At the Professional Baseball Draft Meeting, Senshu University's pitcher Nishidate, who was drafted No. 1 by Yakult, received a greeting from the baseball team and expressed his enthusiasm, saying, "I want to be a player who can be cheered on."

Nishidate is a right-handed pitcher with a height of 1 meter 88 cm and a powerful straight throw of 152 km/h, and was selected No. 1 by Yakult in the draft.

On the 27th, at around 3 p.m. on the campus of a university in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, I received a greeting from Yakult's general manager Junji Ogawa and the scout in charge.

In this situation, Nishidate was handed an ID card from the draft meeting with the words "Let's do our best together" written by manager Shingo Takatsu by General Manager Ogawa.

After the nomination speech, Nishidate said, "I've admired the pros since I was a child, and even after being selected with the first pick, I'm still longing for it, and I still haven't realized it."

On top of that, he expressed his enthusiasm for his goals as a professional, saying, "Even if I go to the professional level, I want to continue to do what I have been doing so far, and I want to become a player who can be trusted and supported as a person."

General Manager Ogawa said, "When I met him in person, I thought he was big and strong, and I think he has the stamina to play a full year as a starting pitcher, so I have high expectations for him."