Imamiya with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
|Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 2|
|Born:July 15, 1991|
|April 12, 2011, for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
It uses material from the BR Bullpen article "Kenta Imamiya".
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