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2010 Draft News and Notes: January 23, 2011

by on Jan.23, 2011 @ 3:56 pm, under NPB

I'll be updating this post throughout the day, so be sure to keep checking back.


Hanshin Tigers

Daiki Enokida (1st round) is looking forward to working out at Ichi-gun spring camp and wants to "steal" as much information away from the veteran pitchers like Tsuyoshi Shimoyangi, Kuji Fujikawa, and Tomoyuki Kubota.  Enokida also tossed his third straight bullpen session in as many days (50 pitches, all fastballs, to a standing catcher).

Hiroshima Carp

Kyohei Nakamura (1st round) and Yuki Tsurumoto (7th round) tossed their first bullpen sessions yesterday.  Nakamura threw 42 pitches and Tsurumoto threw 36.  For Nakamura, it was his first session since December last year; Tsurumoto threw his last session was back in October.  Both players were selected to start the years at Ichi-gun camp.

Yakult Swallows

Yuki Shichijo (2nd round) tossed a bullpen session today under the watchful eye of Junji Ogawa.  Said Shichijo, "I was nervous.  At first I could really feel his presence, but halfway through, I was able to start throwing normally."

Chiba Lotte Marines

Shota Ishimine (1st round) plans on continuing his workouts at his Alma mater Tokai University.  Seems like he'll be focusing on his hitting since he couldn't do as much as he wanted to during rookie training camp because of construction being done to the indoor training facilities.

Shuhei Fujiya (6th round) tossed his third bullpen session on the last day of rookie training camp today.  He threw 43 pitches, mostly fastballs and at about 50%, to a standing catcher.  Fujiya later told reporters that he wanted to throw 2-3 more bullpens before the start of spring camp.

Softbank Hawks

Koji Akiyama watched the rookies working out at the Saitozaki training facilities today for the first time.