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[12/1/2013] Draft News and Notes

by on Dec.01, 2013 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • The 2013 draft class might have a chance to meet Masahiro Tanaka at Kleenex Stadium during draft class training camp in January. [ZakZak 11/30/2013]
  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui could begin the year at Ichi-gun spring camp. [Daily Sports 12/1/2013] ... Various quotes from Senichi Hoshino on Matsui: "I will not give him preferential treatment, but I am curious to see what he has." "He may not do the same workouts as the Ichi-gun players [during spring camp].  He can be a member of the track team for a while.  He can be on a baseball team and a track team." "He is the first golden egg since Tanaka.  I do not want him practicing in a bad environment." "I would like Yudai Mori and Matsui, our two lefties, to compete for spots in a few years." [Sports Hochi 12/1/2013]

Yakult Swallows

  • 1st round draft pick Toshihiro Sugiura is currently slated to start things out at Ichi-gun spring camp.  He will most likely begin with pitch count limits during bullpen sessions. [Sponichi 12/1/2013]

Hanshin Tigers