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2011 Draft News and Notes from 12/4/2011

by on Dec.05, 2011 @ 1:12 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

When introducing the players the team drafting this year during a press conference on Saturday, scouting director Takashi Ofuchi explained Tomoyuki Sugano's absence with the following line: "Sugano-senshu could not be here with us today because we are still in the middle of negotiations with him."


Hideki Kuriyama told reporters on Saturday he was thinking about starting 5th round draft pick Toshiharu Moriuchi at Ichi-gun spring camp next year.


One of 7th round draft pick Takumi Oshima's goals is to catch Yuki Saito in a game.

Hanshin Tigers

Ikusei 1st round draft pick Seiya Hirokami and Softbank Ikusei 4th round draft pick Takashi Shimizu made appearances at a shopping mall in Isesaki, Gunma on Sunday.