Satoshi Komatsu

Satoshi Komatsu (小松 聖, Komatsu Satoshi, born October 29, 1981 in Iwaki, Fukushima) is a retired Japanese pitcher who played his entire career in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Orix Buffaloes in Japan's Pacific League.

Satoshi Komatsu
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Komatsu with the Orix Buffaloes
Orix Buffaloes – No. 88
Pitcher / Coach
Born: (1981-10-29) October 29, 1981 (age 38)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
NPB debut
2007, for the Orix Buffaloes
Last appearance
2016, for the Orix Buffaloes
NPB statistics
(through 2016)
Win–loss record25-26
As player

As coach

  • Orix Buffaloes (2017–)
Career highlights and awards
Satoshi Komatsu
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's Baseball
World Baseball Classic
Gold medal – first place 2009 Los Angeles Team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2006 Doha Team


He was drafted in the 2006 NPB Draft by the Orix Buffaloes after pitching for Japan in the 2006 Asian Games.

In 2007, Komatsu was 1-0 with a 2.53 ERA in eight relief appearances, striking out 13 in 10​23 IP. He had a huge year in 2008, going 15-3 for a team that was otherwise under .500; he had a 2.51 ERA and allowed 134 hits in 172​13 IP. He finished third in the Pacific League in ERA and wins, behind Hisashi Iwakuma and Yu Darvish in both categories. His 151 strikeouts placed him 5th and was named Rookie of the Year that season, being a unanimous pick.

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