2021 Central League Most Valuable Player Award

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The 2021 Central League Most Valuable Player Award went to Yakult Swallows third baseman Munetaka Murakami, who had hit .278/.408/.566 with 106 walks, 39 homers and 112 RBI, leading the CL in homers and walks.

Voting Results[edit]

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

  1. Munetaka Murakami, Yakult Swallows, 3B 287/10/7 1,472
  2. Tetsuto Yamada, Yakult, 2B 1/98/49 348
  3. Noboru Shimizu, Yakult, P 7/57/49 255
  4. Kazuma Okamoto, Yomiuri Giants, 3B 1/34/28 135
  5. Seiya Suzuki, Hiroshima Carp, OF 5/21/32 120
  6. Robert Suárez, Hanshin Tigers, P 0/26/27 105
  7. Yuhei Nakamura, Yakult, C 1/16/24 77
  8. Nori Aoki, Yakult, OF 2/8/6 40
  9. Yasutaka Shiomi, Yakult, OF 1/3/7 21
  10. Ryoji Kuribayashi, Hiroshima, P 1/2/8 19
  11. Scott McGough, Yakult, P 0/4/6 18
  12. Koji Chikamoto, Hanshin, OF 0/2/9 15
  13. Koyo Aoyagi, Hanshin, P 0/1/11 14
  14. Yasunobu Okugawa, Yakult, P 0/3/3 12
  15. Yuya Yanagi, Chunichi Dragons, P 0/2/5 11
  16. Ryuta Konno, Yakult, P 0/0/2 2

19 voters did not pick any second-place finisher; 33 did not vote for third place

Source: NPB website