Tomohiro Anraku

Tomohiro Anraku (born November 4, 1996) is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He was drafted second overall in the 2014 NPB Draft out of Saibi High School in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.[1][2]

Tomohiro Anraku
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Anraku with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – No. 20
Pitcher
Born: (1996-11-04) November 4, 1996 (age 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
NPB debut
October 5, 2015, for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
Career statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record5–14
Earned run average4.01
Strikeouts126
Saves0
Holds0
Teams

During the 2013 Spring Kōshien high school tournament, Anraku threw 772 pitches over five games in nine days, including 232 in one game.[3][4][5]

As a high school pitcher, Anraku has a fastball that has been clocked as high as 157 km/h (98 mph) in 2013.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ High-schooler Anraku 1st in Japan baseball draft
  2. ^ Fighters, Eagles grab coveted pitchers in NPB draft
  3. ^ When 772 pitches isn't enough
  4. ^ Japanese High School Baseball Player Tomohiro Anraku is Piling Up Unreal Pitch Counts
  5. ^ Tomohiro Anraku, 16-Year-Old Japanese Phenom, Throws 232 Pitches In One Game
  6. ^ "Schoolboy hurler Anraku books Koshien return". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2015-03-15.

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