Shogo Akiyama

Shogo Akiyama Fantasy

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Height / Weight
6' 0" / 190 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
4/16/1988 (32)

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Shogo Akiyama News

Shogo Akiyama Returns To Leadoff Spot Friday

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shogo Akiyama will reclaim the leadoff spot in the order for Fridays contest versus the Cardinals and right-hander Adam Wainwright. Akiyama has not provided much pop during his first 40 big league games, with just five extra-base hits in that span. His last start in the leadoff spot came back on Aug. 28, but with Jesse Winker (back) and Mike Moustakas (foot) not in Fridays lineup, Akiyama shifts up the order again, thereby giving him considerable DFS appeal. While Akiyama doesnt provide much season-long appeal at this stage, he can be a strong punt play or stack option in DFS when batting in the top spot.

8 days ago
Shogo Akiyama Steals Two Bases

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shogo Akiyama went 1-for-2 with two walks, two steals, a run, and an RBI in an 8-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Akiyama's eighth-inning single brought Eugenio Suarez around to score in the eventual loss. Overall, the outfielder is hitting just .225 with zero homers, eight runs, five RBI, and six steals but he is starting to heat up at the plate. Over his last seven games, Akiyama is hitting .429 with five walks and three steals. He's not a must-add off waivers at this point but Akiyama is worth monitoring in case he stays hot going forward.

8 days ago
Shogo Akiyama Likely To Bat Leadoff

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shogo Akiyama is expected to serve as the team's leadoff hitter this season, according to manager David Bell. Bell reportedly likes the on-base approach from Akiyama and first baseman Joey Votto atop the Cincy lineup. Akiyama is embarking upon his first MLB season after spending the entirety of his nine-year career in Japan. He heads to the United States after averaging 23 homers per season over the past three years. Akiyama has some power/speed upside to his profile and could wind up being a solid fantasy contributor, especially if he sticks at or near the top of the Cincinnati lineup.

over 6 months ago