The 2011 draft class had their teeth checked out at the Hiroshima Koku Hoken Center on Wednesday.
Kan Otake (28) will be filing marriage papers with NHK reporter Anri Mitsube (28) some time this month. The two first met in 2004 when Mitsube was still in college and was the bullpen car driver at Yokohama Stadium. Otake proposed in November 2011.
Yokohama Bay Stars
Sponichi analyst predictions: Hiromi Makihara - 4th place; and Osamu Higashio - 5th place.
Other predictions: Takenori Emoto (Sanspo analyst)- last place; and Akihiko Oya (former Yokohama manager) - 5th place