[6/22/2016] Nihon Seimei Inter-league 2016 Awards

The NPB unveiled the winners of this year’s Nihon Seimei Inter-league 2016 awards.

Most Valuable Player (two million yen)

Ryuma Kidokoro – Softbank Hawks
15 G, 22-for-53, .415 AVG (1st), 5 HR (5th), 12 RBI (12th), SB 6 (3rd)

Kidokoro led all hitters with a .415 batting average during Inter-league play. He was also in the top five for home runs and stolen bases.

Nihon Seimei Award (one million yen)

Seiya Suzuki – Hiroshima Carp
16 G, 24-for-63, .381 AVG (3rd), 4 HR, 13 RBI, .714 SLG (3rd)

Suzuki led all Central League hitters with a .381 batting average during Inter-league play. He helped his team finish in third place by hitting game-winning home runs in three consecutive games.

Shohei Otani – Nippon Ham Fighters
0.38 ERA (1st), 3 Wins (1st, tied), 30 SO (2nd)

Otani led all pitchers in ERA and wins. He was also one strikeout away from tying for first.

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hanshin 44 26 18 0
Hiroshima 47 27 19 1
Yomiuri 45 23 22 0
Yokohama 46 21 23 2
Yakult 45 19 26 0
Chunichi 47 18 26 3
G W L T
Rakuten 40 28 12 0
Softbank 47 28 19 0
Seibu 43 25 17 1
Nippon Ham 44 19 25 0
Orix 44 18 26 0
Lotte 46 13 32 1
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