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Kenta Maeda selected for Sawamura Award

by on Nov.01, 2010 @ 6:32 pm, under NPB

Kenta Maeda was awarded the 2010 Sawamura Award.  It seems the voters narrowed it down to Maeda, Yu Darvish, and Chihiro Kaneko and ultimately decided on Maeda for his consistency throughout the season, despite pitching for a last place team.

Incidentally, none of the three pitchers up for the award actually fulfilled all 7 qualifications for the award.

The seven categories:

  1. Games - 25 or more
  2. Complete Games - 10 or more
  3. Wins - 15 or more
  4. WPCT - .600 or better
  5. Innings pitched - over 200.0
  6. Strikeouts - 150 or more
  7. ERA - 2.50 and under

And the totals for each pitcher:

Player G CG W WPCT IP SO ERA
Maeda 28 6 15 .652 215.2 174 2.21
Darvish 26 10 12 .600 202.0 222 1.78
Kaneko 30 17 7 .680 204.1 190 3.30