Yohei Oshima

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Yohei Oshima (大島 洋平)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Yohei Oshima made his Nippon Pro Baseball debut in 2010.

Oshima won a collegiate batting crown. He played for Nihon Seimi in the industrial leagues. The Chunichi Dragons picked him in the 5th round of the 2009 draft. He made the big club right away and got his first start on March 26, 2010 in center field. The next day, he got his first hit, a single off Giancarlo Alvarado that hit teammate Wei-Lin Chen. He wound up as Chunichi's primary center fielder that year; he batted .258/.323/.315 in 104 games. He was 5th in the Central League with 27 sacrifice hits and tied for 8th with 4 triples. In the 2010 Japan Series, he had a 2-run double in Chunichi's game two win. In game four, he hit a 11th-inning triple off Yoshihiro Ito to score Hidenori Kuramoto with the winner in a 4-3 game to tie the Series at two.

Sources include japanbaseballdaily.com