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
ADP
$Signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Cubs in March of 2022.
Back in action
OFChicago Cubs
May 14, 2022
Suzuki (ankle) will bat second and play right field Saturday against Arizona.
ANALYSIS
Suzuki missed three straight games due to right ankle soreness but is now ready to return. Exactly what the Cubs can expect from him going forward remains to be seen. He burst onto the scene with a 1.493 OPS in his first 10 MLB games before slumping to a .548 OPS over his last 19 contests.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
12
2
3
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
2
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
2021
No Stats
2020
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .807 45 4 2 4 0 .211 .333 .474
Since 2020vs Right .831 80 10 2 12 1 .279 .375 .456
2022vs Left .807 45 4 2 4 0 .211 .333 .474
2022vs Right .831 80 10 2 12 1 .279 .375 .456
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
 
 
+25%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+25%
OPS on Road
2021
No Stats
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .734 66 7 1 8 1 .241 .364 .370
Since 2020Away .914 59 7 3 8 0 .269 .356 .558
2022Home .734 66 7 1 8 1 .241 .364 .370
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.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a batter in feet per second.
BB/K
0.47
 
BB Rate
13.6%
 
K Rate
28.8%
 
BABIP
.343
 
ISO
.208
 
AVG
.255
 
OBP
.360
 
SLG
.462
 
OPS
.822
 
wOBA
.355
 
Exit Velocity
83.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
28.6%
 
Barrels/PA
8.1%
 
Sprint Speed
23.5
 
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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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Scratched from lineup
OFChicago Cubs
Ankle
May 10, 2022
Suzuki was scratched from the lineup Tuesday against the Padres due to right ankle soreness.
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In lineup as designated hitter
OFChicago Cubs
May 10, 2022
Suzuki (ankle) will bat second as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Padres.
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Leaves with ankle issue
OFChicago Cubs
Ankle
May 9, 2022
Suzuki left Monday's game against the Padres due to right ankle soreness, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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