A press conference was held for Orix's rookie player, who won Japan's No. 1 in professional baseball for the first time in 26 years. I expressed my enthusiasm.

Orix's new players' joining press conference was held at a hotel in Kita-ku, Osaka, and 10 new players, including training players, wore new uniforms with uniform numbers.

Among them, pitcher Soya, who was born in Nara Prefecture and joined the team in first place in the draft from Hakuoh University, is a left-handed pitcher with a fast speed of 151 km and a sharp slider.

At the press conference, pitcher Soya said, "I am very happy to finally be able to stand on the starting line. I want to be a player who will show my own pitching on the mound entrusted to me and will be supported by many people." rice field.

Also, pitcher Soya, who has a birthday on the 30th, said, "I was able to have the happiest year in my 22 years of life, so I want to make it a good year."

Manager Satoshi Nakajima, who was also present, said, "Since you've entered the professional league, it doesn't matter if you're a rookie or a veteran, it's a horizontal competition. Next season, we're aiming for the league title for the third consecutive year and the best in Japan for the second year in a row, so I want you to do your best as a member of that team. I sent an ale to the new player.

Beginning next year, the new players will undergo joint voluntary training to prepare for the spring camp starting in February.

Players ranked 2nd to 5th in the draft talk enthusiastically

Hou Naito of Japan Airlines Ishikawa High School, who was second in the draft, said, "I have the most confidence in the flight distance of the ball, so I want to increase the flight distance and become a player who can win over the stadium with a home run." rice field.

Kyosuke Saito, a pitcher from Morioka Chuo High School who finished third in the draft, said, "I want to do my best by making the most of my strengths in fielding and aggressive pitching."

Tohoku Fukushi University's Ryu Sugisawa, who was drafted in 4th place, said, "I'm a good player who has a three-pronged play and strong batting, so I want to be a cool player who can hit one when the team is having a hard time."

Atsumi Hidaka, a pitcher from Tomishima High School who was ranked 5th in the draft, said, "Like Orix's ace pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto, I want to learn how to pitch with no difference between good and bad pitches, so that I can surpass Yamamoto. I want to do my best," he said.