When Seiya Suzuki was a child, his father told him he would make a living as a baseball player. There were times he was told to stop studying and go running. During his third year in junior high school, he recorded ones in seven subjects, other than gym and social studies.
Suzuki was hitting rubber baseball with a plastic bat when he was a one-year-old. He started playing for Arakawa Little when he was a third year elementary school student. At around the same time, his father had a special eighty centimeter long and three centimeter thick iron bat made. He had to hit golf balls with the bat. He topped 138km/h as a pitcher when he was a third year junior high school student and had invites from about forty schools. He high forty-three home runs during his high school career.
Suzuki made an appearance on TV Tokyo’s Shutsubotsu! Adomachikku Tengoku when he was a fifth year elementary school student.
Source: Sponichi 6/24/2016
Suzuki participated in an event in Shunan, Yamaguchi on December 17. During the event, he was asked if he was interested in the Majors. He replied that he did not want to go now, but that as a baseball player, he was naturally interested in the next level.
After the event, he told reporters he was interested in the Majors because he had been following it. He was also not sure if he wanted to go because he was not yet at that level to think about it.
Assuming no injuries, he could earn his international free agent option some time during the 2023 season.
Source: Sanspo 12/18/2016