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[2/8/2014] Yakult Swallows News and Notes

by on Feb.08, 2014 @ 11:41 pm, under NPB

Name Date Swings Notes
Wladimir Balentien 2/7 38 Five over the fence.  Sponichi 2/8/2014
Name Type Date NP Notes
Keiji Iwahashi BP 2/8   First out of the 2013 draft class to toss batting practice during camp.  Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014
Yasuhiro Ogawa BP 2/8 41 Mostly fastballs; faced Takahiro Araki and Tetsuto Yamada; first outing as BP pitcher during camp.  Sponichi 2/8/2014
Yasuhiro Ogawa Bullpen 2/8 41 Tossed session after batting practice appearance to make adjustments.  Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014
Ryo Akiyoshi Bullpen 2/7 60 Including sliders and change-ups; third session since the start of camp.  Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014, Sponichi 2/8/2014

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Quick Notes

  • The Swallows used SSK's Multi-Speed Tester-II's to measure swing speeds during workouts on Friday. Wladimir Balentien was swinging the bat at eighty-five to ninety percent strength when he was clocked at 151km/h.  Source: Sanspo 2/8/2014
  • 3rd round draft pick Ryo Akiyoshi is scheduled to toss batting practice on the 11th and to pitch in a practice game against Chunichi on the 19th.  Source: Sanpso 2/8/2014