Senshu University pitcher Nishidate, who was drafted No. 1 by Yakult in the professional baseball draft, signed a tentative contract with the baseball team and expressed his enthusiasm for becoming a player who is loved by fans by being able to throw a ball close to 160 kilograms.
Nishidate is a right-handed pitcher with a powerful straight line and stamina that throws down from a height of 1.88 meters to 152 kilograms, and was selected No. 1 by Yakult in last month's draft.
On the 20th, we negotiated with the club in Tokyo, and both signed a tentative contract with an estimated contract fee of
9000 million yen and an annual salary of 1600 million yen
After the negotiations were finalized, Nishidate said, "I didn't expect to get the number 14, so I'm happy, and I want to put on the uniform as soon as possible.
"I want to play at my own pace and not be in a hurry, and because I am tall, I want to be able to throw a ball that is close to 10 kilograms. I want to be a player who is loved and cheered on by the fans."