Tag Archive: 2018 Draft

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2018 Hanshin Tigers Draft Results

Round Name Pos Team T B Ht Wt DOB NK SA SP SH DS TC
1 近本 光司
Chikamoto, Koji
OF 大阪ガス
Osaka Gas
L L 170 72 1994/11/09 A B B B A A
2 小幡 竜平
Obata, Ryuhei
INF 延岡学園高
Nobeoka Gakuen HS
R L 181 73 2000/09/21 B C B C C B
3 木浪 聖也
Kinami, Seiya
INF Honda R L 178 80 1994/06/15 B B B C   C
4 齋藤 友貴哉
Saito, Yukiya
P Honda R L 184 90 1995/01/05 B A A B B A
5 川原 陸
Kawahara, Riku
P 創成館高
Soseikan HS
L L 184 80 2000/12/12 C B C   C C
6 湯浅 京己
Yuasa, Atsuki
P 富山 (BCL)
Toyama
R R 183 88 1999/07/17 B B B C B B
I1 片山 雄哉
Katayama, Yuya
C 福井 (BCL)
Fukui
R L 177 83 1994/06/18 B C B   C C

Notes

  • Lottery Ticket Picker: Manager Akihiro Yano
    • First Pick: 藤原 恭大 Fujiwara, Kyota
    • Second Pick: 辰己 涼介 Tatsumi, Ryosuke
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RAK

2018 Rakuten Eagles Draft Results

Round Name Pos Team T B Ht Wt DOB NK SA SP SH DS TC
1 辰己 涼介
Tatsumi, Ryosuke
OF 立命館大
Ritsumeikan U
R L 180 72 1996/12/27 A A A A A A
2 太田 光
Ota, Hikaru
C 大阪商業大
Osaka Shogyo U
R R 177 75 1996/10/14 B B B B B B
3 引地 秀一郎
Hikiji, Shuichiro
P 倉敷商業高
Kurashiki Shogyo HS
R R 188 84 2000/06/03 B B B A B B
4 弓削 隼人
Yuge, Hayato
P SUBARU L L 193 105 1994/04/06 B C C B    
5 佐藤 智輝
Sato, Tomoki
P 山形中央高
Yamagata Chuo HS
L L 184 82 2000/06/05 C B C      
6 渡邊 佳明
Watanabe, Yoshiaki
INF 明治大
Meiji U
R L 180 79 1997/01/08 B B B C B B
7 小郷 裕哉
Ogo, Yuya
OF 立正大
Rissho U
R L 178 85 1996/08/03 B B B B B B
8 鈴木 翔天
Suzuki, Sora
P 富士大
Fuji U
L L 184 77 1996/08/19 B B A C B B
I1 清宮 虎多朗
Seimiya, Kotaro
P 八千代松陰高
Yachiyo Shoin HS
R L 190 85 2000/05/26 C C B   C B
I2 則本 佳樹
Norimoto, Yoshiki
P 山岸ロジスターズ
Yamagishi Logisters
R L 174 76 1994/05/14            

Notes

  • Lottery Ticket Picker: General Manager Kazuhisa Ishii
    • First Pick: 藤原 恭大 Fujiwara, Kyota
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A note about today’s draft

I was hoping to live blog the draft again this year, but due to scheduling issues beyond my control (I have a meeting and I have to pick-up my daughter from day care), I probably won’t be able to provide any real-time updates. If I have time, I might be able to get in some of the later rounds, but I can’t say for sure. I will, however, post the final results after the draft. I will also try to include individual player grades from the various media outlets.

On a side note, I do apologize for a slower posting schedule this season. I know some people were upset that I wasn’t posting full box scores this year and wasn’t really covering the high school tournaments as much. There are good reasons for this, but I can’t really get into them right now. All I can say is that this isn’t a sign that I’m about to close the site and that if anything, things should be much better next season. There are a lot of exciting developments going on in the background and I’m hoping to post a little bit about them some time during the upcoming off-season. So don’t give up on this site just yet!

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2018 Draft Predictions from Japanese Media

Team DS SH ZZ NS SA TC SP
Rakuten 根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
藤原恭大
Fujiwara, Kyota
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
Hanshin 根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
藤原恭大
Fujiwara, Kyota
Lotte 藤原恭大
Fujiwara, Kyota
藤原恭大
Fujiwara, Kyota
藤原恭大
Fujiwara, Kyota
藤原恭大
Fujiwara, Kyota
藤原恭大
Fujiwara, Kyota
藤原恭大
Fujiwara, Kyota
藤原恭大
Fujiwara, Kyota
Chunichi 根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
Orix 小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
Yokohama 吉田輝星
Yoshida, Kosei
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
松本 航
Matsumoto, Wataru
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
吉田輝星
Yoshida, Kosei
上茶谷大河
Kamichatani, Taiga
上茶谷大河
Kamichatani, Taiga
Nippon Ham 吉田輝星
Yoshida, Kosei
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
吉田輝星
Yoshida, Kosei
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
Yomiuri 根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
Softbank 小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
Yakult 根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
Seibu 根尾昂
Neo, Akira
吉田輝星
Yoshida, Kosei
上茶谷大河
Kamichatani, Taiga
松本 航
Matsumoto, Wataru
松本 航
Matsumoto, Wataru
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
根尾昂
Neo, Akira
Hiroshima 小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito
小園海斗
Kozono, Kaito

Sources: DS: Daily Sports 10/25/2018, Daily Sports 10/25/2018, Daily Sports 10/25/2018, Daily Sports 10/25/2018, Daily Sports 10/25/2018, Daily Sports 10/25/2018, Daily Sports 10/25/2018, Daily Sports 10/25/2018, Daily Sports 10/25/2018, Daily Sports 10/25/2018, Daily Sports 10/25/2018, paper from 10/25. SH: Sports Hochi 10/25/2018, paper from 10/25. ZZ: ZakZak 10/25/2018. NK: Nikkan Sports 10/25/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/25/2018, paper from 10/25. SA: Sanspo 10/25/2018, paper from 10/25. TC: paper from 10/25. SP: paper from 10/25.

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2018 Draft Eligible High School Players

Below is a list of high school players that have formally submitted draft eligibility forms.

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2018 Draft Eligible College Players

Below is a list of college players that have formally submitted draft eligibility forms.

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[10/11/2018] Filing Deadline for 2018 Draft Passes

High school and college players had until October 11 to file for the 2018 draft. A total 233 players (110 college and 123 high school) filed, as of 5:00pm.

* list of eligible players will be posted soon.

Source: Daily Sports 10/11/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/11/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/11/2018, Sponichi 10/11/2018

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[9/13/2018] Additional details for 2018 Pro Yakyu Draft

The NPB released additional details for the 2018 Pro Yakyu Draft on September 13.

  • Pro Yakyu Draft supported by Lipovitan D
  • October 25 (Thursday) at 17:00
  • Broadcasts:
    • TV: TBS, Sky A
    • Radio: Nippon Hoso
    • Internet: Paravi, Baseball Gate, Sports Bull

The NPB will also again randomly hand out a limited number of invitations to fans that register their information between 12:00pm on September 14 (Friday) and 12:00pm on September 28.

Source: NPB 9/13/2018

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[5/31/2018] 2018 Pro Yakyu Draft to be sponsored by Lipovitan D

The NPB announced today that the 2018 Pro Yakyu Draft will once again be sponsored by Taisho Seiyaku (sixth year in a row, since 2013). The official name will be Pro Yakyu Draft supported by Lipovitan D.

Additional details for the draft will be released at a later date.

Source: NPB 5/31/2018


See also:

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[12/11/2017] 2018 NPB Draft will take place on October 25

The NPB held a meeting on December 11 and confirmed/approved a number of dates for the 2018 season.

  • Opening Day (Central and Pacific Leagues) – March 30
  • Inter-league – May 29
  • All-Star Games
    • July 13 at Kyocera Dome Osaka
    • July 14 at Kumamoto Fujisakidai Baseball Stadium
  • NPB Draft – October 25
  • Nippon Series (Central League home advantage) – October 27

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/11/2017

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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