24-Year-Old Outfielder – Texas Rangers
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 ...
Michael Choice Contract Information:
Agreed to a $2 million dollar contract following his selection in the June draft.
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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Michael Choice: MLB Games Played By Position
Michael Choice Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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2013 Stat Review for Michael Choice As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)
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2014 Projected Stats Breakdown for Michael Choice
2014 projections compared to top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)
2014 projections compared to top 100 outfielders in 2013 (min 325 PA)
Texas Rangers Roster
MajorsAdduci, Jim (OF)
AAABard, Daniel (P)
AABuchholz, Alex (2B)
A+Alberto, Hanser (SS)
AAkins, Jordan (OF)
RookieBeras, Jairo (OF)
Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats (View All Matchup Data)
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Michael Choice: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.
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.
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.