Ichiro Suzuki, expected to step in while Giancarlo Stanton is on the disabled list, is currently 0-for-6 since Giancarlo Stanton went down with a hamate bone injury on June 26th.
Fantasy Impact: While there is no way Ichiro will replace any of the power lost with Stanton out of the lineup, he is expected to get on base and have good at-bats. He'll likely do that, but just hasn't yet.
Ichiro collected two hits in four at bats on Monday night versus fellow countryman Masahiro Tanaka, raising his average to a comfortable .288 on the season.
Fantasy Impact: Ichiro did not score or steal any bases, and his hits were both singles. Aside from Derek Dietrich, the Marlins offense was very quiet on Monday night despite the win. Ichiro was playing in place of Marcell Ozuna and has been seeing more playing time of late, and he may be an option in deep leagues that award batting average.
While pinch-hitting in the 7th inning of Sunday's matinee, Ichiro Suzuki singled in J.T. Realmuto, who scored the Marlins only run in a 4-1 loss to the Rockies.
Fantasy Impact: Ichiro, although relegated to the bench most days, is still providing positive offensive value for the Marlins. His average sits at .281 with one home run, 11 RBI and 15 runs scored, which for a bench player, is actually quite good.
Ichiro Suzuki tripled in the third game of the Marlins series with the Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon, his second triple of the season. He finished the day 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Fantasy Impact: While Ichiro is still a solid player for the Marlins, he's light years shy of what he was with the Mariners. He has managed to fill in with greater than expected results for the Marlins when outfielders are down or need rest. In deep leagues, he's worth owning. Very deep leagues.
Ichiro tallied two more hits on Friday night, while also scoring a run and contributing a walk for the Marlins, who lost once again to the Orioles.
Fantasy Impact: Ichiro has been incredibly valuable for the Marlins in 2015, always filling in well for them in the absence of Christian Yelich. However, without consistent playing time, his fantasy value continues to suffer. Keep an eye on him, though, with Yelich's back woes and the Marlins likely becoming sellers this summer, his role may become more valuable for fantasy owners.
Tue, May 5th 7:59am EDT
By Roy Widrig
Ichiro Suzuki finished Monday night 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the top of the eighth inning in Miami's 6-4 loss to Washington.
Fantasy Impact: The 2-for-4 night brings Ichiro's average up to .282, which he's padded with mostly singles. While caught stealing on Monday night, he has added a few steals throughout this streak. Unfortunately, Christian Yelich is due back with the Marlins later this week and will likely decimate Ichiro's fantasy value.
In the bottom of the eight Wednesday night, Christian Yelich's fill-in and Marlins veteran outfielder Ichiro Suzuki hit a three-run home run off Met's reliever Alex Torres.
Fantasy Impact: The home run was Ichiro's first of the season. He is currently sporting a .263 average and five RBI and no stolen bases on the season. He will be used regularly until Christian Yelich returns from his lingering back injury.
Ichiro Suzuki manned left field last night for the Marlins, going 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.
Fantasy Impact: With a day game following a night off, Yelich may again be out of the lineup and substituted by Ichiro. Keep an eye on Yelich's sore back, as it may result in more playing time for Ichiro.
Ichiro Suzuki's 1 yr/$2M contract includes bonuses for every 50 plate appearances from 300 to 600. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The total amount available in incentives is an extra $2.8 million, but it is highly unlikely that Ichiro will reach many of those goals. He registered only 385 plate appearances last season for the Yankees.
Tue, Jan 20th 11:17am EST
By David A Marcillo
The Miami Marlins, in need of a fourth outfielder, have begun serious discussions with Ichiro Suzuki. (Source: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Sources say the Marlins may even consider a two-year deal with the 41 year old outfielder. Playing behind Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, and Giancarlo Stanton, Ichiro will likely only have fantasy value if one of the starters suffers an injury.
Ichiro Suzuki is drawing the most interest from the Baltimore Orioles and Miami Marlins, with each team active in pursuit for the past month. (Source: Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Both the Marlins and Orioles are in the market for more outfield depth and Suzuki would factor in as a fourth outfielder. He may not even break 300 at bats this season, but, even in the twilight of his career, Suzuki has still hit .275 over the past four seasons and .284 in 359 at bats last season. Another big factor for the 41 year old Suzuki is that he is 156 hits short of 3000 for his career and he would like to hit that target. He will not provide very much in the way of extra base hits and has seen his steals drop for five consecutive seasons, but he still provides a solid backup outfielder with his contact rate and good defensive play.