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- What does Seiya Suzuki do for a living?
- Who are Seiya Suzuki’s parents and siblings?
- What are Seiya Suzuki’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Seiya Suzuki married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Seiya Suzuki have any children?
- Where is Seiya Suzuki now?
- How tall is Seiya Suzuki?
- How much money does Seiya Suzuki earn?
- What is Seiya Suzuki’s net worth?
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Who is Seiya Suzuki?
Seiya Suzuki is a popular Japanese professional baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). Previously, he played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for his Hiroshima Toyo Carp. He is a four-time NPB All-Star, five-time NPB Best Nine Award winner, and a three-time winner of the Gold Glove Award.
Seiya Suzuki career
Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Suzuki was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2012 NPB draft by the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. During his high school, he was mainly a pitcher and was drafted as such, however, he switched to an infielder after joining the team. He was given No.51 as his uniform number. Seiya made his NPB breakout at the age of 19, on September 14, 2013, appearing in 11 games. He spent most of the season in the farm system. Suzuki went on to spend most of 2014 in the farm system, playing 36 games with a batting average of .344, an on-base percentage of .382, and a slugging percentage of .500.
Before the 2015 season, the team changed Suzuki’s position designation from an infielder to an outfielder. He began the season with a spot on an opening day starting lineup. Finally, he played in 97 games, hitting 5 home runs with a batting average of .275, an on-base percentage of .329, and a slugging percentage of .403.
Due to a hamstring strain, Suzuki suffered during spring training, he couldn’t make it to the 2016 opening day roster, coming back to the team on April 5. He made his first NPB All-Star Series appearance this year, recording his first hit in the 1st game of the series, and his first RBI in the 2nd. Seiya then guided the team in batting average (.335), 29 home runs, and 1.016 OPS, earning the Gold Glove Award and the Best Nine Award. Suzuki additionally assisted drive the Carp to their first pennant in 25 years.
Seiya made his second consecutive All-Star appearance, earning the most votes among Central League outfielders. He left the game because of an ankle injury on August 23. The Carp revealed that he underwent surgery six days later to treat a malleolar fracture on his right tibia and a deltoid ligament injury, ending his 2017 season. Suzuki completed the season batting .300/.389/.547 with 26 home runs, 90 RBIs, and 16 stolen bases. He also led the Central League with a .936 OPS. At the end of the season, he received awards such as his second consecutive Gold Glove Award and Best Nine Award.
How old is Seiya Suzuki?
Seiya Suzuki is aged27 as of 2021, having been born on August 18, 1994, in Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan. He shares his birthday with famous people including Chris Hemsworth, Amanda Seyfried, Kat Dennings, Robert Downey Jr., Alyson Hannigan, Patrick Swayze, Andy Samberg, Josephine Langford, Edward Norton, Christian Slater, among others.
Seiya Suzuki Family
Who are Seiya Suzuki’s parents?
Seiya Suzuki was born in Arakawa, Tokyo to his parents, where he was brought up. His parents’ information is currently not available to the media, as he has not shared it. The family information will be updated once it is available.
Does Seiya Suzuki have siblings?
Since he has not shared any information about his family, it is not clear if he has any siblings. This information will be updated whenever it will be available to the media.
Seiya Suzuki Education
Suzuki attended Nishogakusha High School where he graduated in 2013. He previously joined Arakawa Kuritsu Daikyu Junior High School, in Arakawa.
Seiya Suzuki Interests
Suzuki is of Christian faith and enjoys playing baseball, sports, traveling, listening to music, watching movies, and reading.
Seiya Suzuki Wife
Suzuki is presently married to his longtime girlfriend, Airi Hatakeyama, who is a former Olympic rhythmic gymnast. The couple married on December 7, 2019, and are happily living in Arakawa City, Tokyo.
Seiya Suzuki Kids
Suzuki and his sweetheart Airi do not have any children of their own as of date. This information will be updated once there is new information available.
Seiya Suzuki Height
Suzuki has an athletic and well-built body, adding up to an impressive height of 5 ft 11 in (1.81 m) and a moderate weight of 83 kg (182 lbs).
Suzuki was removed from the roster after experiencing muscle stiffness in his lower body on April 4, 2018. Later, on the 18th, he was reactivated. He was then named for his third consecutive NPB All-Star Series and marked his first All-Star game home run off of Yusel Kikuchi. He completed the season batting .320/.438/.618, with 30 home runs and 94 RBIs.
The Carp then won their third consecutive Central League pennant that year. They proceeded to face the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in the Japan Series. Despite his team losing the series, Seiya hit 10-for-22 (.455) with 3 home runs and 6 RBIs within the Japan Series. He received his third consecutive Best Nine Award. The team revealed on November 19, that his uniform number would be changed to No.1
After receiving the most votes among all Central League players, Seiya was named for his fourth consecutive NPB All-Star Series. He then won the 2019 NPB Home Run Derby, beating Orix Buffaloes outfielder Masataka Yoshida 4-3 in the final round on July 13. Suzuki appeared in a career-high 140 games leading the NPB for the season. He had a batting average (.335), OBP (.453), ops (1.018) with 112 runs scored (1st in the Central League), 28 home runs (9th), 87 RBIs (9th), 25 stolen bases (4th). Following the season, he was awarded his fourth consecutive Best Nine Award and his third Gold Glove.
Suzuki played in 118 games for Hiroshima, slashing .300/.409/.544 with 25 home runs and 75 RBI in the COVID-19-affected 2020 season. After the season, he was awarded his fourth career Central League Golden Glove Award and his fifth career Best Nine Award.
Suzuki played in 132 games for the Carp in 2021, setting a career-high in home runs, with 38, to go together with 88 RBI and a .317/.433/.636 slash line. He was the Central League batting champion and on-base percentage leader and was named an NPB All-Star for the 5th time in his career. Suzuki was additionally awarded his fifth career Central League Golden Glove Award and sixth career, and sixth straight Best Nine Award.
On November 22, 2021, after the 2021 season, Seiya was posted by Hiroshima and made available to all 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. This opened a 30-day period to negotiate a deal. His 30-day posting window was however paused because of the 2021-22 MLB lockout. He later agreed to a five-year contract worth $85 million on March 18, 2022.
Seiya represented the Japan national baseball team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic and 2019 WBSC Premier12. He was picked at the 2019 WBSC Premier12 on October 1, 2019. Suzuki was named the tournament MVP, leading the tournament with a .478 batting average, .567 OBP, 1.130 slugging percentage, 2 triples, 9 runs, and 12 RBIs and tying for the lead with 11 hits and 3 home runs. He was picked to Team Japan for the 2020 Summer Olympics on June 16, 2021.
Seiya Suzuki Net Worth
Japanese professional baseball outfielder, Suzuki has played in the NPBfrom 2013 to 2022. He recently signed a deal worth $85 million with the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. Suzuki has gathered a great fortune from his career with an estimated net worth of $6 million as of 2022.