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Todd Michael Takayoshi

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At the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, catcher Todd Takayoshi was Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1991.

He then began his pro career with the independent Pocatello Posse in 1993 winning the Pioneer League batting title with a .358/~.468/.465 line and earning a place on the all-star team at DH. He led the league in OBP and walks (50).

He moved to the California Angels organization in 1994, hitting .308/~.396/.447 in 95 games with the Cedar Rapids Kernels and .167/~.286/.167 in only 18 AB with the Lake Elsinore Storm. For Lake Elsinore in 1995 he hit .242/~.402/.350 in only 157 AB while sharing time with Benji Molina and Andy Allanson among others and he hit .278/.316/.389 in 18 AB for the Midland Angels. Returning to Lake Elsinore yet again in 1996, Takayoshi hit .310/~.443/.474, primarily as DH. In 7 AB with the Vancouver Canadians he hit .286/~.292/.286.

In 1997, Takayoshi moved to the independent Western League and the Reno Chukars. He was named Player of the Year for winning the batting title with his .407/??/.593 line and leading the league with 137 hits and 88 RBI. In 1998 his numbers dropped a bit to .318/??/.460.

Takayoshi was a coach with the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2002 and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in 2003. In 2007 he was the Angels' roving hitting instructor. In 2011 he was the Angels' minor league hitting coordinator. He replaced Bill Mosiello as manager of the Arkansas Travelers on June 25th when Mosiello resigned to join the coaching staff at the University of Tennessee. Bobby Mitchell took over for Takayoshi on August 1st.

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