The announcement of the arrival of the new players of the professional baseball Giants was held at the Tokyo Dome, and pitcher Yuyo Nishidate of Chuo University, the No. 1 draft pick, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, "I will do my best to contribute to the team as much as possible with the goal of being in the first team for one year."
The announcement of the arrival of the Giants' rookies was made during an event with fans held at the Tokyo Dome, where 12 players, including developmental players selected at the draft meeting, walked up to the stage set up in front of the mound and introduced themselves one by one and expressed their enthusiasm.
Pitcher Nishidate, the No. 1 draft pick at Chuo University, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, "I will do my best to contribute to the team as much as possible with the goal of being in the first team for one year."
Nishidate, who has a 1 kph fastball, is a right-handed pitcher who throws in quick motion even when there are no runners on, and he was drafted No. 1 by two teams in the draft and was reserved by university senior manager Shinnosuke Abe.
Coach Abe said, "I hope that as many people as possible will play an active role here at the Tokyo Dome, and I hope that all the fans will watch over us warmly."
After the event, Nishidate said, "I had never experienced a stadium with so many people, so I was nervous but impressed Japan.
The rookies will hold joint voluntary training sessions from January next year to prepare for the training camp in February.