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[11/20/2013] Draft News and Notes

by on Nov.20, 2013 @ 11:46 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • 3rd round draft pick Hiromi Oka played in a university tournament game today against Asia University today (Finals).  He got the start at first and batted fifth.  He went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts: 1B7, Ks, Kl, G6.  His team, Meiji University, lost 2-1.

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes signed 5th round draft pick Yuto Yoshida to a provisional contract today and assigned him the number fifty-three. [Sports Hochi 11/20/2013]

Seibu Lions

  • 3rd round draft pick Takuya Toyoda (26) will file marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman working as a hotel employee.  The two will begin living together in Saitama later this month. [Sports Hochi 11/20/2013]

Yakult Swallows

  • 5th round draft pick Yuto Koyama signed a provisional contract with the Yakult Swallows today.  He was assigned the number sixty-one. [Sports Hochi 11/20/2013]

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • 3rd round draft pick Hiroki Minei played in a university tournament game today against Meiji University (Finals).  He was the starting catcher and batted fifth.  He went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBI: F8, HR7, 1B8 (RBI), BB.  His team, Asia University, won 2-1.

Hiroshima Carp

  • 2nd round draft pick Allen Kuri started a university tournament game today against Meiji University (Finals).  He tossed five shutout innings while allowing two hits.  He faced eighteen hitters, threw sixty-seven pitches, and struck out six.  His team, Asia University, won 2-1.