2014 Pacific League Most Valuable Player Award

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The 2014 Pacific League Most Valuable Player Award went to Chihiro Kaneko of the Orix Buffaloes, who went 16-5 with a 1.98 ERA and 199 K in 191 IP. He led the league in wins and ERA and was second in strikeouts. It was a much closer race than in 2013, when Masahiro Tanaka got all 233 first-place votes. This year, Kaneko got barely half the first-place votes.

Voting Results[edit]

 Name, Team, Position  1st Place/2nd Place/3rd Place votes  Total vote pts
  1. Chihiro Kaneko, Orix Buffaloes, P 125/58/28 827
  2. Yuki Yanagita, Softbank Hawks, OF 39/40/34 349
  3. Shohei Otani, Nippon Ham Fighters, P/OF 35/26/38 291
  4. Ryota Igarashi, Softbank, P 17/27/21 187
  5. Yoshio Itoi, Orix, OF 3/31/35 143
  6. Dennis Sarfate, Softbank, P 8/16/15 103
  7. Seiichi Uchikawa, Softbank, OF 10/10/6 86
  8. Dae-ho Lee, Softbank, 1B 3/7/9 45
  9. Akira Nakamura, Softbank, OF 0/6/3 21
  10. Tatsuya Sato, Orix, P 0/2/5 11
  11. Nobuhiro Matsuda, Softbank, 3B 2/0/0 10
  12. Sho Nakata, Nippon Ham, OF 0/1/5 8
  13. Jason Standridge, Softbank, P 0/2/1 7
  14. Kenji Otonari, Softbank, P 1/0/0 5
  15. Yoshihisa Hirano, Orix, P 0/1/2 5
  16. Ernesto Mejia, Seibu Lions, IF 0/0/5 5
  17. Takahiro Norimoto, Rakuten Golden Eagles, P 0/1/1 4
  18. Takayuki Kishi, Seibu, P 0/1/0 3
  19. Takeya Nakamura, Seibu, DH 0/1/0 3
  20. Wily Mo Pena, Orix, DH 0/0/1 1
  21. Dai-Kang Yoh, Nippon Ham, OF 0/0/1 1
  22. Ginji Akaminai, Rakuten, IF 0/0/1 1

13 voters did not pick any second-place finisher; 32 did not vote for third place