Hiroyuki Kobayashi (baseball)

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Hiroyuki Kobayashi
Hiroyuki Kobayashi 2010.jpg
Kobayashi during his tenure with the Chiba Lotte Marines in 2010.
Saitama Seibu Lions – No. 52
Born: (1978-06-04) June 4, 1978 (age 36)
Soka, Saitama, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
NPB: July 4, 1998 for the Chiba Lotte Marines
NPB statistics
(through 2012)
Win-Loss 75-74
Saves 29
Earned run average 3.54
Strikeouts 1125
Last update: October 13, 2012
Hiroyuki Kobayashi
WBC2006 Hiroyuki Kobayashi.jpg
Kobayashi pitched for Japan in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
Medal record
Competitor for  Japan
Men’s Baseball
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.

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