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01-26-2013, 10:49 PM
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With our third round selection, Brooklyn is pleased to draft not only one of the greatest hitters of all time, but a prolific base stealer as well as a defensive specialist (10 Gold Gloves).



Ichiro Suzuki, RF

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"There's nobody like Ichiro in either leagueŚnow or ever. He exists strictly within his own world, playing a game 100 percent unfamiliar to everyone else. The game has known plenty of 'slap' hitters, but none who sacrifice so much natural ability for the sake of the art... Ichiro, a man of wondrous strength, puts on impressive power-hitting displays almost nightly in batting practice. And he'll go deep occasionally in games, looking very much like someone who could do it again, often... [but] the man lives for hits, little tiny ones, and the glory of standing atop the world in that category. Every spring, scouts or media types write him off, swearing that opposing pitchers have found the key, and they are embarrassingly wrong."[
> Compiled legendary career in Japan before even setting foot on an MLB diamond
> 2606 career hits (4th fastest to 2500)
> Holds record for most hits in one season (262)
> 2x AL batting champion
> AL MVP and ROTY in 2001 (one of only two to win both in the same year)
> .322 career batting average

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