Kikuchi Sets Press Conference For 25th

» 23 October 2009 » In mlb prospects, npb draft »

As I uh, tweeted earlier in the day, Yusei Kikuchi has scheduled a press conference for October 25th at 11:00 am JST, just four days prior to the NPB draft.

The most recent reports out of Japan suggest that Kikuchi is going to start his professional career in Japan, but we’ve seen a pattern of Japanese media outlets hearing what they want to hear with regards to the highly-regarded lefty. But Nikkan Sports is usually pretty reliable, and they too have just published a report saying that Kikuchi is staying in Japan. So we’ll see what happens.


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  1. Patrick
    24/10/2009 at 7:16 pm Permalink

    He just announced he’s staying in Japan. Booooring.

    Guess he decided to play it safe. Wonder if he’ll try to negotiate early posting before he signs with the lucky winner of the NPB draft…

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