Nippon Ham Fighters
The Fighters visited 3rd round draft pick Yohei Kagiya at the Chuo University training facilities in Hachioji today. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2012
Senichi Hoshino may give 2nd round draft pick Takahiro Norimoto a look at closer. Source: Sanspo 10/28/2012
2nd round draft pick Tatsuro Hamada would like to learn how to throw a sinker from Masahiro Yamamoto. Hamada already throws a curve, slider, fork, splitter, and palm ball. He wants to add the sinker because it would give him a "pitch that moves away from the batter." Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2012
Hamada on how he got into baseball: "When I went to the park to look for acorns for a school project, I was invited [to play]." Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2012
1st round draft pick Shintaro Fujinami could make his debut in a practice game against the Yomiuri Giants during spring camp next year. Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 10/28/2012
2nd round draft Fumiya Hojo spoke to Sankei Sports on Saturday and said, "My goal is to bat clean-up. Even after turning pro, I want to keep aiming to go higher. And if I am going to aim high, then I want to go all the way and set my sights on batting clean-up, on becoming the face of the team. I want to do my best."
He added, "I think they selected me because they need me. I do not want to let them down. I will push myself hard until I sign."
Source: Sanspo 10/28/2012
Yokohama Bay Stars
The Bay Stars visited Shoichi Ino at the NTT training facilities on Saturday.
Ino already has a nickname (Inovish), but wants Nakahata to give him one as well, like he did with 1st around draft pick Hioryuki Shirasaki (Mocomichi).