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[11/6/2013] Draft News and Notes

by on Nov.07, 2013 @ 2:25 am, under NPB

Orix Buffaloes

  • 2nd round draft pick Daiki Tomei pitched an Industrial League Tournament game on Wednesday.  He started the game and tossed nine shutout innings.  He faced thirty-three hitters, gave up three hits, wallked/hit two, and struck out ten.  Tomei's team, Fuji Jukogyo, blanked Mitsubishi Juko Hiroshima, 1-0. [Daily Sports 11/6/2013]

Softbank Hawks

  • 1st round draft pick Ren Kajiya has a fastball that tops out at 152km/h and a fork that hits 141km/h.  In four years with JR Kyushu, he gained twelve kilograms and grew two centimeters. [Nikkan Sports 11/6/2013]

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles like 2nd round draft pick Yasuhito Uchida's power potential from the right-side -- he hit thirty-seven home runs while playing high school ball.  They also like his arm -- he can throw the ball 120 meters. [Sports Hochi 11/6/2013]
  • Team officials visited 5th round draft pick Yusuke Nishimiya at Yokohama Shoka University on Wednesday.  He has a fastball that tops out 148km/h. [Nikkan Sports 11/6/2013]