The Top Nine in Japan NPB

This is kind of like a post season All Star voting. The top nine at each position from each of the conferences is selected. Shohei Otani was voted as the top pitcher and the top designated hitter in the Pacific League. Below are the selections:

Central League

Pitcher - Yusuke Nomura (Hiroshima Carp)
Catcher - Yoshiyuki Ishihara (Hiroshima Carp)
First base - Takahiro Arai (Hiroshima Carp)
Second Base - Tetsuto Yamada (Yakult Swallows)
Third Base - Shuichi Murata (Yomiuri Giants)
Shortstop - Hayato Sakamoto (Yomiuri Giants)
Outfield - Seiya Suzuki (Hiroshima Carp), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (Yokohama Bay Stars), Yoshihiro Maru (Hiroshima Carp)

Pacific League

Pitcher - Shohei Otani (Nippon Ham Fighters)
Catcher -Tatsuhiro Tamura (Lotte Marines)
First Base - Sho Nakata (Nippon Ham Fighters)
Second base - Hideto Asamura (Seibu Lions)
Third Base - Brandon Laird (Nippon Ham Fighters)
Shortstop - Daichi Suzuki (Lotte Marines)
Outfielders - Katsuya Kakunaka (Lotte Marines), Yoshio Itoi (Orix Buffaloes), Haruki Nishikawa (Nippon Ham Fighters)
Designated Hitter - Shohei Otani

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