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Draft News and Notes: Rivlaries developing between Tigers’ prospects

by on Jan.13, 2010 @ 8:56 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...It seems a rivalry is developing between 2nd round draft pick Masanori Fujihara and 1st round draft pick Kazuhito Futagami.

The two are battling it out for a spot on the Ichi-gun roster this year.

There might also be a rivalry developing between 3rd round pick Yuhei Kai and 5th round pick Shunsuke Fujikawa.  Just like Fujihara and Futagami, the two outfielders could be in competition against each other in order to make the Ichi-gun roster.

Hiroshima Carp

...Yutaka Ohno was on-hand to watch the rookies' mini camp Tuesday.

Seibu Lions

...Yusei Kikuchi met Hideaki Wakui for the first time on Tuesday.  And it seems Kikuchi may have been a bit nervous as he ended up forgetting his glove in the indoor training facilities.  Wakui jokingly said that he would fine Kikuchi 50,000yen for his first offense.

The clothes he also asked his parents to send him also arrived on Tuesday.  The media might have a chance to see exactly what kind of clothes his parent's sent later today (it's an off-day and he'll likely step outside at least once).

...Hisanobu Watanabe wants Kikuchi to focus on his fastball, first and foremost.

2010 Draft

...Sadaharu Oh considers Yuki Saito a big prospect.