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2011 Draft News and Notes from 11/27/2011

by on Nov.28, 2011 @ 2:24 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks agreed to terms with 2nd round draft pick Shoji Yoshimoto on Sunday - 7M yen contract, 60M yen bonus.

Seibu Lions

The Lions agreed to terms with 2nd round draft pick Hirotaka Koishi on Sunday - 13M yen contract, 70M yen bonus.  The Lions have now signed all six of their players they selected during this year's draft.

Chunichi Dragons

New manager Morimichi Takagi told reporters on Sunday that he plans to have 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi attend Ichi-gun spring camp next year.

Hanshin Tigers

The Tigers agreed to terms with 3rd round draft pick Naoto Nishida on Sunday - 6M yen contract, 50M yen bonus.  They also assigned him the number 33.


The Tigers hand out DVDs to all their signed draft picks.  The DVDs apparently contain messages from current players, training tips, and footage from spring camp.

Yakult Swallows

The Swallows agreed to terms with 2nd round draft pick Ryohei Kiya on Saurday - 12M yen contract, 65M yen bonus.