Expectations are high that the potential of Seiya Suzuki, the Japanese major leaguer of the Chicago Cubs, will explode this year.
On the 5th (Korean time), MLB.com predicted the players who would hit the most home runs in the 30 major league teams. New York Yankees giant Aaron Judge expected to become the American League home run king for the second year in a row with 44 home runs, and Suzuki also expected to show his potential this year.
Suzuki made his big league debut last year. He had a batting average of .262 with 14 home runs and 46 RBIs in 111 games. He is a representative of Japan who debuted in the big league in the 2022 season after winning the batting title twice in Japanese professional baseball. 먹튀검증
The Korean national team, led by head coach Lee Kang-cheol, is also considered a player to be wary of by participating in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March.
MLB.com said, “Suzuki’s power didn’t shine in his rookie season. However, he played for Hiroshima in 201 and hit 38 home runs. His potential is definitely there.”
Suzuki made his professional debut in Hiroshima in 2013 and played in 902 games in Japan, hitting .315 with 182 homers, 562 RBIs and 82 stolen bases.
He won the batting title in 2019 (.335) and 2021 (.317). He is a representative of Japan who contributed to winning the 2019 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier 12 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.