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2010 Draft News and Notes: January 29, 2011

by on Jan.29, 2011 @ 3:18 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Hanshin Tigers

Daiki Enokida (1st round) tossed 56 pitches in the bullpen on Friday (standing catcher).  Enokida also threw his curve, slider, and fork.  Incidentally, his fork apparently doesn't have a lot of spin on it.

Shinta Hifumi (2nd) returned to rookie training camp today.  Hifumi had to return to school after practice on the 25th in order to take his final exams.

Yomiuri Giants

As of yesterday, Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round) is / was scheduled to toss a bullpen session today (dependent on how he's feeling). ... Sawamura threw 28 pitches in his first bullpen todayShinnosuke Abe took his spot behind home plate and caught Sawamura, beginning on the 21st pitch.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Tomorrow is the last day of rookie training camp.  After practice today, the rookies packed and shipped their spring camp luggage off.

Seibu Lions

Friday was the last day of rookie training camp.  Tatsuya Oishi (1st round) tossed 23 pitches to a squatting catcher.  And when Oishi gave himself an 80% on his training camp, Masato Kumashiro (6th) jokingly said, "80% is pretty high.  You must be tired, good for you."