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Jumpei Takahashi (高橋 純平, Takahashi Junpei, born May 8, 1997 in Gifu, Gifu Prefecture) is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.

Jumpei Takahashi
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Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 47
Pitcher
Born: (1997-05-08) May 8, 1997 (age 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
NPB debut
April 14, 2017, for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
NPB statistics
(through 2017)
Win–loss record3-2
ERA3.17
Holds17
Strikeouts63
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Early careerEdit

Takahashi participated in the 3rd grade spring 87th Japanese High School Baseball Invitational Tournament and the 3rd grade summer 97th Japanese High School Baseball Championship as an ace pitcher at Gifu Prefectural Gifu Commercial High School.

He was selected as the Japan national baseball team in the 2015 U-18 Baseball World Cup.[1]


Professional careerEdit

Softbank HawksEdit

In the 2015 NPB draft, he was selected as the first pick for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, Chunichi Dragons and Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters where he was won in a lottery by the Hawks.[2]

On 7 June 2016, Takahashi made his debut for the Hawks Western League team against the Dragons as a relief pitcher claiming the win after pitching 3 scoreless innings and claiming 3 strikeouts.[3] He was selected for the Western League representative team for the 2016 Fresh All-Stars game in Okayama.[4] He was the starting pitcher and threw 1 strikeout and gave up one hit in his single inning.[5]

He finished 2019 season with a record of 3-2 with 42 starts as a Relief pitcher, with a 2.56 ERA, and a 17 Holds and a 58 strikeouts in 51 innings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nikkan Sports baseball news (Japanese) 清宮幸太郎、オコエ瑠偉、高橋純平らU18代表選出". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). August 19, 2015. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "Hawks snatch rights to negotiate with pitcher Takahashi in NPB draft". Japan Times. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Tuesday, June 7, 2016". Nippon Professional Baseball. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  4. ^ "出場者(ウエスタン・リーグ選抜)(Representatives (Western League)". Nippon Professional Baseball (in Japanese). Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  5. ^ "2016年度フレッシュオールスター・ゲーム 試合結果(2016 Fresh All Stars Game Results)". Nippon Professional Baseball (in Japanese). Retrieved 15 July 2016.

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