Yoshitomo Tsutsugoh

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Yoshitomo Tsutsugoh
20140906 Tsutsugo Yoshitomo, infielder of the Yokohama BayStars, at Yokohama Stadium.JPG
Tsutsugoh with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars
Yokohama DeNA BayStars – No. 25
Born: (1991-11-26) November 26, 1991 (age 25)
Hashimoto, Wakayama, Japan
Bats: Left Throws: Right
October 5, 2010, for the Yokohama BayStars
Career highlights and awards

Yoshitomo Tsutsugoh (筒香 嘉智, Tsutsugō Yoshitomo, born November 26, 1991 in Hashimoto, Wakayama, Japan) is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays outfielder for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.


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).

Playing for Team Japan in the first round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, Tsutsugoh was named the Pool B Most Valuable Player after batting .364.[1]


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