2015 Central League Most Valuable Player Award

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The 2015 Central League Most Valuable Player Award went to Tetsuto Yamada of the Yakult Swallows, who led the league in OBP, slugging, home runs, doubles and steals while having a 30-30 season; he was the first player in CL annals to lead the league in both home runs and swipes. He had all but 8 of the 270 first-place votes.

Voting Results[edit]

Name, Team, Position 1st Place/2nd Place/3rd Place votes Total vote pts

  1. Tetsuto Yamada, Yakult Swallows, 2B 262/7/1 1,332
  2. Shingo Kawabata, Yakult, 3B 1/101/60 368
  3. Tony Barnette, Yakult, P 2/51/50 213
  4. Kazuhiro Hatakeyama, Yakult, 1B 0/36/52 160
  5. Masanori Ishikawa, Yakult, P 3/14/17 74
  6. Kenta Maeda, Hiroshima Carp, P 1/15/14 64
  7. Miles Mikolas, Yomiuri Giants, P 0/5/3 18
  8. Shintaro Fujinami, Hanshin Tigers, P 0/1/9 12
  9. Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, Yokohama BayStars, OF 0/3/3 12
  10. Kris Johnson, Hiroshima, P 0/2/5 11
  11. Hayato Sakamoto, Yomiuri, SS 1/0/0 5
  12. Yuhei Nakamura, Yakult, C 0/0/3 3
  13. Ryo Akiyoshi, Yakult, P 0/0/1 1
  14. Shohei Tateyama, Yakult, P 0/0/1 1
  15. Logan Ondrusek, Yakult, P 0/0/1 1
  16. Hirokazu Sawamura, Yomiuri, P 0/0/1 1
  17. Tomoyuki Sugano, Yomiuri, P 0/0/1 1
  18. Takashi Toritani, Hanshin, SS 0/0/1 1
  19. Hiroki Kuroda, Hiroshima, P 0/0/1 1

35 voters did not pick any second-place finisher; 46 did not vote for third place