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Sho Iwasaki 岩嵜翔

by on Oct.04, 2008 @ 11:08 pm, under NPB

Here is some more information on the youngster that won MVP honors at the recent Japan Minor League Championships. He'll be turning 19 later this month and was fairly dominant in his 12 ni-gun appearances.

Sho Iwasaki #41
Fukuoka Softbank Hawks

DOB: 10/21/1989
Height: 186cm
Weight: 75kg
Bats: R Throws: R
School: Funbashi Municipal High School
2007 First Round Pick

YEAR  Lvl  G   W  L  CG  BF   IP    H   HR  BB  HBP  SO  BK  R   ER  ERA
2008   2   12  5  2  0   226  56.0  50  7   6    2   31  0   18  12  1.93
2008   P   1   0  0  0   15   3.0   7   0   0    0   1   0   3   3   9.00

2 = Ni-gun
P = Parent Club

Iwasaki apparently tops out at about 153km/h (95mph). And he hit 150km/h a few times during his senior year at the Koshien.

He can throw a fastball, slider, curve, and shuto. He is also said to be able to throw a really slow curve (90km/h - 56mph).


0 comments on “Sho Iwasaki 岩嵜翔

  1. knucklehead7

    Thanks for the additional information. From the look of those stats, it would seem he has a pretty decent chance to be on the Hawks’ staff next year.

  2. Gwynar

    No problem.

    His numbers are quite good. I think his only problem might be giving up too many long balls, but then he wouldn’t be the first pitcher with that problem either.