The Chicago Cubs made one huge offseason signing before the 2022 season by going out and getting the highly sought-after Japanese free agent, Seiya Suzuki. The Cubs made the Japanese slugging outfielder their next right fielder for a five-year, $85 million deal. In just his first couple of weeks in Chicago, Seiya is already making his presence felt. As of Thursday, April 28, Suzuki had played in all 18 of the Cubs’ first 18 games. Already, throughout his first 18 games, Seiya has five multi-hit games, including a two-homerun day against the Pittsburg Pirates on April 12th, Suzuki’s fourth game of his MLB career. With a .333 batting average, 4 home runs, 14 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.090, Suzuki is in the top 15 of any MLB player in batting average, home runs, RBIs, and OPS. Maybe one of the most impressive things about Seiya Suzuki's short MLB career is his incredible plate discipline. Suzuki very rarely swings at pitches outside of the strike zone, which is a great way to ensure the high on-base percentage which Suzuki has so far. His incredible understanding of the strike zone also helps him hit the ball really hard. Suzuki had the fifth-highest barrel rate in the MLB, as of Tuesday, April 26th. Suzuki’s barrel rate was 21.2%, essentially what this means is that 21.2% of the time that Suzuki hit the ball, it came off the bat with an exit velocity of 98 miles per hour or higher.