Kazuaki Minami (南和彰)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 220 lb.
- School Fukui Kogyo University
- High School Shinko Gakuen High School
- Born August 27, 1981 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Kazuaki Minami won 32 games in college. The Yomiuri Giants took him in the 8th round in 2003. He pitched for Yomiuri in 2004, posting a 9.00 ERA in two innings. Spending the rest of his Giants career in ni-gun, he was released at the end of 2006. He played for the Northern League's Calgary Vipers in 2007, going 10-5 with a 5.52 ERA in 24 games (17 starts). Since then, he has played in the Baseball Challenge League, leading that independent circuit twice in wins.