Yusei Kikuchi

Yusei Kikuchi

SP - TOR
Height: 6-0
Weight: 194 lbs
Age: 31
College: None
Toronto Blue Jays

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TheRotoFeedHope Rain Doesn t Make Teoscar Grouchy

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Source: TheRotoFeed
Thursday, Nov 17, 2022


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