A new player from professional baseball and giants was announced to join the team, and pitcher Okada, who was ranked first in the draft, said, "I want to do my best to attract a large number of fans."

The announcement of the new giant players joining the team was held during the Fan Thanksgiving Day held at the Kokugikan in Ryogoku, Tokyo, and 17 players, including training players, went up to the stage and were introduced.

Of these, pitcher Okada of Kansai University of International Studies, who joined the team in 1st place on behalf of the players, said, "There are many registered names. I want to do my best to attract a large number of fans like the name." Said.

Pitcher Okada is a right sidearm pitcher with a fastball of 157km and a sharp changing ball. His number is "15" and his registered name is "Large".

Then, director Tatsunori Hara said about the registered name, "The team has pitcher Ryu Ohta with a similar surname, and I thought it would be a good idea to use a registered name because there are many names. Registration by name is the first time in Giants history, so it will definitely grow. I'm hoping that they will do it. "

After that, he encouraged the new players, saying, "Professional baseball with fans, I hope to fight as a member of the Giants on the big stage of Tokyo Dome to please the fans."

New players will start joint voluntary training from January next year to prepare for the camp in February.