Naoki Shirane, Yokohama
31 G, 39-for-119, 2 HR, 14 RBI, 0 SB, .328 BA
This is Shirane’s first year in the Yokohama organization. He led the league with thirty-nine hits in March/April.
Naomasa Yokawa, Hanshin
18 G, 26-for-75, 5 HR, 18 RBI, 2 SB, .347
Naomasa batted fourth in all eighteen games in March/April. He led the league in home runs (5) and finished tied for second in RBI (18).