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Ichiro Suzuki | Outfielder | #51

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (43) / 10/22/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 171
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / SEA
Contract: view contract details
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Ichiro Suzuki had a pinch-hit single and stole his first base of the season in Thursday's win over the Braves.
Although it's unclear if anyone is counting, Ichiro came dangerously close to going an entire season with a stolen base for the first time in his MLB career before Thursday's game. With the steal, he's now swiped at least one base in each of his 17 MLB seasons. Ichiro will turn 44 years old this offseason but has a club option for 2018. We won't write him off until everyone else does first. Sep 28 - 11:36 PM

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Ichiro Suzuki hit a pinch-hit go-ahead homer as the Marlins defeated the Phillies in the first half of Tuesday's split doubleheader.

It was a three-run moonshot in the top of the seventh inning off Phillies starter Aaron Nola and it put the Marlins up 6-3. They'd go on to win the game 12-8. Ichiro has tallied three home runs in 149 at-bats this season after logging just three total homers in 1,084 at-bats between 2014-2016.
Aug 22 - 7:19 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-4 and drove in a run during a loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

All three hits were singles, including one in the fourth inning that plated the Marlins' only run of the night. Ichiro hasn't gotten a ton of playing time this year and hasn't been very productive when given the chance. He is batting .241/.305/.312 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 155 plate appearances. He has stolen 508 bases in his career but none this year.
Aug 9 - 10:52 PM

Ichiro Suzuki is in the lineup and hitting seventh for Wednesday's game against the Nationals.

Ichiro will patrol center field in the contest. The veteran outfielder is hitting just .226/.293/.299 in 95 games this season.
Aug 9 - 4:56 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.

Ichiro was the only Marlins player to pick up an extra-base hit in the contest. They finished with all of two hits as a team. For his part, the veteran outfielder is hitting a mere .198/.235/.296 in 81 at-bats. While his bat has diminished to the point where he no longer holds fantasy value, Ichiro will still run into one from time to time. The dinger was the 116th of his career.
Jun 11 - 4:36 PM

Ichiro Suzuki is starting in left field and batting ninth for the Marlins on Monday in Seattle.

Ichiro is getting a start in the outfield in his old stomping grounds while Marcell Ozuna serves as the designated hitter. Martin Prado is at third base and in the No. 2 spot in the lineup in his season debut, with J.T. Realmuto moving down to the No. 6 spot.
Apr 17 - 5:47 PM

Ichiro Suzuki said that he wants to play until he is 50 years old.

The 43-year-old future Hall of Famer is the oldest active position player in majors. Among all players, only Bartolo Colon (50 days his senior) is older. Said Ichiro of the possibility of playing until 50, "Nobody knows what the future holds. But the way I feel, how I’m thinking, I feel like nothing can stop me from doing it." This past season, Ichiro saw 327 at-bats with the Marlins and hit .291/.354/.376 with 48 runs scored and 10 steals. He will once again serve as the team's fourth outfielder during the coming season.
Source: Miami Herald
Mar 29 - 6:09 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-3 on Sunday and is 9-for-16 over his last five games.

Ichiro had been 3-for-22 this spring before his recent surge. He'll open up as the Marlins' fourth outfielder again. Ideally, he won't need to play as often as he did last year.
Mar 26 - 3:33 PM

Ichiro Suzuki (knee, back) will return to Grapefruit League action as the DH on Sunday.

Assuming all goes well, he's slated to return to the outfield on Monday. The veteran outfielder has been sidelined since a collision with teammate Brandon Barnes during an outfield drill on Tuesday.
Mar 4 - 11:04 AM

Ichiro Suzuki is progressing nicely in his recovery from a bruised right knee and stiff back.

The veteran outfielder has been playing catch and doing light hitting drills the past couple of days and should return to full baseball activities soon. He sustained the injuries during a collision with teammate Brandon Barnes during an outfield drill on Tuesday.
Source: MLB.com
Feb 25 - 11:52 AM

Ichiro Suzuki could miss a few days due to a bruised right knee and a stiff back.

He suffered the injuries in a collision with outfielder Brandon Barnes. We're mostly providing this update to note that Ichiro claims that his was the first time he has had to go to an MLB trainers room for treatment. Yes, really. The 43-year-old wonder should be back to normal soon.
Feb 21 - 12:36 PM

Marlins exercised the 2017 club option on OF Ichiro Suzuki's contract.

Suzuki, who turns 43 later this month, will make $2 million again in 2017. The veteran outfielder batted .291/.354/.376 with one home run, 22 RBI, and 10 steals over 143 games this year and reached the 3,000-hit plateau in the process. He's now sitting on 3,030 hits for his career and will have the chance to climb further on the all-time list next year. The Marlins also added an option for 2018, so he's not close to done yet.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 11:12:00 AM

Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Monday's loss to the Braves.

Ichiro had one of the seven hits and scored one of the five runs in the Marlins' five-run fourth inning. He then scored the tying run in the sixth as the Fish erased a 7-0 deficit before ultimately losing. Suzuki passed Lou Brock Monday on the all-time hit list and now sits at No. 25 with 3,025 base knocks.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 11:15:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki smashed a pinch-hit, two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

Ichiro took tough reliever Hector Neris deep in the eighth inning to pull the Marlins to within one, but that's as close as they got. It was the future Hall of Famer's first home run since April of last season.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 12:46:00 AM

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Monday’s extra-inning loss to the Mets.

Ichiro had a single and a double. He now sits at 3,011 hits for his career, which moves him ahead of Wade Boggs for 27th on MLB’s all-time list. The 42-year-old has scuffled since receiving more regular playing time, but he’s still hitting .298 with a .371 on-base percentage through 115 games.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 11:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Justin Bour
2Tyler Moore
3Tomas Telis
2B1Dee Gordon
2Mike Aviles
SS1J.T. Riddle
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
3Brian Anderson
LF1Marcell Ozuna
CF1Christian Yelich
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dan Straily
2Jose Urena
3Adam Conley
4Vance Worley
5Justin Nicolino
6Dillon Peters
7Chris O'Grady
8Edinson Volquez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Kyle Barraclough
3Junichi Tazawa
4Dustin McGowan
5Nick Wittgren
6Drew Steckenrider
7Jarlin Garcia
8Brian Ellington
9Odrisamer Despaigne
10Javy Guerra
11Wei-Yin Chen