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Shin-Soo Choo

34-Year-Old Outfielder – Texas Rangers

2016 Stats

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.247

HR

7

RBI

17

R

27

SB

6

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Choo's second season in Texas went far better than his first, though it didn't start out that way. He ended April hitting just .096, was hitting just .221 at the All-Star break, and sat at .249 on Sep...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Forearm     EST. RETURN:  10/2/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 207   DOB: 7/30/1982
BORN: Busan, South Korea   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: No  Show ContractHide Contract

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Shin-Soo Choo Contract Information:

Choo agreed to a seven-year, $130 million contract with Texas in December of 2013.

August 16, 2016  –  Shin-Soo Choo News

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Choo will have a plate inserted in his forearm Wednesday and the Rangers have not released a timetable for his return, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Shin-Soo Choo 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
2004 21 AA SAN 132 579 517 89 163 39 17 7 15 84 39 9 56 97 1 3 2 .315 .382 .462 .844
2005 22 AAA TAC 116 502 429 73 120 37 21 5 11 54 20 10 69 97 2 1 1 .280 .380 .429 .809
2005 22 MAJ SEA 10 21 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 .056 .190 .056 .246
2006 23 AAA TAC 94 427 375 71 120 37 21 3 13 48 25 4 45 73 1 4 2 .320 .392 .496 .888
2006 23 MAJ CLE 45 167 146 23 43 17 11 3 3 22 5 3 18 46 1 1 1 .295 .373 .473 .846
2006 23 MAJ SEA 4 12 11 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 .091 .167 .182 .348
2006  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ CLE/SEA 49 179 157 23 44 18 12 3 3 22 5 3 18 50 1 1 2 .280 .360 .452 .812
2007 24 R GCL 2 5 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .333 .400 .733
2007 24 AAA BUF 59 238 208 34 54 16 11 2 3 26 10 3 21 40 0 6 3 .260 .328 .375 .703
2007 24 MAJ CLE 6 20 17 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 2 5 0 1 0 .294 .350 .294 .644
2008 25 AAA BUF 12 49 42 1 11 3 2 0 1 3 1 3 5 14 0 0 2 .262 .367 .381 .748
2008 25 MAJ CLE 94 370 317 68 98 45 28 3 14 66 4 3 44 78 0 4 5 .309 .397 .549 .946
2009 26 MAJ CLE 156 685 583 87 175 64 38 6 20 86 21 2 78 151 0 7 17 .300 .394 .489 .883
2010 27 AA AKR 3 11 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .182
2010 27 MAJ CLE 144 646 550 81 165 55 31 2 22 90 22 7 83 118 0 2 11 .300 .401 .484 .885
2011 28 A LAK 3 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2011 28 MAJ CLE 85 358 313 37 81 22 11 3 8 36 12 5 36 78 0 3 6 .259 .344 .390 .734
2012 29 MAJ CLE 155 686 598 88 169 61 43 2 16 67 21 7 73 150 0 1 14 .283 .373 .441 .814
2013 30 MAJ CIN 154 712 569 107 162 57 34 2 21 54 20 11 112 133 3 2 26 .285 .423 .462 .885
2014 31 MAJ TEX 123 529 455 58 110 33 19 1 13 40 3 4 58 131 0 4 12 .242 .340 .374 .714
2015 32 MAJ TEX 149 653 555 94 153 57 32 3 22 82 4 2 76 147 2 5 15 .276 .375 .463 .838
2016 33 AA FRI 6 24 20 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 0 0 1 .300 .417 .350 .767
2016 33 AAA ROU 3 12 11 2 6 2 1 0 1 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .545 .583 .909 1.492
2016 33 MAJ TEX 45 198 166 27 41 14 7 0 7 17 6 3 25 44 0 0 7 .247 .369 .416 .785
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3-Year Averages     142 629 526 86 141 48 28 2 18 58 9 5 82 137 1 3 17 .268 .382 .432 .814
Career  (View All)     1170 5,057 4,298 676 1,204 426 255 25 146 566 118 48 608 1,089 6 30 115 .280 .382 .453 .835

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Shin-Soo Choo Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
Aug. 24 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 23 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 21 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 20 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 19 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 17 Oak Did not play.
Aug. 16 Oak Did not play.
Aug. 15 Oak 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .247 .369 .416 .785
Aug. 14 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .369 .421 .790
Aug. 13 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .377 .431 .808
Aug. 12 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .380 .439 .819
Aug. 11 Col 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .379 .444 .823
Aug. 10 Col 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 .270 .386 .459 .845
Aug. 9 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .386 .465 .851
Aug. 8 @Col 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .385 .469 .854
Aug. 7 @Hou 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .271 .382 .471 .853
Aug. 6 @Hou 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .274 .384 .474 .858
Aug. 5 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .370 .470 .840
Aug. 4 @Bal 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .373 .477 .850
Aug. 3 @Bal Did not play.
Aug. 2 @Bal Did not play.
Jul. 31 KC Did not play.
Jul. 30 KC Did not play.
Jul. 29 KC Did not play.
Jul. 28 KC Did not play.
Jul. 27 Oak Did not play.
Jul. 26 Oak Did not play.
Jul. 25 Oak Did not play.
Jul. 24 @KC Did not play.
Jul. 23 @KC Did not play.
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 23 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 7 1 0 2 0 0 .087 .276 .087 .363
Last 30 Games 43 5 9 2 0 0 0 7 13 2 0 3 0 0 .209 .358 .256 .614

Shin-Soo Choo: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 40 40 4
2015 148 148 1
2014 75 64 12 45
2013 153 3 150
2012 154 154
2011 85 85
2010 142 142 2
2009 143 20 1 124 12

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Shin-Soo Choo Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016448461.318.6141.058
2015211326281.237.374.708
2014140164100.236.350.673

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016122193115.221.344.685
20153446216543.299.517.917
2014315429303.244.384.732

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20166911263.217.319.676
20152684812421.317.519.932
2014234285181.214.321.639

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201697165113.268.485.862
20152874610403.237.411.749
2014221308222.271.430.793
Shin-Soo Choo Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 21 AA SAN 579 517 9.7% 16.8% 0.58 81% .365 .147
2005 22 AAA TAC 502 429 13.7% 19.3% 0.71 77% .340 .149
2005 22 MAJ SEA 21 18 14.3% 19% 0.75 78% .071 .000
2006 23 AAA TAC 427 375 10.5% 17.1% 0.62 81% .370 .176
2006 23 MAJ CLE 167 146 10.8% 27.5% 0.39 68% .412 .178
2006 23 MAJ SEA 12 11 0% 33.3% 0.00 64% .143 .091
2006  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ CLE/SEA 179 157 10.1% 27.9% 0.36 68% .394 .172
2007 24 R GCL 5 5 0% 20% 0.00 80% .250 .200
2007 24 AAA BUF 238 208 8.8% 16.8% 0.53 81% .309 .115
2007 24 MAJ CLE 20 17 10% 25% 0.40 71% .417 .000
2008 25 AAA BUF 49 42 10.2% 28.6% 0.36 67% .370 .119
2008 25 MAJ CLE 370 317 11.9% 21.1% 0.56 75% .373 .240
2009 26 MAJ CLE 685 583 11.4% 22% 0.52 74% .376 .189
2010 27 AA AKR 11 11 0% 27.3% 0.00 73% .125 .000
2010 27 MAJ CLE 646 550 12.8% 18.3% 0.70 79% .349 .184
2011 28 A LAK 8 8 0% 25% 0.00 75% .000 .000
2011 28 MAJ CLE 358 313 10.1% 21.8% 0.46 75% .322 .131
2012 29 MAJ CLE 686 598 10.6% 21.9% 0.49 75% .354 .158
2013 30 MAJ CIN 712 569 15.7% 18.7% 0.84 77% .340 .177
2014 31 MAJ TEX 529 455 11% 24.8% 0.44 71% .312 .132
2015 32 MAJ TEX 653 555 11.6% 22.5% 0.52 74% .339 .187
2016 33 AA FRI 24 20 12.5% 29.2% 0.43 65% .462 .050
2016 33 AAA ROU 12 11 8.3% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .364
2016 33 MAJ TEX 198 166 12.6% 22.2% 0.57 73% .296 .169
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3-Year Averages     629 526 13% 21.8% 0.60 74% .332 .164
Career     5,057 4,298 12% 21.5% 0.56 75% .345 .173

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2016 Stat Review for Shin-Soo Choo    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.247 AVG
WEAK
73% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.296 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

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.416 SLG
WEAK
.169 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.57 BB/K
GOOD
12.6% BB Rate
ELITE
22.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.785 OPS
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.369 OBP
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Shin-Soo Choo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Choo was diagnosed with a broken forearm after being hit by a pitch in Monday's game against Oakland, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

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Choo was forced to leave the game Monday after being hit by a pitch on the wrist, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Choo (back) was activated off the disabled list Thursday, and will be in the lineup for the Rangers' game against Baltimore.

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Choo (back) was able to take batting practice as expected Tuesday and was scheduled to participate in baserunning drills prior to Wednesday's game, Ryan Baillargeon of MLB.com reports.

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Choo (back) hopes to come off the DL when eligible next Thursday, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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Choo (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with low back inflammation, John Blake of the Rangers' front office reports.

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Choo will lead off as the designated hitter for Tuesday's game against the Angels, John Blake of the Rangers front office reports.

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2016

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2015

Choo cashed in with the Rangers last December, signing a seven-year, $130 million deal after an excellent one-year pit stop in Cincinnati. In a season where the Rangers were plagued by injuries beginning in spring training, Choo also fell victim to the injury bug. In March, he needed an injection to relieve pain in his left elbow, and his season eventually ended in September with surgery to remove bone spurs from the same elbow. Additionally, Choo hurt his ankle in late April, which required offseason surgery to repair torn cartilage. He attempted just seven steals last season, clearly hampered by the ankle throughout the year, and his power dropped off considerably, presumably a function of both injuries. Choo was scheduled to resume running in November, and is expected to report to spring training healthy. Further, he should benefit from better health of the players around him, specifically Prince Fielder. If the ankle is completely healed, Choo should be a threat for double-digit steals again, and it would hardly be surprising to see him push the 20-homer mark for the fourth time in his career.

2014

Reds general manager Walt Jocketty quietly pulled off a huge trade for the second offseason in a row, landing exactly what the Reds needed in Choo. Slotted at the top of the lineup for virtually every game, Choo had a massive performance in his walk year, getting on base at a .423 clip while posting a 20-20 season. He was miscast as a center fielder, but the Reds easily won the offense-for-defense exchange. One worrisome note -- he has continued to struggle against left-handers since suffering a broken thumb in 2011, and he hit .215/.347/.265 against them last season in 181 at-bats. As a result, Choo does not appear to be far from the point where he will need to be platooned. The Rangers signed Choo to a seven-year, $130 million deal in December, where he will likely slot in as the leadoff hitter for a potent Texas lineup.

2013

Choo rebounded from an injury-riddled 2011 season, but his struggles against southpaws (.605 OPS with two homers in 242 plate appearances) kept his overall numbers down. His ability to draw a walk and swipe a base gives him a boost in most formats, but the Cleveland lineup doesn't figure to help his counting stats. There is some concern about the decline in Choo's power, which was accompanied by the highest groundball rate he's posted in the last six seasons and part of a trend that has seen that rate move upward throughout that span. After being traded to Cincinnati in December, Choo should benefit from a much more hitter-friendly home park (on the eve of free agency next winter), but the Reds are reportedly considering him as an option in center field with Jay Bruce and Ryan Ludwick expected to lock down the corners.

2012

Choo's season essentially came to an end in June with a thumb injury that required surgery. He made it back from the DL, but dealt with an oblique injury from August onward in what was a very disappointing season (.259 average, eight homers, 36 RBI in just 85 games). Choo battled the injury-prone tag early in his career but appeared to have rid himself of that label in the previous two seasons and is a good bet to rebound. He still offers a nice power/speed combination, particularly in formats that reward his patience at the plate. He'll be back as Cleveland's everyday right fielder and should anchor the middle of the lineup alongside Carlos Santana.

2011

Choo set career highs in homers (22), RBI (90) and steals (22) last year, his second straight 20-20 campaign. He even earned a military exemption by winning gold for South Korea in the Asian Games this winter, eliminating the possibility of losing some of his peak years to military obligations back home. He'll anchor the middle of the Tribe lineup again as its everyday right fielder. Expect similar numbers from him at age 28 as the Indians continue their rebuilding efforts around him.

2010

Choo finally shed the "if can stay healthy" tag and built on his breakout season of the previous year (.309/.397/.549) with his first full season, hitting .300 with 20 homers, 86 RBI and 21 steals. He actually held his own against southpaws, hitting .275 in an everyday role. If he hits behind Asdrubal Cabrera and Grady Sizemore as expected he should see plenty of RBI chances. He's in the middle of what should be a nice two-to-three year run.

2009

Choo didnít join the Indians until the very end of May thanks to elbow surgery but was healthy and productive from that point forward. He hit .343 with 11 homers and 48 RBI in the second half of the season and has finally earned himself the inside track on an everyday job heading into spring. If he can stay healthy and handle southpaws he'll build on last season's breakout campaign.

2008

A crowded outfield in Cleveland landed him in Buffalo for much of the season where he had elbow problems before finally undergoing Tommy John surgery at the end of the year. The Indians hope he'll be back close to full strength by April, but that seems optimistic. The expected departures of Trot Nixon and Kenny Lofton should open up a spot but he'll still have to battle David Dellucci, Jason Michaels, Ben Francisco and Franklin Gutierrez for playing time. With elbow surgery putting him behind to start the season it looks like another uphill battle for the oft-injured Choo. He's still young enough to put up a 10-homer, 20-steal season someday, but he's got to get healthy first.

2007

A prototypical Mark Shapiro find, Choo played extremely well in Cleveland (.812 OPS in 157 at-bats) and became a fan favorite in the meantime. Playing almost exclusively against righthanders, Choo was able to draw walks (17) and put the bat on the ball (39 strikeouts), which will get you playing time in most situations. With the offseason acquisition of David Dellucci, Choo's role for 2007 is still up in the air, but a fourth outfielder job is not out of the question.

2006

After being named the organization's 2004 player of the year, Choo had a disappointing 2005 as his numbers dropped across the board. His power hasn't developed as the Mariners hoped, and he doesn't do enough other things to push himself into Seattle's lineup. His best attribute right now is the ability to draw walks (69 in 115 games at Triple-A Tacoma last season), but unless his power improves that won't be enough. Still, he'll contend for a bench spot in spring training.

2005

Choo was named the organization's 2004 minor league player of the year. After a strong stint in the Arizona Fall League, he'll compete for a spot on the major league squad in the spring, but likely is headed for Triple-A Tacoma. He could get called up at some point this season, though, and remains a good keeper candidate.

2004

Choo is one of the Mariners' Top 10 prospects. He had 40 extra base hits last season at high Single-A Inland Empire and led all Mariners minor leaguers with 13 triples. He could be the Mariners' future in left field. That won't be for a while, though, but he's still a keeper prospect to take a flyer on.