Kenta Imamiya (今宮 健太)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 150 lb.
- High School Meiho High School
Kenta Imamiya made his Nippon Pro Baseball debut in 2011.
Imamiya was a pitcher-shortstop in high school, hitting 62 home runs and throwing as hard as 154kph (96mph). 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.