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2010 Draft News and Notes: January 26, 2011

by on Jan.26, 2011 @ 11:15 am, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Hanshin Tigers

Daiki Enokida (1st round) gave himself a grade of 70% on his training thus far.

Hiroshima Carp

Yuki Iwami (3rd round) tossed his first bullpen session of the year today (a day after his 24th birthday).  He threw 13 pitches to a standing catcher, then an additional 63 pitches to a squatting catcher.  All 76 pitches were fastballs.

Yakult Swallows

Today was the final day of rookie training camp.

Chiba Lotte Marines

Shuhei Fujiya (6th round) managed to gather all the data he needed for his college thesis and now just needs to write it.

Seibu Lions

Pitching coach Takehiro Ishii is thinks it might be good to let Tatsuya Oishi (1st round) toss bullpen sessions alongside Hideaki Wakui and Takayuki Kishi during spring camp.  If that happens, Oishi told reporters he'd want to steal some hints on how to throw a fastball (Wakui) and curve (Kishi). ... Oishi tossed 35 pitches in the bullpen (15 to a standing catcher, then 20 to a squatting catcher) and also mixed in his slider and change.  Oishi later told reporters that he threw at about 80-90% and was fairly happy with the session, considering it was the first time he threw to a squatting catcher this year.

Softbank Hawks

Ni-gun battery coach Kazuhiro Yamakura dropped by rookie training camp on Tuesday.  Yamakura is hoping that he'll soon be able to teach Ayatsugu Yamashita (1st round) some of the things he learned while playing in the Yomiuri Giants organization.

Yuki Yanagita (2nd round) will likely start the year with the A group (more or less Ichi-gun).