Jamie D'Antona named MVP of Central League for July

Jamie D’Antona has been named the Central League’s most valuable position player for the month of July.

Jamie D'Antona beat out Chunichi's Blanco for top honors in July.

The infielder is in his first year with the Tokyo Swallows and has been a regular at first base this season. During the month of July, D’Antona appeared in 21 games and had a batting average of .416. His OBP was a healthy.477, and his slugging reached .701 for the month.

He had 32 hits in July and that included 10 multi-hit games (he had three hits in four of those).

As for rbi’s, Jamie knocked in a very impressive 25, and his six home runs that month were definitely a big help.

D’Antona has been a major factor in Tokyo’s run to what would be its first Climax Series appearance since the playoff system was put into effect in the Central League a few years ago.

For a more detailed look at D’Antona’s numbers during the first half of the season, click here.

Winning the monthly award for pitchers in the Central League was Chunichi’s Asao.

In the Pacific League, Saitama’s Wakui took the prize for pitchers, and Orix’s Cabrera won the position player’s award.

About Christopher Pellegrini

Christopher is a budding sabermetrician and long-time supporter of Tokyo's more lovable team, the Swallows. He has publicly volunteered, several times, that he plans to buy the team at some point in the future. When he finally runs the joint, it is likely that he will fine any player who swings at the first pitch or sac bunts (unless it's a pitcher, of course). Follow him on Twitter: @chrispellegrini

  • Ed

    Congratulations Jamie!!! Your Tucson fans continue to follow your progress in Japan. Your were always our MVP on and off the field! Keep up the good work.
    Go Swallows!!!!