...The Chiba Lotte Marines have listed left-hander Toshiya Okada from Chiben Gakuen Wakayama High School as a possible alternate pick in case Yusei Kikuchi isn't available.
...The Hanshin Tigers have said that they are still planning on making Yusei Kikuchi their first pick during the upcoming draft. The Tigers do have alternate picks in case it seems like they won't be able to get Kikuchi: Nobuyoshi Yamada (山田修義) and Takayuki Makka (真下貴之).
Letters of Intent:
...Pitcher Takeru Imamura (今村猛) out of Seiho High School
...Pitcher Isoroku Yumoto (湯本五十六) out of Senshu University High School
...Infielder Masayoshi Kato (加藤政義) out of Kyushu International University Boys' High School