Seiya Suzuki

27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
2022 Fantasy Outlook
An erroneous report announced Suzuki would be signing with the Padres, but shortly thereafter he agreed to a five-year, $85 million deal with the Cubs, and he's expected to be the everyday starter in right field. The 27-year-old is coming over from the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, where he won the equivalent of the Gold Glove Award five times. He's coming off his most productive offensive season in 2021, as he hit .317/.433/.636 with 38 home runs, 88 RBI and a 88:89 BB:K in 134 games. Suzuki shouldn't be expected to replicate those numbers while facing better pitchers in MLB, but he could be a serviceable option with some upside in his rookie campaign. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#174
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$Signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Cubs in March of 2022.
Back in lineup Saturday
OFChicago Cubs
May 21, 2022
Suzuki is starting in right field and batting third in Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.
ANALYSIS
After a day off Friday, Suzuki slots back into the heart of Chicago's order. The outfielder has been mostly solid so far in his MLB debut with an .803 OPS across 35 games, though he has just a .611 OPS in May along with a nearly 36 percent strikeout rate this month.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
12
4
3
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
1
2
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+1%
OPS vs LHP
2021
No Stats
2020
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .803 49 5 2 5 0 .214 .327 .476
Since 2020vs Right .792 93 12 2 14 1 .263 .355 .438
2022vs Left .803 49 5 2 5 0 .214 .327 .476
2022vs Right .792 93 12 2 14 1 .263 .355 .438
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+29%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+29%
OPS on Road
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .709 83 10 1 11 1 .229 .337 .371
Since 2020Away .914 59 7 3 8 0 .269 .356 .558
2022Home .709 83 10 1 11 1 .229 .337 .371
2022Away .914 59 7 3 8 0 .269 .356 .558
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Seiya Suzuki compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.42
 
BB Rate
12.7%
 
K Rate
30.3%
 
BABIP
.342
 
ISO
.205
 
AVG
.246
 
OBP
.345
 
SLG
.451
 
OPS
.796
 
wOBA
.344
 
Exit Velocity
83.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.4%
 
Barrels/PA
8.4%
 
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Not in Friday's lineup
OFChicago Cubs
May 20, 2022
Suzuki is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Diamondbacks.
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Drives in two Tuesday
OFChicago Cubs
May 18, 2022
Suzuki went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.
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Back in action
OFChicago Cubs
May 14, 2022
Suzuki (ankle) will bat second and play right field Saturday against Arizona.
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Still sitting
OFChicago Cubs
Ankle
May 13, 2022
Suzuki (ankle) remains on the bench Friday against Arizona.
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Remains out of lineup
OFChicago Cubs
Ankle
May 11, 2022
Suzuki (ankle) isn't starting Wednesday against the Padres.
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