Notes Samurai Japan's upcoming three-game series against Taiwan in November.
- Kyushu Kyoritsu University's Daichi Osera will most likely make the team. He is considered a top university prospect and will likely be selected in the first round of Thursday's amateur draft. About four amateur players are expected to make the roster.
- Hiroshima's Yoshihiro Maru, Ryosuke Kikuchi, and Yusuke Nomura will likely make the roster.
- Softbank's Akira Nakamura and Kenta Imamiya are possibilities.