Tadashi Settsu

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Tadashi Settsu
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Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 50
Starting pitcher
Born: (1982-06-01) 1 June 1982 (age 32)
Akita, Akita, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
NPB: April 5, 2009 for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
NPB statistics
(through 2012)
Win-Loss 40-18
Earned run average 2.20
Strikeouts 494
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Tadashi Settsu (攝津 正 Settsu Tadashi?, born 1 June 1982 in Akita, Akita) is a Japanese baseball player. He has been with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks since 2009, and plays as pitcher, wearing number 50. In 2009, he was voted Most Valuable Rookie. The next year, he became the first pitcher ever to make 70 or more appearances in his first two seasons in the league.

He won the 2012 Sawamura Award with a record of 17-5 and a 1.91 ERA, with 153 strikeouts in 193 and 1/3 innings, and 3 complete games with 2 shutouts.

Settsu is a 5 ft 11 in, 200 lb right-handed pitcher. With an overhand delivery he throws a fastball that usually sits in 86-88 mph (tops out at 92 mph), curveball, slider, and a solid-average screwball around 80 mph. He also has decent command, posting a walks per nine innings rate of 2.38 in his career (until 2012 season).

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