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MLB Prospects: 5 Prospects Who Could Be the Next Hideki Matsui

posting a .435 OPS in 34 games with the Tampa Bay Rays last season, Hideki Matsui has decided to retire. The 38-year-old played 10 seasons in the major leagues, as he hit .282/.360/.462 with 175 home runs and 689/547 K/BB in 1,236 career games.

Of his 10 big-league seasons, Matsui spent seven years playing for the New York Yankees, as he’d hit .292/.370/.482 with 140 home runs and register an 18.5 WAR. In his final year with the organization in 2009, he was named the MVP of the World Series after hitting three home runs in six games against the Philadelphia Phillies.

A dangerous left-handed hitter who hit 20-plus home runs in five different seasons, Matsui always showcased advanced plate discipline, as well as an above-average hit and ...

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