Daiki Watanabe, Yakult
17 G, 25-for-69, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 4 SB, .362 BA
Watanabe led the league in hits (twenty-five) and his batting average (.362) was good for second. He recorded at least one hit in fourteen of the seventeen games he played in.
Xavier Batista, Hiroshima
20 G, 31-for-78, 8 HR, 22 RBI, 1 SB, .397 BA
Batista batted clean-up in all twenty of his team’s games in May. He blasted a home run in three consecutive games and drove in at least one run in five straight games. He led the league in home runs (eight) and RBI (twenty-two).
Source: NPB 6/9/2017