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Hanshin Tigers Scout: We won’t let [Kikuchi] go to the Majors

by on Sep.28, 2009 @ 8:14 pm, under High School

Yusei Kikuchi hit 153km/h on the radar gun.

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12 NPB clubs were in the stands, including 8 reps from MLB clubs.

Here are some of their comments:

Hanshin Tigers Scout Takayoshi Nakao: "We won't let him go to the Majors.  We want him to stay in Japan, no doubt!"

NY Mets Brian Lamb (?): "It was the first time I saw him pitch and he was amazing.  He's got a strong arm and good balance.  And he's got good control over his lower body."

Cleveland Indians scout Dave DeFreitas: "If he wants to go to the Majors so badly, it's our job to go and see him."