Tsutsugoh with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars
|Yokohama DeNA BayStars – No. 25|
November 26, 1991 |
Hashimoto, Wakayama, Japan
|October 5, 2010, for the Yokohama BayStars|
|Career highlights and awards|
Tsutsugoh made his rookie debut at age 18 and played 3 games in 2010. He played 40 games in 2011, 108 games in 2012 and 23 games in 2013.
He became a regular on the team in the 2014 season and played in 114 games. He hit 22 home runs, drove in 77 RBI, and hit .300 with an OBP of .373.
In 2015, he was selected to his first All Star Game. He hit 24 home runs, drove in 95 runs, and hit .309 with an OBP of .395.
In 2016, he was selected to his second consecutive All Star Game and was the All Star Game MVP. He led with Central League in home runs (44) and RBI (110). He also had career highs in batting average (.322) and OBP (.430).
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