2016 Pacific League Most Valuable Player Award

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The 2016 Pacific League Most Valuable Player Award easily went to Shohei Otani, who got 253 of 254 first-place votes and a second-place vote. The Nippon Ham Fighters two-way star, at age 22, would have led the league in ERA and slugging but did not qualify for the leaderboards in either (just missing the ERA qualifiers). Given that there had been no other two-way players in NPB for decades, it was quite a feat.

Voting Results[edit]

Finish Name Team Position 1st Place Votes 2nd Place Votes 3rd Place Votes Points
1 Shohei Otani Nippon Ham Fighters P/DH 253 1 0 1,268
2 Brandon Laird Nippon Ham Fighters 3rd Baseman 0 85 43 298
3 Sho Nakata Nippon Ham Fighters 1st Baseman 0 50 40 190
4 Tsuyoshi Wada Softbank Hawks Pitcher 0 24 28 100
5 Haruki Nishikawa Nippon Ham Fighters Outfielder 0 11 11 44
6 Naoki Miyanishi Nippon Ham Fighters Pitcher 1 8 12 41
7 Ayumu Ishikawa Chiba Lotte Marines Pitcher 0 7 10 31
8 Hirotoshi Masui Nippon Ham Fighters Pitcher 0 6 10 28
9 Katsuya Kakunaka Chiba Lotte Marines Outfielder 0 5 6 21
10 Seiichi Uchikawa Softbank Hawks Outfielder 0 4 7 19
11 Dennis Sarfate Softbank Hawks Pitcher 0 2 4 10
12 Yuki Yanagita Softbank Hawks Outfielder 0 2 1 7
Kohei Arihara Nippon Ham Fighters Pitcher 0 1 4 7
14 Hirotoshi Takanashi Nippon Ham Fighters Pitcher 0 0 4 4
Dai-Kang Yoh Nippon Ham Fighters Outfielder 0 1 1 4
Yoshio Itoi Orix Buffaloes Outfielder 0 0 4 4
17 Kensuke Tanaka Nippon Ham Fighters 2nd Baseman 0 0 1 1
Takahiro Norimoto Rakuten Golden Eagles Pitcher 0 0 1 1
Keisuke Tanimoto Nippon Ham Fighters Pitcher 0 0 1 1
Kodai Senga Softbank Hawks Pitcher 0 0 1 1
Hideto Asamura Seibu Lions 2nd Baseman 0 0 1 1

47 voters did not pick any second-place finisher; 64 did not vote for third place

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