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A little more on Yoshihiro Doi’s tryout on the 28th

by on Nov.30, 2010 @ 11:29 am, under MLB

As mentioned yesterday, Yoshihiro Doi attended a tryout in Compton, CA on the 28th.  It seems Doi didn't get much sleep the night before (only 2 hours) because he was so excited about the tryout.  Scouts from 8 MLB clubs (Daily Sports mentions scouts from 10 MLB clubs) were said to have attended the tryout: the Red Sox, Brewers, Giants, Orioles, Indians, Cubs, Pirates, Dimaondbacks.  The Indians scout was apparently impressed with Doi's off-speed pitches and felt he could be effective against left-handed batters.

Doi also apparently gave up 3 could-be hits to the 9 batters he faced (Sports Hochi mentions they were a mix independent league players, while Sanspo says that they were college players).  Doi threw a total 35 pitches and topped out at 86mph (about 138km/h).

Doi will close out his tryout with a bullpen session for scouts on 12/1 (12/2 Japan time).

And a Sponichi article mentions that Shogo Shashiki and Ryokan Kobayashi (topped out at 90mph, about 145km/h) are also attending the tryout.