Spring Camp Invitees

Video: Balentien taking BP during the 2011 spring camp.

The following players were invited to the first team spring training camp in Okinawa:

Pitchers (21 players)

Yoshinori, Chang-yong Lim, Yuya Ota (rookie), Kyohei Muranaka, Ryohei Kiya (rookie), Masanori Ishikawa, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Kenichi Matsuoka, Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi, Shohei Tateyama, Tony Barnette, Masato Furuno (rookie), Yasuhiro Ichiba, Ryo Hidaka, Katsuki Akagawa, Orlando Roman (1st year), Kenta Abe (1st year), Itsuki Shoda (1st year), Hitoshi Yamamoto, Takehiko Oshimoto, Ryo Hirai

Catchers (4 players)

Ryoji Aikawa, Genki Nitta, Yuhei Nakamura, Yuki Mizuno

Infielders (9 players)

Shinya Miyamoto, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Shinichi Takeuchi, Tetsuto Yamada, Takahiro Araki, Kazuhiro Hatakeyama, Keisuke Mizuta (1st year), Masayoshi Miwa, Ryosuke Morioka

Outfielders (7 players)

Wataru Hiyane (rookie), Wladimir Balentien, Yasushi Iihara, Yuhei, Tsuyoshi Ueda, Nariaki Kawasaki (rookie), Lastings Milledge

 

The following players were invited to the farm team spring training camp:

Pitchers (15 players)

Masato Nakazawa, Kentaro Kyuko, Chikara Onodera, Yuji Nakane (rookie), Yuki Shichijo, Kosuke Matsui, Mikinori Katoh, Koki Watanabe, Minoru Yamagishi, Tatsuo Kinoshita, Rafael Fernandes, Ryosuke Yagi, Takeaki Tokuyama (rookie – ikusei), Keisuke Ueno (ikusei), Hugo Kanabushi (rookie – ikusei)

Catchers (3 players)

Ryohei Kawamoto, Akihisa Nishida (rookie), Masakazu Fukukawa

Infielders (7 players)

Keizo Kawashima, Shingo Kawabata, Atsushi Fujimoto, Ryuhei Kawakami (rookie), Tomoya Matano (rookie), Yoshiyuki Noguchi, Tomofumi Asoh (ikusei)

Outfielders (8 players)

Kazuki Fukuchi, Yuichi Matsumoto, Ryoji Miyade, Yusuke Kusuki (1st year), Jun Matsui, Takanori Satoh (ikusei), Koki Kitano (ikusei), Maike Magario (ikusei)

*Players are listed according to uniform number from lowest to highest.
*These invite lists were officially published by the Swallows. The lists can change at any time.
*Note that some of the farm team invitees are rehabbing from an injury or surgery.

About Christopher Pellegrini

Christopher is a budding sabermetrician and long-time supporter of Tokyo’s more lovable team, the Swallows. He has publicly volunteered, several times, that he plans to buy the team at some point in the future. When he finally runs the joint, it is likely that he will fine any player who swings at the first pitch or sac bunts (unless it’s a pitcher, of course). Follow him on Twitter: @chrispellegrini