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[11/16/2013] Draft News and Notes

by on Nov.16, 2013 @ 11:39 pm, under NPB

Hiroshima Carp

  • 1st round draft pick Daichi Osera agreed to a provisional contract.  He was assigned the number fourteen. [Daily Sports 11/16/2013]

Hanshin Tigers

  • 4th round draft pick Ryutaro Umeno played in a university tournament game against Hachinohe University today.  He was the starting catcher and batted clean-up.  He went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and an RBI. [Daily Sports 11/16/2013]

Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants signed 3rd round draft pick Kazuto Taguchi to a provisional contract today.  They also gave him the number ninety. [Nikkan Sports 11/16/2013]

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters have asked 1st round draft pick Ryo Watanabe to drop about three kilograms before the start of 2013 draft class training camp in January next year.  Watanabe is currently at eighty-one kilograms.  His ideal weight is seventy-eight.  Watanabe does not eat a lot of sweets, but does like rice.  This past summer, his weight jumped to eighty-four kilograms after his team was ousted from the Yamanashi Regional Tournament. [Nikkan Sports 11/16/2013]
  • 6th round draft pick Akihiro Hakumura plans to get exchange his smart phone for a regular mobile phone with basic features (voice calls, e-mail, and very basic internet).  He does not want any distractions. [Sanspo 11/16/2013]

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes are scheduled to meet 3rd round draft pick Kenya Wakatsuki in Saitama on the 21st, 7th round draft pick Kento Shibata in Nagano on the 22nd, and 8th round draft pick Satoshi Oyama in Tokyo on the 25th for contract negotiations. [Nikkan Sports 11/16/2013]

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • 3rd round draft pick Ryo Miki played in a university tournament game against Kinki Daigaku Kogakubu today.  He started at third and batted third.  He went 1-for-4. [Daily Sports 11/16/2013]