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Seigi Tanaka (田中 正義, Tanaka Seigi, born July 19, 1994 in Kushima, Miyazaki, Japan) is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays pitcher for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks after being drafted in 2016.

Seigi Tanaka
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 25
Born: (1994-07-19) July 19, 1994 (age 25)
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
April 1, 2018, for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
NPB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record0-1

Early Baseball careerEdit

Professional careerEdit

On October 20, 2016, Tanaka was drafted by the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks first overall pick in the 2016 Nippon Professional Baseball draft.[1]

In 2017 season, Tanaka played in the Western League of NPB's minor leagues and played in informal matches against Shikoku Island League Plus's teams.

On April 1, 2018, Tanaka pitched his debut game against the Orix Buffaloes as a relief pitcher.[2] In 2018 season, he pitched in 10 games.

In 2019 season, Tanaka hurt his right shoulder in spring training and spent 4 months in rehabilitation.[3] And he pitched only one game.


  1. ^ "Nikkan Sports baseball news (Japanese) ソフトバンク1位田中正義「ローテ入りを目指す」". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). November 19, 2016. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "Nikkan Sports baseball news (Japanese) ソフトバンク田中が153キロデビュー 被弾に反省". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). April 1, 2018. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "Nikkan Sports baseball news (Japanese) ソフトバンク田中正義が2軍で今季初実戦150キロ". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). June 5, 2019. Retrieved November 30, 2019.

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