Ryuzo Hijii, Lotte
22 G, 26-for-83, 7 HR, 18 RBI, 0 SB, .313 BA
Hijii played in all of his team’s games in May. He homered in three straight games beginning on May 19 and led the league in home runs in May.
Shota Tomonaga, Chunichi
18 G, 24-for-85, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB, .324 BA
Tomonaga spent most of his time batting lead-off. He led the league with twenty-four hits (tied) and seventeen runs.