Christian Yelich is 25, and he is a starting outfielder for the Miami Marlins. That means most days, he plays ahead of a 43-year-old future Hall of Famer named Ichiro Suzuki.

Yelich, who won his first Silver Slugger Award last year, recognizes how lucky he is to have such MLB's single-season hits leader as a mentor.

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