Yuya Ando

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Yuya Ando
安藤 優也
HT-Yuya-Ando.jpg
Hanshin Tigers – No. 16
Pitcher
Born: (1977-12-27) December 27, 1977 (age 36)
Oita, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
NPB: April 7, 2002 for the Hanshin Tigers
NPB statistics
(through 2010 season)
Win-Loss 59-50
ERA 3.63
Strikeouts 650
Teams
Last update: December 31, 2010
Olympic medal record
Men's Baseball
Bronze Athens 2004 Team Competition

Yuya Ando (安藤 優也, often Andoh, born December 27, 1977) is a professional baseball player from Ōita City, Japan. He is part of the starting rotation for the Hanshin Tigers baseball team.

Career[edit]

In 2006, Ando pitched his first Shutout game against Yokohama BayStars.[1]

Ando joined the Japanese Olympic baseball team for the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal.[2] Ando went 7-4 in college, battling shoulder problems. He went on to Toyota Motors in the industrial leagues and peaked at 93 mph there, drawing the interest of various scouts. In the 2001 Baseball World Cup, he went 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA, allowing 5 hits and fanning 14 in 11 innings.[3]

Statistics[edit]

Year G CG Fins Start ShutOut Walk Free W L S W% H IP H HR BoB HbP SO R ER ERA
2002 17 0 5 8 0 0 3 5 0 .375 253 59.2 51 7 22 3 40 31 25 3.77
2003 51 0 13 0 0 0 5 2 5 .714 245 61 44 2 19 1 60 11 11 1.62
2004 57 0 20 0 0 0 5 8 5 .385 254 60.1 53 10 20 3 72 25 24 3.58
2005 24 3 1 20 0 2 11 5 0 .688 592 146 142 15 25 7 119 56 55 3.39
2006 31 2 2 18 1 0 10 3 0 .769 546 129 139 7 31 4 103 52 48 3.35
2007 8 0 0 6 0 0 2 3 0 .400 141 33 30 4 14 1 17 17 16 4.36
2008 25 2 0 25 0 1 13 9 0 .591 656 154.2 158 8 41 8 111 57 55 3.20
2009 28 2 0 28 0 0 8 12 0 .400 714 164 180 18 51 6 97 80 71 3.90
2010 19 0 0 9 0 0 2 3 0 .400 246 52 78 9 14 0 31 45 42 7.27
Career 260 9 41 110 1 3 59 50 10 .541 3647 859.2 875 80 237 33 650 374 347 3.63

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball: Sheets, Ando lead Hanshin's rout of Yokohama in CL". Japan Economic Newswire (in English). September 3, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Wednesday's Olympic Medalists". The Associated Press (in English). August 25, 2004. 
  3. ^ Baseball-reference.com

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