From BR Bullpen
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 165 lb.
- Born April 12, 1979 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
 Biographical information
Toshitaka Shimada played for the Japan Samurai Bears of the independent Golden Baseball League in 2005. The outfielder hit .288/.379/.331 with no home runs and seven RBI in 64 games, stealing five bases. He also had six doubles, no triples, 18 walks, 20 runs and 22 strikeouts. He had the third-best OBP of any of his club's regulars.