NPB batter of the month candidates

On Tuesday, May 9, NPB will announce the winners of its players and pitchers of the month for both the Central and Pacific Leagues. “Player” is kind of an overstatement since they are really talking about the player who has the most eye-popping RBI category batting numbers with defense cutting zero ice with whoever it is does the selecting.

To give you a better view of the contenders, here are the CL and PL players with an OPS of .800 or more through April 30 and you can decide who you think is really the best player of the month, since NPB doesn’t like to talk about anybody but those honored.