The moment I first put on the Core Energy belt, it was unique and different from other belts. I felt a sense of elasticity. This elasticity creates a sense of unity between the uniform and your body, making you aware of your core. This is a professional world where subtle differences in balance and conditions are directly linked to results, so being particular about your tools is important."

Masataka Yoshida is a Japanese baseball player for the Boston Red Sox Organization. His versatility as an outfielder and designated hitter has made him an asset to the Red Sox team.

Yoshida commenced his professional career with the Orix Buffaloes in the Nippon Professional Baseball League. Prior to that, he showcased his skills in college baseball at Aoyama Gakuin University, eventually being drafted by the Orix Buffaloes in the first round of the 2015 NPB draft.

During his tenure with Orix, Yoshida exhibited remarkable consistency and skill. Across seven seasons, from 2016 to 2022, he maintained an impressive .327 batting average, amassing 467 RBIs and 133 home runs in 762 games. Notably, his standout performance in the 2022 Japan Series, where he clinched victory for Orix with two home runs in Game 5, solidified his reputation as a formidable player.

In 2023, Yoshida proudly represented Japan in the World Baseball Classic, setting a tournament record with 13 RBIs. His achievements continued into the 2023 regular season with the Red Sox, where he emerged as one of the top hitters in the American League, boasting a .289 batting average.

Throughout his career, Yoshida has demonstrated a remarkable ability to drive in runs, tallying a total of 83 RBIs. His 15 home runs in the 2023 season underscore his power at the plate, adding depth to the Red Sox's offensive lineup.

As Yoshida continues to refine his skills in Major League Baseball, he remains a player to watch. His contributions, both in offense and defense, have garnered admiration from fans, teammates, and opponents alike, solidifying his status as a rising star in the league.




Boston Red Sox: #7 Left Fielder

BORN: July 15, 1993 (30)

Fukui, Fukui, Japan

BATS: Left




2015 NPB Draft

Drafted by Orix



NPB Career 

  • Batting Average: .327 
  • RBI: 467
  • Home Runs: 133

    Orix Buffaloes (2016-2022)

    Boston Red Sox (2023-Present)