|Name||JPN||Level||Team||Teams that have show interest|
|Akiyama, Takumi||秋山拓巳||High School||Saijo||Tigers, Hawks|
|Furukawa, Shuichi||古川秀一||University||Nippon Bunri||Buffaloes, Bay Stars, Marines, Hawks, Dragons|
|Futagami, Kazuhito||二神一人||University||Hosei||Buffaloes, Bay Stars, Marines, Tigers, Carp, Lions, Swallows, Hawks, Dragons, Fighters|
|Imamura, Takeru||今村猛||High School||Seiho||Marines, Tigers, Carp, Lions, Swallows, Hawks, Fighters|
|Kawahara, Hiroyuki||川原弘之||High School||Fukuokadai Ohori||Tigers, Hawks, Fighters|
|Kikuchi, Yusei||菊池雄星||High School||Hanamaki Higashi||Buffaloes, Bay Stars, Marines, Tigers, Eagles, Carp, Lions, Swallows, Hawks, Dragons, Fighters|
|Makka, Takayuki||真下貴之||High School||Tokaidai Boyo||Marines, Tigers, Fighters|
|Matsushita, Kenta||松下建太||University||Waseda||Bay Stars, Marines, Carp, Swallows, Dragons|
|Nakazawa, Masato||中澤雅人||Industrial||Toyota||Buffaloes, Bay Stars, Marines, Tigers, Swallows|
|Ohtani, Tomohisa||大谷智久||Industrial||Toyota||Marines, Swallows|
|Okada, Toshiya||岡田俊哉||High School||Wakayama Chiben||Buffaloes, Marines, Tigers|
|Suwabe, Takao||諏訪部貴大||Industrial||Honda||Carp, Hawks, Dragons|
|Tomura, Kenji||戸村健次||University||Rikkyo||Bay Stars, Carp, Swallows, Fighters|
|Yamada, Nobuyoshi||山田修義||High School||Tsuruga Kehi||Buffaloes, Bay Stars, Tigers, Carp, Fighters|
|Name||JPN||Pos||Level||Team||Teams that have shown interest|
|Araki, Takahiro||荒木貴裕||INF||University||Kinki||Tigers, Hawks, Dragons|
|Chono, Hisashi||長野久義||OF||Industrial||Honda||Tigers, Fighters, Giants|
|Dobayashi, Shota||堂林翔太||OF||High School||Chukyodai Chukyo||Buffaloes, Bay Stars, Tigers, Eagles, Carp, Hawks, Fighters|
|Imamiya, Kenta||今宮健太||INF||High School||Meiho||Hawks, Fighters|
|Kato, Masayoshi||加藤政義||INF||University||Kyushu Kokusai||Fighters, Eagles|
|Kiyota, Ikuhiro||清田育宏||OF||Industrial||NTT||Bay Stars, Marines, Tigers, Hawks|
|Nakahara, Keiji||中原恵司||OF||University||Asia||Tigers, Swallows|
|Nakata, Ryoji||中田亮二||INF||University||Asia||Bay Stars, Lions, Swallows, Hawks, Dragons, Fighters|
|Kiyashiki, Masato||鬼屋敷正人||C||High School||Kinkidai Tech||Bay Stars, Marines, Tigers, Carp, Dragons, Fighters|
|Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo||筒香嘉智||INF||High School||Yokohama||Buffaloes, Bay Stars, Tigers, Eagles, Lions, Swallows, Hawks, Dragons, Fighters|
The Yomiuri Giants have confirmed they will select Hisayoshi Chono with their first pick. After that, it seems they'll focus in on high school prospects (5 high school and then 5 more during the Ikusei draft).
The Yokohama Bay Stars have confirmed they will select Yoshitomo Tsutsugo with their first pick.
The Hiroshima Carp have confirmed they will select Takeru Imamura with their first pick.
The Orix Buffaloes still have not confirmed anything and are saying they will not decide until tomorrow (10/29) afternoon; they appear to be concerned about which player they will take if they don't win the rights to negotiate with Kikuchi if they pick him first. And now they have.
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Chiba Lotte Marines
...will consider Masato Nakazawa, Masanori Fujihara (藤原正典), and Toshiya Okada as alternate first round picks if Kikuchi falls through. Throw in Nobuaki Nakabayashi to the list of possible alternate picks.
...appear to be interested in Shota Ohmine, Yuta Ohmine's younger brother.
...will look for a left-handed pitcher if they don't win Kikuchi. They are looking to draft about 4-5 players.
...the left-handers could be Takayuki Makka, Toshiya Okada, and Nobuyoshi Yamada.
...are looking at Ikuhiro Kiyota and Masato Nakazawa as alternate first round picks if they can't get Kikuchi. The Tigers apparently have about 7 people lined up just in case, including Masanori Fujihara (藤原正典), Yuhei Kai (甲斐雄平), and Yohei Ohshima (大島洋平).
...And the Tigers' Akinobu Mayumi continues to talk about how he has a feeling he'll win Kikuchi.
...appear to be interested in Mitsuhiro Nagakawa, Katsuhiro Nagakawa's younger brother.
...could be preparing upwards of 100M yen to sign their first round pick, Takeru Imamura.
Nippon Ham Fighters
...could be considering Takumi Akiyama and Toshiya Okada as possible alternate first round picks in case they don't land Kikuchi. Nashida will also be wearing his "lucky" red underwear.
...have their eye on Yasutsugu Nishimoto (西本泰承) as a possible replacement for Kaneko Makoto. Masayoshi Kato is also on their list.
...have finally announced that they will select Yusei Kikuchi with their first pick.
...are high on Ikuhiro Kiyota and Masayoshi Kato.
...like Kenji Tomura and Kazuhito Futagami. They are looking to draft about 6 players.
...also like Kenta Imamiya.
...are now thinking about selecting Kenta Imamiya with their first pick.
...are looking at Kazuhito Futagami as an alternate first round pick.
...they are also looking at Masato Nakazawa as a possible alternate first round pick.
Yokohama Bay Stars
...are looking at players like Kaga Shigeru and Nobuaki Nakabayashi in the second round; Motoki Higa in the third round; and Kota Kobayashi in the Ikusei rounds.
...are showing interest in Takehiro Fukuda (福田岳洋). He's 26 but could be a sleeper pick in the later rounds.
...already have the number 7 picked out for Hisayoshi Chono.
...Dr. Copa, known for his feng shui antics in Japan, believes Chiba Lotte Marines manager Norifumi Nishimura has the needed luck to land Kikuchi.