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Draft News and Notes: 2009 draft class begin to check into player dorms

by on Jan.07, 2010 @ 2:15 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...5th round draft pick Shunsuke Fujikawa worked out for the first time this year on Wednesday at the Kinki University baseball grounds in Nara.  He played some catch and took some soft toss BP.

Rakuten Eagles

...All three of the pitchers the Eagles drafted in 2009 said that they looked up to Hisashi Iwakuma.  On Wednesday, Iwakuma told reporters that he hopes that they'll actively approach him for help and advice.

Yokohama Bay Stars

...2nd round draft pick Shigeru Kaga was the first player out of the Bay Stars' 2009 draft class to check into the players dorm on Wednesday.

Yomiuri Giants

...All nine of the Giants' 2009 draft prospects checked into the player dorms on Wednesday.