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Chiba Lotte Marines covet Toyo University LHP Takahiro Fujioka

by on Jun.11, 2011 @ 12:02 am, under College, NPB

Sanspo is reporting that the Chiba Lotte Marines plan on selecting Toyo University LHP Takahiro Fujioka with their first pick at this year's draft.  The article also mentions that the Marines have 10 alternate choices in case they miss out on Fujioka.

It's still early, so these kinds of reports may sound piontless, but they do make for a nice reason to post player stats.

Fujioka has pitched well at the 2011 All-Japan University Tournaments -- he made headlines on the 8th when he struck out 19 batters and tied a tournament record (incidentally, 15 scouts from the US and Japan were in the stands for that game).

2011 Stats

All-Japan University Tournament

Date Res IP H SO HBP/BB ER
6/10 CG, W 7.0 2 13 3 0
6/8 W 9.0 5 19 1 1

2011 Spring League

Date Res IP BF NP H SO HBP/BB ER
5/26* 0.1 1 7 0 1 0 0
5/25* L 2.0 12 38 5 2 1 2
5/24 CG, W 9.0 35 152 6 10 3 2
5/19* 2.0 6 21 0 3 1 0
5/18 CG, L 9.0 32 118 5 6 4 1
5/6 CG, W 10.0 42 159 10 10 4 1
5/4 CG, W 9.0 34 133 5 12 2 2
4/27* 1.2 5 15 0 2 0 0
4/26 CG, W 9.0 32 127 6 13 1 1
4/14* 2.2 11 48 1 5 2 0
4/13 CG, W 9.0 30 136 4 15 0 1

That works out to:

G GS W-L IP BF NP H SO HBP/BB ER ERA
11 6 5-2 63.2 240 954 42 79 18 10 1.41

And over the course of his university career, Fujioka is 21-8 with a 1.39 ERA in 41 games; he has also fanned 269 batters and allowed just 153 hits over 245 innings.