Seibu Gets Kikuchi

» 29 October 2009 » In npb draft »

Despite the projections and comments in the media, ‘only’ six teams selected Yusei Kikuchi in the first round of this year’s draft, with the Seibu Lions winning the drawing and the rights to his NPB services. Hanshin, Yakult, Chunichi, Nippon Ham and Rakuten were the other teams that selected Kikuchi.

With half the league going after Kikuchi, the other six teams all got their picks uncontested. Orix (Shuichi Furukawa) and Hiroshima (Takeru Imamura) made pretty good picks in my opinion.

That’ll be all for me tonight, Gwynar is live-tweeting the draft and some nutbar is broadcasting it on, though he has a bad habit of shouting into the mic and displaying an Excel sheet rather than the draft coverage.

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  1. Patrick
    29/10/2009 at 6:37 am Permalink

    What am I, chopped liver?

    I’ve liveblogged the NPB draft the last 4 years and spent over 7 hours today translating this stuff and actually typing in data about all the picks and their birthdays and high schools and whatnot just as I always do. Tomorrow hopefully I’ll be putting up photos of the 15-20 or so of these guys I saw play baseball this year, even.

  2. Patrick
    29/10/2009 at 7:22 am Permalink

    Nope, just a little late-night myopia on my part.

  3. Patrick
    29/10/2009 at 10:58 pm Permalink

    I fell asleep sometime during the 4th round, which didn’t matter much because at that point, I don’t know any of these guys. The lack of trade action also makes it kinda boring after the first round.


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