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Fumimaru Taura (田浦 文丸, Taura Fumimaru, born September 21, 1999 in Ōnojō, Fukuoka Prefecture) is a Japanese Professional baseball pitcher for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball.

Fumimaru Taura
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Taura with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 56
Pitcher
Born: (1999-09-21) September 21, 1999 (age 20)
Ōnojō, Fukuoka, Japan
Bats: Left Throws: Left
NPB debut
July 10, 2019, for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
NPB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record0-0
ERA4.50
Strikeouts6
Teams

Early Baseball careerEdit

Taura pitched in the 2rd grade spring 88th Japanese High School Baseball Invitational Tournament and the 2rd grade summer 98th Japanese High School Baseball Championship. And he pitched in the 3rd grade spring 89th Japanese High School Baseball Invitational Tournament and the 3rd grade summer 99th Japanese High School Baseball Championship as an ace pitcher at the Syugakukan High School.

In 2017, he was selected as the Japan national baseball team in the 2017 U-18 Baseball World Cup and recorded 29 Strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings, and was chosen as the Best Nine.[1]

Professional careerEdit

On October 26, 2017, Taura was drafted by the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in the 2017 Nippon Professional Baseball draft.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nishinippon Shimbun baseball news (Japanese) ソフトB田浦、夢は世界のベストナイン 指名あいさつ、日本一に貢献してWBC目指す". Nishinippon Shimbun (in Japanese). October 27, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Nishinippon Shimbun baseball news (Japanese) ソフトB5位田浦(熊本・秀岳館高)先輩・九鬼とバッテリー組むぞ". Nishinippon Shimbun (in Japanese). November 2, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2019.

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