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2010 Draft News and Notes: January 4, 2011

by on Jan.04, 2011 @ 9:08 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Daiki Enokida (1st round) theme for 2011 is to take things easy and not rush.  To focus more on the process, than the results. ... Enokida also wants to continue working on the tempo with which he throws -- he likes fast-paced games and is more about getting the batters to hit their way into outs and than racking up the strikeouts.

Shinta Hifumi (2nd round) worked out in Sakai, Osaka today.  Hifumi is hoping to strengthen his lower body and is focusing primarily on running.  For the time being, it seems he wants to continue throwing from the side.

Yomiuri Giants

Giants' rookie camp begins on the 8th.

Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round) worked out (running, playing catch, weight training) for about 2.5 hours at the Chuo University grounds in Hachioji, Tokyo earlier today.  Sawamura rested through to the 3rd.