Welcome to Yakyubaka.com

NPB Amateur Draft: Giants win the rights to Oota; List now complete with English names

by on Oct.29, 2008 @ 9:18 pm, under NPB

The NPB Amateur Draft is set to begin at 3pm today at the Prince Hotel in Shinagawa. Here are some headlines from Sports Hochi. The Draft Reports pages that I am linking to down below are all in Japanese. However, I thought they still might be of interest to some. I'll add to this post as more information becomes available.

Junichi Tazawa is still focused on the Majors.

Taishi Oota 大田泰示 - 18 / INF / 188cm / 90kg / bats right / throws right / Youtube
The Giants have been linked to this youngster, but there are 2 other clubs that may claim him as their number 1 pick. The Eagles also have their eyes on him. If four or more teams try to designate him as their number 1, he will follow in the footsteps of Kiyohara (6 teams), Fukudome (7 teams), Hideki Matsui (4), and Sho Tanaka (4).
Sports Hochi
Draft Reports

Hisayoshi Chono 長野久義 - 12 / OF / 178cm / 80kg / bats right / throws right / Youtube
Chono is only interested in the Giants and has announced that he will return to the amateur leagues if any other team tries to claim in in the draft. He was drafted by the Fighters in 2006, but declined their nomination.
Sports Hochi
Draft Reports

Yuta Kimura 木村雄太 - 23 / P / 189cm / 86kg / bats left / throws left / max 146km/h / fasteball, slider, curve
The Chiba Lotte Marines have their eye on Yuta Kimura. He apparently has good movement on his pitches.
Sports Hochi
Draft Reports

Shingo Tatsumi 巽真悟 - 21 / P / 182cm / 67kg / bats right / throws left/ max 149km/h / fastball, curve, slider, forkball, and cutter
Shingo Tatsumi doesn't mind who picks him, but he has gone on record to say that he likes the Seibu Lions.
Sports Hochi

Keijiro Matsumoto 松本啓二朗 - 22 / OF / 180cm / 78kg / bats left / throws left
The Tigers are looking at Matsumoto. But they also have their eyes on Chono and may change their pick depending on what the Giants do.
Sports Hochi

3:14PM UPDATE: Sports Hochi is reporting that both the Giants and Softbank Hawks have selected Taishi Oota as their number 1. None of the clubs picked Junichi Tazawa.

5:34M UPDATE: Nikkan Sports is reporting (Sanspo has a pretty good setup if you want to see pictures of the players.) -

First Round
Yokohama Bay Stars - Keijiro Matsumoto 松本啓二朗 (OF)
Yakult Swallows - Katsuki Akagawa 赤川克紀 (P)
Hiroshima Carp - Takahiro Iwamoto 岩本貴裕 (OF)
Chunichi Dragons - Kei Nomoto 野本圭 (OF)
Hanshin Tigers - Lost 1st choice to YOK; Lost 2nd choice to RAK; Ikketsu Sho 蕭一傑 (P)
Yomiuri Giants - Taishi Oota 大田泰示 (INF)

Softbank Hawks - Lost 1st choice to YOM; Shingo Tatsumi 巽真悟 (P)
Rakuten Eagles - Lost 1st choice to CHU; Hiromichi Fujiwara 藤原紘通 (P)
Chiba Lotte Marines - Yuta Kimura 木村雄太 (P)
Nippon Ham Fighters - Shota Oono 大野奨太 (C)
Orix Buffaloes - Takuya Kai 甲斐拓哉 (P)
Seibu Lions - Yuta Nakazaki 中崎雄太 (P)

Second Round
Yokohama Bay Stars - Hitoshi Fujie 藤江均 (P)
Yakult Swallows - Ryosuke Yagi 八木亮祐 (P)
Hiroshima Carp - Ren Nakata 中田廉 (P)
Chunichi Dragons - Junki Ito 伊藤準規 (P)
Hanshin Tigers - Kohei Shibata 柴田講平 (OF)
Yomiuri Giants - Takefumi Miyamoto 宮本武文 (P)

Softbank Hawks - Soichiro Tateoka 立岡宗一郎 (OF)
Rakuten Eagles - Taishi Nakagawa 中川大志 (INF)
Chiba Lotte Marines - Hisayoshi Chono 長野久義 (OF)
Nippon Ham Fighters - Ryo Sakakibara 榊原諒 (P)
Orix Buffaloes - Masaki Ihara 伊原正樹 (P)
Seibu Lions - Ryoma Nogami 野上亮磨 (P)

Third Round
Yokohama Bay Stars - Noriharu Yamazaki 山崎憲晴 (INF)
Yakult Swallows - Yuhei Nakamura 中村悠平 (C)
Hiroshima Carp - Takeshi Komatsu 小松剛 (P)
Chunichi Dragons - Kyohei Iwasaki 岩崎恭平 (INF)
Hanshin Tigers - Hiroki Uemoto 上本博紀 (INF)
Yomiuri Giants - Keisuke Saito 斎藤圭祐 (P)

Softbank Hawks - Reo Chikada 近田怜王 (P)
Rakuten Eagles - Ryouhei Isaka 井坂亮平 (P)
Chiba Lotte Marines - Hiroki Ueno 上野大樹 (P)
Nippon Ham Fighters - Toshiyuki Yanuki 矢貫俊之 (P)
Orix Buffaloes - Yuuki Nishi 西勇輝 (P)
Seibu Lions - Hideto Asamura 浅村栄斗 (P)

Fourth Round
Yokohama Bay Stars - Takeshi Hosoyamada 細山田武史 (C)
Yakult Swallows - Ryo Hidaka 日高亮 (P)
Hiroshima Carp - Song-Hyong Shin 申成鉉 (INF)
Chunichi Dragons - Shohei Takashima 高島祥平 (P)
Hanshin Tigers - Ken Nishimura 西村憲 (P)
Yomiuri Giants - Itaru Hashimoto 橋本到 (OF)

Softbank Hawks - Sho Arima 有馬翔 (P)
Rakuten Eagles - Yusuke Inou 井上雄介 (P)
Chiba Lotte Marines - Toshiki Tsuboi 坪井俊樹 (P)
Nippon Ham Fighters - Kenji Tsuchiya 土屋健二 (P)
Orix Buffaloes - Tsuyoshi Takashima 高島毅 (P)
Seibu Lions - Ryo Sakata 坂田遼 (P)

Fifth Round
Yokohama Bay Stars - Youta Kosugi 小杉陽太 (P)
Yakult Swallows - Nitta Genki 新田玄気 (C)
Hiroshima Carp - FINISHED
Chunichi Dragons - Shinji Iwata 岩田慎司 (P)
Hanshin Tigers - FINISHED
Yomiuri Giants - Shoki Kasahara 笠原将生 (P)

Softbank Hawks - Tadashi Settsu 摂津正 (P)
Rakuten Eagles - Yusuke Kusuki 楠城祐介 (OF)
Chiba Lotte Marines - Tetsuya Yamamoto 山本徹矢 (P)
Nippon Ham Fighters - Takuya Nakashima 中島卓也 (INF)
Orix Buffaloes - Masato Nishikawa 西川雅人 (P)
Seibu Lions - Tatsuya Takeno 岳野竜也 (C)

Sixth Round
Yokohama Bay Stars - FINISHED
Yakult Swallows - FINISHED
Hiroshima Carp - FINISHED
Chunichi Dragons - Ryosuke Oguma 小熊凌祐 (P)
Hanshin Tigers - FINISHED
Yomiuri Giants - Hiroki Nakazawa 仲沢広基 (INF)

Softbank Hawks - Moo-Yong Kim 金無英 (P)
Rakuten Eagles - Wataru Karashima 辛島航 (OF)
Chiba Lotte Marines - Shoji Katsuki 香月良仁 (P)
Nippon Ham Fighters - Kenshi Sugiya 杉谷拳士 (INF)
Orix Buffaloes - FINISHED
Seibu Lions - Kazuki Miyata 宮田和希 (P)

Seventh Rounds
Yokohama Bay Stars - FINISHED
Yakult Swallows - FINISHED
Hiroshima Carp - FINISHED
Chunichi Dragons - Shingo Ito 井藤真吾 (INF)
Hanshin Tigers - FINISHED
Yomiuri Giants - FINISHED

Softbank Hawks - Shunya Suzuki 鈴木駿也 (P)
Rakuten Eagles - FINISH
Chiba Lotte Marines - FINISHED
Nippon Ham Fighters - Keisuke Tanimoto 谷元圭介 (P)
Orix Buffaloes - FINISHED
Seibu Lions - FINISHED

Note: this is not listed in the order players were picked.

4 comments on “NPB Amateur Draft: Giants win the rights to Oota; List now complete with English names

Comments are closed.