Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki is batting leadoff and playing center field Saturday against the Cubs, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki is starting for the first time in two games in place of Marcell Ozuna who's getting a breather Saturday. At 42 years old, Suzuki is not getting the same playing time he used to as he's only seen 138 at-bats nearly half way through the season. However, the veteran is making the most of his opportunities this year as he's batting .348 with a superb .419 OBP.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki will hit leadoff in Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki's playing time has been sparse over the last couple weeks with the Marlins' regular outfielders getting a lot of run, but he will replace a different outfielder Wednesday for the third day in a row, and again hit out of the leadoff spot. His playing time will remain minimal moving forward, but expect him to get the nod whenever one of the starting outfielders needs a day off.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

His resurgence and climb toward 3,000 major league hits has made for a great story, but Suzuki's still not playing all that regularly. Friday's absence will mark his fifth in the team's last seven games, and the 42-year-old will likely continue to see only sporadic opportunities barring injury to a starter.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki's double as part of a 2-for-5 day with a run scored Wednesday in San Diego was his 4,257th career hit between the Japanese league and Major League Baseball, one more than Pete Rose's MLB record.

EDGE Analysis

Although some will say that Rose still deserves the title of hit king, Ichiro can make a great argument for it himself even though some 1,278 of his hits came in Japan. Either way, it's an incredible accomplishment en route to his next trick, picking up his 3,000th MLB hit. With a .349 average over 126 at-bats this year, Ichiro's been a blast from the past, although his relative lack of counting stats will continue limiting his fantasy utility to deeper formats.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki went 3-for-4 with two walks, three runs scored, one RBI in Monday's 13-4 win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Ichrio bumped his season slash to a cool .350/.414/.392 while reaching base five times on Monday. He continues a frantic charge toward 3,000 career hits and after accumulating multiple hits in each of his last four starts, Suzuki is sitting just 23 base knocks away from the milestone. He'll continue to spell all three Marlins' outfielders with regularity as he chases down history.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run in Wednesday's loss to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Last season, Ichiro managed just a .229 average -- his fourth straight season under .300 -- and looked like he'd have to crawl on his hands and knees to reach 3,000 hits. This year, he's stunned the world (well, at least the baseball world) with a .330 batting average at the tender age of 42, and he's now only 29 hits away from that prestigious milestone. Considering that the slap-hitting outfielder didn't come to the majors until he was 27 years old, that's one heck of an accomplishment, and when you add his Japan Pacific League hits to his MLB total, he now owns a stunning 4,249 professional hits -- only seven short of the amount accumulated by all-time MLB hits leader Pete Rose.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles, one run scored, one RBI and his sixth stolen base of the season during Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Ichiro drew the start in left field while regular Christian Yelich took a turn as DH in the American League park. The veteran continues to perform when given opportunities as he continues his march to 3,000 hits. For the year, he's batting .317/.377/.365 with 14 runs scored and six steals in just 104 at-bats. After the two-hit night, Ichiro is just 32 knocks away from the prestigious milestone.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
2 years ago

Ichiro appeared as a pinch-hitter in Fridays' loss to the Mets, reaching base on a fielder's choice and swiping a pair of bags.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki has turned back the clock with three steals in his last two games and continues to bring value to the Marlins off the bench. He's going to have difficulty finding all that many at-bats when Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton all healthy, but the 42-year-old found a way to contribute Friday. His season line is sitting at a resurgent .319/.385/.372 over 105 plate appearances.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki is not in the lineup for Friday's game, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki has played in the last seven games for the Marlins, although he came in as a pinch-hitter in two of those. For Friday's game against the Mets, Miami will start Christian Yelich in his place. Although Suzuki has passed into his early forties, he is hitting a superb .323 so far this season.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki is in the lineup and leading off for Thursday's game against the Pirates, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ichiro has turned back the clock this season, hitting .318/.381/.364 with 12 runs and two stolen bases. To put it in perspective, the 42-year-old hasn't hit above .300 in a season since 2010. It is still early but all signs point to another high batting average and on-base percentage season for Ichiro.