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2010 Draft News and Notes: December 12, 2010

by on Dec.12, 2010 @ 9:33 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round) wore his Giants uniform while participating in a baseball clinic in his hometown of Tochigi City, Tochigi today.  About 120 kids showed up.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Masumi Kuwata told reporters yesterday that he was expecting big things from Saito and added that Saito still had a long road to travel before he's actually be able to meet those expectations.  Said Kuwata, "If you can't throw a fastball with some bite on the outside corner, you're not going to become an ace.  Regardless of how good your off-speed pitches are, without that type of fastball, you're not going to get batters out.  I'd like to see him get that pitch working for him."

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles gave their eight 2010 draft picks a tour of their facilities today.


One comment on “2010 Draft News and Notes: December 12, 2010

  1. EJH

    Kuwata might also advise young Saito to see if he can arrange for the umpires to give him that special Kuwata strike zone that contributed so much to the former Giant’s success.

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