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2010 Draft News and Notes: December 11, 2010

by on Dec.11, 2010 @ 2:52 pm, under NPB

Hiroshima Carp

If Yuki Tsurumoto (7th round) wasn't selected during this year's draft, he was apparently thinking about quitting baseball and becoming a chef.

Chiba Lotte Marines

Junya Ishida (Ikusei 3rd round) hopes his Nomo-fork will help him make the active roster.

Nippon Ham Fighters

If Yuki Saito (1st round) makes the Ichi-gun roster, the Fighters will likely give him the room next to Yu Darvish. ... Costume rental stores in Susukino are apparently running low on regular school uniforms (for use at year-end parties).  They're guess: people are renting out the school uniforms to dress up like Saito. ... Sapporo TV's coverage of Saito's press conference at Sapporo Dome lead all other TV stations in Sapporo with a 13.4% rating (and a high of 15.0% around 4:04pm).  Hokkaido Broadcast Company's 5 hour programming devoted to Saito averaged a rating of 8.7%.

Seibu Lions

During yesterday's physical for the Lions' 2010 draft picks, the team learned that Tatsuya Oishi (1st round) gained about 5kg (he weighed in at 92kg; his ideal weight is 87kg) since the Jingu Tournament (about a span of 3 weeks).  It seems the team also gave Oishi a set of instructions for what to do for practice.