Third year, right-handed pitching prospect Koki Hirata (Shiraoi Higashi High School) appears to be drawing interest from a number of teams. At his last start on the 10th, NPB scouts from the Giants, Dragons, Carp, Fighters, Lions, Hawks and Buffaloes were on hand, including MLB Los Angeles Dodgers scout Keiichi Kojima.
Orix - He's a lively pitcher.
Fighters - He's rough around the edges, he's got raw talent.
Giants - The fact that he isn't polished makes him attractive.