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Ichiro Suzuki

40-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Yankees

2014 Stats

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.370

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5

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The end seems near for the great Ichiro, whose batting average dwindled to .262 in 2013 and contributed to him coming off the bench quite a bit as the season wound down. The decline is backed up by hi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 172   DOB: 11/22/1973   BORN: Kasugai, Japan   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ichiro Suzuki Contract Information:

Suzuki agreed to a two-year, $13 million deal with the Yankees in December of 2012.

April 3, 2014  –  Ichiro Suzuki News

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Ichiro Suzuki Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 31 MAJ SEA 162 739 679 111 206 48 21 12 15 68 33 8 48 66 2 6 4 .303 .350 .436 .786
2006 32 MAJ SEA 161 752 695 110 224 38 20 9 9 49 45 2 49 71 1 2 5 .322 .370 .416 .786
2007 33 MAJ SEA 161 736 678 111 238 35 22 7 6 68 37 8 49 77 4 2 3 .351 .396 .431 .827
2008 34 MAJ SEA 162 749 686 103 213 33 20 7 6 42 43 4 51 65 3 4 5 .310 .361 .386 .747
2009 35 MAJ SEA 146 678 639 88 225 46 31 4 11 46 26 9 32 71 2 1 4 .352 .386 .465 .851
2010 36 MAJ SEA 162 732 680 74 214 39 30 3 6 43 42 9 45 86 3 1 3 .315 .359 .394 .754
2011 37 MAJ SEA 161 721 677 80 184 30 22 3 5 47 40 7 39 69 1 4 0 .272 .310 .335 .645
2012 38 MAJ SEA 95 423 402 49 105 24 15 5 4 28 15 2 17 40 0 4 0 .261 .288 .353 .641
2012 38 MAJ NYY 67 240 227 28 73 19 13 1 5 27 14 5 5 21 5 1 2 .322 .340 .454 .794
2012  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ SEA/NYY 162 663 629 77 178 43 28 6 9 55 29 7 22 61 5 5 2 .283 .307 .390 .696
2013 39 MAJ NYY 150 555 520 57 136 25 15 3 7 35 20 4 26 63 6 2 1 .262 .297 .342 .639
2014 40 MAJ NYY 12 27 27 5 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 .370 .370 .407 .777
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Ichiro Suzuki
3-Year Averages MAJ   157 645 608 71 166 32 21 4 7 45 29 6 29 64 4 3 1 .273 .306 .355 .661
Career  (View All) MAJ   2073 9305 8632 1266 2752 518 324 83 111 695 473 106 544 883 39 40 50 .319 .362 .414 .776

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Ichiro Suzuki Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 17 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .370 .370 .407 .777
Apr. 16 ChC 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .435 .435 .478 .913
Apr. 16 ChC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .421 .421 .474 .895
Apr. 15 ChC Did not play.
Apr. 13 Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .421 .421 .474 .895
Apr. 12 Bos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .444 .444 .500 .944
Apr. 11 Bos 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .444 .444 .500 .944
Apr. 10 Bos Did not play.
Apr. 9 Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .429 .500 .929
Apr. 8 Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .429 .500 .929
Apr. 7 Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .462 .462 .538 1.000
Apr. 6 @Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 .462 .462 .538 1.000
Apr. 5 @Tor Did not play.
Apr. 4 @Tor 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .556 .556 .667 1.223
Apr. 3 @Hou 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250
Apr. 2 @Hou Did not play.
Apr. 1 @Hou Did not play.
Last 7 Days 13 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .308 .308 .616
Last 14 Days 23 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 .348 .348 .348 .696
Last 30 Days 27 5 10 1 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 .370 .370 .407 .777

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Ichiro Suzuki: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 11 2 1 9
2013 138 9 13 128 3
2012 156 35 7 132 3
2011 151 151 10
2010 160 160 2
2009 145 145 1

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Ichiro Suzuki Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013159233154.321.421.753
20122292721710.284.358.649
2011192181167.281.323.648

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133613442016.235.307.590
20124005073819.283.408.724
20114856243133.268.340.644

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132563351910.297.391.732
20122903462516.272.400.707
20113454342621.261.336.632

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132642421610.227.295.547
20123394333013.292.381.687
20113323712119.283.334.658
Ichiro Suzuki Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 31 MAJ SEA 739 679 6.5% 8.9% 0.73 90% .319 .133
2006 32 MAJ SEA 752 695 6.5% 9.4% 0.69 90% .350 .094
2007 33 MAJ SEA 736 678 6.7% 10.5% 0.64 89% .390 .080
2008 34 MAJ SEA 749 686 6.8% 8.7% 0.78 91% .337 .076
2009 35 MAJ SEA 678 639 4.7% 10.5% 0.45 89% .384 .113
2010 36 MAJ SEA 732 680 6.1% 11.7% 0.52 87% .354 .079
2011 37 MAJ SEA 721 677 5.4% 9.6% 0.57 90% .297 .063
2012 38 MAJ SEA 423 402 4% 9.5% 0.43 90% .282 .092
2012 38 MAJ NYY 240 227 2.1% 8.8% 0.24 91% .338 .132
2012  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ SEA/NYY 663 629 3.3% 9.2% 0.36 90% .302 .107
2013 39 MAJ NYY 555 520 4.7% 11.4% 0.41 88% .287 .080
2014 40 MAJ NYY 27 27 0% 25.9% 0.00 74% .500 .037
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Ichiro Suzuki
3-Year Averages MAJ   645 608 4.5% 9.9% 0.45 89% .296 .082
Career MAJ   9305 8632 5.8% 9.5% 0.62 90% .346 .095

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2014 Stat Review for Ichiro Suzuki    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.370 AVG
ELITE
74% Contact Rate
POOR
.500 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.407 SLG
WEAK
.037 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
25.9% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.777 OPS
GOOD
.370 OBP
GREAT

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Ichiro Suzuki (by OPS, min 19 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Wade Davis KC 22 11 1 5 0 2 1 .500 .818 1.318
Chris Young SEA 21 8 2 6 5 0 0 .381 .714 1.214
Aaron Laffey WAS 22 9 1 3 2 2 0 .409 .591 1.049
Gavin Floyd ATL 40 15 2 3 3 2 1 .375 .575 .994
Mark Buehrle TOR 51 23 0 5 1 2 0 .451 .510 .963
Ricky Romero TOR 30 13 0 2 1 1 1 .433 .500 .952
Trevor Cahill AZ 30 12 0 1 2 2 0 .400 .467 .921
Ervin Santana ATL 91 30 2 7 8 5 1 .330 .516 .900
CC Sabathia NY-A 65 21 3 6 2 9 0 .323 .554 .897
Bruce Chen KC 30 12 0 1 2 2 0 .400 .433 .888

Worst Matchups for Ichiro Suzuki (by OPS, min 19 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Matt Harrison TEX 41 10 0 2 2 3 0 .244 .317 .590
John Danks CHI-A 41 11 0 0 2 4 0 .268 .268 .586
Kyle Lohse MIL 25 6 0 1 2 5 0 .240 .280 .576
Dan Haren LA 70 16 0 4 2 6 3 .229 .300 .550
Tim Hudson SF 52 11 0 1 3 4 0 .212 .269 .524
Justin Masterson CLE 27 6 0 3 3 4 1 .222 .222 .522
Joaquin Benoit SD 39 8 0 7 3 6 0 .205 .256 .512
C.J. Wilson ANA 46 9 0 1 4 12 1 .196 .239 .499
R.A. Dickey TOR 23 4 0 1 0 4 0 .174 .174 .348
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 26 2 0 1 2 5 0 .077 .077 .220

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Ichiro Suzuki: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

With the recent acquisitions of Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran, the Yankees are shopping Ichiro, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

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Suzuki is not in the lineup Sunday, the Star-Ledger reports.

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Suzuki is not in the lineup Friday against the Astros, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

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Suzuki is not in the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays, the New York Daily News reports.

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Updating a previous note, Suzuki will be included in Saturday's lineup, the New York Post reports.

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Suzuki is not in the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

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Suzuki is not in the lineup Thursday against the Orioles, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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Suzuki is out of the lineup Wednesday in Baltimore, the Newark Star-Ledger's Andy McCullough reports.

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Suzuki is not in the lineup Friday against the Red Sox.

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Suzuki is not in the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

After a mediocre start to the year, Suzuki seemed to get a second wind upon moving to the Yankees in August, putting up a .322 average with the team, and even showing a little pop with five homers in 227 at-bats. Even at age 38, Suzuki is still dangerous on the basepaths, putting up 29 steals in 36 attempts. The years of hitting .350 are likely well behind him, but Suzuki can still provide a helpful batting average and a good amount of steals, making him a significant asset to any fantasy team.

2012

For the first time in his 11-year career, Suzuki finally looked human. He failed to collect his signature 200 hits and bat higher than .300 for the first time stateside. The conventional wisdom is at age 37, Ichiro lost a step. He didn't seem slower on the basepaths, though, where he stole 40 bags, the fifth highest total of his career, on an 85.1-percent success rate, his third highest mark. And though Ichiro's 36 infield hits were off his 2010 pace, they were still more than he legged out in 2003 and 2005 and nearly the same as he had in three other years. It would only be natural if he lost some speed, but he was also very unlucky last season. His BABIP checked in at a career-low .295, far off his career pace. Ichiro is 38 this year, but it wouldn't be shocking if, with a little more luck, he rebounded from last year's disappointing season to return to being a .300+ hitter.

2011

Suzuki produced routine Ichiro numbers last season, reaching 200 hits for an MLB-record 10th consecutive season and finishing fifth in the AL in stolen bases. The latter feat was especially heartening after he posted a career-low 26 stolen bases in 2009. Ichiro endured a 30-game summer slump (.236/.276/.268) but rebounded to hit .329/.361/.412 from Aug. 3 on. The slump depressed his final batting average, which probably depressed his owners who gauged his fantasy value with a high average in mind after he hit .352 in 2009. Ichiro is 37 this season but shows no signs of slowing - he led baseball in infield hits last season with 59, 20 more than the next closest player.

2010

Suzuki missed as many games last season, 16, as he had in his previous eight years combined. He still finished with 225 hits, the fourth most of his career, and his 31 doubles were his most since his rookie season. He also reached double digits in homers for the third time in his career with 11, all the while batting .352, second only to batting champ Joe Mauer. Makes you wonder what he could have done with a full 162-game slate. The only downside to his season was his drop in stolen bases. He swiped a career-low 26 bags, attempting only three in his final 35 games. Perhaps he was saving his legs, or maybe it was merely an aberration. Whatever the case, it's something to consider before selecting him on draft day.

2009

Suzuki tied Wee Willie Keeler's record of eight consecutive seasons with 200 hits last year, but 2008 wasn't vintage Ichiro. He posted a career-low .747 OPS, and his .311 batting average was the second lowest of his career. Extra running might have had something to do with it. After nearly three months of going wild on the basepaths (35 attempts in 76 games) and covering extra ground in center field because of incompetent corner outfielders, Ichiro stopped stealing (12 attempts in his last 86 games) and moved to right field in late June. He proceeded to hit .333 the rest of the way, raising his average from a late-June mark of .285. His legs were never 100 percent healthy, as he battled hamstring issues and leg pain late in the season, but playing right field from the start this year should save on the wear and tear. A better lineup around him will help, too. Seattle's No. 9 hitters grounded into an MLB-high 19 double plays last season.

2008

Another typical year for Suzuki: he had 238 hits, the third most of his career; hit .351, the second-highest mark in the majors; stole 37 bases, the third most of his career; and won his seventh consecutive Gold Glove. Along the way, he was named All-Star Game MVP, and he inked a five-year contract that likely means he'll finish his career as a Mariner. Manager John McLaren, though, apparently thinks Ichiro's usual feast has become too pedestrian. He challenged Ichiro to hit .400 this year and steal 80 bases. The latter is likely impossible for runner as cautious as Ichiro on the basepaths. As for the former, well, if anyone can do it, it's Ichiro. And even though Ichiro doesn't have much power (though he still had more XBH than Mariners DH Jose Vidro), he totaled the fifth-most runs created (119.8) among outfielders last season.

2007

The big news in 2006 for Suzuki was that he finally agreed to move to center field. He started 38 games in center toward season's end and is slated to start there this season. More fantasy relevant, Ichiro rebounded from a disappointing (for him) 2005 by hitting .322, the third-highest average of his career, and stealing 45 bases, the most since his rookie year 56. An August slump (.233, two SB) depressed his numbers, but fantasy owners shouldn't grumble too loudly. He posted the second-highest batting average among major league outfielders and his 116 runs created were third-most among American League outfielders. Expect Ichiro to run as much as he did last season, which will help justify a high draft selection, especially if his average dips.

2006

Ichiro hit .303 last season and became the sixth player in major league history to collect 200 or more hits in five consecutive years, but his 2005 was still considered a disappointment coming on the heels of his record-setting 262 hits the previous year. The drop in hits is partly explained by the Mariners' encouragement for him to take more pitches. In 2004, Ichiro had 52 first-pitch hits. Last season, he had 13. Still, Ichiro's 2005 wasn't that out of whack for his career. Two of his five years (2001, 2005) were statospheric, while the remaining three years he's averaged .312 with 208 hits. To justify an early round selection, though, Ichiro needs to hit for a high average because other than steals (33.4 the last four years after 56 in 2001), he only offers runs, which are team dependent.

2005

Ichiro had an amazing 2004 even by his standards. Not only did he break the all-time record for hits in a season with 262, he finished fourth in OPS (.869) among AL right fielders with at least 400 AB, had the highest OBP (.418) among all leadoff hitters in the majors, and led the AL with 19 intentional walks, the first leadoff hitter to lead the league since Wade Boggs in 1991. He also stole 36 bases, the second-most in his career and third in the AL, and was successful on 76.5 percent of his attempts. Importantly, he didn't fade down the stretch as he had done in previous years, though he still had a slow April (.255). Expecting a repeat of 2004 is a little much, but Ichiro will still be a great fantasy play.

2004

Suzuki has posted three consecutive 200-plus hit seasons, only the third major leaguer to reach 200 hits in his first three years. His 662 hits in that span are second only to Lloyd Waner's 678 in 1927-29. Ichiro stumbled out of the gate last season and faded down the stretch, dropping his average to .312. The Mariners' anemic lineup had something to do with that and Ichiro said the pressure of expectations got to him, too. Still, a .312 average, 111 runs and 36 stolen bases are solid fantasy numbers. Expect another Ichiro-esque year.

2003

Ichiro-mania hits year number three, but his sophomore season saw his average, runs batted in and steals go down. New manager Bob Melvin said he has no intention of removing Ichiro from the leadoff spot. The key though is to see if Melvin will run Ichiro a bit more - he went from 56 to 30 stolen bases last season. He's also in a contract season.