2018 Central League Most Valuable Player Award

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The 2018 Central League Most Valuable Player Award went to Hiroshima Carp outfielder Yoshihiro Maru, who defended his title; the last player to have done so in the CL was Alex Ramirez in 2008-2009. Maru had led the league with 39 homers and 130 walks.

Voting Results[edit]

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

  1. Yoshihiro Maru, Hiroshima Carp, OF 241/33/10 1,314
  2. Daichi Osera, Hiroshima, P 20/107/61 482
  3. Seiya Suzuki, Hiroshima, OF 7/69/72 314
  4. Tomoyuki Sugano, Yomiuri Giants, P 17/45/52 272
  5. Tetsuto Yamada, Yakult Swallows, 2B 6/24/51 153
  6. Dayán Viciedo, Chunichi Dragons, 1B 1/2/4 15
  7. Kazuma Okamoto, Yomiuri, 1B 0/1/6 9
  8. Shota Nakazaki, Hiroshima, P 0/2/2 8
  9. Geronimo Franzua, Hiroshima, P 1/0/2 7
  10. Norichika Aoki, Yakult, OF 1/0/1 6
  11. Tsubasa Aizawa, Hiroshima, C 0/0/2 2
  12. Neftali Soto, Yokohama BayStars, OF 0/0/2 2
  13. Ryuhei Matsuyama, Hiroshima, 1B 0/0/1 1
  14. Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, Yokohama, OF 0/0/1 1

11 voters did not pick any second-place finisher; 27 did not vote for third place