Lotte Draft 1st place Aki Sasaki in response to joint voluntary training January 19 20:16
On the 19th, the joint voluntary training of new rookies of professional baseball and Lotte will reach the final day at the hometown ZOZO Marine Stadium, and pitcher Aki Sasaki, the first draft player, said, "We are gradually increasing the strength to throw the ball and we are practicing smoothly. "Said the response.
Lotte's seven newcomers first received a lecture on the 19th before training from sports manipulator Soichi Hiroto about the importance of movement suited to their physical characteristics.
Hiroto examined Sasaki pitcher and found that the center of gravity of his body balance was outside the heel.
This is the same as pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and Shohei Otani who play an active part in the Major League.
After that, pitcher Sasaki went to the ground and sweated with running and catching balls.
Sasaki pitched a ball that stretched from a distance of about 30 meters while gradually increasing the strength of the pitch toward the bullpen.
Sasaki looked back on his voluntary training for more than a week and said, "I was able to keep up with the practice. I've been able to practice well by gradually increasing the strength to throw in a warmer environment than Iwate." .