Who is Rumi Fukatsu’s Husband Yusei Kikuchi?
Yusei Kikuchi, a Japanese pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball, was born on June 17, 1991. (MLB).
He had previously played for the Saitama Seibu Lions of Nippon Professional Baseball and the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (NPB).
2009 measurements of Kikuchi’s high school fastball showed it to be travelling at 154 km/h (96 mph). When it was revealed that Kikuchi was thinking about skipping Japan’s amateur draft in favour of the NPB,
it caused an uproar. One of the teams interested in signing Kikuchi was the Texas Rangers. Kikuchi would have been the first Japanese high school athlete to enter MLB without going through the local amateur draft.
Numerous Japanese clubs had projected that he would be their first pick in the next draft. To give Japanese teams, who are not permitted to make offers before the draft, an equal shot, NPB had requested that Kikuchi
not receive an offer from any major league clubs before Japan’s draft. Kikuchi is a left-handed pitcher who is 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighs 200 pounds (91 kg).
His fastball has a maximum speed of 99 mph (159 km/h).  In addition to the fastball, he also frequently throws an above-average slider while sprinkling in a curve and changeup.