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NPB: Nihon Seimei MVP and JA Zennoh Go Go Awards for March / April 2010

by on May.12, 2010 @ 5:38 pm, under NPB

Central League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Michihiro Ogasawara, Yomiuri Giants (Eighth Time)
29 G, 37-for-103, 9 HR, 29 RBI, .359 BA

Shun Tono, Yomiuri Giants (First Time)
6 G, 5-1, 0 CG, 39.2 IP, 41 K, 9 ER, 2.04 ERA

JA Zennoh Go Go Award (Go Spikes - Base-running)

Tetsuya Matsumoto, Yomiuri Giants
Reason: For leading the league in stolen bases (12) and runs scored (29).  He was also only caught stealing once.

Pacific League

Nihon Seimei MVP Awards

Munenori Kawasaki, Softbank Hawks (First Time)
34 G, 52-for-141, 2 HR, 11 RBI, .369 BA

Toshiya Sugiuchi, Softbank Hawks (Seventh Time)
7 G, 6-1, 1 CG, 50.2 IP, 72 K, 18 ER, 3.20 ERA

JA Zennoh Go Go Award (Go Spikes - Base-running)

Teppei, Rakuten Eagles (First Time)
Reason: During a game on 4/24 against the Nippon Ham Fighters; bottom of the second, Teppei stole second, advanced to third on a bad to second by the catcher, and then scoring on a ground ball hit to the pitcher.

4 comments on “NPB: Nihon Seimei MVP and JA Zennoh Go Go Awards for March / April 2010

  1. Eric

    No Matt Murton in the Central? That’s all sorts of brutal, the Tigers would be lost without him.

    1. Gen Post author

      Murton was a candidate. For reference, here are his numbers from March / April:

      27 G, 39-for-112, 4 HR, 11 RBI, .348 BA

  2. Steve

    Kawasaki wasn’t the best player on his own team (Ortiz), let alone the league (Iguchi). Goofy decision making indeed. I guess if your only criteria is BA Kawasaki is your man.

    Sugiuchi is at least a better choice, though Darvish and Hoashi (8 ER on the season!) might disagree.

    1. Gen Post author

      Seems the voting committee likes batting average for hitters and wins for pitchers, because honestly, Kenta Maeda had a pretty awesome March / April for the Carp and he was shafted as well.

      6 G, 4-1, 47.0 IP, 45 SO, 8 ER, 1.53 ERA

      The only thing Tono might have over Maeda is the fact that he never had a game where he gave up more than three runs. Maeda did — he gave up 5 in one of his starts.

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