Takuya Kai

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Takuya Kai
Kai with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 62
Born: (1992-11-05) November 5, 1992 (age 26)
Ōita, Ōita, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
June 7, 2014, for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Career statistics
(through 2017)
RBI 56
Home runs 12
Batting average .220
Career highlights and awards

Takuya Kai (甲斐 拓也, Kai Takuya, born November 5, 1992, in Ōita, Ōita) is a Japanese professional baseball player. He plays catcher for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.

He was selected for the 2018 NPB All-Star game [jp].[1] On October 10, 2018, he was selected for the Japan national baseball team at the 2018 MLB Japan All-Star Series.[2] In the 2018 Japan Series, Kai set a Japan Series record with six consecutive caught stealings, and won the Japan Series Most Valuable Player Award.[3]


  1. ^ "マイナビオールスターゲーム2018 選手間投票結果". NPB.jp 日本野球機構 (in Japanese). July 3, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "「2018日米野球」に出場する侍ジャパントップチーム選手全28名が決定". 野球日本代表 侍ジャパン オフィシャルサイト (in Japanese). October 10, 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Coskrey, Jason (November 4, 2018). "Hawks shut out Carp in Game 6, capture back-to-back Japan Series crowns". The Japan Times. Retrieved November 4, 2018.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • NPB.com

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