Watch Japanese Star Seiya Suzuki Demolish His 1st MLB Homer With The Cubs

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  • Seiya Suzuki is in his first MLB season with the Cubs
  • On Sunday, the former Japanese League star belted his first career homer
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The Cubs made a huge splash in free agency this offseason with the addition of former Japanese League star Seiya Suzuki.

Suzuki played nine seasons overseas, hitting a combined .309 with 189 homers and 621 runs batted in over 1,055 career games. A highly sought-after player, Suzuki inked a deal in Chicago to the tune of $85 million over five seasons.

The outfielder’s success in Japan has carried over seamlessly into the MLB, as Suzuki entered Sunday afternoon’s matchup hitting .400 with three RBIs.

Today, though, fans got to see just what the superstar can bring to the table in the power department as he smacked his first career home run in the Major Leagues.

Check out the absolute moonshot below.

Fans React To Suzuki’s 1st Home Run

Suzuki’s blast travelled 412 feet, landing deep in the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field. The shot had folks talking, and fans are getting excited about the outfielder’s future with the Cubs.

Suzuki has dominated Major League pitching thus far. Through his first 10 plate appearances, the first-year player has recorded three hits and six RBIs while having swung and missed at just one pitch.

He’s certainly off to a hot start for Rookie of the Year consideration.

The Cubs will close out the season opening series today as they look to complete a sweep of Milwaukee. Suzuki has played a huge role in the success to this point.