Kurt Suzuki 2.0: Maui native among best in bigs

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 2014 edition of Kurt Suzuki has been a marvel to watch.

The Baldwin grad made his debut in the big leagues seven years ago and it's hard to believe, but four teams later, the Minnesota Twins catcher is putting up some of his best numbers yet.

So far this season, the 30-year-old ranks among the top hitters in the league.

His .304 batting average is the highest of his career and is also tops among all American League catchers.

His 30 runs batted in also ranks number one among his catching peers. Through the month of June, he's fifth in MLB All-Star game voting among catchers and one of only two Twins up for earning a spot in the game.

If Suzuki makes it to July's midsummer classic, he'd be only the first Hawaii player to do so since Shane Victorino back in 2009 and 2011.

Copyright 2014 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.