3 Cubs players who are floundering at the plate: #1 - Seiya Suzuki
The last spot on this list could have easily gone to Patrick Wisdom, whose struggles at this point are well-documented, despite his team-leading 14 home runs and .486 slugging percentage.
In his last 15 games, the Chicago outfielder is slashing just .186/.286/.209 with 16 strikeouts to just six walks in 43 at-bats. Suzuki had surged alongside Morel when he was hot in May, but has cooled off simultaneously, dealing a tough blow to the Cubs' offensive production.
Thankfully, he's continued his strong play in right field. Baseball Savant pegs him in the top two percent in terms of outfield jump and in the 89th percentile in arm strength. His barrel rate is down and he's been the victim of some questionable calls at the plate, but regardless of the cause, the Cubs need to get him going again. Maybe getting him attacking more first-pitch strikes?
If Suzuki ever finds more consistency in terms of production, he has all the makings of a future All-Star. But the highs and lows have plagued him his first year-plus in MLB and finding ways to avoid the ebbs and flows needs to be a major focus for both him and the organization as we head into the summer months.