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Ichiro Suzuki | Outfielder | #51

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (42) / 10/22/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 174
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / SEA
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Ichiro Suzuki etched his name in MLB history on Sunday, becoming the 30th player to reach the elusive 3000-hit milestone with his seventh-inning triple off of Chris Rusin in Colorado.
Suzuki had been hitless through his first three at-bats in the contest. He became the second oldest player in MLB history to reach the plateau and only the second player (Paul Molitor) to do so with a triple. The remarkable 42-year-old didn't even begin his MLB career until he was 27, and he had 1278 hits professionally in Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan before coming stateside. It's a truly amazing accomplishment for one of the game's best and a surefire Hall of Famer. Aug 7 - 7:50 PM

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Ichiro Suzuki is starting in center field and batting sixth for the Marlins on Sunday.

He's taking Marcell Ozuna's spot as Ozuna gets some rest. Ichiro is one hit shy of 3,000 for his career and will get a chance to make history at Coors Field. This could be the day.
Aug 7 - 2:08 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday’s loss to the Cardinals.

The chase continues. Suzuki made the start on Friday after delivering a pinch-hit single on Thursday, but he failed to take advantage of the opportunity. He remains two hits away from 3,000 in MLB.
Jul 29 - 11:56 PM

Ichiro Suzuki is out of the Marlins' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Phillies.

Ichiro is three hits from 3,000, but the Marlins don't want to push the 42-year-old too hard. He went 1-for-5 with a single in Tuesday's 5-0 defeat of Philadelphia.
Jul 27 - 9:41 AM

Ichiro Suzuki settled for a single in five at-bats Tuesday against the Phillies, leaving him at 2,997 hits.

The Marlins will want Suzuki to get his 3,000th hit before their homestand ends on Sunday, so that will mean extra playing time for him this week. Marcell Ozuna sat tonight in order to make room for him.
Jul 26 - 10:37 PM

Ichiro Suzuki is in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.

Ichiro, who is four hits away from 3,000 in MLB, will start in center field and bat leadoff against Jerad Eickhoff. Marcell Ozuna will be on the bench.
Jul 26 - 3:02 PM

Ichiro Suzuki collected his 4,256th and 4,257th career hits on Wednesday against the Padres.

That total includes his 1,278 hits from Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan and his 2,979 hits as a Major League Baseball player. Pete Rose holds the MLB record for career hits with 4,256, but nobody is counting what he did in the minors (if you want to compare NPB to the minor leagues). They're both obviously all-time greats.
Jun 16 - 12:53 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-5 with an RBI as the Marlins fell in extra innings to the Twins on Tuesday.

Ichiro continues to charge toward the 3,000 hit mark for his major league career, with 2968 knocks after his two on Tuesday. He also swiped his sixth base of the season in the contest. He's having a resurgent season at the plate, hitting .317/.377/.365 with six RBI.
Jun 7 - 11:37 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored Thursday against the Pirates.

Ichiro was once a prolific base-stealer, and he showed he's still got some juice left in those 42-year-old legs by swiping his third base of the season. His pair of hits also moved him two closer to 3,000 for his career -- he's now at 2,965 with roughly four months to play. His .323/.388/.376 line certainly suggests he'll hit that milestone some time in 2016.
Jun 3 - 12:35 AM

Ichiro Suzuki doubled in Friday’s loss to the Braves.

Suzuki is now up to 2,961 hits in MLB. The 42-year-old has turned back the clock so far this season by batting .351 over 37 games, so he has made some serious progress over the first two months. Barring injury, he has a good chance to make it to 3,000 this year.
May 27 - 11:17 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored Thursday against the Nationals.

Ichiro had an awful spring, but he's 7-for-18 with two walks and no strikeouts since the games started to count. The Marlins might be tempted to find more at-bats for him, potentially at Marcell Ozuna's expense (also probably at the expense of the team as a whole).
Apr 21 - 4:25 PM

Ichiro Suzuki hit a game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning of Sunday's 6-5, 10-inning loss to the Braves.

Ichiro stepped to the plate as the Marlins' last best hope, as the team was down to their final out and faced a one-run deficit. The aged/age-less one delivered with an RBI single off Jason Grilli to knot proceedings at 5-5. Alas, the Braves would score a run of their own in the top of the 10th and come away with the win. The 42-year-old outfielder hit just .229/.282/.279 in 398 at-bats last season.
Apr 17 - 4:56 PM

Ichiro Suzuki is getting his first start of the season on Wednesday against the Mets.

Ichiro will cover center field and bat second. The future Hall of Famer makes for an intriguing DFS bargain play with the Mets starting righty reliever Logan Verrett.
Apr 13 - 11:08 AM

Ichiro Suzuki struck out three times as part of a 1-for-4 day against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Ichiro has struck out 10 times in just 12 games and 35 plate appearances this spring. It's as many times as he struck out in the previous four springs (66 games) combined. He's also batting just .189. The Marlins seem completely committed to his chase for 3,000, but one wonders if this things could get ugly before he gets there.
Mar 23 - 5:09 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-3 as the Marlins' leadoff man on Thursday and is 4-for-21 with one run scored this spring.

He has more strikeouts (five) than hits, which certainly isn't like him. Then again, Ichiro appeared for all the world to be done last year. It's awfully unlikely that the Marlins would have brought him back if they weren't hoping to capitalize financially on him reaching 3,000 hits (he's 65 away).
Mar 17 - 3:51 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
3Xavier Scruggs
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3Robert Andino
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
3Oswaldo Arcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Adam Conley
4Andrew Cashner
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Jose Urena
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Fernando Rodney
3Mike Dunn
4Kyle Barraclough
5Dustin McGowan
6Nick Wittgren
7Hunter Cervenka
8Bryan Morris