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[9/27/2013] Toko Gakuen: Yuki Matsui files letter of intent

by on Sep.27, 2013 @ 8:27 pm, under High School

Toko Gakuen High School pitching prospect Yuki Matsui held a press conference earlier today and announced, in front of about eighty members of the media, that he filed his letter of intent.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/27/2013

Sponichi has posted portion of his press conference from earlier today.

When did you decide you wanted to turn pro?

I have dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player ever since I was small.  After participating at high levels, like at last year's Koshien and the 18U World Cup, the desire to test my abilities grew.

What kind of pitcher do you want to become?

I do not really care about strikeouts.  I want to help my team win, I want to become a pitcher that can win.

What is your image of the pro leagues?

It is not a place where an inexperienced player like myself can easily find success.  I would like to prepare myself for the next stage by starting over from scratch.

Which hitter would you like to face?

Softbank's Seiichi Uchikawa.  It seems like he can hit anything.

What do you want to accomplish by turning pro?

I want to become a player that excite fans and provides them with dreams and hope.

Source: Sponichi 9/27/2013

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