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

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Softbank Hawks

Pitching

Matsuzaka, Daisuke NP Notes Sources
02/01 -- Standing catcher, about thirty minutes, closed to the media/public. Sports Hochi 2/1/2015,
02/05 59 Twenty-four to a standing catcher, thirty-five to a squatting catcher. First real session during camp. [02/06] He threw sixteen from behind the rubber to start the session, then twenty-four with a standing catcher. After, he had the catcher squat and threw fourteen pitches from the set position. He then had pitching coach Yoshinori Sato stand at various locations around him while he threw another twenty-one pitches. He is currently trying to address some bad habits in his delivery. Sports Hochi 2/5/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/5/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/6/2015, Sponichi 2/6/2015,
02/08 58-77 Twenty-four to forty-three pitches from two meters behind the rubber, thirty-four from the rubber. Daily Sports 2/8/2015, Sports Hochi 2/8/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/8/2015, Sponichi 2/8/2015,
02/10 143-169 Squatting catcher, third session during camp. Including curve and slider. [02/11] Including forty-eight curves and eight sliders. Umpires called balls and strikes. Threw twenty-six to a standing catcher and 143 to a squatting catcher. Session lasted sixty-eight minutes, no rest. Increased stride distance from 6.5 (1.82 meters) to 6.75 (1.89 meters) feet length. Sports Hochi 2/10/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/10/2015, Tokyo Sports 2/11/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/11/2015, Sanspo 2/11/2015,
02/14   Threw 101 pitches between batting practice and the bullpen. Sports Hochi 2/15/2015,
02/15 97-121 [02/16] He threw twenty-four curves. Nikkan Sports 2/15/2015, Sports Hochi 2/15/2015, Sponichi 2/16/2015,
02/17 131 Worked on use of left knee. Sanspo 2/17/2015,
02/20   Threw 144 pitches, including batting practice. [02/21] After batting practice, threw twenty-eight pitches to a squatting catcher and 104 to a standing catcher. Tokyo Sports 2/20/2015, Sports Hochi 2/21/2015,
02/27 120 First session in seven days. Sports Hochi 2/27/2015,
03/03 83 Including slider and curveball. Squatting catcher. From the set and wind-up. Nikkan Sports 3/3/2015,
03/13 100+ Bullpen session tapes by pitching coach Masato Yoshii. Session lasted about an hour. Expected to throw about eighty pitches during his next exhibition game start on March 17 against Lotte at YafuOku Dome. Sponichi 3/13/2015, Tokyo Sports 3/14/2015,
03/15 100+   Sanspo 3/16/2015,
VandenHurk, Rick NP Notes Sources
02/01 25-31 First session to a catcher this year. 31 pitches. [02/02] Only fastballs. 25 pitches. Sanspo 2/1/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015,
Terahara, Hayato NP Notes Sources
02/02 61 Ninety percent fastballs. Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015,
Mori, Yuito NP Notes Sources
02/02 46 Second session in as many days. Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015,
Settsu, Tadashi NP Notes Sources
02/02 53   Tokyo Sports 2/3/2015,
02/14 162 Battery coach Tetsuya Matoyama stood in the batter's box. He took Settsu's 109th pitch (sinker) off his right knee. Nikkan Sports 2/15/2015,
Yamada, Hiroki NP Notes Sources
02/03 160 Was slated to throw sixty, but kept going because he felt good. Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
02/22 102 Was scheduled to start an exhibition game against Seibu on Sunday, but the game was rained out. Sanspo 2/22/2015,
Igarashi, Ryota NP Notes Sources
02/03 50 Threw five or six sliders. Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
Otonari, Kenji NP Notes Sources
02/06 55   Sanspo 2/6/2015,
02/10 112 Was slated to throw about seventy. Mixed in pitches other than his fastball, like the curve, slider, and change-up, for the first time. Still working on the timing of his release. Sports Hochi 2/10/2015,
Higashihama, Nao NP Notes Sources
02/06 87 Suffered a cut on his right ring finger. Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
02/19 59   Nikkan Sports 2/19/2015,
Takeda, Shota NP Notes Sources
02/11 95 Threw seventy-pitches before getting tips on how to use his left leg from pitching coaches Yoshinori Sato and Masto Yoshii. Threw another twenty. Nikkan Sports 2/12/2015,
Nakata, Kenichi NP Notes Sources
02/12 106   Nikkan Sports 2/13/2015,

Hitting

Yanagita, Yuki Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 216 - 28 Total from regular and extra sessions. Sanspo 2/2/2015,
02/02 53 - 14   Sports Hochi 2/2/2015, Sponichi 2/2/2015,
02/05 229 - 34 Total from regular and extra sessions. Nikkan Sports 2/6/2015,
Matsuda, Nobuhiro Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/05 27 - 6 Against right-handed pitcher. Nikkan Sports 2/6/2015,
Matsuzaka, Daisuke Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/07 210 - - Against a pitching machine. Sports Hochi 2/7/2015,
Uchikawa, Seiichi Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/07 148 - 7 Extra batting practice, two sessions (99 swings 7 home runs; 49 swings and 3 home runs). Nikkan Sports 2/8/2015,
02/15   - 15 Eighty-nine pitches from Kimiyasu Kudo. Nikkan Sports 2/15/2015,

Other

  • Batting practice on February 14:
    • Daisuke Matsuzaka faced Tomoki Takata and Taisei Makihara. He threw forty-eight pitches, including the slider and change-up, and allowed seven could-be hits. Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/14/2015 ... Matsuzaka threw Takata twenty-three pitches and allowed four could-be hits and threw Makihara twenty-five pitches and allowed three could-be hits. Source: Sanspo 2/14/2015 ... Matsuzaka threw thirty-five off-speed pitches. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/15/2015 ... Matsuzaka threw thirty-nine pitches for strikes. Source: Sponichi 2/15/2015
    • Kenji Otonari faced Barbaro Canizares and Nobuhiko Matsunaka. He threw fifty-seven pitches. Source: Sponichi 2/14/2015
  • Batting practice on February 16:
  • Batting practice on February 20:
    • Daisuke Matsuzaka faced Nobuhiko Matsunaka. He threw twenty-two pitches, allowed four could-be hits (including on that hit the fence in right-center), and hit Matsunaka in the right foot with a change-up. He also threw twenty-three pitches to Barbaro Canizares and allowed zero could-be hits (faced Canizares before Matsunaka). Source: Tokyo Sports 2/20/2015, Sponichi 2/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/21/2015
  • Batting practice on February 24:

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Orix Buffaloes

Pitching

Bullington, Bryan NP Notes Sources
02/01 46 Including two-seamer and change-up, at about seventy percent, first session in ten days. Sponichi 2/1/2015,
02/07 65   Nikkan Sports 2/8/2015,
02/10 82   Sanspo 2/11/2015,
Yamasaki, Sachiya NP Notes Sources
02/01 60   Daily Sports 2/2/2015,
02/10 115   Nikkan Sports 2/11/2015,
02/20 30 Tossed session after outing as batting practice pitcher. Daily Sports 2/20/2015,
02/25 ~80 Also threw about thirty under supervision of pitching coaches behind closed doors. Daily Sports 2/25/2015,
03/01 58 Including off-speed pitches. Only pitcher in the bullpen at the time. Worked on making adjustments after giving up five runs over three innings (including two home runs) in a practice game against Doosan on February 24. Sponichi 3/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/2/2015,
Tono, Shun NP Notes Sources
02/01 47 Including shutos. Sponichi 2/2/2015,
Nishi, Yuki NP Notes Sources
02/02 50   Sanspo 2/2/2015,
03/02 33   Sponichi 3/3/2015,
Sato, Tatsuya NP Notes Sources
02/03 150 Third session in as many days. Kenya Wakatsuki caught the session. Sponichi 2/3/2015,
Hirano, Yoshihisa NP Notes Sources
02/05 ~50 First session during camp. Standing catcher. Also threw knuckle-curve. Nikkan Sports 2/5/2015,
02/11 90 Most he has thrown during spring camp this year. Tested the knuckle-curve. Sports Hochi 2/11/2015, Sponichi 2/11/2015,
Mahara, Takahiro NP Notes Sources
02/06 43 Has tossed a session everyday since the start of camp, except on the team's day off on the 4th. Sports Hochi 2/6/2015,
02/10 82 Eighth session during camp. Sports Hochi 2/10/2015,
Sato, Tatsuya NP Notes Sources
02/07 265 Mostly fastballs. Daily Sports 2/7/2015, Sponichi 2/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
02/10 70 Including curves. Nikkan Sports 2/10/2015,
Matsuba, Takahiro NP Notes Sources
02/11 81   Sports Hochi 2/11/2015,
Kaneko, Chihiro NP Notes Sources
02/17 28 First session since right elbow surgery. From wind-up, no wind-up, and set position. Including curves and change-ups. Twenty-three to standing catcher, five to squatting catcher. [02/18] Wanted to focus and asked cameramen to stop taking photos after his leg comes up while pitching. He also glared at them at one point and asked them to stop interfering. Did not respond to questions from the media. Daily Sports 2/17/2015, Sports Hochi 2/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/17/2015, Sponichi 2/17/2015, Daily Sports 2/18/2015,
02/20 30-~40 Had catcher squat after twelve pitches. Threw two more to a standing catcher before the end of the session. Including curve, sinker, and change-up. Sponichi 2/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/20/2015,
02/22 40 Squatting catcher, including off-speed pitches. Third session during camp. Nikkan Sports 2/22/2015,
02/25 51 Fourth session during camp. Including curveball and change-up. Daily Sports 2/25/2015,
Furukawa, Shuichi NP Notes Sources
02/19 206 Was originally scheduled to throw seventy. First time he ever threw over 200 pitches in his life. Daily Sports 2/19/2015,
Yoshida, Kazumasa NP Notes Sources
02/22 153 Was scheduled to pitch in a practice game against Doosan on Sunday, but the game was rained out. Sanspo 2/22/2015, Sponichi 2/23/2015,

Hitting

Blanco, Tony Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 51 - 10 At sixty-five to seventy percent. Daily Sports 2/1/2015, Sanspo 2/1/2015,
02/06 53 - 17 Hit six in a row at one point. Daily Sports 2/6/2015,
02/10 58 - 13   Sanspo 2/10/2015,
Nakajima, Hiroyuki Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 87 38 1 Was not aiming for the fences, trying to make contact toward the right. First thirty-five swings = sixteen could-be hits, mostly toward right. Twenty-nine of thirty-eight could-be hits hit between center and right. Sports Hochi 2/2/2015, Sponichi 2/2/2015, Sanspo 2/2/2015,
02/14 94 - 15   Sanspo 2/14/2015,
Itoi, Yoshio Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/02 159 - 18 Total from morning and afternoon sessions. Sponichi 2/2/2015,
02/05 73 - 13 Nine home runs were hit between left and center. Nikkan Sports 2/6/2015,
Koyano, Eiichi Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/07 101 - 4 Started the session with seven swings from the left side. Sponichi 2/8/2015,
Okada, Takahiro Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/08 43 ~20 - Swung the bat at about sixty percent. First outdoor session suring camp. Daily Sports 2/9/2015,

Other

  • Batting practice on February 7:
    • First round draft pick Sachiya Yamasaki threw forty-one pitches to Ryoichi Adachi and Takayoshi Kawabata and gave up ten could-be hits. He allowed four home runs to Kawabata. Fourth round draft pick Ban Takagi faced Tomotaka Sakaguchi and Shunta Goto. He threw forty-seven pitches and allowed eight could-be hits. Source: Sports Hochi 2/7/2015, Sponichi 2/7/2015, Sponichi 2/8/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 8:
  • Batting practice on February 12:
  • Batting practice on February 14:
  • Batting practice on February 16:
    • Tatsuya Sato faced Tomotaka Sakaguchi and Takahiro Okada. He threw fifty-three pitches and allowed six could-be hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/16/2015
    • Takahiro Matsuba faced Katsuki Yamazaki and Torai Fushimi. He threw fifty pitches, including a new two-seamer. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/17/2015
  • Batting practice on February 17:
    • Yoshihisa Hirano faced Ryoichi Adachi and Shunta Goto. He threw forty-four pitches and allowed three could-be hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/17/2015 ... Hirano threw the knucklecurve sixteen times. Source: Sanspo 2/18/2015
    • Mamoru Kishida face two hitters, threw forty-one pitches, and allowed seven could-be hits. Source: Sanspo 2/17/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 19:
    • Yuki Nishi faced seven hitters, including Hiroyuki Nakajima and Tomotaka Sakaguchi, threw twenty pitches, and allowed one hit to Hikaru Ito. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/19/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 20:
    • First round draft pick Sachiya Yamasaki faced eleven hitters and allowed four hits. Source: Sponichi 2/20/2015
    • Yoshihisa Hirano faced seven hitters and did not allow any hits. He struck out Yoshio Itoi looking. He tested his knuckle-curve. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/21/2015

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Nippon Ham Fighters

Pitching

Saito, Yuki NP Notes Sources
02/01 65-66 Squatting catcher, mostly fastballs. [02/02] Threw nine sliders. Tokyo Sports 2/1/2015, Daily Sports 2/1/2015, Sponichi 2/1/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015, Sanspo 2/1/2015, Sponichi 2/2/2015,
02/03 47 Only fastballs and sliders, Takumi Oshima caught the session. [02/04] Tossed another session after general practices for a total of about 100. Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015, Sanspo 2/4/2015,
02/12 16 Wanted to throw a little more after tossing batting practice. Sanspo 2/13/2015,
02/17 207 Began mixing sliders after 158 fastballs. Sports Hochi 2/17/2015,
02/19 75   Daily Sports 2/19/2015,
02/21 30-37   Tokyo Sports 2/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/22/2015,
02/26 65   Tokyo Sports 2/26/2015,
Otani, Shohei NP Notes Sources
02/01 64 Squatting catcher, including curves and sliders, set position, seemed a little annoyed at the sound of the clicking cameras. Tokyo Sports 2/1/2015, Daily Sports 2/1/2015, Sponichi 2/1/2015,
02/03 67 Including curves (two speeds) and sliders. Suffered a cut on his right ring finger. From the wind-up. Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015, Sports Hochi 2/3/2015, Daily Sports 2/3/2015,
02/06 35 Tossed session before making appearance as designated hitter in intra-squad game. Nikkan Sports 2/6/2015,
02/11 37 Tossed session before making appearance as a designated hitter in a practice game against Hanshin. Daily Sports 2/11/2015,
02/13 113 From the set, including curve, slider, fork, and change-up. Session was recorded by a video camera set up behind the catcher. Sanspo 2/13/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2015,
02/15 44 Started focusing on his release point after throwing about twenty-five pitches. Nikkan Sports 2/15/2015, Sports Hochi 2/15/2015,
02/21 65 Tossed session before exhibition game against Rakuten. Nikkan Sports 2/21/2015,
02/23 52 Including sliders and curveballs. Daily Sports 2/23/2015,
02/27 67 Including thirty-eight to forty curveballs. Daily Sports 2/27/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/27/2015, Sports Hochi 2/28/2015, Sponichi 2/28/2015,
03/02 ~50   Nikkan Sports 3/3/2015,
03/10 42   Nikkan Sports 3/10/2015,
03/18 ~50 Standing catcher. Slated to start an exhibition game on March 21 against Yomiuri. Sponichi 3/18/2015, Sports Hochi 3/18/2015, Daily Sports 3/18/2015,
03/20 30 Squatting catcher. Nikkan Sports 3/20/2015, Daily Sports 3/20/2015,
03/24 ~60   Nikkan Sports 3/24/2015,
03/26 ~30 Scheduled to start the opening day game on March 27. Daily Sports 3/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/26/2015,
Segawa, Hayao NP Notes Sources
02/02 79 He graded his session a twenty percent. [02/03] Shota Ono caught the session. Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015,
02/04 50   Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
Kisanuki, Hiroshi NP Notes Sources
02/02 80   Sports Hochi 2/2/2015,
Yoshikawa, Mitsuo NP Notes Sources
02/02 97 First session during camp. Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015,
02/13 186 Catcher started flashing signs after about 110 pitches. Sanspo 2/13/2015,
Kagiya, Yohei NP Notes Sources
02/03 67 Second session during camp. Sports Hochi 2/4/2015,
Ishii, Yuya NP Notes Sources
02/04 91   Sanspo 2/4/2015,
Garate, Victor NP Notes Sources
02/07 33 First bullpen session. Including sliders. At seventy or seventy-five percent. Daily Sports 2/7/2015, Sanspo 2/8/2015,
Arihara, Kohei NP Notes Sources
02/08 30 Standing catcher. First session during camp. Threw at about fifty percent. At about sixty percent. Daily Sports 2/8/2015, Sports Hochi 2/8/2015,
02/11 31 Shota Ono caught the session standing. All fastballs. Sports Hochi 2/11/2015,
02/14 32 Third session during camp. Standing catcher. All fastballs. Threw at about seventy to eighty percent. Sports Hochi 2/14/2015, Daily Sports 2/14/2015,
02/18 40 All fastballs. Twenty to a standing catcher and twenty to a squatting catcher. First session with a squatting catcher during spring camp. Daily Sports 2/18/2015,
02/21 42 Twenty to a standing catcher and twenty-two to a squatting catcher, all fastballs. Sports Hochi 2/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/22/2015,
02/24 31 Squatting catcher, all fastlballs. Slated to toss another session on the 26th. Sports Hochi 2/24/2015,
02/26 40 All fastballs. Threw session at seventy to eighty percent. Ninth round draft pick Masataka Sato caught the session. The base near Sato's right index finger was a little swollen. Sports Hochi 2/27/2015,
03/01 27 Squatting catcher. Sanspo 3/2/2015,
03/10 38 Including off-speed pitches like the two-seamer, curve, cutter, and slider. Just the second time he mixed in off-speed pitches during a bullpen session after turning professional. Sports Hochi 3/10/2015,
03/13 ~20 Threw over sixty pitches in all, including pitches as batting practice pitcher. Nikkan Sports 3/14/2015,
Mendoza, Luis NP Notes Sources
02/09 40 Including knucklecurve. First session during camp. Sports Hochi 2/9/2015,
Miyanishi, Naoki NP Notes Sources
02/18 51   Sports Hochi 2/19/2015,
Urano, Hiroshi NP Notes Sources
02/21 35 Standing catcher, including curves. Sports Hochi 2/21/2015,

Hitting

Yoh, Dai-Kang Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 55 - 11   Sports Hochi 2/1/2015,
Laird, Brandon Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 60 - 4   Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015,
Nakata, Sho Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 47 - 7   Sponichi 2/2/2015,
02/02 39 - 6   Sports Hochi 2/3/2015,
02/07 13 2 0 Naoyuki Uwasawa was batting practice pitcher. Twenty-four pitches. Sponichi 2/8/2015,
02/07 231 - 145 Soft-toss batting practice. [02/08] The session started at 2:20pm and ended at 3:42pm. Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/8/2015,
02/13 34 - 6 Regular batting practice. Nikkan Sports 2/13/2015,
02/13 85 - 21 Extra batting practice. Nikkan Sports 2/13/2015,
02/18 51 - 19   Nikkan Sports 2/18/2015,
03/26 35 - 6   Nikkan Sports 3/26/2015,
Tanaka, Kensuke Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/02 48 - 11   Sports Hochi 2/2/2015,
Hermida, Jeremy Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/01 ? - 5   Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015,
Otani, Shohei Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/02 48 - 11 [02/13] Twenty-five swings and nine home runs against left-handed pitching. Sponichi 2/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015, Daily Sports 2/13/2015,
02/04 46 - 9   Daily Sports 2/4/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/5/2015,
02/06 41 - 11   Daily Sports 2/6/2015, Sanspo 2/7/2015,
02/12 47 - 15 Twenty-six swings and thirteen home runs against left-handed pitching. Daily Sports 2/13/2015,
02/19 143 - 47 Extra batting practice. Tokyo Sports 2/20/2015, Sponichi 2/20/2015,
02/27 50       Daily Sports 2/28/2015,
03/06 36 - 8   Nikkan Sports 3/6/2015,
03/24 43 - 4   Sports Hochi 3/25/2015,

Other

  • Batting practice on February 4:
    • Yuki Saito faced Kenshi Sugiya and Yuya Taniguchi. Gave up a few could-be hits. Was about eighty percent happy with the outing. Source: Sponichi 2/4/2015 ... Saito threw forty-eight pitches. Thirty-five were strikes, about six were could-be hits. Hit Sugiya with his last pitch to him. Source: Tokyo Sports 2/4/2015, Daily Sports 2/4/2015 ... Fastballs and sliders, twenty-four pitches to each hitter. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015
  • Batting practice on February 7:
  • Batting practice on February 12:
    • Masaru Takeda threw thirty-two pitches to Yuji Iiyama and gave up six could-be hits. Hisashi Takeda threw twenty-seven pitches to Kensuke Tanaka and gave up four could-be hits. Source: Sports Hochi 2/13/2015, Sports Hochi 2/13/2015
    • Yuki Saito threw thirty pitches to Jeremy Hermida and allowed five could-be hits. Source: Sanspo 2/13/2015
    • Fifth round draft pick Hayao Segawa faced six hitters. He threw thirty-one pitches, struck out two, walked two, and did not allow any hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/13/2015
  • Batting practice on February 17:
    • Michael Crotta faced Kenshi Sugiya and Hiromi Oka. He did not allow any could-be hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/17/2015
  • Batting practice on March 13:
    • First round draft pick Kohei Arihara faced Tomoya Ichikawa and third round draft pick Daiki Asama. Threw forty-two pitches, including slider and cutter. Allowed four could-be hits. Threw at seventy to eighty percent. Topped out at 148km/h. Source: Sponichi 3/13/2015

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Chiba Lotte Marines

Pitching

Tanaka, Eisuke NP Notes Sources
02/01 39-51 Sqatting catcher, including curves, sliders, cutters, and forkballs, eighty members of the media gathered to watch the session, Yuta Yoshida caught the session. He threw twelve to a standing catcher and thirty-nine to a squatting catcher. [02/02] Cap fell off seven times. Tanaka told reporters it was a sign that his mechanics were off. He threw six to a standing catcher and thirty-nine to a squatting catcher. He threw thirty-three fastballs, five curves, three sliders, two cutters, and two forkballs. Daily Sports 2/1/2015, Sports Hochi 2/1/2015, Sponichi 2/1/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015, Daily Sports 2/2/2015, Sponichi 2/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015, Sanspo 2/2/2015,
02/03 65-81 All fastballs, Tatsuhiro Tamura caught the session. His cap did not fall off -- he wore a smaller cap, but also felt more balanced. [02/04] With Tamura standing, threw ten from the set position, six from the no-wind-up, had Tamura squat, four from the set, and sixty-one from the no-wind-up. Dropped his cap size from 55-56 centimeters to 53-54 centimeters. Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015, Daily Sports 2/3/2015, Sponichi 2/3/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
02/04 67 Second session in as many days. Squatting catcher. Including sliders, cutters, curves, and forkballs. Forty-eight fastballs. Sports Hochi 2/4/2015, Sponichi 2/4/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
02/07 25 Five sets of trying to throw inside and outside strikes, one each. Minimum would be ten pitches, but threw over double the amount. Sponichi 2/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
02/08 45 Continued to struggle with control. Goal was to try and throw ten strikes in sixteen or fewer pitches. Ended up throwing twenty-six. Nikkan Sports 2/8/2015,
02/14 167 Was told to focus on the use of his lower body by the catcher after throwing about fifty pitches. Sponichi 2/14/2015,
02/15 49 All fastballs. Sponichi 2/16/2015, Sanspo 2/16/2015,
02/17 71   Nikkan Sports 2/17/2015,
02/18 101 Tossed the session after batting practice scrimmage. Sports Hochi 2/18/2015,
02/20 54   Chunichi Sports 2/20/2015, Sponichi 2/20/2015,
03/07 40 Standing catcher. Tsutomu Ito caught about twenty pitches. Nikkan Sports 3/7/2015, Sanspo 3/7/2015,
03/09 54   Sports Hochi 3/9/2015,
03/16 77 Slated to start an exhibition game against Softbank on March 18. Nikkan Sports 3/17/2015,
Ishikawa, Ayumu NP Notes Sources
02/01 45 Standing catcher. Sanspo 2/1/2015,
02/03 49 Threw to squatting catcher for the first time this year. Sports Hochi 2/3/2015,
02/06 89 Squatting catcher, including sinker. Nikkan Sports 2/6/2015,
02/08 34 Squatting catcher, fastballs and curves. Tadahito Iguchi stood in the batter's box partway through. Sports Hochi 2/8/2015,
02/19 68   Sanspo 2/19/2015,
Karakawa, Yuki NP Notes Sources
02/02 59 Second session in as many days. Hoping to get arm ready to throw over 100 pitches during the second block (begins February 6). Sanspo 2/2/2015,
02/13 65 A game of catch off the bullpen mound. Nikkan Sports 2/13/2015,
02/15 71   Nikkan Sports 2/15/2015,
02/17 ~100   Sponichi 2/17/2015,
02/19 120   Sponichi 2/19/2015,
Chen, Kuan-Yu NP Notes Sources
02/02 60 Including forkballs and curves. Sports Hochi 2/3/2015,
02/19 76 Tatsuhiro Tamura caught the session. Nikkan Sports 2/19/2015, Sanspo 2/19/2015,
Iwashita, Daiki NP Notes Sources
02/02 60 Forty to a standing catcher and twenty to a squatting catcher. Second session in as many days. Sponichi 2/3/2015,
Rhee, Dae-Eun NP Notes Sources
02/03 30 Standing catcher. [02/04] All fastballs. Sports Hochi 2/3/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015, Sponichi 2/4/2015,
02/06 80-81 Including about fifteen curves. Body was at eighty to ninety percent. Threw to a squatting catcher for the first time during camp. Sports Hochi 2/6/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/6/2015, Sponichi 2/6/2015,
Wakui, Hideaki NP Notes Sources
02/04 51 All fastballs, kneeling catcher. Sports Hochi 2/4/2015, Sponichi 2/4/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
02/06 73 Squatting catcher. Sponichi 2/6/2015,
02/13 215 Started pitching as if facing the Softbank offense toward the second-half. [02/14] Imagined facing thirteen hitters and allowed one hit, walked three, and struck out six. Nikkan Sports 2/13/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/14/2015,
02/27 37   Sports Hochi 2/28/2015, Daily Sports 2/28/2015,
Fujioka, Takahiro NP Notes Sources
02/06 101   Sanspo 2/6/2015,
02/07 103   Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
Kawamitsu, Hiroya NP Notes Sources
02/11 210 Including curve, change-up, and forkball. Sports Hochi 2/11/2015,
Kurosawa, Shota NP Notes Sources
02/19 108   Nikkan Sports 2/20/2015,

Hitting

Kiyota, Ikuhiro Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/04 17 6 1 Kuan-Yu Chen was the batting practice pitcher. Saw twenty-two pitches. Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
Nakamura, Shogo Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/06 17 5 1 Kento Yachi was the batting practice pitcher. Sports Hochi 2/6/2015,
02/06 190 90 17 Extra batting practice. Sanspo 2/7/2015,
Iguchi, Tadahito Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/06 63 - 11 First live batting practice session during camp. Nikkan Sports 2/6/2015,
Imae, Toshiaki Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/07 153 - 13 Six home runs came in his last twenty swings. Nikkan Sports 2/8/2015,
Omura, Saburo Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/11 82 - 3   Sports Hochi 2/11/2015,
Fukuura, Kazuya Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/11 96 - 6   Sports Hochi 2/11/2015,

Other

  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 9:
    • Ayumu Ishikawa and Kuan-Yu Chen had perfect outings against seven hitters. Shota Omine recorded two hits: single to left, triple to left-center. Source: Nikkan Soprts 2/9/2015 ... Ishikawa topped out at 146km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2015 ... Ishikawa threw fourteen pitches, all for strikes. He struck out two. Source: Sports Hochi 2/10/2015 ... Chen threw nineteen pitches. He struck out Katsuya Kakunaka, Chad Huffman, Toshiaki Imae. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/10/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 11:
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 18:
    • Second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka faced seven hitters, allowed one hit, walked none, and topped out at 146km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/18/2015 ... Of the seventeen pitches Tanaka threw, five were balls. Source: ZakZak 2/19/2015
    • Dae-Eun Rhee faced seven hitters and gave up two hits and hit one batter. He committed two balks from the set position. He topped out at 152km/h and seven pitches were clocked at 150km/h or higher. Source: Sports Hochi 2/18/2015
    • Hideaki Wakui faced seven hitters and gave up two hits. Source: Nikkan Spots 2/18/2015
  • Batting practice on March 3:
    • Second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka faced five hitters, allowed one could-be hit, and threw sixty pitches. Source: Sponichi 3/4/2015

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Seibu Lions

Pitching

Takahashi, Kona NP Notes Sources
02/01 38 Fastballs. Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015,
02/03 40 Threw thirty fastballs to a squatting catcher, stood the catcher up and threw two curves, two sliders, and three sliders with vertical movement. Finished with ten fastballs to a squatting catcher. Nikkan Sports 2/3/2015,
03/15 56   Sponichi 3/17/2015,
Kikuchi, Yusei NP Notes Sources
02/01 89 Squatting catcher. Sponichi 2/2/2015,
02/04 16 Fourth session in as many days, 200 pitches in total. Sports Hochi 2/4/2015, Sponichi 2/4/2015, Daily Sports 2/5/2015,
02/14 43 First session since the 4th. Standing catcher. Sports Hochi 2/14/2015,
02/19 64 First session with a squatting catcher since the 4th. All fastballs. Sponichi 2/19/2015, Sports Hochi 2/19/2015,
03/25 83 Tossed the session before pitching in a Ni-gun game against Lotte on March 25. Threw ninety-six pitches in all (bullpen + game). Nikkan Sports 3/25/2015,
Takahashi, Tomomi NP Notes Sources
02/06 71 Had the catcher squat for the first time during camp. Threw about five sinkers. Sports Hochi 2/6/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/6/2015,
Kuo, Chun-Lin NP Notes Sources
02/06 50 [02/07] Second session during camp. Tested slow curve, also threw change-up. Sanspo 2/6/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
Makita, Kazuhisa NP Notes Sources
02/07 313 Mostly fastballs, including sliders and curves. Stopped after he suffered a cut on his right middle finger. Hideto Asamura stood in the batter's box partway through the session. [02/08] Also threw twenty-six pitches to a standing catcher for a total 339. Sports Hochi 2/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015, Sponichi 2/8/2015,
02/08 22 Catcher half-bent. Nikkan Sports 2/8/2015,
02/18 76 Including off-speed pitching. Nikkan Sports 2/18/2015,
Aiuchi, Makoto NP Notes Sources
02/07 51   Sports Hochi 2/8/2015,
02/11 193 Set a new personal high for pitches in one session. Sanspo 2/11/2015,
Kishi, Takayuki NP Notes Sources
02/12 40 Standing catcher. First session during camp. Daily Sports 2/13/2015,
02/17 68 Squatting catcher, all fastballs. Sports Hochi 2/17/2015,
02/18 ~80 Second session in as many days. Squatting catcher, including off-speed pitches. Sports Hochi 2/18/2015,
02/19 67 Tomoya Mori caught Kishi for the first time since joining Seibu. Nikkan Sports 2/19/2015, Sponichi 2/19/2015, Sports Hochi 2/19/2015,
03/01 ~60 Tossed session after practice game start against Hanshin on March 1 was rained out. Sponichi 3/2/2015,
LeBlanc, Wade NP Notes Sources
02/13 50   Sanspo 2/15/2015,
Nogami, Ryoma NP Notes Sources
02/15 333 Session started at 11:30am and ended at 2:00pm. Sports Hochi 2/16/2015,
Togame, Ken NP Notes Sources
02/17 ~120   Nikkan Sports 2/19/2015,
02/18 216   Nikkan Sports 2/19/2015,
02/19 121 Over 450 pitches in three days. Nikkan Sports 2/19/2015,
Nishiguchi, Fumiya NP Notes Sources
02/19 137 Threw 246 pitches in all on the 19th (batting practice scrimmage 44 pitches + on the side 21 pitches + extra bullpen 44 pitches). Nikkan Sports 2/19/2015,
02/26 62 Ginjiro Sumitani caught the session. Sanpso 2/26/2015,

Hitting

Mori, Tomoya Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/02 32 - 1   Daily Sports 2/3/2015,
02/06 11 4 1 Taiki Nakago was the batting practice pitcher. Sports Hochi 2/7/2015,
Kuriyama, Takumi Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/06 35 - 6   Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
Nakamura, Takeya Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/08 34 - 11   Sponichi 2/9/2015,
Mejia, Ernesto Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/18 27 9 -   Sponichi 2/19/2015,
02/18 55 26 1 Extra hitting practice against a pitching machine. Sports Hochi 2/18/2015, Sponichi 2/18/2015, Sponichi 2/19/2015,

Other

  • Batting practice on February 4:
    • Hirotaka Koishi, Toshihiro Iwao, Kentaro Fukukura, and Makoto Aiuchi tossed batting practice. Makoto faced Fumikazu Kimura and Masato Kumashiro and gave up three could-be hits, including a home run to Kimura. Source: Sports Hochi 2/4/2015, Sponichi 2/4/2015 ... Makoto threw thirty-five pitches. Kimura and Kumashiro swung the bat twenty-five times and recorded four could-be hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2015
  • Scrimmage on February 7:
    • Anthony Seratelli recorded a single to center and a single to right. Source: Sponichi 2/7/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 8:
    • With runners on first and second, no out and Kentaro Fukukura, Ginjiro Sumitani hit a grounder to third. Anthony Seratelli dove and gloved the ball. He tagged third base with his glove for one out and quickly made a throw to second for the second out. Yuji Kaneko then threw over to first to complete a triple play. Source: Sports Hochi 2/8/2015 ... Fukukura faced four hitters and gave up two hits and a walk. He did not allow any runs. Source: Sports Hochi 2/9/2015
  • Batting practice on February 9:
    • Chun-Lin Kuo faced Masato Kumashiro and Yuji Kaneko. He threw thirty-one pitches and allowed one could-be hit. Mostly fastballs, but did throw his other pitches, like the slider, change-up, curve, and sinker. Kumashiro and Kaneko swung the bat twenty-two times. Source: Sports Hochi 2/10/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 9:
    • Miguel Mejia faced four hitters and walked one. He topped out at 150km/h. Source: Daily Sports 2/10/2015
    • Esmerling Vasquez faced four hitters and allowed a hit and a walk. He topped out at 147km/h. Source: Sponichi 2/10/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 12:
  • Batting practice on February 14:
    • Tomomi Takahashi faced Fumikazu Kimura and Mitsugu Ishikawa. Threw thirty pitches and allowed two could be hits. Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2015
  • Batting practice scrimmage on February 19:

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Rakuten Eagles

Pitching

Matsui, Yuki NP Notes Sources
02/01 68 Squatting catcher, including sliders and change-ups. Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015,
02/02 62 Tested the splitter. Motohiro Shima caught the session. Sponichi 2/3/2015,
02/08 26 [02/09] Third session in as many days. Tokyo Sports 2/8/2015, Daily Sports 2/9/2015,
02/14 70 Was warned about a two-step delivery on the first pitch he threw. The issue is with his no-wind up delivery. Worked on making adjustments. Sports Hochi 2/15/2015, Sanspo 2/15/2015,
02/16 106   Sports Hochi 2/16/2015,
Norimoto, Takahiro NP Notes Sources
02/01 42 Squatting catcher. Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015,
02/03 64 [02/04] Squatting catcher, Including fork, change-up, and two sinkers. Sports Hochi 2/3/2015, Sports Hochi 2/4/2015, Sanspo 2/4/2015,
02/08 38   Sponichi 2/9/2015,
02/19 60 Thirty-eight to a standing catcher, twenty-two to a squatting catcher. Sanspo 2/19/2015, Sports Hochi 2/19/2015,
03/07 50 Tossed session in preparation for exhibition game start on March 8. Daily Sports 3/8/2015,
Anraku, Tomohiro NP Notes Sources
02/02 42 Standing catcher, mostly fastballs, including sliders. [02/03] Thirty-six fastballs and six sliders. Threw the first nine pitches from the set position. Switched to a no-wind-up after that. Sports Hochi 2/2/2015, Sponichi 2/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2015, Daily Sports 2/3/2015, Sanspo 2/3/2015,
02/04 61 Standing catcher. Sports Hochi 2/4/2015, Sponichi 2/4/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015,
02/06 53 Standing catcher, including two to four curves. Nikkan Sports 2/6/2015, Sports Hochi 2/6/2015,
02/07 62 Motohiro Shima caught the session. Started the session on one-knee and then squatted for the last ten or twelve. Tokyo Sports 2/7/2015, Sports Hochi 2/7/2015, Daily Sports 2/7/2015, Sponichi 2/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/7/2015,
02/09 79 Squatting catcher. [02/10] Twelve to half-bent catcher, sixty-seven to squatting catcher. Fifth session during camp. Sanspo 2/9/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/10/2015,
02/11 ~57 Around thirty pitches to a standing catcher and twenty-seven to a squatting catcher. At about seventy percent. Nikkan Sports 2/11/2015,
02/23 80 Third session in as many days. Sports Hochi 2/24/2015,
Karashima, Wataru NP Notes Sources
02/02 70 Second session in as many days. Sponichi 2/3/2015,
Kamata, Yoshinao NP Notes Sources
02/10 21 Fourth session during camp. Chunichi Sports 2/11/2015,
Yokoyama, Takaaki NP Notes Sources
02/14 43   Sports Hochi 2/15/2015,
02/19 64   Sports Hochi 2/20/2015,
Koyama, Shinichiro NP Notes Sources
02/16 100   Nikkan Sports 2/16/2015,

Hitting

Katayama, Hiroshi Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/10 60 - 12   Sponichi 2/11/2015,
Wheeler, Zelous Swings "Hits" HR Notes Sources
02/11 66 - 3   Sports Hochi 2/12/2015,

Other

  • Batting practice on February 9:
    • Yuki Matsui faced five catchers: third round draft pick Masayoshi Fukuda (twenty pitches, eight swings, three could-be hits), Motohiro Shima (nine pitches, six swings, three could-be hits), Tadashi Ishimine (eight pitches, five swings, one could-be hit), Shota Koseki (ten pitches, six swings, no could-be hits), and Keiji Oyama (nine pitches, seven swings, one home run). He threw twenty-one balls and struggled with his control. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2015
  • Situational batting practice on February 11:
    • Zelous Wheeler hit a home run with a runner on third and one out. Source: Sponichi 2/12/2015
  • Batting practice on March 7:
    • First round draft pick Tomohiro Anraku faced ten hitters and threw about forty pitches. He allowed three could-be hits. Source: Sports Hochi 3/8/2015
    • Takashi Saito faced four hitters and threw twenty-two pitches.