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Michael Choice

24-Year-Old Outfielder – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

AVG

.200

HR

1

RBI

3

R

1

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 215   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.

April 13, 2014  –  Michael Choice News

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Choice smacked the first home run of his career in dramatic fashion Saturday, tying the game in the bottom of the ninth as a pinch hitter to send the game into extra innings against Houston.

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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 MAJ TEX 11 24 20 1 4 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 6 0 2 0 .200 .250 .350 .600
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3-Year Averages MAJ   9 19 18 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .278 .316 .333 .649

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Michael Choice Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 17 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 16 Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .250 .350 .600
Apr. 15 Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .261 .350 .611
Apr. 14 Sea 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .273 .368 .641
Apr. 13 Hou 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .211 .353 .564
Apr. 12 Hou 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .188 .357 .545
Apr. 11 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 8 @Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .083 .143 .083 .226
Apr. 7 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 6 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 5 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .222
Apr. 4 @TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Apr. 2 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Apr. 1 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Mar. 31 Phi 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Last 7 Days 8 1 3 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 .375 .400 .750 1.150
Last 14 Days 17 1 3 0 0 1 3 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 .176 .238 .353 .591
Last 30 Days 20 1 4 0 0 1 3 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .250 .350 .600

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Michael Choice: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 5 2 2 1 4
2013 7 2 2 4 2

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Michael Choice Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201382000.250.250.583

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013100000.300.400.700

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013142000.286.286.619

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201340000.250.500.750
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 MAJ TEX 24 20 8.3% 25% 0.33 70% .231 .150
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Michael Choice
3-Year Averages MAJ   19 18 5.3% 31.6% 0.17 67% .417 .055

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2014 Stat Review for Michael Choice    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.200 AVG
TERRIBLE
70% Contact Rate
POOR
.231 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.350 SLG
POOR
.150 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.33 BB/K
WEAK
8.3% BB Rate
AVERAGE
25.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.600 OPS
TERRIBLE
.250 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Michael Choice (by OPS, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Kevin Chapman HOU 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Cory Rasmus ANA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
B.J. Rosenberg PHI 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Pedro Hernandez COL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Roenis Elias SEA 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .500 1.167
Liam Hendriks TOR 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 .333 .333 .667
Martin Perez TEX 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 .333 .333 .667
Derek Holland TEX 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .500
Felix Doubront BOS 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .500
Brett Oberholtzer HOU 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .200 .400

Worst Matchups for Michael Choice (by OPS, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brandon Workman BOS 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Gomes TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Kyle Kendrick PHI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Bobby LaFromboise SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Lueke TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Papelbon PHI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Charlie Furbush SEA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Felix Hernandez SEA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Caleb Thielbar MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Zeid HOU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Choice got his first start of the season Saturday night against the Rays' David Price, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

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Choice's strong spring has apparently earned him a spot as the fourth outfielder, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Choice hit his second homer of the spring Saturday and has played in all 18 of Texas' exhibition games.

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The A's traded Choice to the Rangers on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports. Oakland will receive Craig Gentry and right-handed pitcher Josh Lindblom, while the Rangers will also receive minor league infielder Chris Bostick.

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Choice will be called up by the A's on Sunday, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Choice went 2-for-5 with a run scored against Triple-A Tuscon on Tuesday and is batting .310 over his last 10 games.

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Choice went 2-for-3 with a run scored and his 46th walk of the season, boosting his on-base percentage to .384 this year.

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Choice, 23, is hitting .290/.388/.441 with 11 homers and 53 RBI over 74 games at Triple-A Sacramento.

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Choice collected two extra-base hits Thursday and is now 7-for-14 already this spring. Bob Melvin has noticed the A's 2010 first-round pick, calling him "pretty impressive."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.