So far, he has done just that.
In just 25 at-bats and nine games, Suzuki is rolling, hitting .400 with four homers, 11 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.503.
In fact, Suzuki has made a little history in the process as well.
According to Watch Marquee, the Cubs’ TV channel, Suzuki is the first Cubs player since 1945 to have begun their career with an eight-game hitting streak.
The young outfielder is off to a historically hot start and is providing the spark that the Cubs hoped he would.
— Cubs Zone ™️ (@CubsZone) April 18, 2022
It should be no surprise to see Suzuki off to such a hot start.
He is one of the game’s most highly-touted young stars and is a tremendous hitter.
Perhaps having picked No. 27 as a nod to Mike Trout helped him out a little.
But this man can flat out hit and that is what the Cubs brought him over to do.
To make a little Cubs history in just his first eight games is incredibly impressive, especially given the fact that something like this has not been done since all the way back in 1945.
Suzuki appears to be just what the Cubs need early on this season.
He could be a major piece for them in the future as they look to bounce back into contention after a dismal 2021 season.
So far, his contributions have been huge.
The Cubs are off to a 5-4 start and sit just a half-game behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the top spot in the NL Central.
We’ll see if Suzuki can stay hot and lead the Cubs to contention.