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[11/7/2013] Draft News and Notes

by on Nov.08, 2013 @ 2:58 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons visited 5th round draft pick Daisuke Sobue at Toyota Jidosha headquarters in Toyota, Aichi on Thursday. [Nikkan Sports 11/7/2013]

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Team officials visited 2nd round draft pick Hiroshi Urano at Sega Sammy headquarters in Shiodome, Tokyo on Wednesday.  The Fighters feel Urano compares well to players like Takayuki Kishi and Fumiya Nishiguchi.  His fastball sits in the mid-140s and he has a good slider and fork. [Daily Sports 11/7/2013, Sports Hochi 11/7/2013]

Orix Buffaloes

  • 2nd round draft pick Daiki Tomei pitched in an Industrial League Tournament game against Kazusa Magic on Thursday.  He entered the game in the 8th with a runner on first, two out, and his team, Fuji Jukogyo, down 1-0.  He retired the one batter he faced.  Tomei did not allow a run over 20.2 innings of work during the tournament. [Sponichi 11/7/2013]  The Fighting Spirit Award went to Tomei. [Daily Sports 11/7/2013]

Softbank Hawks

  • 3rd round draft pick Ken Okamoto pitched in an Industrial League Tournament game against Tokyo Gas on Wednesday.  He entered the game in the 7th and did not allow a run over three innings of work.  He faced eleven hitters, gave up two hits, walked/hit none, and struck out three.  His team best Tokyo Gas, 3-1. [Daily Sports 11/7/2013] ... Okamoto was named MVP. [Daily Sports 11/7/2013]