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2010 Draft News and Notes: December 28, 2010

by on Dec.28, 2010 @ 4:38 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Daiki Enokida (1st round) told reporters on Monday that he feels that some fans heckle because players aren't meeting their expectations.  In other words, they heckle because they care.  He also said that he usually doesn't hear hecklers during games because he so focused on what he's doing. ... Enokida donated 1M yen to his hometown Osaki, Kagoshima today.

Yomiuri Giants

General pitching coach Kazuhisa Kawaguchi told reporters that Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round) will most likely start the year at Ichi-gun spring camp.  A final decision probably won't be made until after the rookie training camp in January, but Kawaguchi nonetheless told reporters that he'd like to see Sawamura start things off a Ichi-gun spring camp.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito (1st round) doesn't plan on changing his hairstyle (or his glove) now that he's turned pro.  On Sunday, Saito worked out for about an hour (running and playing catch) at the Waseda training facilities.  He told reporters that Sunday was his last day working out at Waseda and that he would be returning to his home in Ota, Gunma. ... Eiichi Koyano's advice to Saito: find your style and stick to it. ... Saito moved out of his Waseda dorm today (10 boxes).

Orix Buffaloes

The Buffaloes announced today that rookies will move into the player dorms on 1/10/2011 and that rookie training camp will begin on the following day (1/11) at Skymarkk with days off on the 15th, 20th, and 25th.

Seibu Lions

The Seibu Lions announced on Monday that their rookie training camp will take place between 1/9 and 1/29 at Seibu 2 Stadium and at the indoor training facilities.  Days off: 11, 15, 19, 23, 27.  Bike training will take place on 1/17. All six draft picks will also move into the player dorms in Saitama on the 6th.