Tag Archive: 2016 NPB Awards

[12/14/2016] 2016 NPB Fine Judge Awards

Four NPB umpires were recognized for their work on the field this season.

Kyohei Makita
March 30 – Yomiuri vs Yokohama at Yokohama Stadium
Runners on second and third and one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. Runner on third started for home on a grounder to second. The ball made it to home plate in time to get the runner, but the runner managed to evade the tag and Makita made the correct safe call.

Hideshi Honda
April 19 – Hiroshima vs Yokohama at Yokohama Stadium
Bases loaded with one out in the top of the twelfth inning. The runner on second attempted to score on a hit. Despite the long game, Honda maintained his focus on the play and the runner was properly called safe.

Tomoya Ishiyama
May 17 – Yokohama vs Yomiuri at Shonai Ginko/Nissin Seiyaku Stadium Yamagata
Runners on first and third and one out in the top of the sixth inning. The runner on third attempted to score on a grounder to first. The runner slid under the tag and Ishiyama took his time and made the correct safe call.

Chikara Tsugawa
September 2 – Seibu vs Lotte at QVC Marine Field
Runners on first and second and no out in the top of the twelfth inning. On a line drive to short, the shortstop gloved then dropped the ball. Tsugawa ruled the play an intentionally dropped ball and the batter was ruled out and the ball dead with runners returning to their bases.

Source: NPB announcement

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[12/2/2016] 2016 Sky Perfect Dramatic Sayonara of the Year Award

The NPB announced on December 1 that Hiroshima’s Seiya Suzuki and Softbank’s Yuki Yoshimura were winners of the 2016 Sky Perfect Dramatic Sayonara of the Year Award.

Central League

Seiya Suzuki, Hiroshima

June 18 against Orix at Mazda Stadium. Down 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning. Runners on first and third and one out. Suzuki hit a walk-off, come-from-behind, three-run home run to left. The Carp held a 1-0 lead into the sixth inning, but starter Akitake Okada gave up two runs in the seventh on three hits and a walk. Reliever Takeru Imamura allowed another run to score in the top of the ninth to give Orix a 3-1. This was Suzuki’s second walk-off home run in as many days. He became the tenth player in NPB history to record walk-off home runs in consecutive games.

Pacific League

Yuki Yoshimura, Softbank

April 17 vs Rakuten at YafuOku Dome. Bottom of the 12th inning with the score tied at seven and a runner on first and no out. Yoshimura blasted a walk-off two-run home run to left-center. He also hit a three-run home run to tie the game in the 9th.

Source: NPB announcement

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Additional 2016 NPB Farm Awards

Eastern League

Excellent Player Awards

Name JPN Name ENG Team
重信 慎之介 Shigenobu, Shinnosuke Yomiuri
山川 穂高 Yamakawa, Hotaka Seibu
熊原 健人 Kumabara, Kento Yokohama
山崎 晃大朗 Yamasaki, Kotaro Yakult
安樂 智大 Anraku, Tomohiro Rakuten
香月 一也 Katsuki, Kazuya Lotte
高梨 裕稔 Takanashi, Hirotoshi Nippon Ham

Excellent Umpire Award

Name JPN Name ENG
長井 功一 Nagai, Koichi

Sponsor Awards

  Name JPN Name ENG Team
Excellent Pitcher 江柄子 裕樹 Egarashi, Yuki Yomiuri
Skill 柿澤 貴裕 Kakizawa, Takahiro Rakuten
Merit 岡本 和真 Okamoto, Kazuma Yomiuri
Rookie 長谷川 潤 Hasegawa, Jun Yomiuri
Effort 内田 靖人 Uchida, Yasuhito Rakuten
Big Hope 長谷川 潤 Hasegawa, Jun Yomiuri

Western League

Excellent Player Awards

Name JPN Name ENG Team
笠原 大芽 Kasahara, Taiga Softbank
陽川 尚将 Yokawa, Naomasa Hanshin
園部 聡 Sonobe, Satoshi Orix
阿知羅 拓馬 Achira, Takuma Chunichi
野間 峻祥 Noma, Takayoshi Hiroshima

Excellent Umpire Award

Name JPN Name ENG
山村 裕也 Yamamura, Hiroya

Sponsor Awards

  Name JPN Name ENG Team
Excellent Pitcher 山田 大樹 Yamada, Hiroki Softbank
Skill 秋山 拓巳 Akiyama, Takumi Hanshin
Merit 山田 大樹 Yamada, Hiroki Softbank
Big Hope 真砂 勇介 Masago, Yusuke Softbank
Rookie 笠原 大芽 Kasahara, Taiga Softbank
Effort 笠原 大芽 Kasahara, Taiga Softbank
Expectations 陽川 尚将 Yokawa, Naomasa Hanshin
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[11/28/2016] NPB Awards 2016

The NPB Awards 2016 was held at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Minatoku, Tokyo tonight. Links to the awards that were presented this year:

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2016 NPB Most Valuable Player Award

Central League

Total Votes: 271 / Valid Votes: 269

  Name JPN Name ENG Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total
新井 貴浩 Arai, Takahiro Hiroshima 120 51 28 781
  菊池 涼介 Kikuchi, Ryosuke Hiroshima 54 46 21 429
  鈴木 誠也

Suzuki, Seiya

Hiroshima 35 50 40 365
  野村 祐輔 Nomura, Yusuke Hiroshima 19 43 40 264
  筒香 嘉智 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo Yokohama 19 20 45 200
  K.ジョンソン Johnson, Kris Hiroshima 5 23 25 119
  山田 哲人 Yamada, Tetsuto Yakult 9 14 27 114
  黒田 博樹 Kuroda, Hiroki Hiroshima 6 10 12 72
  坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato Yomiuri 1 5 11 31
  中﨑 翔太 Nakazaki, Shota Hiroshima 1 0 4 9
  丸 佳浩 Maru, Yoshihiro Hiroshima 0 1 2 5
  石原 慶幸 Ishihara, Yoshiyuki Hiroshima 0 1 0 3
  菅野 智之 Sugano, Tomoyuki Yomiuri 0 0 1 1
  (白票) Blank   0 5 13 28

Pacific League

Total Votes: 255 / Valid Votes: 254

  Name JPN Name ENG Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total
大谷 翔平 Otani, Shohei Nippon Ham 253 1 0 1268
  B.レアード Laird, Brandon Nippon Ham 0 85 43 298
  中田 翔 Nakata, Sho Nippon Ham 0 50 40 190
  和田 毅 Wada. Tsuyoshi Softbank 0 24 28 100
  西川 遥輝 Nishikawa, Haruki Nippon Ham 0 11 11 44
  宮西 尚生 Miyanishi, Naoki Nippon Ham 1 8 12 41
  石川 歩 Ishikawa, Ayumu Lotte 0 7 10 31
  増井 浩俊 Masui, Hirotoshi Nippon Ham 0 6 10 28
  角中 勝也 Kakunaka, Katsuya Lotte 0 5 6 21
  内川 聖一 Uchikawa, Seiichi Softbank 0 4 7 19
  D.サファテ Sarfate, Dennis Softbank 0 2 4 10
  有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Nippon Ham 0 1 4 7
  柳田 悠岐 Yanagita, Yuki Softbank 0 2 1 7
  高梨 裕稔 Takanashi, Hirotoshi Nippon Ham 0 0 4 4
  陽 岱鋼 Yoh, Dai-Kang Nippon Ham 0 1 1 4
  糸井 嘉男 Itoi, Yoshio Orix 0 0 4 4
  谷元 圭介 Tanimoto, Keisuke Nippon Ham 0 0 1 1
  田中 賢介 Tanaka, Kensuke Nippon Ham 0 0 1 1
  千賀 滉大 Senga, Kodai Softbank 0 0 1 1
  浅村 栄斗 Asamura, Hideto Seibu 0 0 1 1
  則本 昂大 Norimoto, Takahiro Rakuten 0 0 1 1
  (白票) Blank   0 47 64 205
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2016 NPB Rookie of the Year

Central League

Total Votes: 271 / Valid Votes: 269

  Name JPN Name ENG Team Votes
髙山 俊 Takayama, Shun Hanshin 220
  今永 昇太 Imanaga, Shota Yokohama 32
  戸柱 恭孝 Tobashira, Yasutaka Yokohama 13
  下水流 昂 Shimozuru, Ko Hiroshima 1
  原口 文仁 Haraguchi, Fumihito Hanshin 1
  (該当者なし) None   2

Pacific League

Total Votes: 255 / Valid Votes: 254

  Name JPN Name ENG Team Votes
高梨 裕稔 Takanashi, Hirotoshi Nippon Ham 131
  茂木 栄五郎 Mogi, Eigoro Rakuten 116
  吉田 正尚 Yoshida, Masataka Orix 3
  多和田 真三郎 Tawata, Shinsaburo Seibu 2
  R.スアレス Suarez, Robert Softbank 1
  (該当者なし) None   1
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2016 NPB Best Nine Awards

The Best Nine Award winners were released by the NPB today (nine from the Central League and ten from the Pacific League). Players will be recognized during the NPB awards ceremony on November 28 (Mon).

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[11/21/2016] Shohei Otani wins 2016 Sapporo Dome MVP

Sapporo Dome announced today that their 2016 Sapporo Dome MVP will go to Shohei Otani. Among the reasons why he was selected:

  • Otani received 1,367 of 3,122 votes from fans
  • Otani led teammates in strikeouts (as a pitcher) at Sapporo Dome
  • Otani batted over .300, hit ten home runs, and recorded forty-three hits at Sapporo Dome.
  • Otani hit 165km/h at Sapporo Dome during the Climax Series.

Source: Sapporo Dome announcement, Nippon Ham announcement

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[11/17/2016] Hideki Kuriyama wins 2016 Matsutaro Shoriki Award

The NPB announced today that Hideki Kuriyama was selected as the winner of this year’s Matsutaro Shoriki Award. The award’s selection committee members decided to give Kuriyama the award for guiding the Nippon Ham Fighters to a Pacific League pennant and Nippon Series Championship, despite being behind in the standings by as much as 11.5 games. The committee also wanted to recognize him for the way he handles players on the team, like using Shohei Otani as a two-way player.

Selection Committee: Sadaharu Oh, Shigeru Sugishita, Futoshi Nakanishi, Koji Yamamoto, and Ryusho Kadota.

Source: NPB announcement

[UPDATE 11/19 @ 4:15am]

The committee considered other candidates like Shohei Otani, Hiroki Kuroda, and Tetsuto Yamada. The committee also considered handing out two awards (Kuriyama and Otani), or another award of recognition, but decided to stick to one.

Source: Sponichi 11/18/2016

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[11/8/2016] 2016 Mitsui Golden Glove Awards

2016 Mitsui Golden Glove Awards

  Central League Pacific League
Valid Votes 265 248

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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