Four famed former pitchers went to a Tokyo hotel for the purpose of sitting down together and identifying the best pitcher in Japan in 2015.

The name they came out with was Kenta Maeda.

The Hiroshima Carp ace was named this year's Sawamura Award winner, Sawamura Award committee chairman Tsuneo Horiuchi announced during a news conference on Monday. While the committee didn't release any numbers, Horiuchi said the race was a three-way battle between the Hiroshima star and the young duo of Shintaro Fujinami and Shohei Otani.