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Michael Choice

26-Year-Old Outfielder – Cleveland Indians

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Choice spent the season between the Rangers' and Indians' Triple-A affiliates, coming over to Cleveland in a late-season trade with Texas. He flopped badly in a major league audition in 2014, disappoi...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 230   DOB: 11/10/1989   BORN: Fort Worth, TX   COLLEGE: Texas-Arlington   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Choice Contract Information:

Agreed to a $2 million dollar contract following his selection in the June draft.

May 25, 2016  –  Michael Choice News

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Choice went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in his return from the disabled list Tuesday.

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Michael Choice Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 20 R PHO 3 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .000 .222 .000 .222
2010 20 A VAN 27 121 102 20 29 19 10 2 7 26 6 1 15 43 0 1 3 .284 .388 .627 1.015
2011 21 A+ STO 118 542 467 79 133 59 28 1 30 82 9 5 61 134 0 4 10 .285 .376 .542 .918
2012 22 AA MID 91 402 359 59 103 27 15 2 10 58 5 1 33 88 0 3 7 .287 .356 .423 .779
2013 23 AAA SAC 132 600 510 90 154 44 29 1 14 89 1 2 69 115 0 10 11 .302 .390 .445 .835
2013 23 MAJ OAK 9 19 18 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .278 .316 .333 .649
2014 24 AAA ROU 43 182 150 25 40 15 8 0 7 31 2 1 23 47 0 3 6 .267 .379 .460 .839
2014 24 MAJ TEX 86 280 253 20 46 16 6 1 9 36 1 0 21 69 0 3 3 .182 .250 .320 .570
2015 25 AAA COL 14 62 54 5 11 6 5 0 1 7 1 0 5 22 0 0 3 .204 .306 .352 .658
2015 25 AAA ROU 110 447 406 53 99 38 25 1 12 60 2 0 32 115 0 2 7 .244 .309 .399 .708
2015 25 MAJ TEX 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2016 26 AAA COL 21 76 68 7 15 9 4 0 5 16 0 0 5 25 0 1 2 .221 .289 .500 .789
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3-Year Averages     32 99 90 7 17 5 2 0 3 12 0 0 7 25 0 1 1 .189 .253 .311 .564
Career  (View All)     96 300 272 22 51 17 7 1 9 36 1 0 22 76 0 3 3 .188 .253 .320 .573

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Michael Choice Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 30 @Tor Did not play.
Jun. 29 @Atl Did not play.
Jun. 28 @Atl Did not play.
Jun. 27 @Atl Did not play.
Jun. 26 @Det Did not play.
Jun. 25 @Det Did not play.
Jun. 24 @Det Did not play.
Jun. 22 TB Did not play.
Jun. 21 TB Did not play.
Jun. 20 TB Did not play.
Jun. 19 CWS Did not play.
Jun. 18 CWS Did not play.
Jun. 17 CWS Did not play.
Jun. 15 @KC Did not play.
Jun. 14 @KC Did not play.
Jun. 13 @KC Did not play.
Jun. 12 @LAA Did not play.
Jun. 11 @LAA Did not play.
Jun. 10 @LAA Did not play.
Jun. 9 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 8 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 7 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 6 @Sea Did not play.
Jun. 5 KC Did not play.
Jun. 4 KC Did not play.
Jun. 3 KC Did not play.
Jun. 2 KC Did not play.
Jun. 1 Tex Did not play.
May. 31 Tex Did not play.
May. 30 Tex Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Michael Choice: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 1 1
2014 65 41 7 17 16
2013 7 2 2 4 2

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Michael Choice: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 88

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Michael Choice Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201479104100.203.405.709

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201510000.000.000.000
2014174105261.172.282.505

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201510000.000.000.000
201413084140.185.308.547

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014123125221.179.333.594
Michael Choice Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 20 R PHO 9 7 22.2% 22.2% 1.00 71% .000 .000
2010 20 A VAN 121 102 12.4% 35.5% 0.35 58% .423 .343
2011 21 A+ STO 542 467 11.3% 24.7% 0.46 71% .340 .257
2012 22 AA MID 402 359 8.2% 21.9% 0.38 75% .356 .136
2013 23 AAA SAC 600 510 11.5% 19.2% 0.60 77% .367 .143
2013 23 MAJ OAK 19 18 5.3% 31.6% 0.17 67% .417 .055
2014 24 AAA ROU 182 150 12.6% 25.8% 0.49 69% .344 .193
2014 24 MAJ TEX 280 253 7.5% 24.6% 0.30 73% .211 .138
2015 25 AAA COL 62 54 8.1% 35.5% 0.23 59% .323 .148
2015 25 AAA ROU 447 406 7.2% 25.7% 0.28 72% .312 .155
2015 25 MAJ TEX 1 1 0% 100% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2016 26 AAA COL 76 68 6.6% 32.9% 0.20 63% .263 .279
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3-Year Averages     99 90 7.1% 25.3% 0.28 72% .226 .122
Career     300 272 7.3% 25.3% 0.29 72% .225 .132

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Michael Choice: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Choice was placed on the disabled list Friday with a right abductor strain.

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Choice (hamstring) is slashing .257/.278/.371 with four doubles through 10 games this season.

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Choice was placed on the Triple-A disabled list Monday with a right hamstring injury.

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Choice (hamstring) returned to action Tuesday for the first time since February 29.

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Choice tweaked his hamstring Monday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Choice cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus on Monday.

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Choice was designated for assignment Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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The Rangers agreed to trade Choice to the Indians on Friday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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Choice was designated for assignment Tuesday.

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The Rangers optioned Choice to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.

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Choice was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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2015

Choice earned an Opening Day roster spot and was given a steady supply of playing time when injuries freed up at-bats in the Rangers' DH role, but he hit just .177/.247/.318 with eight home runs over his first 198 at-bats and was sent back to Triple-A. Not surprisingly, he was more than capable of handling Pacific Coast League pitching, posting an OPS (.839) in line with his numbers at the level during his time with the A's organization in 2013. During his time with Texas, Choice showed better plate discipline against lefties, and posted an OPS (.709) more than 200 points above his mark against righties. Now 25, Choice will attempt to prove that he can be more than a fourth outfielder at the big league level, but his path to playing time in 2015 will hinge entirely on the Rangers' offseason additions to the roster following the departure of Alex Rios.

2014

Choice was drafted 10th overall by the A's in 2010 and was thought to be their offensive prospect closest to contributing in the majors. Choice showed a ton of power (scouts cite his quick wrists and great bat speed) in High-A in 2011 with 30 homers in only 467 at-bats. The power has waned some as he has moved up levels (he did have a hand injury in 2012 that caused him to miss time) and he only hit 14 homers in 2013 over 510 at-bats for Triple-A Sacramento, but he has maintained a solid batting average. Choice was dealt to the Rangers (his hometown is Arlington, TX and he also went to college there) in early December and he could have a chance to make the Rangers' roster in spring training and he may quickly become an everyday player in Texas. Moving to the cozy confines of The Ballpark in Arlington and away from O.co Coliseum certainly boosts his power profile and increases his potential value going forward.

2013

Choice was the A's first-round pick in the 2010 draft (10th overall). After tearing up High-A in 2011, he took a bit of a step back in 2012 at Double-A as his power dropped significantly (he did, however, cut down on the strikeouts at the same time) which quieted some of the talk to fast track him to the majors as soon as possible. He is still a crown jewel in the A's farm system and projects as a starter in their outfield for many years, but it likely will be in 2014 instead of 2013 as some had hoped. The glut of outfielders on the roster in Oakland should enable Choice to spend most - if not all - of the season at Triple-A Sacramento.

2012

Choice continued to show legitimate power in his first full professional season, swatting 30 homers as a 21-year-old at High-A Stockton. While the .285/.476/.542 slash line was impressive, he did whiff 134 times in 118 games. As a cautionary tale, Chris Carter posted a .259/.361/.569 line at the same level, same park and the same age in 2008, showing a similar power/strikeout profile (39 homers and 156 strikeouts), and has seen his ascent stall out against advanced pitching. Choice's brief AFL campaign was solid (.318/.423/.667 in 66 at-bats, with just 12 strikeouts), but the true test will come as he faces Double-A pitching for the first time in 2012.

2011

Choice was the A's first-round pick in the June draft out of UT-Arlington and was considered the best pure hitter in college last season. His professional debut was mixed, showing plenty of power (21 of his 29 hits went for extra bases) but also problems making contact (43 strikeouts in 102 at-bats). That's a load of power in a professional debut with wood bats for the first time, and he projects well going forward.