Hiroyuki Kobayashi (baseball)
|Saitama Seibu Lions – No. 52|
June 4, 1978 |
Soka, Saitama, Japan
|NPB: July 4, 1998 for the Chiba Lotte Marines|
|Earned run average||3.54|
|Last update: October 13, 2012|
Kobayashi pitched for Japan in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
|Competitor for Japan|
|World Baseball Classic|
|Gold||2006 San Diego||Team|
Hiroyuki Kobayashi (小林 宏之, 小林宏 Kobayashi Hiroyuki, Kobayashi-Hiro?, born June 4, 1978 in Sōka, Saitama, Japan) is a Japanese right-handed pitcher. He played in the 2006 World Baseball Classic for Japan.
As a relief pitcher Kobayashi throws a fastball that sits in 87-91 mph (tops out at 93 mph), silder, change-up, and an effective forkball as his out pitch.
- Nippon Professional Baseball career statistics from Japanesebaseball.com
- Hiroyuki Kobayashi, JapaneseBallPlayers.com
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