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[2/1/2015] Central League Spring Camp Bullpen and Batting Practice Sessions

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Yomiuri Giants

Pitching

Utsumi, Tetsuya NP Notes Sources
02/01 30 Mostly fastballs. Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015,
02/02 36 Second session in as many days. Tokyo Sports 2/3/2015,
02/08 150   Sanspo 2/8/2015, Sponichi 2/8/2015,
02/21 202   Nikkan Sports 2/21/2015,
Mikolas, Miles  NP Notes Sources
02/01  ~70 Including curves, sliders, and splitters. Umpire called strikes and balls. Ryoji Aikawa caught the session. Sponichi 2/2/2015Sports Hochi 2/2/2015,
02/04     Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
03/07 51 Tossed session after pitching three innings in an exhibition game against Orix. Nikkan Sports 3/7/2015,
Tone, Chiaki NP Notes Sources
02/01 40   Sports Hochi 2/2/2015,
02/06 47   Sanspo 2/7/2015,
Sugano, Tomoyuki NP Notes Sources
02/02 64 Nineteen pitches to a half-bent catcher, forty-five to a squatting catcher. Including curves, sliders, and cutters. [02/03] Threw thirteen warm-ups to a standing catcher. Was slated to throw twenty to a standing catcher and thirty to a squatting catcher, but kept going because he felt good. Sports Hochi 2/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015, Chunichi Sports 2/3/2015, Daily Sports 2/3/2015,
02/04 54   Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
02/07 111 Including forkball. Second session in as many days. Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
02/09 82 Fifth session during camp. Sanspo 2/10/2015,
02/14 50 Tossed session in front of Shigeo Nagashima. Nikkan Sports 2/14/2015,
03/05 55   Nikkan Sports 3/5/2015,
03/10 72   Nikkan Sports 3/10/2015,
Poreda, Aaron NP Notes Sources
02/02 31-32 Including change-ups. Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015, Tokyo Sports 2/3/2015, Sponichi 2/3/2015,
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya NP Notes Sources
02/03 35 Started with a standing catcher, switched the half-bent partway through. Sanspo 2/3/2015,
02/24 ~40   Sanspo 2/25/2015,
02/25 58 Second session in as many days. Had someone stand in the batter's box during the session. Sponichi 2/25/2015,
Takagi, Kyosuke NP Notes Sources
02/04 44   Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
Otake, Kan NP Notes Sources
02/06 80 Including curve and forkball. Daily Sports 2/6/2015,
Sugiuchi, Toshiya NP Notes Sources
02/06 133   Sanspo 2/6/2015,
02/08 106 About twenty curves. Had pitching coach Kiyoshi Toyoda stand in the left-handed hitters batter's box. Sponichi 2/9/2015, Daily Sports 2/9/2015,
02/11 110 Had pitching coach Kazuya Tabata stand in the batter's box. Including curves. Nikkan Sports 2/11/2015, Sponichi 2/11/2015,
Sawamura, Hirokazu NP Notes Sources
02/07 70   Sponichi 2/8/2015,
02/11 40 Had battery coach Shinji Hata stand in the batter's box. Including slider, forkball, and new change-up. ZakZak 2/13/2015,
02/18 27 Ended after twenty-seven pitches because the session was his "worst of the year." Sponichi 2/19/2015,
Takagi, Hayato NP Notes Sources
02/26 49 Tataunori Hara stood in the batter's box partway through. Nikkan Sports 2/26/2015,
Tanaka, Daiki NP Notes Sources
02/27 30 Standing catcher. First session since October last year. Nikkan Sports 2/27/2015,
Koyama, Yuki NP Notes Sources
02/24 205   ZakZak 3/1/2015,

Hitting

Ota, Taishi Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 51 - 2   Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015,
02/03 38 - 3   Sponichi 2/4/2015,
Abe, Shinnosuke Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 48 - 3   Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015,
02/06 26 - 3 Against a 160km/h pitching machine, with a metal bat. Sponichi 2/7/2015,
03/05 118 - 28   Sponichi 3/6/2015,
Okamoto, Kazuma Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 41-42 21-23 0 Against a pitching machine. Swung and missed on the first pitch. Daily Sports 2/2/2015, Sponichi 2/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015,
02/02 31 11 3   Sponichi 2/2/2015,
02/02 27 11 3 Against a pitching machine. Sponichi 2/2/2015,
02/03 61 - 3 Thirty-six swings against a batting practice pitcher, thirteen could-be hits, three over the fence. Twenty-one swings against pitching machine, seven could-be hits. Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015, Sponichi 2/3/2015,
02/06 17 3 1 Kazuto Taguchi was batting practice pitcher. [02/07] Saw twenty-five pitches. According to Sanspo, forty swings, nine could-be hits, one home run. Nikkan Sports 2/6/2015, Sponichi 2/7/2015, Sanspo 2/7/2015,
02/08 59 - 3   Nikkan Sports 2/8/2015,
02/14 46 21 0 Shigeo Nagashima watched the session. Nikkan Sports 2/15/2015,
02/28 55 - 1   Sponichi 2/28/2015,
Donoue, Takehiro Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/02 51 - 6   Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015,
02/07 25 10 1 Kentaro Nishimura was the batting practice pitcher. Sanspo 2/8/2015,
Sakamoto, Hayato Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/06 20 - 1   Sanspo 2/7/2015,
Murata, Shuichi Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/11 30 - 6 Including three home runs in a row. Sanspo 2/12/2015,
Chono, Hisayoshi Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/13 91 - 12 Took outdoor batting practice for the first time during camp. official report,
02/15 94 - 4   Sponichi 2/15/2015,
02/18 65 - 8 Third outdoor batting practice session. Nikkan Sports 2/15/2015,

Other

  • Batting practice on February 7:
    • Kentaro Nishimura faced Tetsuya Matsumoto and Takehiro Donoue and threw forty-eight pitches. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/7/2
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 9:
    • First round draft pick Kazuma Okamoto went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts. It was his first scrimmage/game since September last year. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2015
  • Batting practice on February 9:
  • Batting practice on February 12:
    • Miles Mikolas faced Harutomo Tsuji, Itaru Hashimoto, Daisuke Fujimura, and Takehiro Donoue. Threw forty-eight pitches, mostly fastballs and sliders. Allowed six could-be hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/12/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 13:
    • Scott Mathieson faced Daisuke Fujimura, Harutomo Tsuji, Itaru Hashimoto, and Takehiro Donoue. Threw fifty-three pitches. Hitters swung their bats twenty times and recorded two could-be hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/13/2015
  • Batting practice on February 20:
    • Kazuto Taguchi faced Susumu Orui and Ren Wada. He threw seventy-one pitches and allowed six could-be hits. He broke three bats. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2015
    • Tetsuya Yamaguchi faced Taishi Ota and Takehiro Donoue. He threw twenty-nine pitches and allowed one could-be hit. Source: Sanspo 2/20/2015, Daily Sports 2/21/201

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Hanshin Tigers

Pitching

Moriya, Koki NP Notes Sources
02/01 52 Squatting catcher, including curves and change-ups. Daily Sports 2/1/2015,
02/03 44 Including sliders and curves. Third session in as many days, over 150 pitches in total. Taichi Okazaki caught the session. Daily Sports 2/3/2015,
02/17 70 First bullpen at Ichi-gun camp. Daily Sports 2/17/2015,
Ishizaki, Tsuyoshi NP Notes Sources
02/01 58 He mixed in seven sliders. Sports Hochi 2/1/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015,
02/04 52   Sanspo 2/5/2015,
02/06 50 Had pitching coach Kiyooki Nakanishi stand in the batter's box. Sanspo 2/5/2015,
02/07 43 Suffered a cut on his right thumb. Sanspo 2/8/2015,
02/21 56 Kosuke Fukudome spent some time standing in the batter's box. Sanspo 2/22/2015,
02/24 64   Sponichi 2/25/2015,
Shintaro, Fujinami NP Notes Sources
02/02 61 Squatting catcher, including cutter and slider. Forty-four fastballs. Daily Sports 2/2/2015, Sponichi 2/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015,
02/04 70 All pitch types. Sanspo 2/5/2015,
02/06 70   Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
02/07 68   Nikkan Sports 2/8/2015,
02/11 71 Fifth session during camp. Thirty-three were breaking/off-speed pitches. Threw eight forkballs. Daily Sports 2/12/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2015,
02/13 56 Last fifteen pitches were thrown with counts and signs. [02/14] Rangers' scout Yuichi Joe Furukawa watched the session. Had someone stand in the batter's box (switched back and fourt between right and left batter's boxes) for the last fifteen pitches while keeping track of the count. Sanspo 2/13/2015, Sponichi 2/14/2015,
02/15 13 Session after pitching in intra-squad game. Was not happy with his performance during the game and wanted to end his day with a positive bullpen. Sports Hochi 2/16/2015,
02/17 82   Daily Sports 2/18/2015,
02/19 62 Third session in as many days. Ended early because he as not having a good session and felt it was not going to get any better. Sponichi 2/19/2015, Sanspo 2/19/2015,
02/23 63   Nikkan Sports 2/24/2015, Sanspo 2/24/2015,
02/24 87 Second session in as many days. Sanspo 2/25/2015,
Messenger, Randy NP Notes Sources
02/02 31-32 All fastballs. Ryutaro Umeno caught the session. Daily Sports 2/2/2015, Sponichi 2/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015, Sanspo 2/2/2015,
02/06 54 Third session during spring camp. Daily Sports 2/7/2015, Sanspo 2/7/2015,
Matsuda, Ryoma NP Notes Sources
02/02 57 Threw seven over his limit of fifty because he felt good. Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015,
02/08 28 Third session in as many days. Sanspo 2/9/2015,
02/12 75 Kazunari Tsuruoka caught the session. Sanspo 2/13/2015,
02/21 65   Nikkan Sports 2/22/2015,
02/22 87 Game against Shikoku Ginko (Industrial League) canceled. Tossed bullpen session instead. Including forkball and change-up. Sanspo 2/23/2015,
03/02 33   Sanspo 3/3/2015,
Watanabe, Ryo NP Notes Sources
02/02 100 Squatting catcher. Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015,
Nomi, Atsushi NP Notes Sources
02/03 91 Third session in as many days. 244 total pitches. All fastballs, all toward the insider corner for right-handed hitters. Sports Hochi 2/3/2015, Sanspo 2/4/2015,
02/04 123 Fourth session in as many days. 365 total pitches. Sanspo 2/5/2015, Sponichi 2/5/2015,
02/06 104   Sanspo 2/7/2015,
02/08 143 [02/09] All fastballs. Sports Hochi 2/8/2015, Sanspo 2/9/2015,
02/09 67 Only fastballs. Sanspo 2/9/2015,
02/12 162 Threw eleven forkballs. Yutaka Wada stood in the batter's box to check on movement. Sponichi 2/12/2015,
02/14 90 [02/15] He threw fourteen forkballs, eight change-ups, and seven sliders. Sports Hochi 2/14/2015, Sanspo 2/15/2015,
Iwata, Minoru NP Notes Sources
02/04 20 Fourth session in as many days. Handled the session as if it were a one-inning relief outing. Would have ended session earlier, after fourteen or fifteen pitches, but was not happy and kept going. Twenty was his limit. Sports Hochi 2/4/2015, Sponichi 2/4/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
02/06 102   Sanspo 2/7/2015,
02/07 185 Including curves and sliders. Daily Sports 2/7/2015,
02/08 124   Sports Hochi 2/8/2015,
02/12 80   Sanspo 2/13/2015,
02/19 49   Nikkan Sports 2/20/2015,
Yokoyama, Yuya NP Notes Sources
02/06 34 First session of the year. Standing catcher, all fastballs. Nikkan Sports 2/6/2015, Daily Sports 2/6/2015,
02/07 30 Standing catcher, all fastballs. At seventy to eighty percent. Daily Sports 2/7/2015,
02/09 30 Popped a blister on his left middle finger. Sanspo 2/10/2015,
02/11 30 Seven to a standing catcher and twenty-seven to a squatting catcher. It was the first time he tossed a session with a squatting catcher. Sanspo 2/12/2015,
02/17 35 Added off-speed pitches for the first time during Kochi camp. Sanspo 2/18/2015,
02/19 37 Threw twenty-seven fastballs, five curves, and five sliders. Sanspo 2/20/2015,
03/02 23 Seventy-five including the fifty-two he threw during batting practice. Nikkan Sports 3/3/2015, Daily Sports 3/3/2015, Sanspo 3/3/2015,
Oh, Seung-Hwan NP Notes Sources
02/07 31 Only fastballs. Originally planned to toss session on the 9th, but decided to do it a little earlier. [02/08] Started with sixteen pitches to a standing catcher, then thirty-one to a squatting catcher. Sponichi 2/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015, Sanspo 2/8/2015,
02/09 50 All fastballs. Sanspo 2/9/2015,
02/12 61 Including cutter. Third session during camp. [02/13] Threw four cutters. Sports Hochi 2/12/2015, Sponichi 2/12/2015, Sanspo 2/13/2015,
02/14 62 Fourth session during camp. Working on a two-seamer with sinking movement. Also threw slider and slurve. Daily Sports 2/15/2015,
02/22 58 Including off-speed pitches. Second session in as many days. Nikkan Sports 2/22/2015,
Enokida, Daiki NP Notes Sources
02/07 116   Sanspo 2/8/2015,
02/08 151 Stopped once at 149, but through two more. Snaspo 2/9/2015,
Iwazaki, Suguru NP Notes Sources
02/08 20 Standing catcher, first session during camp. Threw another thirty into a net. Not at full strength because he is working his way back from discomfort in left shoulder. Daily Sports 2/9/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/9/2015,
02/12 25 Tossed a session to a squatting catcher for the first time during camp. Sanspo 2/13/2015,
02/15 90 Second session in as many days. Sanspo 2/16/2015,
02/19 70 Including curve, slider, and change-up. Sanspo 2/20/2015,
Akiyama, Takumi NP Notes Sources
02/08 84   Sanspo 2/9/2015,
Iwamoto, Akira NP Notes Sources
02/12 98 Including two-seamer. Sanspo 2/13/2015,
03/01 52 Tossed session after practice game start against Seibu on March 1 was rained out. Nikkan Sports 3/2/2015,
Iwasada, Yuta NP Notes Sources
02/18 70 Talked about release point with pitching coach Kiyooki Nakanishi before tossing another thirty or so pitches. Sponichi 2/19/2015,
Kaneda, Kazuyuki NP Notes Sources
03/01 56 Tossed session after Kyoiku League game start against Chunichi on March 1 was rained out. Nikkan Sports 3/1/2015,
Fukuhara, Shinobu NP Notes Sources
03/05 30 Standing catcher. Tested right leg. Nikkan Sports 3/6/2015,
03/06 23 Squatting catcher, all fastballs. Sanspo 3/7/2015,
Santiago, Mario NP Notes Sources
03/24 50 First real session at Koshien. At seventy-five to eighty percent strength. Daily Sports 3/25/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/25/2015,

Hitting

Yokota, Shintaro Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 76 - 5 Yutaka Tamaki was the batting practice pitcher. Daily Sports 2/1/2015,
02/17 111 - 12 Sixty-three swings against a pitching machine and forty-eight against a batting practice pitcher. Sanspo 2/18/2015,
02/01 39 - 9 Extra batting practice. Ni-gun hitting coach Osamu Hamanaka was the batting practice pitcher. Daily Sports 2/2/2015,
02/01 209   25 Regular and extra batting practice. Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015,
02/04 149 - 21 In four days, 663 swings and seventy-six home runs. Nikkan Sports 2/5/2015,
02/27 58 - 4   Daily Sports 2/28/2015,
Murton, Matt Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 70 - 15 Assistant hitting coach Thomas O'Malley was the batting practice pitcher. Daily Sports 2/1/2015,
02/17 39 19 2   Sports Hochi 2/17/2015,
02/18 46 - 8   Nikkan Sports 2/18/2015, Sanspo 2/18/2015,
Egoshi, Taiga Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 102 - 15 Home runs: one to center, five to right-center, and nine to left. Daily Sports 2/1/2015, Sanspo 2/2/2015,
02/03 325 - 28 Eleven home runs regular batting practice and seventeen during extra batting practice. Sanspo 2/4/2015,
02/04 20-22 11 - Yuta Iwasada was the batting practice pitcher. Thirty-one pitches, nine were balls. Sanspo 2/5/2015, Daily Sports 2/5/2015,
02/06 59   11   Sanspo 2/7/2015,
Fukudome, Kosuke Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 128 - 3   Sports Hochi 2/1/2015,
02/04 74 - 7 Soft-toss batting practice. Sanspo 2/5/2015,
02/04 47 - 1 Regular batting practice. Sanspo 2/5/2015,
02/06 226 - 67 Extra batting practice. Used a training bat that weighed about a kilogram. Sponichi 2/7/2015, Daily Sports 2/7/2015,
02/10 206 - 51 Extra batting practice.  
02/14 78 - 7   Sanspo 2/15/2015,
Nishioka, Tsuyoshi Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 91 - 2   Sanspo 2/2/2015,
02/03 75 46 5 Batted left-handed. Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015, Daily Sports 2/3/2015,
03/15 68 - 3 Total sixty-eight from both sides of the plate. Hit three over the left-field fence from the right side. Sports Hochi 3/15/2015, Daily Sports 3/16/2015,
Yokawa, Naomasa Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 91 - 9 Regular batting practice. Daily Sports 2/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015, Sanspo 2/2/2015,
02/01 173 - 27 Extra batting practice. Daily Sports 2/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015, Sanspo 2/2/2015,
Toritani, Takashi Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 121 - 7   Sponichi 2/2/2015,
02/03 117 - 11 Totals against right-handed and left-handed pitchers and a pitching machine. Sports Hochi 2/3/2015,
02/07 127 - 20-22 Hit four in a row at one point. Sports Hochi 2/7/2015, Daily Sports 2/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
02/14 58 - 5   Sanspo 2/15/2015,
02/25 61 - 7   Sanspo 2/26/2015,
Yamato Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/02 135 70 -   Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015,
02/06 66 42 -   Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
Arai, Ryota Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/02 95 - 9   Sanspo 2/3/2015,
02/04 97 - 6   Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
Umeno, Ryutaro Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/02 72 - 15 Tomoyuki Kubota was the batting practice pitcher. Sanspo 2/3/2015,
02/06 52 - 4   Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
Yokoyama, Yuya Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/03 50 - 16 Soft-toss batting practice. Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
Imanari, Ryota Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/04 30 11 2 Akira Iwamoto was the batting practice pitcher. Sanspo 2/5/2015,
02/07 76 - 14 Extra batting practice. Daily Sports 2/8/2015,
Nakatani, Masahiro Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/04 108 - 14 Twenty minutes, no rest. Sanspo 2/5/2015,
Oh, Seung-Hwan Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/06 55 - 2   Sports Hochi 2/6/2015, Daily Sports 2/6/2015, Sponichi 2/6/2015,
Nomi, Atsushi Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/06 53 - 3   Daily Sports 2/6/2015,
Gomez, Mauro Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/08 68 - - Nineteen swings against pitches thrown underhanded, forty-nine swings against pitches thrown over-handed. Sponichi 2/8/2015,
02/09 94 - - Thirty-one swings against pitches thrown underhanded, sixty-three swings against pitches thrown over-handed. Sponichi 2/11/2015,
02/10 40 - -   Sponichi 2/11/2015,
02/17 43 - 6 First outdoor session during spring camp. Sponichi 2/17/2015,
02/18 70 - 18   Nikkan Sports 2/18/2015,
02/19 55 - 15 Including six straight at one point. Sanspo 2/20/2015,
02/21 97 - 10 [02/22] Hit eight toward right and two toward center. Nikkan Sports 2/21/2015, Sponichi 2/22/2015,
02/23 60 - 7   Sports Hochi 2/23/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/23/2015,
03/16 91 - 5 Regular batting practice: 51 swings, 2 home runs. Extra batting practice: 40 swings, 3 home runs. Nikkan Sports 3/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/17/2015,
Uemoto, Hiroki Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/08 91 - 0   Sanspo 2/9/2015,
Ito, Hayata Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/12 15 8 3 Saw twenty-four pitches. Second round draft pick Tsuyoshi Ishizaki was the batting practice pitcher. [02/13] Hit home runs on the second, third, and sixth pitches. Sponichi 2/12/2015, Daily Sports 2/13/2015, Sports Hochi 2/13/2015,
Shintaro Fujinami Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/14 87 30 2   Nikkan Sports 2/15/2015, Daily Sports 2/15/2015,

Other

  • Batting practice on February 4:
    • Ryoma Matsuda threw twenty-seven pitches to Yuto Morikoshi and allowed two could-be hits. Threw twenty-eight pitches to Taichi Okazaki and allowed five could be hits. Source: Daily Sports 2/4/2015
    • Naoto Tsuru tossed batting practice for the second time during Ni-gun camp. He faced Shunsuke Fujikawa and Shinta Hifumi and threw forty-four pitches and gave up eight could-be hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015
    • Fourth round draft pick Koki Moriya faced Katsuhiko Saka and Kenichi Tagami and threw fifty-three pitches and allowed ten could-be hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015
    • Kazuyuki Kaneda threw twenty-six pitches, all fastballs, to Naoto Nishida and allowed three hits toward left and one hit toward center. Source: Sanspo 2/5/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 7:
    • Third round draft pick Taiga Egoshi: runner on first, no out, sac bunt; runner on third, no out, single to center; runner on first, no out, double to left. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015 ... Egoshi went 2-for-2 with two RBI. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/8/2015
    • Ni-gun - Ryota Arai went 2-for-3. Source: Sanspo 2/8/2015
    • Ni-gun - Fifth round draft pick Kai Ueda went 2-for-4. Source: Sanspo 2/8/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 9:
    • Third round draft pick Taiga Egoshi hit a home run out to left off Hiroya Shimamoto. Source: Sponichi 2/9/2015 ... Egoshi grounded out to third against Hiroaki Saiuchi and flied out to left and hit a home run off Shimamoto. Source: Daily Sports 2/9/2015
    • Fourth round draft pick Koki Moriya faced ten hitters and allowed two hits. He also recorded three strikeouts. Source: Daily Sports 2/9/2015
    • Takashi Toritani went 2-for-2: single to center off Takumi Akiyama, single to left of Shoya Yamamoto. He used a training bat during the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/10/2015
    • Kentaro Kuwahara faced six hitters and gave up one hit, a single to right to Hiroki Uemoto. He topped out at 144km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/10/2015
  • Batting practice on February 9:
    • Before Yuya Ando took a thrown baseball off the back of his neck, he threw fifty-six pitches and allowed six could-be hits. Source: Sanspo 2/10/2015
  • Batting practice on February 12:
    • Second round draft pick Tsuyoshi Ishizaki threw twenty-one pitches to Kohei Shibata and allowed one could-be hit. He threw twenty-four pitches to Hayata Ito and allowed seven could-be hits. Two were consecutive home runs. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/12/2015
  • Batting practices scrimmage on February 17:
    • Yuya Ando faced ten hitters, threw twenty-seven pitches, and allowed six could-be hits. Source: Sanpso 2/18/2015
  • Batting practice on February 18:
  • Batting practice on February 21:
    • Mauro Gomez got eight at bats against Atsushi Nomi and recorded four hits, including a double. Source: Sanspo 2/21/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 22:
    • Mauro Gomez recorded ten at bats against Kazuyuki Kaneda and went 2-for-9 with a walk. Source: Sports Hochi 2/22/2015
  • Batting practice on February 23:
    • First round draft pick Yuya Yokoyama faced Haruki Kurose, threw twenty-four pitches, and allowed two could-be hits. Broke two bats. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2015, Daily Sports 2/23/2015
    • Suguru Iwazaki faced Shunsuke Fujikawa and fifth round draft pick Kai Ueda. He threw fifty-nine pitches. Source: Sanspo 2/24/2015
    • Tatsuya Kojima faced Shinta Hifumi and Shintaro Yokota. Threw forty-six pitches and allowed eight could-be hits. Source: Sanspo 2/24/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 24:
    • Ryoma Matsuda faced ten hitters and allowed five hits. Source: Sanspo 2/25/2015
    • Kentaro Sekimoto went 2-for-2 against Ryoma Matsuda. He also worked out a walk against Kojiro Tanabo. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/24/2015
    • Yuya Ando faced ten hitters, threw thirty-five pitches, and gave up one hit, a single to left to Shinta Hifumi. Source: Sanspo 2/25/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 28:
    • Matt Murton went 4-for-7. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/28/2015 ... Murton hit a double to right-center in his first at bat, singes to center in his third and fifth at bats, and a single to left in his seventh at bat. Source: Daily Sports 3/1/2015
  • Batting practice on March 2:
    • First round draft pick Yuya Yokoyama faced Shinta Hifumi and Naoto Nishida. He threw fifty-two pitches (twenty-nine to Hifumi and twenty-three to Nishida) and allowed five could be hits (four to Hifumi and one to Nishida). He threw just five for balls. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/3/2015, Daily Sports 3/3/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on March 13:
  • Batting practice scrimmage on March 15:
    • Shinobu Fukuhara faced ten hitters, threw thirty-three pitches, gave up three hits, and walked one. Source: Sanspo 3/16/2015

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Hiroshima Carp

Pitching

Osera, Daichi NP Notes Sources
02/01 115 Thirty to a standing catcher, eighty-five to a squatting catcher. [02/02] Was originally planning to throw about forty, but kept throwing because he felt good. Daily Sports 2/1/2015, Daily Sports 2/2/2015,
02/09 85 Including ten splitters. Nikkan Sports 2/10/2015,
02/13 50   Nikkan Sports 2/13/2015,
02/16 88   Daily Sports 2/17/2015,
Kuri, Allen NP Notes Sources
02/01 153 Squatting catcher. Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015,
02/02 123 Squatting catcher. Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015,
02/03 150 426 pitches in three days. Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015,
Johnson, Kris NP Notes Sources
02/02 32 Squatting catcher in front of home plate. Including sliders and change-ups. Daily Sports 2/2/2015,
Zagurski, Mike NP Notes Sources
02/02 42 Including curveballs. Daily Sports 2/2/2015,
DeJesus, Danilo NP Notes Sources
02/02 70   Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015,
Heath, Deunte NP Notes Sources
02/04 24-32 Including change-ups. First session during camp. Sports Hochi 2/4/2015, Daily Sports 2/4/2015,
Maeda, Kenta NP Notes Sources
02/07 30 Standing catcher, including five curves. This was his first session. Sports Hochi 2/7/2015, Daily Sports 2/7/2015, Sponichi 2/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
02/09 49 Including fourteen curves. This was his first session with a squatting catcher. Daily Sports 2/9/2015,
02/13 51 Squatting catcher, including curves. Also tried throwing from the set. Sanspo 2/13/2015,
02/18 30 All pitches. Daily Sports 2/18/2015,
02/22 50 Tossed session at the same time as Hiroki Kuroda. Sports Hochi 2/23/2015, Sponichi 2/23/2015,
Yabuta, Kazuki NP Notes Sources
02/08 30 Standing catcher, only fastballs. First session in about eleven months because of right shoulder pain. Daily Sports 2/8/2015,
Nakazaki, Shota NP Notes Sources
02/09 56   Sports Hochi 2/9/2015,
Imamura, Takeru NP Notes Sources
02/13 25   Sanspo 2/13/2015,
Kuroda, Hiroki NP Notes Sources
02/18 37 Threw the ball around seventy-two times during a game of catch before the bullpen session. During session, threw nine fastballs, eight two-seamers, four cutters, five curves, seven sliders, and four splitters. Squatting catcher. Tsubasa Aizawa caught the session. Daily Sports 2/18/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/18/2015, Sanspo 2/18/2015,
02/20 90 Fourteen to a standing catcher and seventy-six to a squatting catcher. Used no wind-up delivery for first thirty-five pitches, then started pitching from the stretch. Including four curves, eighteen four-seamers, seventeen two-seamers, seven splitters, and the remaining cutters. Sponichi 2/20/2015,
02/22 50 Tested the slider for the first time. Nikkan Sports 2/22/2015, Sponichi 2/23/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/23/2015,
03/06 ~10 Tossed session in preparation for exhibition game start against Yakult on March 8. Standing catcher. Daily Sports 3/7/2015, Sports Hochi 3/7/2015,
Horie, Atsuya NP Notes Sources
- - Threw 1,000 pitches during Ni-gun camp. Over ninety percent were fastballs. Daily Sports 3/3/2015,

* thirteen of fourteen pitchers at Ni-gun camp tossed bullpen sessions on the first day of spring camp. Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2015

Hitting

Guzman, Jesus Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 49 - 0-1 Hit the ball toward left ten times, toward center seventeen times, and toward right twenty times. Fouled off two pitches. Daily Sports 2/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015,
02/09 44 16 - Saw sixty-three pitches, swung at forty-four. Fourteen of his sixteen could-be hits were hit between center and right. Nikkan Sports 2/10/2015,
Noma, Takayoshi Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 79 - 8   Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015,
Maeda, Kenta Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/03 56 - 11 Used a training bat. [02/04] Soft-toss. First set: thirty-two swings and two over the fence. Second set: twelve swings and five over the fence. Third set: twelve swings and four over the fence. Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015, Daily Sports 2/3/2015, Sponichi 2/4/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
Eldred, Brad Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/03 47-49 - 10   Daily Sports 2/4/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
Arai, Takahiro Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/13 51 - 5 Extra batting practice. Tokyo Sports 2/14/2015, Daily Sports 2/14/2015
Kuroda, Hiroki Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
03/02 40 2 -   Daily Sports 3/2/2015,

Other

  • Batting practice on February 5:
    • Sixth round draft pick Tetsuya Iida faced three right-handed hitters, threw thirty-three pitches, and gave up four could-be hits. He also got the hitters to foul off eight pitches. He threw change-ups with his nineteenth and twentieth pitches. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2015
    • Danilo DeJesus threw thirty-four pitches and gave up three could-be hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2015 ... DeJesus faced Takashi Uemoto, Yuta Shirahama, and Masamitsu Suzuki, and gave up four could-be hits. Souexw: Daily Sports 2/6/2015
  • Batting practice on February 7:
    • Daichi Osera faced Shota Dobayashi and Ryuhei Matsuyama. He threw thirty-four pitches (nineteen to Dobayashi and fifteen to Matsuyama), including cutters and curves, and gave up four could-be hits (two to each). Twelve pitches were fouled off, nine by Dobayashi. Source: Daily Sports 2/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/8/2015 ... Osera threw thirty fastballs, two cutters, and two curves. Nine pitches were balls and twelve were fouled off. Source: Daily Sports 2/8/2015
    • Yusuke Nomura faced Shogo Kimura and Tetsuya Kokubo, threw thirty-six pitches (all fastballs), and gave up five could-be hits. Source: Daily Sports 2/8/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 7:
    • Ryuhei Matsuyama went 4-for-8. He recorded a hit off Yuki Iwami and three hits off Jumpei Ono. Source: Daily Sports 2/8/2015
  • Batting practice on February 8:
    • Ryuji Ichioka threw thirty-eight pitches to first round draft pick Takayoshi Noma and Yoshihiro Maru. He gave up three could-be hits. Source: Daily Sports 2/8/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 8:
    • Sixth round draft pick Tetsuya Iida faced nine hitters and gave up three could-be hits. Source: Daily Sports 2/8/2015
    • Yuya Fukui faced eight hitters, threw twenty-nine pitches, and recorded four strikeouts. Source: Sports Hochi 2/8/2015
    • First round draft pick Takayoshi Noma faced Shoma Sato and sixth round draft pick Tetsuya Iida a total four times and recorded two hits and a walk. Source: Sports Hochi 2/9/2015 ... Daily Sports notes six times and three hits and a walk. Source: Daily Sports 2/9/2015
    • Danilo DeJesus faced five hitters and gave up one could-be hit. He struck out Shota Dobayashi and Ryosuke Kikuchi looking, and Yoshihiro Maru swinging. He alllowed a hit to Kosuke Tanaka and got Yoshiyuki Ishihara to ground out to second. Source: Daily Sports 2/9/2015, Sanspo 2/9/2015
  • Batting practice on February 10:
    • Daichi Osera threw thirty-two pitches and allowed one could-be hit. Source: Sanspo 2/10/2015
    • Takahiro Arai faced Yusuke Nomura and Osera. He swung the bat eight times against Nomura and recorded four could-be hits. He swung the bat three times against Osera and recorded one could-be hit. Source: Sanspo 2/11/2015
  • Batting practice on February 15:
    • Kenta Maeda faced four hitters, including first round draft pick Takayoshi Noma and Shota Dobayashi. He threw thirty-five pitches (fastballs and curves) and gave up four could-be hits. He threw ten pitches to Noma and gave up two could-be hits. Source: Daily Sports 2/15/2015
    • Kris Johnson faced three hitters. He threw forty pitches and allowed two could-be hits. The session was split into two twenty-pitch blocks. Source: Sanspo 2/15/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 19:
    • Kenta Maeda faced twelve hitters (combination of Brad Eldred, Jesus Guzman, Takahiro Arai, and Eishin Soyogi). He threw forty pitches, gave up four hits, walked, one, and struck out three. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/19/2015, Sanspo 2/19/2015
    • Kris Johnson faced twelve hitters and threw fifty-three pitches and allowed three hits. He surrendered a home run to Brad Eldred. Source: Sports Hochi 2/19/2015
  • Batting practice on February 21:
    • Deunte Heath faced four hitters, including Yoshiyuki Ishihara, and threw thirty pitches. He allowed two could-be hits. Source: Sanspo 2/21/2015
  • Batting practice on February 25:
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 28:
    • Hiroki Kuroda faced four hitters twelve times, threw forty-six pitches, allowed two hits, including a home run, and walked one. He broke three bats and threw forty-six pitches. First round: Eishin Soyogi broke a bat and grounded out to short; Soichiro Amaya broke a bat and grounded out to first; Takahiro Arai flied out to center. Second round: Soyogi grounded out to second; Amaya hit a double to center; Arai hit a home run to left; Ryuhei Matsuyama flied out to the shortstop; Soyogi flied out to center. Third round: Amaya broke a bat and grounded out to short; Arai struck out on three pitches; Matsuyama flied out to left; Soyogi walked. Source: Daily Sports 2/28/2015, Sports Hochi 2/28/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/28/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on March 4:
    • Hiroki Kuroda faced a combination of Jesus Guzman, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Yoshihiro Maru, and Yoshiyuki Ishihara nine times. He was originally slated to toss two simulated innings, but went three innings because he got through the first two on just twenty-nine pitches. He threw a total thirty-eight pitches, did not allow any hits, struck out three, and topped out at 143km/h. Source: Sponichi 3/4/2015, Daily Sports 3/4/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/5/2015
    • Daichi Osera faced a combination of Jesus Guzman, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Yoshihiro Maru, and Yoshiyuki Ishihara eleven times. He allowed one could-be hit and struck out five. He threw at about eighty to ninety percent. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/5/2015

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Chunichi Dragons

Pitching

Yoshimi, Kazuki NP Notes Sources
02/01 50 Squatting catcher. Sports Hochi 2/1/2015,
02/10 85   Nikkan Sports 2/10/2015,
02/11 155   Sponichi 2/11/2015,
02/13   Threw 212 pitches between batting practice and bullpen session. Sanspo 2/13/2015,
02/15 72 Threw 524 pitches in six days. Nikkan Sports 2/15/2015,
Yamamoto, Masashi NP Notes Sources
02/01 49   Sponichi 2/1/2015,
02/06 100 Including cutter. Sanspo 2/6/2015,
02/15 90 Tossed session because he was not happy with his outing during a practice game against Yokohama. Nikkan Sports 2/16/2015,
Valdes, Raul NP Notes Sources
02/01 50 He told reporters he would be ready to pitch in games/scrimmages after two or three more sessions. Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015,
Rivas, Amaury NP Notes Sources
02/01 30 He worked on keeping his pitches down. Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015,
02/06 89 Masato Matsui caught the session and called pitches, including change-ups, sinkers, and sliders. Sponichi 2/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
Matayoshi, Katsuki NP Notes Sources
02/01 75   Sanspo 2/1/2015,
02/02   Motonobu Tanishige caught twenty pitches. Sports Hochi 2/2/2015,
02/08 75 First session since the second because he popper a blister on his right middle finger. Sports Hochi 2/8/2015,
03/07 48 Was slated to make appearance against Rakuten on March 7, but the exhibition game was canceled due to rain. Tossed bullpen session instead. Sponichi 3/8/2015,
Hamada, Tomohiro NP Notes Sources
02/02   Motonobu Tanishige caught thirty pitches. [02/03] Tanishige stepped in after Hamada threw eighteen pitches. Sports Hochi 2/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015,
02/04 47 Fourth session in as many days. Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
Nomura, Ryosuke NP Notes Sources
02/01 55 Including two forkballs. Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015,
02/02 39 Motonobu Tanishige caught eighteen pitches. Sports Hochi 2/2/2015,
02/04 56 Including two forkballs. Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
Suzuki, Shota NP Notes Sources
02/03 60 Motonobu Tanishige caught the first thirty pitches. Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015,
02/17 101   Sports Hochi 2/17/2015,
03/05   Threw 2,100 pitches during spring camp. Nikkan Sports 3/5/2015,
Kishimoto, Junki NP Notes Sources
02/03 52 Tossed the session at Ichi-gun camp. Sports Hochi 2/3/2015,
Asao, Takuya NP Notes Sources
02/03 50 Fastballs. Sponichi 2/4/2015,
02/15 151 Had someone stand in the batter's box. Sports Hochi 2/15/2015, Sponichi 2/15/2015,
02/25 54   Nikkan Sports 2/25/2015,
03/05 41   Nikkan Sports 3/6/2015,
Ono, Yudai NP Notes Sources
02/03 71 Second session during camp. Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
02/04 88 Third session during camp. Close to 180 total pitches. Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
02/08 58 Including a new type of forkball he has been working on since fall camp. Daily Sports 2/9/2015,
02/10 89 Including fifteen forkballs. Sports Hochi 2/10/2015,
02/11 40   Sports Hochi 2/11/2015,
Yamamoto, Masahiro NP Notes Sources
02/05 56 From behind the mound. Daily Sports 2/7/2015,
02/07 50 Forty with a catcher half-bent, last ten with the catcher squatting. Sports Hochi 2/7/2015, Sponichi 2/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
02/11 61 Had someone stand in the batter's box. Daily Sports 2/12/2015,
02/14 75   Sports Hochi 2/14/2015,
02/17 100 Including screwball. Sports Hochi 2/17/2015,
03/02 52 Squatting catcher. Sponichi 3/3/2015,
Iwase, Hitoki NP Notes Sources
02/08 25 First session during camp. Squatting catcher. All fastballs. Sports Hochi 2/8/2015, Sanspo 2/8/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/8/2015,
02/17 16 Cut session short because he was not throwing the ball well. He was also seen rubbing his left arm, but denied any problems. Sports Hochi 2/17/2015, Sponichi 2/17/2015,
Yamai, Daisuke NP Notes Sources
02/08 173   Sponichi 2/11/2015,
02/13   Threw a total 272 pitches on the 13th (including count from batting practice). Sports Hochi 2/13/2015,
Oguma, Ryosuke NP Notes Sources
02/13 65   Nikkan Sports 2/13/2015,
02/18 48   Sanspo 2/18/2015,
Yamauchi, Soma NP Notes Sources
02/17 80 Tossed the session before pitching in a Ni-gun pratice game against Yokohama. Nikkan Sports 2/18/2015,
Yagi, Tomoya NP Notes Sources
02/26   Did not toss session on the 26th, but led staff with 1,688 pitches during camp. Nikkan Sports 2/26/2015,
Fukutani, Koji NP Notes Sources
03/07   Tossed session after exhibition outing against Rakuten was rained out. Daily Sports 3/8/2015,

* nineteen pitchers tossed bullpen session on the first day of spring camp. Hitoki Iwase and Yuta Muto did not. Source: Sports Hochi 2/1/2015

Hitting

Takahashi, Shuhei Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 39 - 6 Morning session. Sports Hochi 2/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015,
02/01 253 - 40 Afternoon session. Sports Hochi 2/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015,
02/04 102 - 4   Sponichi 2/6/2015,
Endo, Issei Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/03 39 - 3   Sanspo 2/3/2015,
Tanishige, Motonobu Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/10 44 16 - First session during camp. Sponichi 2/10/2015, Daily Sports 2/11/2015
Wada, Kazuhiro Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/10 44 - - First session during camp. Sponichi 2/10/2015,
Hirata, Ryosuke Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
03/13 56 - 10 Joined Ichi-gun practices at YafuOku Dome on March 13. Nikkan Sports 3/13/2015,

Other

  • Batting practice on February 4:
    • Koji Fukutani faced Shuhei Takahashi and Taiki Mitsumata. Threw forty-six pitches and allowed one could-be hit. He topped out at 145km/h. Source: Sanspo 2/4/2015
  • Batting practice on February 7:
  • Batting practice on February 8:
    • Second round draft pick Tomohiro Hamada faced Nobumasa Fukuda and sixth round draft pick Masataka Iryo. He threw fifty-one pitches, all fastballs, and allowed eight could-be hits on thirty-nine swings. He topped out at 133km/h. Source: Sponichi 2/9/2015, Sports Hochi 2/9/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 11:
    • Junki Kishimoto pitched two innings and faced seven hitters. He did not allow a hit or a run. Source: Sports Hochi 2/11/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/11/2015
    • Yohei Oshima went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a sac fly, and an RBI. Oshima hit a double to left-center off Junki Ito, a double to right-center off Ryosuke Oguma, a single to left off Kentaro Nishikawa, and a sac fly to center off Shota Suzuki. Source: Sports Hochi 2/11/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/11/2015
    • Third round draft pick Shota Tomonaga struck out twice in four trips to the plate. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/11/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 12:
    • Tomoya Yagi faced seven hitters and did not allow any hits or runs. He struck out three. Source: Sports Hochi 2/12/2015, Daily Sports 2/13/2015
    • Second round draft pick Tomohiro Hamada gave up two runs on three hits over two innings and struck out five. Source: Sports Hochi 2/12/2015, Sponichi 2/12/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2015
    • Sixth round draft pick Masataka Iryo went 2-for-4 with an RBI. He also showed good hussle while playing left. Source: Sponichi 2/12/2015
    • Koji Fukutani tossed two shutout innings. He retired the side in order in his first inning and then struck out third round draft pick Shota Tomonaga looking with runners on second and third to end his second inning. He topped out at 147km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/12/2015
    • Seventh round draft pick Issei Endo ewnt 1-for-3. Fourth round draft pick Shun Ishikawa went 2-for-3. Sixth round draft pick Masataka Iryo went 2-for-4. Source: Sports Hochi 2/13/2015
  • Batting practice on February 13:
    • Kazuki Yoshimi faced Kazuhiro Wada and Motonobu Tanishige. Threw sixty-two pitches and allowed five could-be hits. Topped out at 132km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 2/13/2015
    • Daisuke Yamai threw thirty-five pitches to Hector Luna and allowed two could-be hits. He threw twenty-five pitches to Ricardo Nanita and allowed three could-be hits. Source: Sports Hochi 2/13/2015
    • First round draft pick Ryosuke Nomura faced two hitters and threw forty-eight pitches. Shuhei Takahashi hit one over the fence. Source: Sanspo 2/13/2015 ... Nomura threw twenty-five pitches to fourth round draft pick Shun Ishikawa and allowed five could be hits and he hrew twenty-three pitches to Takahashi and allowed six could-be hits, including one home run. He topped out at 135km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2015
    • Amaury Rivas faced Masahiko Morino and Akihito Fujii. He threw fifty-eight pitches (thirty-five were balls) and allowed one could-be hit to Fujii. Source: Daily Sports 2/14/2015, Sponichi 2/14/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 18:
  • Batting practice from February 20:
    • Masahiro Yamamoto faced Anderson Hernandez and Tetsuya Tani, threw forty-seven pitches, and allowed eight could-be hits on thirty-four swings. Turned down radar gun readings because he has no interest in velocity at this time of year. Source: Sponichi 2/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/21/2015, Tokyo Sports 2/21/2015, Sponichi 2/21/2015 ... He threw twenty-three pitches to Hernandez and allowed six could-be hits, including a home run. He threw twenty-four pitches to Tani and allowed two could-be hits. Source: Daily Sports 2/21/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 25:

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Yokohama Bay Stars

Pitching

Miura, Daisuke NP Notes Sources
02/01 80   Sports Hochi 2/1/2015, Sponichi 2/1/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015,
02/03 120   Sanspo 2/4/2015,
02/05 163 Including curves. Fifth session in as many days, a total 563 pitches. Sanspo 2/6/2015,
02/11 160 Including knuckle-fork. Ninth session during camp. Has thrown 1,198 pitches through first two blocks of camp. Chunichi Sports 2/12/2015, Daily Sports 2/12/2015,
02/13 182 Has now thrown over 1,300 pitches since the start of camp. Sponichi 2/13/2015,
02/16 301 Threw 357 pitches in all -- 100 in first bullpen session, fifty-six during batting practice, 201 during second bullpen session. Daily Sports 2/16/2015,
02/28   Threw about 2,500 since the start of camp. Sponichi 2/28/2015,
Ino, Shoichi NP Notes Sources
02/01 100   Sports Hochi 2/1/2015,
Yamasaki, Yasuaki NP Notes Sources
02/01 72 Including the knuckleball. [02/02] Including two-seamer, slider, curve, and knukcleball. Sanspo 2/1/2015, Sponichi 2/2/2015,
02/02 60 Wanted to throw 100, but was told to pace himself. Including two-seamer, curve, and knuckleball. Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015, Sports Hochi 2/3/2015,
02/03 57   Sanspo 2/4/2015,
02/13 52 Including curve, slider, two-seamer, and two kinds of knuckleballs. Nikkan Sports 2/13/2015,
Okajima, Hideki NP Notes Sources
02/02 70 Squatting catcher, including curve and change-up. Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015, Daily Sports 2/2/2015,
02/20 90   Sports Hochi 2/21/2015,
02/26 70 First session in six days. Daily Sports 2/26/2015,
Takahashi, Hisanori NP Notes Sources
02/03 61   Sports Hochi 2/3/2015, Sponichi 2/3/2015,
02/07 107   Sports Hochi 2/8/2015,
Kubo, Yasutomo NP Notes Sources
02/03 113-123 Third session in as many days. [02/04] All fastballs. Daily Sports 2/3/2015, Sponichi 2/3/2015, Sponichi 2/4/2015,
02/09 122   Sanspo 2/10/2015,
02/20 244 Was not planning to throw so many pitches, but kept going because he was making adjustments to his delivery. Nikkan Sports 2/20/2015, Daily Sports 2/20/2015,
03/01 118 Threw a total 2,323 during camp. Second most behind Miura. Daily Sports 3/1/2015,
Yamaguchi, Shun NP Notes Sources
02/04 220 Third session during camp. Squatting catcher. Kept pitching because he felt good about the session. Sports Hochi 2/4/2015, Sponichi 2/4/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
Sunada, Yoshiki NP Notes Sources
02/12 93   Sports Hochi 2/12/2015,
Kubo, Yasutomo NP Notes Sources
02/17 120 Threw 1,411 pitches during the first three blocks of camp. Sports Hochi 2/18/2015, Sponichi 2/18/2015,
02/19 37 Tossed session after outing as batting practice pitcher. Daily Sports 2/19/2015,
Tono, Shun NP Notes Sources
02/19 205   Sponichi 2/19/2015,
Kakita, Yuta NP Notes Sources
02/22 164   Daily Sports 2/22/2015,

Hitting

Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 50-52 - 9   Sponichi 2/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015,
Kuramoto, Toshihiko Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/03 11 5 -   Daily Sports 2/4/2015,
Lopez, Jose Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/09 43 - 5   Sponichi 2/10/2015,

Other

  • Batting practice on February 4:
  • Batting practice on February 7:
    • First round draft pick Yasuaki Yamasaki faced Shun Yamashita and Taiki Sekine. Threw thirty-eight pitches, topped out at 143km/h, and allowed just one hit. Source: Sponichi 2/8/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 10:
    • First round draft pick Yasuaki Yamasaki faced seven hitters and allowed one hit. He topped out at 144km/h. Source: Sponichi 2/10/2015
  • Batting practice on February 16:
    • Yoslan Herrera faced Hyuma Matsui and Masayuki Kuwahara. He threw forty pitches and allowed three could-be hits on twenty-seven swings. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/16/2015 ... Hyuma swung the bat thirteen times and fouled off six pitches. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/17/2015 ... According to Sponichi, Kuwahara swung the bat twenty-one times and recorded one could-be hit; Hyuma swung the bat nineteen times and recorded two could-be hits. Source: Sponichi 2/17/2015
  • Batting practice on February 19:
    • Yasutomo Kubo faced Toshiki Kurobane, Hiroki Minei, Masayuki Kuwahara, Taiki Sekine, and fifth round draft pick Koki Yamashita, .He threw seventy-six pitches and allowed ten could-be hits. Source: Daily Soprts 2/19/2015
  • Batting practice on February 25:

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Yakult Swallows

Pitching

Sato, Yoshinori NP Notes Sources
02/01 56 Squatting catcher. [02/02] Felt better than he did before he got hurt. Is trying to start sesssions with curveballs before moving on to fastballs. Suguru Ino caught the session. Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015, Sanspo 2/1/2015, Sports Hochi 2/2/2015, Sponichi 2/2/2015,
02/02 85   Sanspo 2/3/2015
03/19 64 Slated to pitch in a Ni-gun game on March 22 against Yomiuri. Nikkan Sports 3/19/2015,
Muranaka, Kyohei NP Notes Sources
02/01 127   Sanspo 2/2/2015,
Ogawa, Yasuhiro NP Notes Sources
02/01 32   Sanspo 2/2/2015,
02/03 110 Including curves and cutters. [02/04] Trying to keep slide step time under 1.26 seconds. Best time for session was 1.19 seconds. Sports Hochi 2/3/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015, Sponichi 2/4/2015, Daily Sports 2/4/2015,
02/15 50 Standing catcher. Sanspo 2/16/2015,
02/18 58 Squatting catcher. Sanspo 2/18/2015,
02/22 118   Sanspo 2/23/2015,
02/26 56   Sponichi 2/27/2015, Sanspo 2/26/2015,
03/25 55 Slated to start the opening day game on March 27. Daily Sports 3/26/2015,
Naruse, Yoshihisa  NP Notes Sources
02/01 32 Yuhei Nakamura caught the session. Sponichi 2/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015,
02/02 42 Second session in as many days. [02/03] Suguru Ino caught the session. Tossed two sessions, one in the morning and another in the afternoon. Sports Hochi 2/2/2015Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015, Sports Hochi 2/3/2015, Daily Sports 2/3/2015,
02/12 61   ZakZak 2/13/2015,
03/02 55   Sponichi 3/3/2015,
Ishiyama, Taichi NP Notes Sources
02/03 120   Sanspo 2/3/2015,
02/19 31 Squatting catcher. Sports Hochi 2/19/2015,
Akiyoshi, Ryo NP Notes Sources
02/03 97 About twenty were sinkers. Sponichi 2/4/2015,
Ondrusek, Logan NP Notes Sources
02/04 22 Also tossed a session on the first day of camp. Sponichi 2/4/2015,
02/08 31 Third session during camp. Nikkan Sports 2/9/2015,
Koyama, Yuto NP Notes Sources
02/06 60   Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
Terada, Tetsuya NP Notes Sources
02/16 73 Including curves, sliders, shutos, change-ups, and forkballs. It was his first session at Ichi-gun camp. Sports Hochi 2/16/2015, Sanspo 2/16/2015,
Ishikawa, Masanori NP Notes Sources
02/18 63 First session since left ankle sprain. Fifty to a standing catcher and thirteen to a squatting catcher. Nikkan Sports 2/18/2015, Sanspo 2/18/2015,

* eighteen pitchers combined to throw about 1,100 pitches on the first day of camp. Source: Sanspo 2/2/2015

Hitting

Takai, Yuhei Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/09 145 - 9   Sanspo 2/10/2015,
Obiki, Keiji Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/11 202 - 2   Daily Sports 2/12/2015,
Yamada, Tetsuto Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/07 160 - 4   Sponichi 2/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
02/12 121 - 7   Sponichi 2/12/2015,
02/25 133 - 4 Extra batting practice. Sponichi 2/26/2015,
Sugiura, Toshihiro Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/12 60 - 7   Nikkan Sports 2/12/2015, Daily Sports 2/13/2015,
Tokuyama, Takeaki Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/12 60 - 1 Batting left-handed. Sanspo 2/13/2015,
Naruse, Yoshihisa Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/12 26 1 -   Sponichi 2/13/2015,
Balentien, Wladimir Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
03/04 39 - 4 At Jingu Stadium. Sponichi 3/4/2015,

Other

  • Batting practice on February 6:
  • Batting practice on February 7:
    • Yuto Koyama faced Yasushi Iihara and Wataru Hiyane. He threw forty pitches and allowed two could-be hits. Source: Sports Hochi 2/7/2015, Sponichi 2/7/2015
    • Ryohei Kiya faced Yuhei and Lastings Milledge and threw forty-two pitches and allowed one could-be hit. Source: Sanspo 2/7/2015
  • Batting practice on February 8:
    • Yasuhiro Ogawa faced Lastings Milledge and Takahiro Araki. He threw forty-two pitches and allowed one could-be hit. Source: Sports Hochi 2/8/2015
    • Yoshihisa Naruse faced Jun Matsui and Naomichi Nishiura and gave up three could-be hits on forty-three pitches. Twenty-one pitches were balls. Source: Sanspo 2/8/2015
    • Masanori Ishikawa faced two hitters and gave up five hits on forty-one pitches. Source: Sponichi 2/9/2015
  • Batting practice on February 13:
    • Yoshinori Sato faced Naomichi Nishiura and Hiroyasu Tanaka. He threw forty-one pitches and allowed four-could be hits. It was the first time he faced hitters since he pitched in a practice game on November 16, 2014. Source: Sports Hochi 2/13/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2015 ... Of the twenty pitches he threw to Nishiura, nine were balls. Source: Chunichi Sports 2/14/2015
  • Batting practice on February 14:
    • Yoshihisa Naruse faced Tsuyoshi Ueda and Takahiro Araki. He threw forty-five pitches and allowed three could-be hits. Source: Daily Sports 2/15/2015
  • Batting practice on February 18:
  • Batting practice on February 20:
    • Logan Ondrusek faced Akihisa Nishida and Tsuyoshi Ueda. He threw forty-one pitches and allowed one could-be hit. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2015
  • Batting practice on February 25:
  • Batting practice on February 25:
    • Logan Ondrusek two hitters, threw twenty-five pitches, and did not allow any could-be hits. Source: Sanspo 2/26/2015