Yuito Mori (森 唯斗, Mori Yuito, born January 8, 1992 in Kaifu District, Tokushima, Japan) is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays pitcher for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.

Yuito Mori
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Mori with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 38
pitcher
Born: (1992-01-08) January 8, 1992 (age 28)
Kaifu District, Tokushima, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
debut
May 11, 2014, for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
NPB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record19-16
ERA2.84
Holds96
Saves74
Strikeouts351
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

On October 24, 2013, Mori was drafted by the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in the 2013 Nippon Professional Baseball draft.[1]

He pitched as a Setup man until the 2017 season, but he pitched as a closer pitcher for the reason that Dennis Sarfate out of the team for surgery from the 2018 season.

He was selected for the 2018 NPB All-Star game [jp].[2] He finished the season with 37 saves and became 2018 Pacific League saves leader.

On February 27, 2019, he was selected for Japan national baseball team at the 2019 exhibition games against Mexico.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nikkan Sports baseball news (Japanese) 【ソフトB】ドラ2位森「全身震えてる」". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). November 26, 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  2. ^ "マイナビオールスターゲーム2018 出場者". NPB.jp 日本野球機構 (in Japanese). July 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "ENEOS 侍ジャパンシリーズ2019「日本 vs メキシコ」に出場するメンバー28名が決定". 野球日本代表 侍ジャパン オフィシャルサイト (in Japanese). February 18, 2019. Retrieved February 27, 2019.

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