Japanese Player All Star Results

Below are the All Stars in the NPB based on the player votes. Japan plays three All Star games during their season.

Central League

Starting Pitcher - Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri Giants), 8-5, 2.38
Catcher - Seiji Kobayashi (Yomiuri Giants), .230, 1, 22
First Base - Jose Lopez (Yokohama Bay Stars), .324, 16, 42
Second Base - Ryosuke Kikuchi (Hiroshima Carp), .251, 8, 32
Third Base - Toshiro Miyazaki (Yokohama Bay Stars) .321, 15, 38
Shortstop - Hayato Sakamoto (Yomiuri Giants), .332, 10, 49
Outfield - Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (Yokohama Bay Stars) .290, 17, 46, Seiya Suzuki (Hiroshima Carp) .305, 11, 41 and Yoshio Itoi (Hanshin Tigers), .302, 10, 38

Left off is the homerun and RBI leader outfielder Wladimir Balentien (.252, 18, 58) and second baseman Tetsuto Yamada (.278, 16, 34). Yamada is also 16 for 17 in stolen bases. Both players are Yakult Swallows. Hiroshima Carp outfielder Yoshihiro Maru (.317, 13, 31) has a .616 slugging percentage.

Pacific League

Pitcher - Takayuki Kishi (Rakuten Golden Eagles) 7-1, 1.94
Catcher - Takuya Kai (Softbank Hawks) .234, 4, 17
First Base - Hotaka Yamakawa (Seibu Lions), .272, 19, 63
Second Base - Hideto Asamura (Seibu Lions) .293, 15, 56
Third Base - Nobuhiro Matsuda (Softbank Hawks), .219, 14, 36
Shortstop - Sosuke Genda (Seibu Lions) .285, 0, 30, 22 stolen bases
Outfielders - Yuki Yanagita (Softbank Hawks) .350, 18, 54, Shogo Akiyama (Seibu Lions), .357, 12, 47 and Masataka Yoshida (Orix Buffaloes) .315, 10, 42
Designated Hitter - Alfredo Despaigne (Softbank Hawks) .235, 17, 44

Myworld would probably prefer for catcher the Seibu Lions Tomoya Mori (.288, 8, 43) and at third base the Seibu Lions Shuta Tonosaki (.301, 10, 40). At DH the Nippon Ham Fighters Kensuke Kondo (.355, 8, 40) would have been a better choice.

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