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[11/19/2013] Draft News and Notes

by on Nov.20, 2013 @ 2:21 am, under NPB

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • 3rd round draft pick Hiroki Minei played in a university tournament game against Toin Yokohama University on Tuesday.  He was the starting catcher and batted fifth.  He went 2-for-4 with a strikeout and an RBI.  The RBI came in the top of the 10th with the score tied at one. [Daily Sports 11/19/2013]

Chunichi Dragons

  • 3rd round draft pick Iori Katsura played in a university tournament game against Meiji University on Tuesday.  He was the starting catcher and batted fourth.  He went 2-for-4 with two strikeouts. [Sanspo 11/19/2013]

Hiroshim Carp

  • 2nd round draft pick Allen Kuri started a university tournament game against Toin Yokohama University on Tuesday.  He gave up a run (unearned) on five hits and three walks over 6.1 innings of work.  He faced twenty-eight hitters, threw 110 pitches, and struck out five.

Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants gave 1st round draft pick Seiji Kobayashi a list of three things Shinnosuke Abe feels are necessary to become a professional player: 1) at the 1st round draft pick, be the leader among your peers; 2) learn how to hit by watching and listening; 3) establish a good relationship with the media. [Sports Hochi 11/19/2013]