Katsuya Kakunaka: Did You Know



Kakunaka signed a management contract with HoriPro.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/29/2017, HoriPro


Kakunaka loves ice cream and can eat about 500 servings in a year. He is planning to slow down the pace to around one serving a day in 2018.

Source: Sponichi 12/20/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/20/2017

A few interesting little facts about Kakunaka, from Nikkan Sports:

  • He does not like light cleats and has a preference for sturdy cleats. He does not think he runs fast enough for light cleats to help.
  • He does not like thick batting gloves with good grip. He has always preferred slick gloves while using plenty of grip spray/powder. He uses new gloves for each game.
  • He has not made any significant changes to the bats he has used over the last five years. He currently uses differently weighted bats depending on the handedness of the pitcher: against right-handed pitchers 900 grams and against left-handed pitchers 890 grams.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/12/2017

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