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Michael Choice

24-Year-Old Outfielder – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

AVG

.177

HR

8

RBI

28

R

16

SB

1

2014 Preseason 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: AAA    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.

July 7, 2014  –  Michael Choice News

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Choice was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday, John Blake of the Rangers' official site reports.

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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 12 55 48 4 12 5 4 0 1 10 1 0 3 20 0 2 2 .250 .309 .396 .705
2014 24 MAJ TEX 69 219 198 16 35 12 4 0 8 28 1 0 19 50 0 2 0 .177 .247 .318 .565
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3-Year Averages     9 19 18 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .278 .316 .333 .649

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

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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
Jul. 25 Oak Did not play.
Jul. 24 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 23 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 22 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 21 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 20 @Tor Did not play.
Jul. 19 @Tor Did not play.
Jul. 18 @Tor Did not play.
Jul. 13 LAA Did not play.
Jul. 12 LAA Did not play.
Jul. 11 LAA Did not play.
Jul. 10 LAA Did not play.
Jul. 9 Hou Did not play.
Jul. 8 Hou Did not play.
Jul. 7 Hou Did not play.
Jul. 6 @NYM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .177 .247 .318 .565
Jul. 5 @NYM Did not play.
Jul. 4 @NYM Did not play.
Jul. 3 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .243 .315 .558
Jul. 2 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .248 .321 .569
Jul. 1 @Bal Did not play.
Jun. 30 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .252 .328 .580
Jun. 29 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .256 .333 .589
Jun. 28 Min 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .260 .339 .599
Jun. 27 Min Did not play.
Jun. 26 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .259 .339 .598
Jun. 25 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .263 .345 .608
Jun. 24 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .268 .353 .621
Jun. 22 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .268 .355 .623
Jun. 21 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .273 .361 .634
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 35 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 .086 .111 .086 .197

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 48 33 7 8 16
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
2014607360.183.350.656
201382000.250.250.583

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201413895221.174.304.522
2013100000.300.400.700

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20149874100.173.306.533
2013142000.286.286.619

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201410094181.180.330.595
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 AAA ROU 55 48 5.5% 36.4% 0.15 58% .407 .146
2014 24 MAJ TEX 219 198 8.7% 22.8% 0.38 75% .193 .141
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3-Year Averages     19 18 5.3% 31.6% 0.17 67% .417 .055

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.177 AVG
TERRIBLE
75% Contact Rate
WEAK
.193 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.318 SLG
TERRIBLE
.141 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.38 BB/K
WEAK
8.7% BB Rate
GOOD
22.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.565 OPS
TERRIBLE
.247 OBP
TERRIBLE

Texas Rangers Roster

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

Choice is not in the lineup Friday against the Mets, and could be forced to a bench role for the entirety of the weekend series between the two teams, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.`

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Choice was ejected from Saturday's game in the 10th inning for arguing balls and strikes.

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Choice hit his eighth homer of the year on Friday facing the Angels, as he went 1-for-3 with one run scored and one RBI.

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Choice is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

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Choice isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Choice hit his sixth home run of the season in a loss to the Indians on Monday night.

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Choice was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored, two RBI and a go-ahead seventh-inning home run as Texas defeated the Indians on Friday night.

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Choice (leg) is back in the Rangers' lineup Tuesday against the Orioles, John Blake of the Rangers' official site reports.

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Choice was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup due to a left shin contusion, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Choice is not in the Rangers' lineup Saturday at Washington.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.