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[11/13/2013] Draft News and Notes

by on Nov.13, 2013 @ 11:37 pm, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

  • Team officials visited 3rd round draft pick Ryo Akiyoshi on Tuesday.  The Swallows see Akiyoshi as someone that can contribute right away, as both a starter and a reliever. [Sponichi 11/13/2013] ... He was offered the number fourteen and is currently slated to start things out at Ichi-gun spring camp.  He has a fastball that tops out at 149km/h.  He throws a change-up between 95 - 110km/h. [Sanspo 11/13/2013]
  • 6th round draft pick Ryota Fujii signed a provisional contract with the Swallows today.  He will most likely get the number fifty-one. [Sports Hochi 11/13/2013]

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons visited 4th round draft pick Takuma Achira today at the JR Higashi Nihon offices in Kita, Tokyo. [Nikkan Sports 11/13/2013]