Switch-hitter who all became the initial Japan infielder to indication a contract using the Country wide League. He performed football for the renowned PL Academy HIGH SCHOOL, where he was their superstar pitcher. He strike a home operate in his initial at-bat in the best leagues, and in addition hit a house operate in his initial dish appearance in 2005 and 2006. He wedded Mio Matsui in 2000. In 2004, he performed shortstop and Jose Reyes performed second bottom for the Mets. The next year, they turned positions and Reyes continued to be an All-Star at the positioning.