Nobuhiro Matsuda

40-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
 Free Agent  Foreign
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Manages four hits in WBC game
3BFree Agent  F
March 7, 2017
Matsuda went 4-for-5 with a home run, four RBI and three runs scored in Team Japan's 11-6 win over Team Cuba on Tuesday.
Matsuda was batting out of the eight-hole but proved to be the team's primary run producer in this one. His three-run home run to left field against Jose Angel Garcia gave Japan a 6-1 lead in the fifth inning. The 33-year-old Matsuda hit .259/.325/.467 with 27 homers and 85 RBI in the Japan Pacific League last season, his 11th season with the Softbank Hawks.
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2016 Fantasy Outlook
Matsuda will attempt to move to MLB this season from Japan. He had a career-high 35 home runs last season but that number was inflated by his team, Softbank, moving in the fences in their home park. Matsuda had previously hit 18-25 home runs per season. His approach is optimized to mash breaking balls and off-speed pitches, and he may struggle to catch up to MLB velocity. Matsuda offers solid defense in the outfield. He'll try to win a job as a reserve with a MLB team this spring.