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Mizuno MVP Farm Awards for May 2010

by on Jun.08, 2010 @ 10:37 am, under NPB

The Ni-gun Mizuno MVP awards for the month of May.

Eastern League

Kenshi Sugiya - Nippon Ham Fighters
19 G, 27-for-73, 0 HR, 10 RBI, 5 SB, .370 BA

Sugiya's batting average, stolen bases, and on base percentage (.452) were all good for second in the league.  He also recorded eight multi-hit games, of which four were 3+ hits.

Western League

Hiroki Yamada - Softbank Hawks
3 G, 2-0, 19 IP, 21 SO, 3 ER, 1.42 ERA

Yamada started three games in May and won two.  His 9.95 SO/9 was tops in the league while his ERA was second best.  Yamada started the season as an Ikusei player and had his contract upgraded on 3/17.  Yamada is just the third former Ikusei player to win the award.