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Masahide Kobayashi

January 1, 2008
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Masahide Kobayashi - Right-handed Pitcher
Age: 33 Height: 6'0" Weight: 196 Bats: Right Throws: Right
2007 Chiba Lotte Marines2 73.614902747.15319412352.296.69 1.38
Career (Japan)36342.7944510227580.1507180401704632.637.181.17

The 33-year old closer for the Japanese Major League Chiba Lotte Marines throws an assortment of pitches, and throws both a two-seam and four-seam fastball. The two-seamer tops out at 88-89 MPH, and the four-seamer at 93-94 MPH. He also reportedly throws a hard biting slider and a forkball. Last year, he had an off year and was even sent to the Japanese minor leagues to get himself back on track. He is tabbed to throw meaningful innings for the Indians next year as a 7th/8th inning guy, and will also back up Joe Borowski as a potential closer.

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