2016 Central League Most Valuable Player Award

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The 2016 Central League Most Valuable Player Award was much closer than the 2016 Pacific League MVP vote. While only two players got votes in the PL MVP race, seven players from the champion Hiroshima Carp all got first-place votes over in the CL and no one got even half the first-place votes, with veteran slugger Takahiro Arai taking the award.

Voting Results[edit]

 Name, Team, Position  1st Place/2nd Place/3rd Place votes  Total vote pts
  1. Takahiro Arai, Hiroshima Carp, 1B 120/51/28 781
  2. Ryosuke Kikuchi, Hiroshima, 2B 54/46/21 429
  3. Seiya Suzuki, Hiroshima, OF 35/50/40 365
  4. Yusuke Nomura, Hiroshima, P 19/43/40 264
  5. Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, Yokohama BayStars, OF 19/20/45 200
  6. Kris Johnson, Hiroshima, P 5/23/25 119
  7. Tetsuto Yamada, Yakult Swallows, 2B 9/14/27 114
  8. Hiroki Kuroda, Hiroshima, P 6/10/12 72
  9. Hayato Sakamoto, Yomiuri Giants, SS 1/5/11 31
  10. Shota Nakazaki, Hiroshima, P 1/0/4 9
  11. Yoshihiro Maru, Hiroshima, OF 0/1/2 5
  12. Yoshiyuki Ishihara, Hiroshima, C 0/1/0 3
  13. Tomoyuki Sugano, Yomiuri, P 0/0/1 1

5 voters did not pick any second-place finisher; 13 did not vote for third place