988 (age 31)
Height: 179cm
Weight: 78kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Gunma
Draft: 2011, 1st Round
History: 榛名高-上武大-東芝
Roster Changes: added 04/11/2016

[12/28/2018] Ryoichi Adachi agrees to a three-year contract

Thirty-year-old Ryoichi Adachi agreed to a three-year contract during salary negotiations with the Orix Buffaloes. Adachi is slated to earn his domestic free agent option some time next season. His salary next year will be an estimated ninety million yen plus incentives (up twenty-six million yen from this season).

Source: Sports Hochi 12/27/2018, Sponichi 12/27/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/27/2018, Daily Sports 12/27/2018


[9/27/2017] Ryoichi Adachi out with ulcerative colitis relapse

The Orix Buffaloes announced today that Ryoichi Adachi was examined at a hospital in Nishinomiya, Hyogo and diagnosed with a ulcerative colitis relapse. He will be hospitalized until October 2.

Adachi missed yesterday’s (September 26) game because he was not feeling well from the morning. He was taken off the active roster today. Adachi was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in January 2016.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/27/2017, Sponichi 9/27/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/27/2017


[8/18/2017] Ryoichi Adachi leaves game early

Ryoichi Adachi left tonight’s game against the Chiba Lotte Marines after one out in the top of the fifth inning because he was feeling a little weak. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2017


[5/14/2017] Ryoichi Adachi taken off active roster

Ryoichi Adachi was taken off the active roster today because he was not feeling well. He left Saturday’s (May 13) game against Seibu on defense in the sixth inning because he was feeling a little weak.

Adachi was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis last year.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/14/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/14/2017


[3/18/2017] Orix Buffaloes: Ryoichi Adachi, Stefen Romero, Taisuke Kondo

Ryoichi Adachi felt pain in his lower back during batting practice and was scratched from today’s game against the Chunichi Dragons at Nagoya Dome.

There are conflicting reports on Stefen Romero. Sponichi mentions enteritis, while Sanspo reports that he fouled a ball off his left leg.

Taisuke Kondo was reassigned to Ni-gun after he develop discomfort in his right shoulder.

Source: Sponichi 3/18/2017, Sanspo 3/18/2017

[UPDATE 3/19 @ 10:43pm]

Adachi did not play in today’s game against Chunichi and returned to Osaka. This was the second game in a row he missed with lower back pain. He will rejoin the team on March 22.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/19/2017

[UPDATE 3/19 @ 11:46pm]

Kondo reported to Ni-gun on March 18. He is expected to visit a hospital for tests soon.

Source: Sanspo 3/19/2017


[9/14/2016] Ryoichi Adachi late scratch from tonight’s game

Ryoichi Adachi was a late scratch from tonight’s game against the Nippon Ham Fighters. He participated in pre-game practices and was in the starting line-up, but had to be scratched because he was not feeling well (possibly due to his ulcerative colitis).

Source: Daily Sports 9/14/2016


[8/5/2016] Nihon Seimei MVP of the Month Awards for July

Central League


Kazuto Taguchi, Yomiuri (First Time)
4 G, 3-0, 23.2 IP, 1.14 ERA, 19 SO, 3 ER

Taguchi recorded his first MVP of the month. He started four games in July. He led the league in wins (tied) and ERA and did not allow more than a run in each of his four starts. He is the first left-handed Yomiuri pitcher to win the award since Toshiya Sugiuchi in March/April 2013.


Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, Yokohama (Second Time)
24 G, .249 AVG, 36 H, 16 HR, 31 RBI

Tsutsugo picked up his second MVP of the Month award, first since May 2015. He led the league in home runs and RBI. His sixteen home runs tied an NPB record for Japanese players and he tied a Yokohama franchise record with thirty-one RBI. He set a new NPB record by recorded three consecutive games with two home runs.

Pacific League


Kohei Arihara, Nippon Ham (First Time)
4 G, 3-1, 30.2 IP, 1.47 ERA, 0 CG, 21 SO, 5 ER

Arihara pitched in four games in July and led the league in wins (tied). His ERA was good for third. He pitched eight shutout innings against Softbank on July 2 and Lotte on July 9 and seven shutout innings against Orix on July 22. He lost his start on July 29 against Softbank, but still played a big part in helping his team finished 17-4 in July.


Ryoichi Adachi, Orix (First Time)
22 G, .380 AVG, 30 H, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB

Adachi batted second in most of the games he played in July (twenty-one of twenty-two games) and recorded a hit in eighteen games. He led the league in batting average and hits and his on base percentage (.430) came in third. He recorded a go-ahead hit against Nippon Ham on July 12, a game-tying hit against Lotte on July 28, and a go-ahead double against Seibu on July 29.


Ryoichi Adachi (Orix Buffaloes): Did You Know



Adachi was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in January 2016. Since then, he has been careful about his health. He recently started taking carbonated water baths because he heard it could help his condition.

Source: Sponichi 7/5/2016

Relationships and Family


March 11 – The Orix Buffaloes announced that Adachi’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a boy, at a hospital in Hyogo.

Source: Sanspo 3/11/2019, Daily Sports 3/11/2019


[5/4/2016] Ryoichi Adachi gets the day off

Ryoichi Adachi did not participate in pre-game practices today and was left out of the starting line-up against Seibu. He was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in January. The Buffaloes are planning to give him regular breaks to keep him fresh.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/4/2016


[4/12/2016] Ryoichi Adachi set to join Ichi-gun team today

Ryoichi Adachi is set to join the Ichi-gun team today. He could also make the starting line-up against Nippon Ham.

Adachi was hospitalized with ulcerative colitis on January 22. He was released from the hospital and began a rehab program on February 10. He played in his first rehab game at Ni-gun on April 2 and played full games on April 8 and 9. He started preparing for the active roster on April 10.

There are still concerns about his condition for night games — he is still not sure how his body will react and he is still working out how to prepare himself. If he is feeling fine, he could make the starting line-up tonight.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/12/2016