Kenta Imamiya

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Kenta Imamiya
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Imamiya with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 2
Infielder
Born: (1991-07-15) July 15, 1991 (age 25)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
NPB debut
April 12, 2011, for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
NPB statistics
(through 2016)
Batting average .241
Home runs 27
RBI 203
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Kenta Imamiya (今宮 健太, Imamiya Kenta?, born July 15, 1991 in Beppu, Ōita) is a Japanese professional baseball second baseman for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball.

Imamiya attended Meiho High School, pitcher-shortstop, hitting 62 home runs and throwing as hard as 154 km/h(96 mph). The Softbank Hawks drafted him in the first round in 2009. He made his debut with the big club on April 12, 2011, as a defensive sub at 1B. For the year, he played 18 games (11 at first base, 7 not appearing in the field) but only had one at-bat (he was retired). He had two steals and three runs, indicating he pinch-ran at times.

After the 2011 NPB season, Imamiya played in the Australian Baseball League for the Brisbane Bandits, and was named to the 2011 Australian Baseball League All-Star Game.[1]

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