Professional baseball Chunichi announced on the 21st that Akira Neo has changed his defensive position registration from an outfielder to a pitcher.
Neo started as an outfielder this season, but about two months after the opening, he turned to short again, and at the end of this month’s interleague game, manager Kazuyoshi Tatsunami announced that he would turn to an unusual pitcher.
Along with this, the team announced on the 21st that the registration of Neo’s defensive position was changed from an outfielder to a pitcher.
In the Giants game on the 19th, Neo pitched for the first time after announcing his pitcher conversion from 2 outs in the 9th inning, throwing a fastball with a maximum speed of 151 km, and struck out Giants No. 4, Kazuma Okamoto.
Regarding pitcher conversion, Neo said, “I used to be a pitcher until my third year of high school, but I’m still in my first year as a pitcher in professional baseball, so I want to absorb what I can absorb from scratch. I’ve heard that there aren’t many examples of this, but I’m myself, and I want to work toward my goals no matter where I play. “