Seiya Suzuki Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 182 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/18/1994 (27)
Seiya Suzuki Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Seiya Suzuki News
Chicago Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. This appears to be a routine day off for Suzuki who has struggled at the plate lately. He has struck out in nine of his last 25 plate appearances, so he could use a day off. Rafael Ortega will bat leadoff and cover right field versus righty Humberto Castellanos. Also, Christopher Morel will play center field and bat eighth, so he could be worth a look as a possible streaming option.
Chicago Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki (ankle) remains out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He left Monday's game due to ankle soreness. Since then, Suzuki has only taken one at-bat, so he could very likely end up on the injured list. In May, Suzuki is hitting .192/.250/.346, so he could use a little bit of time off. Rafael Ortega will bat leadoff and play right field versus righty Zach Davies on Friday. Fantasy managers will have to check back in a day or two for another update on Suzuki.
Chicago Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki (ankle) remains out of the starting lineup again on Wednesday against the San Diego Padres. Suzuki was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to right ankle soreness, but he did enter the game later as a pinch-hitter. With the 27-year-old out again on Wednesday, Rafael Ortega will start in right field and bat leadoff against Padres right-hander Nick Martinez. Frank Schwindel is serving as the designated hitter and is batting seventh. Ortega is hitting just .220 with no home runs, one RBI and two stolen bases in 24 games, but he could pay off as a low-cost DFS sleeper on Wednesday's slate in the leadoff spot. Fantasy managers should consider Suzuki day-to-day for now.
Japanese star outfielder Seiya Suzuki agreed to a five-year, $70 million deal with the Chicago Cubs during the offseason. The 27-year-old will hit in the heart of the Cubs order and immediately become the team's starting right fielder. Suzuki has had a remarkable career in Japan. He heads to the US with a career .315/.414/.570 slash line in 902 games (3,539 plate appearances) over nine years. Suzuki had his best season in 2021. In 132 games (533 plate appearances), Suzuki hit .317/.433/.639 with 38 homers, 88 RBI, 77 runs, and nine steals. The home runs and slugging percentage were both career highs. As you can see, Suzuki compares well to some of the best Japanese players to have played in the US. He has more power than Ichiro Suzuki but less speed. He has more speed than Hideki Matsui but less power. His slash line falls between Matsui and Ichiro, while his closest comparison is with Kosuke Fukudome. What should fantasy managers expect from him in 2022? ATC projects Suzuki with a .266/.357/.474 slash line, 22 home runs, 68 RBI, 65 runs, and seven stolen bases over 518 plate appearances in 2022. The upside is there for Suzuki to produce right away and become a top-20 fantasy outfielder in his MLB rookie season.