The Ni-gun Mizuno MVP awards for May.
Hotaka Yamakawa - Seibu Lions
17 G, 22-for-64, 7 HR, 21 RBI, 0 SB, .344
Batted fourth and played third. Led he league in home runs and RBI in May. Hit three home runs in one game on May 25 against Rakuten.
Yuya Iida - Softbank Hawks
4 G, 4-0, 1 CG, 25.0 IP, 24 SO, 5 BB, 4 ER, 1.44 ERA
Pitched in four games in May, started three. Recorded wins in all four outings. Led he league in wins. Was added to the seventy-man roster on May 11.