- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.
- School Rikkyo University
- Debut April 27, 2004
- Born April 25, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan
Kazuhito Tadano was a highly touted Japanese pitching prospect. However, his career in Japan was derailed when it became known that he appeared in a gay pornographic video, and no Japanese clubs drafted him. He finally signed with the Cleveland Indians and made a public apology for appearing in the video.
In the 2002 World University Championship, Tadano fanned 10 and allowed one run in 7 1/3 innings, going 1-0. His 1.23 ERA proved to be the highest on a strong staff which included Daisuke Kato, Hiroshi Kisanuki, Takahiro Mahara and Tsuyoshi Wada.