You may be regretting the investment of 111.1 billion won in a Japanese geopo hitter.
Seiya Suzuki (32), 안전놀이터추천 a Japanese major leaguer for the Chicago Cubs, was a big hitter who recorded a career batting average of .315, 182 homers, and 562 RBIs while playing for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp for nine seasons from 2013 to 2021 during his Nippon Professional Baseball days. In particular, in 2021, his last season in Hiroshima, he boasted a batting average of .317, on-base percentage of .433, slugging percentage of .639, and OPS of 1.072 with 38 homers and 88 RBIs.
Suzuki aimed to advance into the major leagues with the results he showed in 902 games in Nippon Professional Baseball, and finally realized his dream of becoming a major leaguer by signing a five-year contract with the Cubs for 85 million dollars (approximately 111.1 billion won) ahead of last season.
Last year, Suzuki appeared in 111 games and recorded a batting average of .262, on-base percentage .336, slugging percentage .433, OPS .770, 14 home runs, 46 RBIs and 9 stolen bases. It was great.
However, Suzuki recorded only .258 batting average, .346 on-base percentage, .399 slugging percentage, and .745 OPS with 6 homers, 26 RBIs and 1 stolen base in 68 games this year. In particular, since hitting his sixth home run of the season against the New York Mets on May 24, the shocking result of not having a home run in 33 consecutive games has continued.
Suzuki is struggling with a batting average of .231 (28 hits in 121 at-bats) and 8 RBIs in the last 33 games without a single home run. His sense of hitting is getting better as he has 6 hits in the last 3 games, but news of his home run may come soon.
Then, voices of concern are also emerging from the Japanese media. The Japanese sports magazine ‘Sports Hochi’ reported on the 7th that Suzuki had 1 hit and 1 run in 3 at-bats in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers. , There is no home run in 144 at bats,” he pointed out. The Cubs are struggling with a record of 40-46 this year and remain in third place in the National League Central Division.