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[4/18/2014] 2013 draft class uncommon last names

by on Apr.19, 2014 @ 1:03 am, under NPB
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Myoji Yurai (last name origins) published a list of the thirty most uncommon last names from last year's draft.

The top five:

Rank Last Name English Team Domestic Rank Number (Est)
1 阿知羅 Achira Chunichi 82,187 ~10
2 濱矢 Hamaya Rakuten 64,637 ~20
3 奥浪 Okunami Orix 45,261 ~50
4 陽川 Yokawa Hanshin 19,387 ~300
5 東明 Tomei Orix 18,821 ~300

Source: Myoji Yurai via Sponichi 4/18/2014

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[12/14/2013] Orix Buffaloes introduce 2013 draft class

by on Dec.14, 2013 @ 7:36 pm, under NPB
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The Orix Buffaloes held a press conference at hotel in Osaka today to introduce their 2013 draft class.

Source: Official tweets one, two, three

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2013 Draft Class

Ord Name JPN POS Age HT/WT T/B Level Uni
1 Yoshida, Kazumasa 吉田 一将 P 24 191/92 R/L JR Higashi Nihon 14
2 Tomei, Daiki 東明 大貴 P 24 178/77 R/R Fuji Jukogyo 26
3 Wakatsuki, Kenya 若月 健矢 C 18 179/85 R/R Hanasaki Tokuharu High School 37
4 Sonobe, Satoshi 園部  聡 INF 18 184/94 R/R Seiko Gakuin High School 44
5 Yoshida, Yuto 吉田 雄人 OF 18 178/75 R/L Hokusho High School 53
6 Okunami, Kyo 奥浪  鏡 INF 18 176/95 R/R Soshi Gakuen High School 61
7 Shibata, Kento 柴田 健斗 P 24 175/83 R/R Shinano Grandserows (BC League) 69
8 Oyama, Satoshi 大山 暁史 P 25 168/69 L/L Sega Sammy 40
I1 Azuma, Hiroaki 東  弘明 INF 21 180/74 R/R Tokushima Indigo Socks 106
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[12/12/2013] Draft News and Notes

by on Dec.12, 2013 @ 10:38 pm, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

  • The 2013 draft class officially signed contracts with the Swallows after getting their physicals on Wednesday. [Nikkan Sports 12/11/2013]

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars came to terms with 3rd round draft pick Hiroki Minei today.  They also held a press conference to introduce him.  He was assigned the number thirty-nine. [Daily Sports 12/11/2013]

Chunichi Dragons

  • 5th round draft pick Daisuke Sobue's family runs a company called Nippon Seika.  They make caramel candy.  One of the products is sold by the Hanshin Tigers at their team stores as Hanshin Tigers-wo Nametara Akan Milk Caramel-ha Nametomo Eede. [Nikkan Sports 12/11/2013]

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenjiro Nomura sees their top four draft picks from this season as players that can contribute right away and could assign them to Ichi-gun spring camp.  1st round draft pick Daichi Osera and 2nd round draft pick Allen Kuri are candidates for the starting rotation.  4th round draft pick Keita Nishihara could help bolster the bullpen.  3rd round draft pick Kosuke Tanaka could be in line to take over Eishin Soyogi.  5th round draft pick Yuta Nakamura, the only player drafted out of high school, will likely be assigned to Ni-gun spring camp. [Daily Sports 12/12/2013]
  • 2nd round draft pick Kuri may have been scouted by the adult video industry, but has never appeared in one and does not understand why some people are saying he did.  "I have never been in one.  You can search all you like, you will never find one," Kuri said. [Daily Sports 12/12/2013]
  • 3rd round draft pick Tanaka filed marriage papers with his wife back in March and will hold a wedding ceremony on the 21st.  The honeymoon has been postponed indefinitely so that he can focus on preparing for his first full year as a professional player. [Sponichi 12/12/2013, Nikkan Sports 12/12/2013]

Yomiuri Giants

  • 1st round draft pick Seiji Kobayashi is currently slated to start things off at Ichi-gun sprig camp next year. [Daily Sports 12/12/2013]

Nippon Ham Fighters

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[12/12/2013] Seibu Lions introduce 2013 draft class

by on Dec.12, 2013 @ 9:38 pm, under NPB
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The Seibu Lions held a press conference at Kusunoki Hall in Tokorozawa today to introduce their 2013 draft class.

Source: official announcement

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2013 Draft Class

Ord Name JPN Age POS HT/WT T/B Level Uni
1 Mori, Tomoya 森  友哉 18 C 170/80 R/L Osaka Toin High School 10
2 Yamakawa, Hotaka 山川 穂高 22 INF 176/100 R/R Fuji University 33
3 Toyoda, Takuya 豊田 拓矢 26 P 176/85 R/R TDK 19
4 Kaneko, Kazuki 金子 一輝 18 INF 182/73 R/R Nihon University Fujisawa High School 56
5 Yamaguchi, Takayuki 山口 嵩之 24 P 184/86 R/R Toyota Jidosha Higashi Nihon 40
6 Okada, Masatoshi 岡田 雅利 24 C 172/78 R/R Osaka Gas 37
7 Fukukura, Kentaro 福倉健太郎 22 P 177/75 R/R Daiichi Kogyo University 50
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[12/12/2013] Yakult Swallows introduce 2013 draft class

by on Dec.12, 2013 @ 8:55 pm, under NPB
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The Yakult Swallows held a press conference at Yakult Hall in Higashi-Shinbashi today to introduce their 2013 draft class.

Source: official announcement, Youtube

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2013 Draft Class

Ord Name JPN Age POS HT/WT T/B Level Uni
1 Sugiura, Toshihiro 杉浦 稔大 21 P 188/85 R/R Kokugakuin University 18
2 Nishiura, Naomichi 西浦 直亨 22 INF 178/75 R/R Hosei University 3
3 Akiyoshi, Ryo 秋吉  亮 24 P 182/75 R/R Panasonic 14
4 Iwahashi, Keiji 岩橋 慶侍 22 P 185/83 L/L Kyoto Sangyo University 44
5 Koyama, Yuto 児山 祐斗 18 P 182/83 L/L Kanzei High School 61
6 Fujii, Ryota 藤井 亮太 25 C 178/75 R/L Citylight Okayama 51
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[12/10/2013] Draft News and Notes

by on Dec.10, 2013 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Hiroshima Carp

Hanshin Tigers

  • 1st round draft pick Yuta Iwasada was assigned the number seventeen.  The last pitcher to wear the number and win a game was Jamie Brown in 2005.  The last Japanese pitcher to wear the number and win a game was Kento Sugiyama in 1999.  The last pitcher to wear the number and win a game that got his start in the Hanshin organization was Hiroki Yamamura in 1998. [Nikkan Sports 12/10/2013] ... Since Brown, the number seventeen has been worn by three pitchers -- Daiyu Kanemura (2006-2008), Naohisa Sugiyama (2009-2011), and Kazuo Ito (2012-2013) -- that have combined to go 0-2 in eleven games. [Sponichi 12/10/2013]
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[12/9/2013] Draft News and Notes

by on Dec.09, 2013 @ 11:03 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • The 2013 draft class got a tour of the team's facilities on Sunday.  They also took physical fitness tests. [Sponichi 12/8/2013]
  • 2nd round draft pick Shintaro Yokota's vertical jump was measured at eighty centimeters during Sunday's physical fitness test. [Sanspo 12/8/2013]
  • 4th round draft pick Ryutaro Umeno's back strength was measured at 224 kilograms. [Sanspo 12/8/2013]

Seibu Lions

  • JR Nishi Nihon presented 1st round draft pick Tomoya Mori with a Letter of Appreciation on Monday for a heroic deed.  According to reports, on the morning of November 16, a man in his seventies, using a cane, fell off a platform at the JR Shin-Imamiya Station in Naniwa-ku, Osaka.  Commuters contacted station personnel of the accident.  Mori and Osaka Toin teammate Tateo Kume immediately rushed to the rescue and helped the individual back up onto the platform before the arrival of station personnel. [Sponichi 12/8/2013, Sports Hochi 12/8/2013, Nikkan Sports 12/8/2013]

Rakuten Eagles

  • The 2013 draft class visited the team facilities in Sendai on Sunday.  They also had a chance to meet Masahiro Tanaka during their tour of the facilities. [Sponichi 12/8/2013] ... The players got a tour of the Ichi-gun and Ni-gun facilities and the player dormitory. [Daily Sports 12/8/2013]
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[12/9/2013] Hanshin Tigers introduce 2013 draft class

by on Dec.09, 2013 @ 9:15 pm, under NPB
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The Hanshin Tigers held a press conference at a hotel in Osaka today to introduce their 2013 draft class.

Source: official announcement

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2013 Draft Class

Ord Name JPN Age POS HT/WT T/B Level Uni
1 Iwasada, Yuta 岩貞 祐太 22 P 182/78 L/L Yokohama Shoka University 17
2 Yokota, Shintaro 横田慎太郎 18 OF 186/85 L/L Kagoshima Jitsugyo High School 24
3 Yokawa, Naomasa 陽川 尚将 22 INF 179/86 R/R Tokyo Nogyo University 55
4 Umeno, Ryutaro 梅野隆太郎 22 C 173/80 R/R Fukuoka University 44
5 Yamamoto, Shoya 山本 翔也 25 P 182/90 L/L Oji Seishi 47
6 Iwasaki, Suguru 岩崎  優 22 P 184/81 L/L Kokushikan University 67
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[12/9/2013] Hiroshima Carp introduce 2013 draft class

by on Dec.09, 2013 @ 8:31 pm, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp held a press conference at a hotel in Hiroshima to introduce their 2013 draft class today.

Source: official blog post

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2013 Draft Class

Ord Name JPN Age POS HT/WT T/B Level Uni
1 Osera, Daichi 大瀬良大地 22 P 187/88 R/R Kyushu Kyoritsu University 14
2 Kuri, Allen 九里 亜蓮 22 P 187/90 R/R Asia University 12
3 Tanaka, Kosuke 田中 広輔 24 INF 171/80 R/L JR Higashi Nihon 63
4 Nishihara, Keita 西原 圭大 25 P 178/79 R/R Nichidai 48
5 Nakamura, Yuta 中村 祐太 18 P 183/80 R/R Kanto Daichi High School 67
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[12/9/2013] Rakuten Eagles introduce 2013 draft class

by on Dec.09, 2013 @ 8:29 pm, under NPB
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The Rakuten Eagles held a press conference at a hotel in Sendai today to introduce their 2013 draft class.

Source: official announcement

Yuki Matsui merchandise, replica uniforms and t-shirts, are set to go on sale later today at 21:00.

Source: official announcement

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2013 Draft Class

Ord Name JPN Age POS HT/WT T/B Level Uni
1 Matsui, Yuki 松井 裕樹 18 P 174/74 L/L Toko Gakuen High School 1
2 Uchida, Yasuhito 内田 靖人 18 C 185/86 R/R Joso Gakuin High School 8
3 Hamaya, Kodai 濱矢 廣大 20 P 185/78 L/L Honda Suzuka 13
4 Furukawa, Yuri 古川 侑利 18 P 178/78 R/R Arita Kogyo High School 60
5 Nishimiya, Yusuke 西宮 悠介 22 P 180/80 L/L Yokohama Shoka University 38
6 Yokoyama, Takaaki 横山 貴明 22 P 180/79 R/R Waseda University 54
7 Aihara, Kazutomo 相原 和友 24 P 186/72 L/L Shichi-ju Shichi Ginko 53
8 Aizawa, Susumu 相沢  晋 26 P 172/70 R/L Nippon Seishi Ishinomaki 62
9 Konno, Ryuta 今野 龍太 18 P 178/70 R/R Iwadeyama High School 99
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