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[10/23/2014] 2014 Draft: General News and Notes

by on Oct.23, 2014 @ 5:06 pm, under NPB
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General News

  • The draft will take place at the Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa Kokusai-kan Pamir.
  • Seibu will likely draft five to six players with a focus on pitching.
  • Orix will likely draft eight to ten players with a focus on pitching. Orix has lost their last eleven 1st round draft pick draws.
  • Softbank will likely draft about five players.
  • Rakuten will likely select five to six players during the regular draft and a couple during the Ikusei draft. Their main focus will be players that have connections to the Tohoku region.
  • Hanshin will likely draft five to six players. Hanshin thinks highly of Kohei Arihara and could offer him the number eighteen, if they manage to draft him.
  • Yomiuri will likely select four players during the regular draft and three or four during the Ikusei draft.
  • Hiroshima will likely select six to seven players during the draft.

Source: Sanspo 10/22/2014, Sanspo 10/23/2014, Sanspo 10/23/2014, Daily Sports 10/23/2014, Daily Sports 10/23/2014, Sports Hochi 10/23/2014, Sports Hochi 10/23/2014, Sports Hochi 10/23/2014

[10/23/2014] Orix Buffaloes: Chihiro Kaneko has an interest in the MLB (Sponichi)

by on Oct.23, 2014 @ 4:41 pm, under NPB
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According to a report by Sponichi, Chihiro Kaneko told team official Ryuzo Setoyama that he was interested in the Majors. Kaneko left for the United States on the 22nd to catch the World Series.

"Last year when we were negotiating his contract, I heard about his interest in the Majors. I figured it was only natural considering how a good player he is," said Setoyama.

He added, "We did not talk about posting, nothing came of it. We said we wanted him to help us out one more time."

The Buffaloes are expected to meet Kaneko again once he returns from the US. If he is serious about the Majors, it might make sense for Orix to post him this year, since they would end up losing him for nothing next year.

A number of MLB scouts have been spotted at games Kaneko started this year. Teams include the Phillies, Red Sox, and Padres.

Source: Sponichi 10/23/2014, Sponichi 10/23/2014

千葉 義浩 (東北福祉大)

by on Oct.23, 2014 @ 3:39 pm, under Scrapbook, 高校・大学・社会人
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千葉 義浩 (東北福祉大)
ちば・よしひろ

173cm / 73kg
R / R

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東北福祉大・千葉 強肩は「プロで通用」

大学日本代表の強肩捕手、東北福祉大の千葉義浩捕手(4年=東陵)も指名が有力視される。

... 強肩が魅力の捕手。捕球から二塁ベースへの送球時間は1秒8。「1秒9ならプロで通用するレベル」と、東北福祉大の山路哲生監督(48)は言う。今年は捕手のドラフト候補が少なく、高校、社会人を含めて千葉を高く評価している球団もある。

秋のリーグ戦で千葉が出場した8試合は捕逸がゼロ、投手の暴投は1だった。内外角にそれた投球をしっかり捕り、ワンバウンドの球を体で止めるのも得意だ。「打撃はそれほどでも」と笑うが、打率4割6分7厘で最高打率賞(首位打者)に輝いた。初球から積極的に打った。それも大学日本代表で学んだ。

社会人チームへの内定はなくプロ1本。調査書は7球団から届いた。

Nikkan Sports 10/23/2014

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ドラフト・レポート

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[10/23/2014] Tokyo Chunichi Sports First Round Draft Predictions (with alternate picks)

by on Oct.23, 2014 @ 2:32 pm, under NPB
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Tokyo Chunichi Sports First Round Draft Predictions

Team Name JPN Name ENG Affiliation Pos
Yakult Swallows 安楽 智大 Anraku, Tomohiro Saibi High School P
  竹下 真吾
山崎 福也
Takeshita, Shingo
Yamasaki, Sachiya
Yamaha
Meiji University
P
Yokhama Bay Stars 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  石田 健大
竹下 真吾
Ishida, Kenta
Takeshita, Shingo
Hosei University
Yamaha
P
Chunichi Dragons 野村 亮介 Nomura, Ryosuke Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Yokohama P
  浜田 智博
山崎 康晃
横山 雄哉
Hamada, Tomohiro
Yamasaki, Yasuaki
Yokoyama, Yuya
Kyushu Sangyo University
Asia University
Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kashima
P
Hiroshima Carp 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  石田 健大
山崎 康晃
Ishida, Kenta
Yamasaki, Yasuaki
Hosei University
Asia University
P
Hanshin Tigers 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  風張 蓮
竹下 真吾
Kazahari, Ren
Takeshita, Shingo
Tokyo Nogyo University Hokkaido
Yamaha
P
Yomiuri Giants 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  岡本 和真
野間 峻祥
Okamoto, Kazuma
Noma, Takayoshi
Chiben Gakuen High School
Chubu Gakuin University
INF
OF
Rakuten Eagles 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  岡本 和真
山崎 福也
Okamoto, Kazuma
Yamasaki, Sachiya
Chiben Gakuen High School
Meiji University
INF
P
Seibu Lions 髙橋 光成 Takahashi, Kona Maebashi Ikuei High School P
  山崎 康晃
山崎 福也
Yamasaki, Yasuaki
Yamasaki, Sachiya
Asia University
Meiji University
P
Chiba Lotte Marines 横山 雄哉 Yokoyama, Yuya Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kashima P
  岡本 和真
山崎 福也
Okamoto, Kazuma
Yamasaki, Sachiya
Chiben Gakuen High School
Meiji University
INF
P
Nippon Ham Fighters 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  風張 蓮
山崎 福也
Kazahari, Ren
Yamasaki, Sachiya
Tokyo Nogyo University Hokkaido
Meiji University
P
Orix Buffaloes 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  山崎 康晃
山崎 福也
Yamasaki, Yasuaki
Yamasaki, Sachiya
Asia University
Meiji University
P
Softbank Hawks 安楽 智大 Anraku, Tomohiro Saibi High School P
  松本 裕樹
小野 郁
Matsumoto, Yuki
Ono, Fumiya
Morioka Daigaku Fuzoku High School
Nishi Nippon Tankidaigaku Fuzoku High School
P

Source: Tokyo Chunichi Sports Paper 10/23/2014

[10/23/2014] Daily Sports First Round Draft Predictions (with alternate picks)

by on Oct.23, 2014 @ 2:18 pm, under NPB
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Daily Sports First Round Draft Predictions

Team Name JPN Name ENG Affiliation Pos
Yakult Swallows 安楽 智大 Anraku, Tomohiro Saibi High School P
  竹下 真吾 Takeshita, Shingo Yamaha P
Yokhama Bay Stars 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  山崎 福也 Yamasaki, Sachiya Meiji University P
Chunichi Dragons 野村 亮介 Nomura, Ryosuke Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Yokohama P
  浜田 智博 Hamada, Tomohiro Kyushu Sangyo University P
Hiroshima Carp 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  小野 郁 Ono, Fumiya Nishi Nippon Tankidaigaku Fuzoku High School P
Hanshin Tigers 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  風張 蓮 Kazahari, Ren Tokyo Nogyo University Hokkaido P
Yomiuri Giants 岡本 和真 Okamoto, Kazuma Chiben Gakuen High School INF
  風張 蓮 Kazahari, Ren Tokyo Nogyo University Hokkaido P
Rakuten Eagles 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  松本 裕樹 Matsumoto, Yuki Morioka Daigaku Fuzoku High School P
Seibu Lions 髙橋 光成 Takahashi, Kona Maebashi Ikuei High School P
  山崎 福也 Yamasaki, Sachiya Meiji University P
Chiba Lotte Marines 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  横山 雄哉 Yokoyama, Yuya Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kashima P
Nippon Ham Fighters 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  風張 蓮 Kazahari, Ren Tokyo Nogyo University Hokkaido P
Orix Buffaloes 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  佐野 泰雄 Sano, Yasuo Heisei Kokusai University P
Softbank Hawks 安楽 智大 Anraku, Tomohiro Saibi High School P
  小野 郁 Ono, Fumiya Nishi Nippon Tankidaigaku Fuzoku High School P

Source: Daily Sports Paper 10/23/2014

[10/23/2014] Sports Hochi First Round Draft Predictions (with alternate picks)

by on Oct.23, 2014 @ 2:07 pm, under NPB
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Sports Hochi First Round Draft Predictions

Team Name JPN Name ENG Affiliation Pos
Yakult Swallows 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  竹下 真吾 Takeshita, Shingo Yamaha P
Yokhama Bay Stars 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  山崎 福也 Yamasaki, Sachiya Meiji University P
Chunichi Dragons 山崎 康晃 Yamasaki, Yasuaki Asia University P
         
Hiroshima Carp 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  小野 郁 Ono, Fumiya Nishi Nippon Tankidaigaku Fuzoku High School P
Hanshin Tigers 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  風張 蓮 Kazahari, Ren Tokyo Nogyo University Hokkaido P
Yomiuri Giants 岡本 和真 Okamoto, Kazuma Chiben Gakuen High School INF
         
Rakuten Eagles 岡本 和真 Okamoto, Kazuma Chiben Gakuen High School INF
  小野 郁 Ono, Fumiya Nishi Nippon Tankidaigaku Fuzoku High School P
Seibu Lions 髙橋 光成 Takahashi, Kona Maebashi Ikuei High School P
  佐野 泰雄 Sano, Yasuo Heisei Kokusai University P
Chiba Lotte Marines 横山 雄哉 Yokoyama, Yuya Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kashima P
         
Nippon Ham Fighters 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  山崎 福也 Yamasaki, Sachiya Meiji University P
Orix Buffaloes 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Waseda University P
  佐野 泰雄 Sano, Yasuo Heisei Kokusai University P
Softbank Hawks 髙橋 光成 Takahashi, Kona Maebashi Ikuei High School P
  松本 裕樹 Matsumoto, Yuki Morioka Daigaku Fuzoku High School P

Source: Sports Hochi Paper 10/23/2014

[10/22/2014] Nippon Series: Hanshin Tigers, Softbank Hawks

by on Oct.23, 2014 @ 10:52 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami could start Game 3 of the Nippon Series. Source: Sponichi 10/22/2014
  • Nippon Series possible four-man rotation: Randy Messenger, Atsushi Nomi, Fujinami, Minoru Iwata. Source: Sanspo 10/22/2014
  • Kenichi Tagami ran into Hayata Ito while playing defense in the 2nd inning of a Phoenix League game against Doosan on Tuesday. Tagami had to be carried off the field on a stretcher. Tests at a hospital in Miyazaki indicated a cervical spine sprain. The injury does not appear to be serious. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/22/2014
  • Kansai University professor Katsuhiro Miyamoto estimates the economic impact of the Tigers winning the Nippon Series to be around 42.9 billion yen. That is down from previous figures when the Tigers finished in first place in 2003 (148 billion yen) and 2005 (64.3 billion yen). Reasons for the large gap include: a drop in attendance, the team losing steam toward the end of the season, and a failure to finish in first place. There has also been little to no postseason merchandising or celebration sales because stores were not prepared. Source: ZakZak 10/21/2014, Sponichi 10/21/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Jason Standridge will most likely start Game 1 of the Nippon Series. Source: Daily Sports 10/23/214
  • Kenji Otonari could start Game 3 of the Nippon Series. Source: Sanspo 10/22/2014 ... Another possibility is the Game 2 start. Source: Sponichi 10/23/2014
  • Yuki Yoshimura could play the outfield during games at Koshien, but will most likely be used as a bat off the bench since Akira Nakamura has more experience on defense. Source: Sponichi 10/22/2014
  • Dae-Ho Lee against Seung-Hwan Oh (KBO): 8-for-25. Lee faced Oh during the Inter-league on May 24 and went 1-for-1 (single to left). Source: Sponichi 10/22/2014
  • This year's fan festival will take place at YafuOku Dome on November 24. Gates will open at 12:00 and events will begin at 13:00. Source: official announcement, official announcement

[10/22/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Oct.23, 2014 @ 10:49 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano will hold workouts in Arizona in December before the team's first place celebration trip to Hawaii. He will return to Arizona after his return to Hawaii. He also plans to head overseas in January and stay overseas until spring camp because he found it difficult to prepare in the cold weather in Japan last year. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/23/2014, Sponichi 10/23/2014
  • Hisayoshi Chono is planning to have right knee surgery. Damage was found in the meniscus during a hospital examination. It could take three to four months for a full recovery. There is a chance he might not be ready for spring camp next year. He is also scheduled to have surgery to clean out his right elbow. Source: Sponichi 10/22/2014
  • Leslie Anderson returned to Florida out of Narita Airport on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/21/2014

Hiroshima Carp

Chunichi Dragons

  • Yohei Oshima will be working on his base-running skills during fall camp. He has already started making adjustments to his lead during fall practices. Source: Sponichi 10/22/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Tetsuto Yamada will be signing an advisory contract with Magniflex. Source: Sanspo 10/23/2014