Kodai Senga
Senga with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 41
Born: (1993-01-30) January 30, 1993 (age 26)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
April 30, 2012, for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
NPB statistics
(through 2018)
Win–loss record42-21
Career highlights and awards

Kodai Senga (千賀 滉大, Senga Kodai, born January 30, 1993, in Gamagōri, Aichi, Japan) is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays pitcher for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball.

Through 2016, he was 16-10 with a 2.45 ERA.[1]

He played on Team Japan in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.[2] Following the conclusion of the tournament, he was named to the 2017 All-World Baseball Classic team.[3] By 2019, Senga attempted unsuccessfully to get the Hawks to post him to Major League Baseball teams.[4]

Playing style

Senga is a 6 ft 1 in, 190 lb right-handed pitcher. With a three-quarters delivery he throws a fastball that tops out at 161 kilometres per hour (100.0 mph)[5], a deceptive forkball, and a slider.


  1. ^ Kodai Senga Japanese Leagues Statistics & History | Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ "PREVIEW: Israel Looks To Fend Off Elimination, Must Defeat Japan To Force Tiebreaker Game: - Hardball Scoop - Scout
  3. ^ "World Baseball Classic: Previous champs, results, medal count, MVPs, All-WBC teams", CBS Sports.
  4. ^ https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2019/01/30/baseball/japanese-baseball/pitcher-kodai-senga-says-hawks-refuse-budge-posting/
  5. ^ Daily Sports (2019/03/29)

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • NPB.com