Yota Kyoda

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Yota Kyoda
京田陽太
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Chunichi Dragons – No. 1
Infielder
Born: (1994-04-20) April 20, 1994 (age 25)
Nomi, Ishikawa, Japan
Bats: Left Throws: Right
NPB debut
March 31, 2017, for the Chunichi Dragons
NPB statistics
(through 2018)
Batting average.250
Hits285
Home runs8
Runs batted in80
Stolen bases43
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Yota Kyoda (京田 陽太, Kyōda Yōta, born April 20, 1994 in Nomi, Ishikawa, Japan)[1] is a Japanese professional baseball infielder for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.

Career[edit]

On 20 October 2016, Kyoda was selected as the 2nd draft pick for the Chunichi Dragons at the 2016 NPB Draft and on 26 November signed a provisional contract with a ¥85,000,000 sign-on bonus and a ¥12,000,000 yearly salary.[2][3]

On February 27, 2019, he was selected for Japan national baseball team at the 2019 exhibition games against Mexico.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yota Kyoda - Samurai Japan Player Profile". Japan national baseball team. 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  2. ^ "中日2位京田が仮契約、吉兆!部屋から富士山見えた(Chunichi, 2nd pick Kyoda signs pre-contract, could see Mt Fuji from room.)". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). 26 November 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  3. ^ "ドラフト2位・京田の野望 (Draft #2 Kyoda's wish)". Chunichi Sports (in Japanese). 26 November 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  4. ^ "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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