Tomoyuki Sugano, Yomiuri (Second Time)
6 G, 3-0, 48.0 IP, 0.56 ERA, 2 CG, 42 SO, 3 ER
Second MVP of the Month award since March/April 2014. Sugano tossed seven shutout innings on opening day to help the team win its first game of the season. He won three games in March/April and recorded two consecutive shutouts. He allowed earned runs in just one of six starts.
Dayan Viciedo, Chunichi (First Time)
28 G, .347 AVG, 34 H, 9 HR, 23 RBI
Viciedo started his first season in the NPB off with home runs in his first three games, beginning on opening day. He continued his hit hitting and led the league in home runs (9) in March/April. His twenty-three RBIs was good for second. He has become a mainstay in the four hole and is helping the team win with big hits, like with a walk-off home run against Hanshin at Nagoya Dome on April 17.
Hideaki Wakui, Lotte (Third Time)
6 G, 5-0, 41.2 IP, 2.59 ERA, 26 SO, 12 ER
Wakui started six games in March/April and went 5-0. He recorded seven shutout innings against Nippon Ham on opening day. It was the fifth opening day victory of his career. He failed to pick up a win against Orix on April 23, despite pitching well (one run over eight innings). He won the MVP of the Month award in June 2006 and July 2009.
Ernesto Mejia, Seibu (First Time)
28 G, .315 AVG, 35 H, 10 HR, 28 RBI
Mejia led the league in home runs, RBI, total bases (71), slugging (.640) and hits (35) in March/April. He recorded a game-tying RBI and walk-off home run against Orix on March 25. He notched a five-game hitting streak in March and an eight-game hitting streak in April. He drove in six runs with three hits, including a home run, against Nippon Ham on April 20 and blasted three home runs in consecutive trips to the plate against Rakuten on April 24.