High school ace Roki Sasaki declares for NPB draft

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 2, 2019

High school ace Roki Sasaki declares for NPB draft

Flame-throwing high school pitcher Roki Sasaki said Wednesday he had registered for Nippon Professional Baseball's Oct. 17 draft and suggested he would play for any team that drafted him. The announcement, made during at a news conference in Iwate Prefecture, threw cold water on the ...

Fighters, Eagles grab coveted pitchers in NPB draft

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 23, 2014

Fighters, Eagles grab coveted pitchers in NPB draft

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters grabbed the negotiating rights to Waseda University ace Kohei Arihara, the most sought-after player in Nippon Professional Baseball's amateur draft on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles walked off with the nation's most coveted high school pitcher, Tomohiro Anraku. This ...