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 19
Home runs 5
Batting average .230
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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