Thursday, November 23, 2017

Daisuke Fujimura

Giants infielder Daisuke Fujimura is another player who retired at the end of the season.  Fujimura was the Giants' first pick in the 2007 high school draft out of Kumamoto Industrial High School.  He spent his first three seasons exclusively with their farm team.  He made his debut with the ichi-gun Giants on May 10, 2011 and he made the most of his rookie season - he got into 119 games and lead the Central League with 28 steals despite only hitting .222.   That was probably the highlight of his career - he never got into that many games in a season again.  After hitting .252 in 109 games in 2012 (and appearing in that year's Nippon Series), his playing time dropped to 40 games in 2013 and 21 games in 2014.  He only got into 5 games at the ichi-gun level in the past three seasons (all in 2016).  He's taking an unspecified role in the Giants organization.

His BBM rookie cards are from the 2008 Rookie Edition (#1) and 1st Version (#031) sets.  He only had two Calbee cards ever, both from 2012 (#194 and #T-18 from the "Title Holders" subset).

2008 BBM Rookie Edition #1

2008 BBM 1st Version #031

2011 BBM 2nd Version #444

2012 BBM 1st Version #336

2012 Calbee #194

2012 BBM Nippon Series #S18

2017 BBM Giants #G52

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