Seiya Suzuki (29), a Japanese outfielder for the Chicago Cubs in Major League Baseball, has been classified as the “key man” that will determine whether or not the Cubs advance to the postseason this season.
On the 8th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of the Major League, selected 10 teams with a high possibility of advancing to fall baseball this season among the teams that did not make it to the postseason last year and selected key players for each team.
MLB.com also included Suzuki as the key man while including the Cubs in the list of candidates for the postseason this season.
MLB.com said, “메이저놀이터The Cubs, who lost top catcher Wilson Contreras, will not be able to attack as well as last year.”
MLB.com said, “The Cubs have 2019 National League MVP Cody Bellinger, but it will take a long time for him to regain his former skills.” Suzuki is a better option.”
Suzuki, a five-time All-Star in Nippon Professional Baseball, entered the big league wearing a Cubs uniform last year and had a rough first year with a finger injury, but performed well with a batting average of 0.262, 14 homers, 46 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.769.
Meanwhile, MLB.com, in addition to Suzuki, Anthony Rendon (LA Angels), Christian Yelich (Milwaukee Brewers), Ketel Marte (Arizona Diamondbacks), Michael Conforto (San Francisco Giants), Grayson Rodriguez (Baltimore Orioles), Marcus Semien ( Texas Rangers), Chris Sale (Boston), Byron Buxton (Minnesota Twins), and Elroy Jimenez (Chicago White Sox) were selected as important players that will determine the team’s fall baseball this season.