2019 Central League Most Valuable Player Award

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The 2019 Central League Most Valuable Player Award went to Yomiuri Giants shortstop Hayato Sakamoto. The veteran hit .312/.396/.575 with 40 homers, 77 walks, 103 runs and 94 RBI.

Voting Results[edit]

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

  1. Hayato Sakamoto, Yomiuri Giants, SS 261/32/2 1,403
  2. Shun Yamaguchi, Yomiuri, P 24/162/59 665
  3. Yoshihiro Maru, Yomiuri, OF 7/54/109 306
  4. Seiya Suzuki, Hiroshima Carp, OF 3/14/20 77
  5. Neftali Soto, Yokohama BayStars, OF 1/7/35 61
  6. Kazuma Okamoto, Yomiuri, 1B 0/3/5 14
  7. Koji Chikamoto, Hanshin Tigers, OF 1/0/1 6
  8. Kan Otake, Yomiuri, P 1/0/0 5
  9. Yasuaki Yamasaki, Yokohama, P 0/1/2 5
  10. Yudai Ono, Chunichi Dragons, P 0/1/2 5
  11. Shota Imanaga, Yokohama, P 0/0/4 4
  12. Munetaka Murakami, Yakult Swallows, 1B 0/1/1 4
  13. Yoshiyuki Kamei, Yomiuri, OF 0/0/3 3
  14. Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, Yokohama, OF 0/1/0 3
  15. Tetsuto Yamada, Yakult, 2B 0/0/3 3
  16. Tomoyuki Sugano, Yomiuri, P 0/0/1 1
  17. Toshiki Sakurai, Yomiuri, P 0/0/1 1
  18. Kota Nakagawa, Yomiuri, P 0/0/1 1
  19. Ryutaro Umeno, Hanshin, C 0/0/1 1
  20. Kris Johnson, Hiroshima, P 0/0/1 1

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

Source: NPB website