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2010 Draft News and Notes: December 9, 2010

by on Dec.09, 2010 @ 10:09 pm, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

Takanori Sato (Ikusei 3rd round) was assigned the number 111.  The number is apparently a combination of Norichika Aoki's number 1 and Yoshinori Sato's 11.

Seibu Lions

The Lions gave all 6 of the 2010 draft picks a tour of their facilities today.  Seems there were already fans waiting around to ask Tatsuya Oishi (1st round) for a signature. ... Oishi's college thesis is apparently on how pitchers select their pitches -- he's gathering his data from pitchers like Yuki Saito (Nippon Ham) and Yuya Fukui (Hiroshima) and expects his thesis to run over 20 pages.