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[11/7/2015] Yakult Swallows, Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Nov.08, 2015 @ 3:04 am, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshihisa Naruse threw seventy pitches in the bullpen on the first day of fall camp on November 6. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/6/2015 ... Twelve pitchers threw a total 1,197 pitches on the first day of fall camp on November 6. Source: Sanspo 11/7/2015

Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshinobu Takahashi has select five fall camp leaders: Yoshiyuki KameiYasuyuki Kataoka, and Hisayoshi Chono for the position players, and Tetsuya Utsumi and Kan Otake for the pitchers. Source: Sponichi 11/7/2015
  • The Giants are renting a Kinki Cresco virtual pitching machine for use during fall camp (retails for about five million yen). The machine can throw fastballs between 80 and 160 km/h. It can also throw three kinds of curveballs, two kinds of sliders, and two kinds of forkballs. Source: Sanspo 11/6/2015, Sponichi 11/6/2015
  • The Giants are also be using CORMAX training equipment during fall camp. Source: Sponichi 11/7/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yamato took seventy-five swings during batting practice on November 4 and hit ten over the fence, including a stretch of five in a row. Source: Sponichi 11/5/2015 ... Yamato swung the bat 235 times on November 5 and hit twenty-six over the fence. Twenty-three of the balls he hit over the fence came during the ninety-one swings he took against hitting coach Atsushi Kataoka. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/5/2015
  • Naomasa Yokawa took seventy-seven swings and hit eleven over the fence, including a stretch of four straight, on November 4. Source: Sanspo 11/5/2015 ... Yokawa took forty-five swings on November 7 and hit thirteen over the fence. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/7/2015
  • Ryota Imanari worked out in right on November 4. He does not have a lot of speed, but could get playing time in the outfield because he swings a decent bat. Source: Sponichi 11/5/2015 ... Imanari worked out at third, right, and catcher on November 4. Source: Sanspo 11/5/2015
  • Ryoma Matsuda threw 156 pitches in the bullpen on November 5. Hiroaki Saiuchi threw 120. Source: Sanspo 11/6/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/6/2015, Sponichi 11/6/2015 ... Matsuda threw ninety-four pitches in the bullpen on November 7. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/7/2015
  • Suguru Iwazaki threw 155 pitches in the bullpen on November 5. Source: Sanspo 11/7/2015
  • Tomoaki Kanemoto, based on a suggestion by head coach Nobuhiro Takashiro, had infielders take fielding practice in the outfield and outfielders take fielding practice in the infield during workouts on November 4. Kanemoto feels Fumiya Hojo might also be able to play the outfield, based on his performance during the exercise. Source: Sanspo 11/5/2015 ... Kanemoto left Kochi fall camp on November 4 due to prior engagements. He is getting updates on practices from coaches via e-mail and phone. He is currently scheduled to rejoin the team in Kochi on November 12. Source: Sports Hochi 11/6/2015, Daily Sports 11/6/2015 ... Tomoaki visited Naruohama on November 7 to check on Ni-gun fall camp workouts. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/7/2015, Daily Sports 11/7/2015
  • Masayuki Kakefu wants to hold batting practice scrimmages during the second block of Naruohama camp that begins on November 7. Kanemoto is scheduled to drop by the facilities during the second block, giving players the perfect opportunity to showcase their improvements. Source: Sanspo 11/6/2015
  • Pitching coach Satoru Kanemura will be in charge of the bullpen next year. He is thinking about teaching interested pitchers how to throw the palm ball. Source: Sanspo 11/7/2015
  • Owner Shinya Sakai will be visiting Kochi camp on November 13. An intra-squad game and a relay race are scheduled for the same day. Source: Sanspo 11/6/2015
  • The Tigers drew 6,000 fans during the first four days of Kochi fall camp. They drew 5,300 in twenty days last year. Source: Sponichi 11/5/2015, Sanspo 11/5/2015
  • Masayuki Kakefu signed about 1,500 autographs during the first four days of fall camp at Naruohama. Source: Sports Hochi 11/5/2015 ... The front office is upset that some fans are turning around and auctioning off the signatures. They are planning to instruct security guards to make sure fans are only lining up once. They also might cancel future signings if auction listings increase. Source: Daily Sports 11/7/2015
  • The media learned that Yutaka Wada will become a senior adviser to owner Shinya Sakai, beginning on December 1. The contract will most likely be for one year. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/7/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Intra-squad game on November 6: Jumpei Ono tossed two shutout innings and did not allow any hits. He topped out at 146km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/7/2015
  • Intra-squad game on November 4: Aren Kuri started the game and tossed two shutout innings. He did not allow any hits. Source: Daily Sports 11/5/2015
  • Daichi Osera has not done any throwing during fall camp because he is resting his arm. He borrowed a glove and played catch left-handed at a distance of about thirty meters on November 5. Source: Daily Sports 11/6/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/6/2015
  • A practice player from Carp Academy (Batista) has caught the eye of Koichi Ogata. He could be offered an Ikusei contract. Source: Daily Sports 11/6/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Takayuki Kajitani was named fall camp captain for hitters. Shun Yamaguchi was named fall camp captain for pitchers. Source: Daily Sports 11/6/2015
  • Tomo Otosaka will miss fall camp because of periodontal ligament inflammation. Kota Suda will take his spot. Source: Sanspo 11/5/2015
  • Alex Ramirez wants pitchers to be more aggressive on the inside corners. He is asking catchers and pitchers to throw seventy to eighty percent of their pitches to the inside during fall camp bullpen sessions. Source: Sponichi 11/7/2015