MVP, Rookie of the Year Voting 2018

Most Valuable Player

Central League Pacific League
Total Ballots Cast 295 261
Valid Ballots Cast 294 258

1st-place votes are worth 5 points, 2nd place 3 points and 3rd place 1 point

Central League

Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total Points
Yoshihiro Maru Carp 241 33 10 1314
Daichi Osera Carp 20 107 61 482
Seiya Suzuki Carp 7 69 72 314
Tomoyuki Sugano Giants 17 45 52 272
Tetsuto Yamada Swallows 6 24 51 153
Dayan Viciedo Dragons 1 2 4 15
Kazuma Okamoto Giants 0 1 6 9
Shota Nakazaki Carp 0 2 2 8
Geronimo Franzua Carp 1 0 2 7
Norichika Aoki Swallows 1 0 1 6
Tsubasa Aizawa Carp 0 0 2 2
Neftali Soto BayStars 0 0 2 2
Ryuhei Matsuyama Carp 0 0 1 1
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo BayStars 0 0 1 1
Blank 0 11 27 60



Pacific League

Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total Points
Hotaka Yamakawa Lions 148 77 20 991
Hideto Asamura Lions 81 107 24 750
Shogo Akiyama Lions 11 21 73 191
Yuki Yanagita Hawks 14 21 43 176
Yusei Kikuchi Lions 2 15 43 98
Shinsaburo Tawata Lions 0 6 19 37
Sosuke Genda Lions 1 0 2 7
Masataka Yoshida Buffaloes 1 0 0 5
Daiki Enokida Lions 0 1 1 4
Takahiro Norimoto Eagles 0 1 1 4
Tomoya Mori Lions 0 0 3 3
Naoki Miyanishi Fighters 0 1 0 3
Takayuki Kishi Eagles 0 0 3 3
Yuito Mori Hawks 0 0 1 1
Blank 0 8 25 49



Rookie of the Year

Central League

Player Team Votes
Katsuki Azuma BayStars 290
Makoto Aduwa Carp 2
Masaya Kyoyama BayStars 1
Blank 1

Pacific League

Player Team Votes
Kazuki Tanaka Eagles 112
Yoshinobu Yamamoto Buffaloes 70
Ren Kajiya Hawks 45
Yudai Fujioka Marines 17
Kotaro Kiyomiya Fighters 2
Tatsuya Imai Lions 1
Yurisbel Gracial Hawks 1
Daiki Tajima Buffaloes 1
Blank 9



Jim Allen

sports editor for a wire service in Tokyo

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