Shunsuke Kasaya (笠谷 俊介, Kasaya Shunsuke, born March 17, 1997 in Ōita, Ōita Prefecture) is a Japanese Professional baseball pitcher for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball.

Shunsuke Kasaya
Kasaya with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 67
Born: (1997-03-17) March 17, 1997 (age 22)
Ōita, Ōita, Japan
Bats: Left Throws: Left
NPB debut
August 23, 2017, for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
NPB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record0-1
Career highlights and awards

Early Baseball careerEdit

Kasaya participated in the 2rd grade summer 95th Japanese High School Baseball Championship as an ace pitcher at the Ōita Prefectural Ōita Commercial High School.[1]

Professional careerEdit

On October 23, 2014, Kasaya was drafted by the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in the 2014 Nippon Professional Baseball draft.[2]

In 2015 season, he played in the Western League of NPB's minor leagues and played in informal matches against Shikoku Island League Plus's teams.

He spent the 2016 season on left elbow rehabilitation.[3]

On August 23, 2017, he debuted in the Pacific League against the Saitama Seibu Lions.[4] he was selected as the Japan Series roster in the 2017 Japan Series.[5]

From 2017 season to 2019 season, he recorded with a 14 Games pitched, a 0–1 Win–loss record, a 5.63 ERA, a one Holds, a 16 strikeouts in 16 innings.


  1. ^ "Nikkan Sports baseball news (Japanese) 大分商・笠谷「涙流さず、また甲子園に」". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). August 9, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Nikkan Sports baseball news (Japanese) 鷹4位笠谷、工藤新監督超え宣言!". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). November 21, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "Nishinippon Shimbun baseball news (Japanese) 笠谷1年ぶり復帰で快投 師匠・和田、心遣いで陰からお忍び観戦". Nishinippon Shimbun (in Japanese). February 18, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  4. ^ "Sports Nippon baseball news (Japanese) ソフトB 3年目笠谷 1軍デビュー 工藤監督「36年前を思い出したよ」". Sports Nippon (in Japanese). August 23, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "Nishinippon Shimbun baseball news (Japanese) ソフトB笠谷 筒香との対戦熱望". Nishinippon Shimbun (in Japanese). October 27, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2019.

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