Ryosuke Hirata

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Ryosuke Hirata
Hirata with the Chunichi Dragons
Chunichi Dragons – No. 6
Born: (1988-03-23) March 23, 1988 (age 29)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
NPB debut
2006, for the Chunichi Dragons
NPB statistics
(through 2016)
Batting average .264
Home runs 78
RBI 337
Career highlights and awards
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  Japan
2015 WBSC Premier12
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Tokyo Team
World Baseball Classic
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Los Angeles Team

Ryosuke Hirata (平田 良介, born March 23, 1988 in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese professional baseball outfielder for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. He has played for the Dragons since 2006.

Hirata attended Osaka Tōin High School and was a member of the team that advanced to the semi-finals of the 2005 national championships. and tied Kazuhiro Kiyohara's record of 5 home runs at the tournament. He hit a total of 70 home runs during his three years of high school. He was drafted by the Dragons in the first round of the 2005 rookie draft.[1]


  1. ^ "2005年 中日ドラゴンズ" [2005 Chunichi Dragons] (in Japanese). Retrieved 6 November 2015. 

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