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Chiba Lotte Marines decides to sign Shota Ohmine

by on Jan.17, 2010 @ 9:27 pm, under NPB
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Ryuzo Setoyama met with Shota Ohmine on Sunday and then announced that the Chiba Lotte Marines will indeed sign the 3rd round draft pick a contract.

Said Setoyama, "He was very remorseful.  We'd like him to make a new start of it with Lotte.  Hopefully he'll use all that has happened to help him get ahead in life."

The two sides will likely sign an official contract sometime on the 22nd.  It will be for less than the amount that was originally agreed on (6M yen plus 40M yen in bonuses).

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Chiba Lotte Marines meet with Shota Ohmine

by on Dec.28, 2009 @ 5:34 pm, under NPB
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The Marines met with Shota Ohmine and his grandparents on Monday for about 30 minutes and appear to be satisfied with his level of remorse.

He will now meet with club president Ryuzo Setoyama some time in mid-January.  If everything is kosher at that point, the Marines will likely proceed with a contract offer.

=== UPDATE 12/29/2009 8:12pm JST

Five people were at the meeting on Monday: Ohmine, his grandparents, senior scout Naoki Matsumoto, and vice rep Akira Ishikawa.

Ohmine will likely meet with Setoyama, Matsumoto, and scout Yoshinari Nagano on January 16th in Ishigakishima for a final meeting where his fate will be determined, i.e. will the Marines sign him?

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Chiba Lotte Marines set to meet with Shota Ohmine on the 28th

by on Dec.17, 2009 @ 10:30 am, under NPB
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The Marines announced that they will be sitting down with their 3rd round draft pick Shota Ohmine on the 28th.  Ohmine is currently serving a 2-week school suspension and has been doing various volunteer work as punishment for under-aged drinking.  Assuming everything works out for Ohmine (read; the club feels he has shown enough remorse for his actions), the Marines could make an announcement of a deal at some point near the end of January.

Yuta Ohmine also said that he'll do his part to make sure his younger brother doesn't step out of line.

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9 NPB teams could select Yusei Kikuchi, what about the other 3?

by on Oct.26, 2009 @ 1:13 pm, under NPB
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So with 9 teams saying that they will likely select Yusei Kikuchi as their first pick in this year's draft, where does that leave the other three teams:

Hiroshima Carp - Takeru Imamura P
The team is looking for some starting help and Carp scouts feel that he might be good enough to start at Ichi-gun right way.  He's got a fastball that tops out at 152km/h and can also throw a curve, slider, and cutter.

Imamura started in 6 games at Koshien, tossing 44 innings while striking out 47.

Note: The Softbank Hawks have also mentioned that they are interested in Imamura.  If the Hawks decide they don't want to risk their pick on Kikuchi, they might decide to go with Imamura.

Yokohama Bay Stars - Yoshitomo Tsutsugo INF
He's a power bat that knocked out 69 home runs during his high school career.  He's also coming out of Yokohama High School so he's something of a "homegrown" prospect.

Note: The Bay Stars have said that they will consider Kikuchi

Yomiuri Giants - Hisayoshi Chono OF
The Giants have been talking about selecting Hisayoshi Chono for quite some time.  They even told Kikuchi that Chono was going to be their pick.

=== UPDATE: 10/27/2009 8:05am JST

More updates:

The Yakult Swallows have indicated that they will still select Kikuchi with their first pick

The Chiba Lotte Marines have also indicated that Kikuchi is still their number 1.  But they also have a list of other players in case they can't get Kikuchi.  The list includes Toshiya Okada, Nobuaki Nakabayashi, Masanori Fujihara, Masato Nakazawa, and Shota Ohmine.

The Yokohama Bay Stars do appear to be heading towards selecting Yoshitomo Tsutsugo as their number 1.

The Nippon Ham Fighters are also high on Takayuki Makka.

=== UPDATE: 10/27/2009 12:06pm JST

...Other players the Yokohama Bay Stars like (after the first round): Toru Anan (P), Motoki Higa (P), and Shigeru Kaga (P).

...And Yuki Shimooki is fully prepared to play for Hitachi out of the Industrial League if he goes undrafted.

=== UPDATE: 10/28/2009 12:48am JST

...The Yokohama Bay Stars have confirmed that they will go with Tsutsugo as their number 1 pick.  The Bay Stars like his power and the fact that he played for Yokohama High School.

...The Yakult Swallows continue to lean towards selecting Kikuchi with their first pick.

...Toshiya Okada is an alternate first round pick for the Hanshin Tigers and the Chiba Lotte Marines.

...And this Sponichi article mentions:

Nobuyoshi Yamada - Hanshin Tigers and Hiroshima Carp

Takumi Akiyama - Softbank Hawks and Hanshin Tigers

And that players like Shota Dobayashi, Kenta Imamiya, Takayuki Makka, Hiroyuki Kawahara, and Masato Kiyashiki will likely be selected early.

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