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[10/28/2013] Draft News and Notes

by on Oct.29, 2013 @ 4:04 am, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

  • 2nd round draft pick Naomichi Nishiura played in a game against Meiji University on Sunday.  He started at short and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-4 and struck out twice.  He also committed an error. [Sanspo 10/28/2013]

Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants visited 1st round draft pick Seiji Kobayashi at the Nihon Seimei team clubhouse in Osaka on Monday.  The organization sees Kobayashi as the next catcher in line after Shinnosuke Abe. [Daily Sports 10/28/2013]

Orix Buffaloes

  • Team officials met 2nd round draft pick Daiki Tomei at a hotel in Osaka on Monday.  They met for about thirty minutes.  Tomei was presented with one of the team's entry passes from draft day that included the brief message from Hiroshi Moriwaki. [NIkkan Sports 10/28/2013]

Softbank Hawks

Seibu Lions

  • Team officials met 1st round draft pick Tomoya Mori at Osaka Toin High School on Monday.  The Lions believe Mori can compete with Ginjiro Sumitani for the everyday catcher's job. [Sports Hochi 10/28/2013]
  • The Lions met 5th round draft pick Takayuki Yamaguchi at the Toyota Iwate plant on Monday. [Nikkan Sports 10/28/2013]

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles announced they will meet 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui on the 31st. [Sports Hochi 10/28/2013]
  • Team officials met 8th round draft pick Susumu Aizawa on Monday.  Aizawa received about 250 congratulatory messages after the draft.  The organization feels he has what it takes to make the Ichi-gun roster next year. [Nikkan Sports 10/28/2013]