Itsuki Shoda Pitcher

     
 

Born: November 3, 1981
Gumma Prefecture, JP
Height: 6-2
Weight: 194
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (Feb. 2011)
High School: Kiryu Daiichi (JP)

Photo © Dave Letizi

Released (March 2011)

Scouting Report
: Japanese lefty with a smooth, over-the-top delivery. Shoda showed early success in Japan, taking home Rookie of the Year honors in the Pacific League in 2002.  But he struggled thereafter and spent three seasons (2006-2008) in the Japanese minor leagues. Signed on with Sinon of the Chinese Professional Baseball League in Taiwan in 2009.  Led that league in wins and strikeouts in 2009, and pitched even better in 2010. Throws an 87-90 mph fastball, an impressive low-to-mid-70s curveball, a low-to-mid-80s slider, and a high-70s changeup with downward movement.
 

 
   
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2000 Nippon Pac Jap --- 18 0 0 --- 4.50 5 --- --- 6.0 --- --- --- --- --- 4 --- --- ---
  2001 Nippon Pac Jap --- 19 0 0 --- 9.00 1 --- --- 2.0 --- --- --- --- --- 3 --- --- ---
  2002 Nippon Pac Jap --- 20 9 11 0.450 3.45 23 --- --- 156.7 --- --- --- --- --- 90 --- --- ---
  2003 Nippon Pac Jap --- 21 5 15 0.250 5.78 26 --- --- 134.0 --- --- --- --- --- 60 --- --- ---
  2004 Hokkaido Pac Jap --- 22 8 5 0.615 5.00 17 --- --- 86.3 --- --- --- --- --- 51 --- --- ---
  2005 Hokkaido Pac Jap --- 23 2 6 0.250 6.27 12 --- --- 60.3 --- --- --- --- --- 31 --- --- ---
  2006 Hokkaido (DNP) Pac Jap --- 24 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2007 Hanshin (DNP) Pac Jap --- 25 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2008 Hanshin (DNP) Pac Jap --- 26 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2009 Sinon CPBL Twn --- 27 14 6 0.700 4.44 27 --- 0 158.0 191 87 78 10 36 115 1.44 3.19 6.55
  2010 Sinon CPBL Twn --- 28 11 5 0.688 2.81 32 24 0 166.3 167 65 52 9 33 116 1.20 3.51 6.28
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
February 12, 2011
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: -
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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  Awards
Pacific League Rookie of the Year (2002)
SoxProspects.com Awards
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