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Draft News and Notes: Marines prepping number 18 for 2010 Draft prospect Saito

by on Nov.11, 2009 @ 12:56 pm, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

...If the Marines manage to nab Yuki Saito during the 2010 draft, they'll give him the number 18.

...4th round draft pick Ikuhiro Kiyota will likely announce his intentions on the 12th.  Kiyota was originally supposed to make the announcement before the 12th, but he got sick and could not make the announcement.

Kiyota wasn't happy about being selected so late in the draft and was using that as a reason to forgo joining the Marines.  According to the Sponichi article I linked to above, it seems as though he may be coming around.

Hanshin Tigers

...1st round draft pick Kazuhito Futagami's goal is to be on the Ichi-gun roster on Opening Day.