2nd round draft pick Yuhei Nakaushiro threw about 20 pitches in the bullpen (standing catcher) today.
Player/coach Makoto Imaoka worked out in Aki, Kochi on Saturday. When speaking to reporters about his role as a coach, he spoke about how Akinobu Okada and Katsuo Hirata helped him when he first turned pro.
1st round draft pick Takahiro Fujioka wants to give back to his hometown of Shibukawa, Gunma after making some waves at the professional level. One possibility: a youth baseball clinics.
Fujioka spent time signing autographs today for fans that showed up to the Lotte Urawa training facilities (practices are actually closed off from the public). He is also planning to toss a bullpen session sometime during the third block (1/18-1/20).