P Takanobu Shirai #60
Age: 27 | Bats: R | Throws: L | Morale: Normal    
01/31/2026
P TAKANOBU SHIRAI #60 - AGE: 27 - BATS: R - THROWS: L - MORALE: NORMAL
G GS Rec SV ERA IP HA HR BB K WHIP WAR
34 34 8-15 0 4.23 210.2 219 19 53 112 1.29 2.9
PITCHING RATINGS (OSA)
Overall Pot. Overall Vs Left Vs Right Pot.
Stuff 4 5 4 4
Movement 7 8 7 8
Control 6 7 6 6
PITCHING RATINGS
Pitch Cur. Pot.
Slider 6 6
Curveball 7 7
Changeup 1 2
Sinker 7 7
 
OTHER PITCHING RATINGS
Velocity 90-92 Mph
Stamina 8
Suggested Role Starter
Type Extreme Groundball Pitcher
Hold Runners 7
Defense 8
RUN/BUNT RATINGS
Running Speed: 1
Stealing Ability: 5
Baserunning Inst.: 4
Sacrifice Bunt: 8
Bunt for Hit: 1
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result Start IP H R ER BB K Dec
09/05/2026 HAR Loss, 0-0 X 3.2 10 8 8 4 2
10/05/2025 SJ Loss, 1-4 X 6.1 8 4 4 1 1 Loss
09/03/2026 @ DUL Loss, 0-0 X 4.0 4 4 4 1 4 Loss
08/28/2026 @ DUL Loss, 0-0 X 2.0 9 6 6 0 0 Loss
08/16/2026 @ TOY Loss, 0-0 X 9.0 5 1 1 1 5 Win
08/10/2026 @ SS Loss, 0-0 X 7.0 7 4 4 3 2
08/07/2026 @ CAN Loss, 0-0 X 6.0 4 2 2 2 6 Loss
07/22/2026 @ YUM Loss, 0-0 X 7.0 6 3 3 2 3
09/28/2026 FLA Loss, 0-0 X 5.0 2 0 0 3 4
09/13/2026 @ WV Loss, 0-0 X 7.1 9 6 6 1 2 Loss
PERSONALITY
Shirai never shows any lack of effort.
High: Work Ethic
Birthday:03/04/1998
Born in:Nagoya, AIC
Nationality:Japanese
Height:6' 0"
Weight:245 lbs
Local Popularity:Very Popular
National Pop.:Well Known
STATUS
Contract:Major League Contract
Salary:$7,700,000
Signed Through:2026 Season
Major Service:4 Years, 48 Days
Service This Yr:192 Days
40-Man Service:4 Years, 130 Days
Pro Service:7 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Arbitration eligible in offseason
Option Years:2 option years left
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:2019, 2nd Pick in Round 1
PLANETARY EXTREME BASEBALL ALLIANCE 2025 PITCHING STATS
Pitching G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG CG% SHO QS QS%
Overall 34 34 8 15 0 4.23 210.2 219 101 99 19 53 112 4 11.8 2 18 52.9
Pitching SVO BS SV% RA GF R/9 H/9 K/9 BB/9 FIP WHIP FIP- WAR BABIP        
Overall 0 0 0.0 0 0 11.75 9.36 4.78 2.26 3.91 1.29 99 2.9 .289        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 226 68 13 1 4 20 5 41 1 0 1 .301 .318 .420 .738      
vs. RHB 587 151 30 3 15 81 48 71 8 5 2 .257 .312 .395 .707      
PLANETARY EXTREME BASEBALL ALLIANCE 2025 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
April 5 5 0 1 0 3.44 34.0 33 14 13 3 7 17  
May 5 5 4 0 0 1.13 40.0 25 5 5 2 6 26  
June 5 5 2 2 0 3.13 31.2 36 11 11 3 8 10  
July 7 7 0 6 0 6.69 36.1 45 28 27 3 12 23  
August 7 7 2 3 0 4.46 42.1 47 21 21 3 10 23  
September 9 9 1 4 0 7.17 37.2 46 30 30 5 12 23  
October 1 1 0 1 0 5.68 6.1 8 4 4 1 1 1  
Last Year 34 34 8 15 0 4.23 210.2 219 101 99 19 53 112  
2 Years Ago 34 34 9 15 0 4.64 194.0 232 104 100 21 49 119  
Career 139 139 43 52 0 4.03 866.2 933 419 388 78 210 535  
Home 6 6 1 2 0 4.42 38.2 38 19 19 4 10 20  
Road 1 1 1 0 0 3.60 5.0 9 2 2 0 2 3  
Grass 39 39 9 17 0 4.38 228.1 240 113 111 20 56 123  
Day 10 10 1 6 0 5.75 51.2 67 33 33 5 15 40  
Night 29 29 8 11 0 3.97 176.2 173 80 78 15 41 83  
As Starter 39 39 9 17 0 4.38 228.1 240 113 111 20 56 123  
MINARAI DOUMEI 2019 PITCHING STATS
Pitching G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG CG% SHO QS QS%
Overall 1 1 0 0 0 4.50 6.0 11 3 3 0 1 4 0 0.0 0 1 100.0
Pitching SVO BS SV% RA GF R/9 H/9 K/9 BB/9 FIP WHIP FIP- WAR BABIP        
Overall 0 0 0.0 0 0 18.00 16.50 6.00 1.50 2.83 2.00 58 0.2 .478        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833      
vs. RHB 21 9 3 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 .429 .455 .571 1.026      
MINARAI DOUMEI 2019 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
Career 1 1 0 0 0 4.50 6.0 11 3 3 0 1 4  
RUUKII KYUUGI 2019 PITCHING STATS
Pitching G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG CG% SHO QS QS%
Overall 9 9 4 3 0 3.72 55.2 55 26 23 6 18 50 1 11.1 1 5 55.6
Pitching SVO BS SV% RA GF R/9 H/9 K/9 BB/9 FIP WHIP FIP- WAR BABIP        
Overall 0 0 0.0 0 0 11.96 8.89 8.08 2.91 4.50 1.31 85 1.2 .316        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 61 18 3 0 1 7 4 18 1 1 1 .295 .343 .393 .737      
vs. RHB 148 37 5 1 5 19 14 32 1 1 0 .250 .313 .399 .712      
RUUKII KYUUGI 2019 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
Career 9 9 4 3 0 3.72 55.2 55 26 23 6 18 50  
JAPANESE TRIPLE A 2020 PITCHING STATS
Pitching G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG CG% SHO QS QS%
Overall 28 28 9 12 0 6.62 155.0 205 120 114 19 67 110 1 3.6 0 8 28.6
Pitching SVO BS SV% RA GF R/9 H/9 K/9 BB/9 FIP WHIP FIP- WAR BABIP        
Overall 0 0 0.0 0 0 15.97 11.90 6.39 3.89 4.99 1.75 96 2.4 .371        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 80 24 4 0 2 19 9 21 1 4 0 .300 .367 .425 .792      
vs. RHB 548 181 30 7 17 101 58 89 2 13 3 .330 .396 .504 .900      
JAPANESE TRIPLE A 2020 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
Career 28 28 9 12 0 6.62 155.0 205 120 114 19 67 110  
CAREER PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
2019 Kawaguchi - LRS-JPN 21 3 3 2 0 0 3.86 16.1 15 7 7 5 8 14 0 0 1.41 .238 7.27 -0.2 121
2021 Charleston - PEBA 23 6 6 2 1 0 2.53 42.2 36 12 12 2 10 26 1 1 1.08 .264 3.09 1.2 165
2022 Charleston - PEBA 24 32 32 12 8 0 3.91 214.1 222 101 93 16 57 129 2 1 1.30 .299 3.63 4.4 108
2023 Charleston - PEBA 25 33 33 12 13 0 3.69 205.0 224 101 84 20 41 149 0 0 1.29 .314 3.44 4.1 107
2024 New Orleans - PEBA 26 34 34 9 15 0 4.64 194.0 232 104 100 21 49 119 1 1 1.45 .323 3.92 2.4 83
2025 New Orleans - PEBA 27 34 34 8 15 0 4.23 210.2 219 101 99 19 53 112 4 2 1.29 .289 3.91 2.9 93
Total PEBA 139 139 43 52 0 4.03 866.2 933 419 388 78 210 535 8 5 1.32 .304 3.69 15.0 101
Total LRS-JPN 3 3 2 0 0 3.86 16.1 15 7 7 5 8 14 0 0 1.41 .238 7.27 -0.2 121
CAREER MINOR LEAGUE PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
2016 Keio University - COL 18 12 12 3 4 0 2.89 93.1 99 40 30 6 23 74 3 0 1.31 .321 3.47 2.8 167
2017 Keio University - COL 19 11 11 2 5 0 3.63 79.1 99 39 32 4 20 57 2 0 1.50 .361 3.52 2.4 136
2018 Keio University - COL 20 12 12 4 4 0 2.44 81.0 64 24 22 3 20 69 1 0 1.04 .271 3.14 3.0 211
2019 Keio University - COL 21 12 12 5 2 0 2.10 77.0 67 28 18 5 20 61 0 0 1.13 .281 3.52 2.5 246
2019 Sentai - A 21 9 9 4 3 0 3.72 55.2 55 26 23 6 18 50 1 1 1.31 .316 4.50 1.2 142
2019 Gojira - AAA 21 1 1 0 0 0 4.50 6.0 11 3 3 0 1 4 0 0 2.00 .478 2.83 0.2 108
2020 Kyoto - AAA 22 28 28 9 12 0 6.62 155.0 205 120 114 19 67 110 1 0 1.75 .371 4.99 2.4 79
2021 Raleigh - AAA 23 30 30 13 9 0 2.92 212.2 222 79 69 8 36 165 2 1 1.21 .322 2.74 7.4 148
Total GBB AAA 30 30 13 9 0 2.92 212.2 222 79 69 8 36 165 2 1 1.21 .322 2.74 148.4
Total MD-JPN AAA 1 1 0 0 0 4.50 6.0 11 3 3 0 1 4 0 0 2.00 .478 2.83 107.9
Total RK-JPN A 9 9 4 3 0 3.72 55.2 55 26 23 6 18 50 1 1 1.31 .316 4.50 142.1
Total TCC-JPN COL 47 47 14 15 0 2.78 330.2 329 131 102 18 83 261 6 0 1.25 .311 3.41 188.7
Total JAP AAA 28 28 9 12 0 6.62 155.0 205 120 114 19 67 110 1 0 1.75 .371 4.99 78.7
CAREER POSTSEASON PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
2019 Keio University - TCC-JPN COL 21 2 2 0 1 0 2.70 10.0 8 4 3 1 6 10 0 0 1.40 .259 0.00 0.0 0
2020 Kyoto - JAP AAA 22 1 1 0 0 0 2.57 7.0 11 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 1.71 .367 0.00 0.0 0
Total TCC-JPN COL 2 2 0 1 0 2.70 10.0 8 4 3 1 6 10 0 0 1.40 .259 4.40 191.5
Total JAP AAA 1 1 0 0 0 2.57 7.0 11 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 1.71 .367 3.72 202.5
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
2016 Keio University - COL P 12 12 3 14 0 17 0 1.000 93.1 1.64 +0.6 .994
2017 Keio University - COL P 11 11 2 17 0 20 1 .950 79.1 2.16 +0.8 1.062
2018 Keio University - COL P 12 12 4 10 0 15 1 .933 81.0 1.56 -0.2 .941
2019 Gojira - AAA P 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1.000 6.0 1.50 -0.0 1.003
2019 Sentai - A P 9 9 3 9 3 13 1 .923 55.2 1.94 -0.4 .920
2019 Kawaguchi - INT P 3 3 1 1 0 2 0 1.000 16.1 1.10 +0.0 1.002
2019 Keio University - COL P 12 12 8 14 1 23 1 .957 77.0 2.57 +0.2 1.051
2020 Kyoto - AAA P 28 28 6 27 2 36 3 .917 155.0 1.92 -0.0 .967
2021 Charleston - ML P 6 6 2 4 0 7 1 .857 42.2 1.27 -0.0 1.040
2021 Raleigh - AAA P 30 30 16 33 0 50 1 .980 212.2 2.07 -0.5 .980
2022 Charleston - ML P 32 32 15 35 4 54 4 .926 214.1 2.10 -1.6 .947
2023 Charleston - ML P 33 33 8 33 0 44 3 .932 205.0 1.80 -0.1 1.031
2024 New Orleans - ML P 34 34 13 22 1 37 2 .946 194.0 1.62 -0.7 1.010
2025 New Orleans - ML P 34 34 13 28 4 43 2 .953 210.2 1.75 +0.9 1.108
TOTAL P 257 257 94 248 15 362 20 .945 1643.0 1.87 -1.1 1.004
PLAYER HISTORY
06/09/2015 Joined the Keio University Unicorns.
01/01/2016 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 2 (5); Movement: 5 (9); Control: 2 (6).
01/01/2017 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 3 (4); Movement: 5 (7); Control: 2 (5).
01/01/2018 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 4 (6); Movement: 6 (9); Control: 3 (8).
01/01/2019 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 4 (6); Movement: 7 (9); Control: 5 (9).
06/11/2019 Won the 2019 Tokyo Collegiate Circuit Tokyo Collegiate Baseball Championship with the Keio University Unicorns!
06/12/2019 Released by the Keio University Unicorns.
06/21/2019 Drafted in the 2019 first-year player draft (Round 1, Pick 2, 2nd overall pick) by the Kawaguchi Transmitters.
06/23/2019 Wins the 2019 TCC-JPN COL TR Outstanding Pitcher Award.
07/01/2019 Signed a minor league contract with the Kawaguchi Transmitters organization with a signing bonus of $2,600,000.
07/29/2019 Got claimed off waivers by Hyakujuu while with Kawaguchi.
08/21/2019 Pitches a 5-hit shutout against the Cagliostro Thieves with 10 strikeouts and 0 BB allowed!
01/01/2020 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (6); Movement: 7 (9); Control: 4 (7).
04/06/2020 Named the #17 prospect in the LRS-JPN
12/17/2020 Was traded by the Shin Seiki Evas to the Charleston Statesmen, along with LF Hiroshige Takeda, 3B Reinaldo Anelas, in exchange for SP Conner Hurst, LF Alejandro Rivera.
01/01/2021 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (6); Movement: 8 (9); Control: 4 (7).
04/05/2021 Named the #61 prospect in the PEBA
04/16/2021 Pitches a 5-hit shutout against the Allentown Falcons with 8 strikeouts and 0 BB allowed!
06/13/2021 Was selected to the 2021 Global Baseball Brotherhood All-Star Game.
10/03/2021 Pitches a 1-hit shutout against the Gloucester Fishermen with 6 strikeouts and 3 BB allowed!
10/22/2021 Finished 2nd in 2021 GBB AAA AML Outstanding Pitcher Award voting.
12/01/2021 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $500,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2022 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 8 (8); Control: 6 (7).
09/20/2022 Pitches a 6-hit shutout against the New Orleans Trendsetters with 4 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
11/14/2022 Finished 2nd in 2022 PEBA IL Wunderkind Award voting.
12/01/2022 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $510,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2023 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 8 (9); Control: 7 (7).
12/01/2023 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $510,000 through automatic renewal.
12/25/2023 Was traded by the Charleston Statesmen to the New Orleans Trendsetters in exchange for .
01/01/2024 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 8 (8); Control: 7 (7).
07/01/2024 Pitches a 6-hit shutout against the Canton Longshoremen with 7 strikeouts and 0 BB allowed!
12/03/2024 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $6,050,000 through arbitration.
01/01/2025 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 8 (8); Control: 7 (7).
05/11/2025 Pitches a 4-hit shutout against the San Juan Coqui with 7 strikeouts and 0 BB allowed!
06/01/2025 Pitches a 1-hit shutout against the London Underground with 8 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
12/07/2025 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $7,700,000 through arbitration.
01/01/2026 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 8 (8); Control: 7 (7).
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year GS Rank
2023 33 4
2024 34 4
2025 34 4
Year L Rank
2024 15 7
2025 15 7
Year IP Rank
2022 214.1 10
2025 210.2 8
Year BF Rank
2022 903 7
2025 883 4
Year HR/9 Rank
2022 0.67 8
Year CG Rank
2025 4 1
Year CGP Rank
2025 .118 4
Year SHO Rank
2019 0 6
2021 1 5
2022 1 7
2024 1 5
2025 2 1
Year GB% Rank
2022 0.68 1
2023 0.64 5
2024 0.54 9
2025 0.56 2
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