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2011 Draft News and Notes from 12/14/2011

by on Dec.15, 2011 @ 12:20 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

2nd round draft pick Yoshinao Kamata could have a shot at beginning his first year in the pros at Ichi-gun spring camp.  The last Eagles' player to make Ichi-gun spring camp right out of high school was Masahiro Tanaka.

Chunichi Dragons

The Dragons opened up their 2011 draft class introductions to fans this year for the first time in franchise historyAround 800 fans showed up.


1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi is still scheduled to start this off at Ichi-gun spring camp next year.

Hanshin Tigers

The media learned on Tuesday that Ikusei 1st round draft pick Seiya Hirokami already moved into the player dorms on 12/12 (the earliest for a newly drafted player in franchise history).

Yomiuri Giants

Ikusei 5th round draft pick Takashi Amemiya and Ikusei 6th round draft pick Takahiro Watanabe worked out for about two hours at Giants Stadium on Tuesday.

Hiroshima Carp

The 2011 draft class had a chance to visit Mazda Stadium on Wednesday.