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Live Blogging the 2011 Amateur Draft — Sugano to HAM; Fujioka to LOT; Nomura to HIR

by on Oct.27, 2011 @ 4:57 pm, under NPB

I'll be updating this post over the course of the draft.

Chiba Lotte Marines, Yokohama Bay Stars, Rakuten Eagles, Hiroshima Carp, Orix Buffaloes, Hanshin Tigers, Seibu Lions, Yomiuri Giants, Nippon Ham Fighters, Yakult Swallows, Softbank Hawks, Chunichi Dragons

17:00 -- And the teams are introduced in the order that they'll be selecting during the draft... Followed by an explanation of rules.

17:07 -- Opening speech by NPB commissioner Ryozo Kato

17:09 -- First round begins...

17:37 -- 20 minute break begins after the 1st round...

18:00 -- Second round begins...

19:29 -- Regular Draft ends... Since 120 players were not selected, the Ikusei Draft will begin after a 10-minute break.

20:21 -- Ikusei Draft ends...  For those that stuck around until the end, thanks for hanging around.  I'll also be working on a posting a cleaner list later.

For the most accurate data, please check out:

2011 Draft Results by Team (Central League)

2011 Draft Results by Team (Pacific League)

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First Round

Lotte - Fujioka, Takahiro (U)
Yokohama - Fujioka, Takahiro (U)
Rakuten - Fujioka, Takahiro (U)
Hiroshima - Nomura, Yusuke (U)
Orix - Takahashi, Shuhei (HS)
Hanshin - Ito, Hayata (U)
Seibu - Togami, Ken (I)
Yomiuri - Sugano, Tomoyuki (U)
Nippon Ham - Sugano, Tomoyuki (U)
Yakult - Takahashi, Shuhei (HS)
Softbank - Takeda, Shota (HS)
Chunichi - Takahashi, Shuhei (HS)

Fujioka, Takahiro goes to...

Lotte - Nishimura (mgr)
Yokohama - Kaji (president)
Rakuten - Hoshino (mgr)

...and Lotte wins!

Takahashi, Shuhei goes to...

Orix - Okada (mgr)
Yakult - Kinugasa (president)
Chunichi - Takagi (mgr)

...and Chunichi wins!

Sugano, Tomoyuki goes to...

Yomiuri - Kiyotake (rep)
Nippon Ham - Tsuda (president)

...and Nippon Ham wins!

Alternate Selections

Yokohama - Matsumoto, Ryuya (HS)
Rakuten - Muto, Yoshitaka (I)
Orix - Adachi, Ryoichi (I)
Yomiuri - Matsumoto, Ryuya (HS)
Yakult - Kawakami, Ryuhei (HS)

Matsumoto, Ryuya goes to...

Yokohama - Kaji (president)
Yomiuri - Kiyotake (rep)

...and Yomiuri wins!

Alternate Selections

Yokohama - Kitagata, Yujo (HS)

Recap:

Lotte - Fujioka, Takahiro
Yokohama - Kitagata, Yujo
Rakuten - Muto, Yoshitaka
Hiroshima - Nomura, Yusuke
Orix - Adachi, Ryoichi
Hanshin - Ito, Hayata
Seibu - Togami, Ken
Yomiuri - Matsumoto, Ryuya
Nippon Ham - Sugano, Tomoyuki
Yakult - Kawakami, Ryuhei
Softbank - Takeda, Shota
Chunichi - Takahashi, Shuhei

Second Round

Lotte - Nakaushiro, Yuhei (U)
Yokohama - Takajo, Shuto (HS)
Rakuten - Kamata, Yoshinao (HS)
Hiroshima - Kikuchi, Ryosuke (U)
Orix - Shimada, Takuya (I)
Hanshin - Saiuchi, Hiroaki (HS)
Seibu - Koishi, Hirotaka (I)
Yomiuri - Imamura, Nobutaka (HS)
Nippon Ham - Matsumoto, Go (HS)
Yakult - Kiya, Ryohei (U)
Softbank - Yoshimoto, Shoji (HS)
Chunichi - Nishikawa, Kentaro (HS)

Third Round

Chunichi - Tajima, Shinji (U)
Softbank - Tsukada, Masayoshi (U)
Yakult - Hiyane, Wataru (I)
Nippon Ham - Ishikawa, Shingo (HS)
Yomiuri - Ichioka, Ryuji (I)
Seibu - Komazuki, Hitoto (HS)
Hanshin - Nishida, Naoto (HS)
Orix - Sato, Tatsuya (I)
Hiroshima - Toda, Takaya (HS)
Rakuten - Miyoshi, Takumi (HS)
Yokohama - Watanabe, Yuki (HS)
Lotte - Suzuki, Daichi (U)

Fourth Round

Lotte - Masuda, Naoya (U)
Yokohama - Kuwahara, Masayuki (HS)
Rakuten - Okajima, Takero (U)
Hiroshima - Habu, Shohei (U)
Orix - Kaida, Tomoyuki (I)
Hanshin - Ito, Kazuo (U)
Seibu - Nagae, Kyohei (HS)
Yomiuri - Takagi, Kyosuke (U)
Nippon Ham - Kondo, Kensuke (HS)
Yakult - Ota, Yuya (I)
Softbank - Shirane, Naoki (HS)
Chunichi - Tsuji, Takehiko (U)

Fifth Round

Chunichi - Kawasaki, Takahiro (HS)
Softbank - Kayama, Shinya (I)
Yakult - Nakane, Yuji (U)
Nippon Ham - Moriuchi, Toshiharu (I)
Yomiuri - Takahashi, Ko (HS)
Seibu - Tashiro, Shotaro (U)
Hanshin - Matsuda, Ryoma (HS)
Orix - Shoji, Ryuji (IND)
Hiroshima - DONE
Rakuten - Kitagawa, Rintaro (HS)
Yokohama - Otosaka, Tomo (HS)
Lotte - DONE

Sixth Round

Lotte - DONE
Yokohama - Samura, Travis Mikihisa (HS)
Rakuten - Shimauchi, Hiroaki (U)
Hiroshima - DONE
Orix - Tsutsumi, Yuki (HS)
Hanshin - DONE
Seibu - DONE
Yomiuri - Egarashi, Yuki (I)
Nippon Ham - Uwasawa, Naoyuki (HS)
Yakult - Furuno, Masato (I)
Softbank - DONE
Chunichi - Son, Sang-Hoon ? (HS)

Seventh Round

Chunichi - DONE
Softbank - DONE
Yakult - DONE
Nippon Ham - Oshima, Takumi (U - Softball)
Yomiuri - Tahara, Seiji (I)
Seibu - DONE
Hanshin - DONE
Orix - Kojima, Shuhei (I)
Hiroshima - DONE
Rakuten - DONE
Yokohama - Matsui, Hyuma (I)
Lotte - DONE

Eighth Round

Lotte - DONE
Yokohama - Komura, Toru (HS)
Rakuten - DONE
Hiroshima - DONE
Orix - Kawabata, Takayoshi (I)
Hanshin - DONE
Seibu - DONE
Yomiuri - DONE
Nippon Ham - DONE
Yakult - DONE
Softbank - DONE
Chunichi - DONE

Ninth Round

Chunichi - DONE
Softbank - DONE
Yakult - DONE
Nippon Ham - DONE
Yomiuri - DONE
Seibu - DONE
Hanshin - DONE
Orix - DONE
Hiroshima - DONE
Rakuten - DONE
Yokohama - Ito, Takuro (HS)
Lotte - DONE

Tenth Round

Lotte - DONE
Yokohama - DONE
Rakuten - DONE
Hiroshima - DONE
Orix - DONE
Hanshin - DONE
Seibu - DONE
Yomiuri - DONE
Nippon Ham - DONE
Yakult - DONE
Softbank - DONE
Chunichi - DONE

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Ikusei Draft

First Round

Yokohama - Tomita, Kosuke (IND)
Rakuten - Jinbo, Takahiro (IC)
Hiroshima - Tominaga, Hajime (IND)
Orix - Inakura, Daiki (HS)
Hanshin - Hirokami, Seiya (IND)
Seibu - Fujisawa, Komei (U)
Yomiuri - Mori Kazuki (HS)
Yakult - Tokuyama, Takeaki (U)
Softbank - Kamamoto, Go (HS)

Second Round

Softbank - Kamezawa, Kyohei (IND)
Yakult - Kanabushi, Hugo (U)
Yomiuri - Tsuchida, Mizuki (IND)
Seibu - DONE
Hanshin - DONE
Orix - Kakihara, Shoki (HS)
Hiroshima - Nakamura, Masataka (IND)
Rakuten - DONE
Yokohama - Nishimori, Masashi (IND)

Third Round

Yokohama - DONE
Rakuten - DONE
Hiroshima - Tsukada, Kohei (U)
Orix - DONE
Hanshin - DONE
Seibu - DONE
Yomiuri - Shibata, Shogo (U)
Yakult - DONE
Softbank - Miura, Shota (U)

Fourth Round

Softbank - Shimizu, Takayuki (IND)
Yakult - DONE
Yomiuri - Yoshikawa, Chikara (HS)
Seibu - DONE
Hanshin - DONE
Orix - DONE
Hiroshima - Mike, Kazuma (HS)
Rakuten - DONE
Yokohama - DONE

Fifth Round

Yokohama - DONE
Rakuten - DONE
Hiroshima - DONE
Orix - DONE
Hanshin - DONE
Seibu - DONE
Yomiuri - Amemiya, Takashi (IND)
Yakult - DONE
Softbank - Arasaki, Shinya (U)

Sixth Round

Softbank - Sasanuma, Akihiro (IC)
Yakult - DONE
Yomiuri - Watanabe, Takahiro (IND)
Seibu - DONE
Hanshin - DONE
Orix - DONE
Hiroshima - DONE
Rakuten - DONE
Yokohama - DONE

Seventh Round

Yokohama - DONE
Rakuten - DONE
Hiroshima - DONE
Orix - DONE
Hanshin - DONE
Seibu - DONE
Yomiuri - DONE
Yakult - DONE
Softbank - Iida, Kazuya (IND)

Eighth Round

Softbank - DONE
Yakult - DONE
Yomiuri - DONE
Seibu - DONE
Hanshin - DONE
Orix - DONE
Hiroshima - DONE
Rakuten - DONE
Yokohama - DONE

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8 comments on “Live Blogging the 2011 Amateur Draft — Sugano to HAM; Fujioka to LOT; Nomura to HIR

  1. Gen Post author

    The crowd’s reaction was pretty funny. Wonder if Sugano will sign.

    A little surprising Nomura was selected by just one team.

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  2. Gen Post author

    Heh… Reporters asked Hara about his thoughts on Sugano and he seemed fairly disappointed they lost out.

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    1. Deanna

      Felipe Natel can’t “enter” the draft exactly because he’s in the industrial leagues. Any team can just draft him once he becomes eligible based on service time. (High school and college players have to submit letters of intent.)

      It’s not too surprising Nomura was only selected by the Carp. He wanted to go home to Hiroshima, they wanted him, and really, Nomura’s not actually a power pitcher like Sugano. Fujioka’s a bigger value because he’s a lefty and taller than Nomura and throws faster. Anyway, a team might not want to waste their first round pick on someone they know will go to lottery, if they don’t have a distinct need for that exact player. (Note the Hawks the last few years, after winning Ohba and losing Ohta they’ve gone on unique picks.) I liked Seibu picking Togame outright; if they had gone into a lottery for one of the “big 3″, they may have also lost Togame in the next lottery as well.

      Reuniting Habu and Nomura was also a cute move by the Carp, but it should work out well for them.

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