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2011 Draft News and Notes from 12/12/2011

by on Dec.13, 2011 @ 2:24 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles gave their 2011 draft class a tour of Kleenex Stadium and of their Ni-gun training facilities on Monday.

Hanshin Tigers

 The players the Tigers drafted this year were tested on nine different things during their physical fitness tests on Sunday.

1st round draft picks Hayato Ito's 21 chin-ups were higher than players like Masato Akamatsu (18), Takashi Toritani (13), and Atsushi Nomi (10) when they took their tests before their first years.  He also notched 69cm on the vertical jump and did 36 sit-ups in 30 seconds.

Hiroshima Carp

All eight players the Carp drafted this year arrived in Hiroshima on Monday, a day head of their introductions to the media.  2nd round draft pick Ryosuke Kikuchi arrived from Nagoya with his parents.