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[11/12/2013] Draft News and Notes

by on Nov.12, 2013 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters are planning to use 3rd round draft pick Hiromi Oka and 7th round draft pick Ryosuke Kishisato as position players instead of pitchers.  Hideki Kuriyama is curious to see what kind of stuff they have as pitchers and may give both a chance to do some pitching. [Sports Hochi 11/12/2013]

Rakuten Eagles

  • Team officials visited 7th round draft pick Kazutomo Aihara at Shichi-ju Shichi Ginko in Sendai on Monday. [Sports Hochi 11/12/2013]

Hanshin Tigers

  • 3rd round draft pick Naomasa Yokawa played in a university game against Taisho University today.  He started at third and batted fourth.  Down one run in the 3rd, with runners on first and second and two out, Yokawa hit a two-run triple to right-center.  He also recorded a single to right in the 6th.  He went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the game. [Daily Sports 11/12/2013]

Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants agreed to terms with 2nd round draft pick Ren Wada today.  They also gave him the number sixty-one. [Daily Sports 11/12/2013]