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Hanshin Tigers believe in Kikuchi

by on Oct.20, 2009 @ 10:51 am, under NPB

The Tigers will be holding their usual Owner's Report meeting at some point today at the Hanshin Electric Railway Company headquarters in Osaka.  And the report will likely include some mention of Yusei Kikuchi.

The Tigers are currently hoping that Kikuchi decides to play in Japan and are fully prepared to use their first round pick on him.  But the team is also ready with in case things don't work out according to plan.

"We have a number of alternate first round picks in mind and have at least 24 names for the first 2 rounds of the draft," said club president Nobuo Minami.