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Shin-Soo Choo

31-Year-Old Outfielder – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

AVG

.240

HR

9

RBI

34

R

48

SB

3

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 205   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.

July 21, 2014  –  Shin-Soo Choo News

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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 95 406 341 48 82 25 15 1 9 34 3 3 51 95 0 3 11 .240 .355 .370 .725
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3-Year Averages     131 584 493 77 137 46 29 2 15 52 17 7 73 120 1 2 15 .278 .386 .436 .822
Career  (View All)     948 4,083 3,463 545 982 347 212 22 113 461 108 42 500 862 4 24 92 .284 .386 .455 .841

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Shin-Soo Choo 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
Jul. 23 @NYY 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .353 .367 .720
Jul. 22 @NYY 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .355 .370 .725
Jul. 21 @NYY 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .355 .370 .725
Jul. 20 @Tor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .354 .367 .721
Jul. 19 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .354 .367 .721
Jul. 18 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .358 .371 .729
Jul. 13 LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .362 .376 .738
Jul. 12 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .364 .378 .742
Jul. 11 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .365 .382 .747
Jul. 10 LAA 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .369 .387 .756
Jul. 9 Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .371 .390 .761
Jul. 8 Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .373 .391 .764
Jul. 7 Hou 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .373 .393 .766
Jul. 6 @NYM 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .370 .394 .764
Jul. 5 @NYM 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .372 .394 .766
Jul. 4 @NYM 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .378 .401 .779
Jul. 3 @Bal 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .374 .391 .765
Jul. 2 @Bal 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .373 .381 .754
Jul. 1 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .366 .380 .746
Jun. 30 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .368 .382 .750
Jun. 29 Min 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .372 .387 .759
Jun. 28 Min 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .374 .390 .764
Jun. 27 Min 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .372 .388 .760
Jun. 26 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .367 .378 .745
Jun. 25 Det 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .372 .384 .756
Jun. 24 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .372 .380 .752
Jun. 22 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .377 .386 .763
Jun. 21 @LAA 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .382 .393 .775
Jun. 20 @LAA 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .384 .382 .766
Jun. 18 @Oak 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .387 .386 .773
Last 7 Days 23 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .174 .217 .391
Last 14 Days 51 2 9 2 0 0 3 3 21 0 0 1 1 0 .176 .232 .216 .448
Last 30 Days 114 12 25 4 0 3 10 9 37 0 0 1 1 0 .219 .280 .333 .613

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Shin-Soo Choo: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 60 58 2 33
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
201410114490.248.396.751
201318116084.215.265.612
2012206222135.199.286.605

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014229335243.231.354.708
201338891214616.317.5541.011
201239266145416.327.523.926

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014171223151.216.316.652
201328650102611.318.500.948
20122844183111.289.451.835

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014159256182.258.421.795
20132835711289.251.424.823
20123144783610.277.433.796
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 406 341 12.6% 23.4% 0.54 72% .308 .130
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3-Year Averages     584 493 12.5% 20.5% 0.61 76% .341 .158
Career     4,083 3,463 12.2% 21.1% 0.58 75% .349 .171

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2014 Stat Review for Shin-Soo Choo    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.240 AVG
POOR
72% Contact Rate
POOR
.308 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.370 SLG
WEAK
.130 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.54 BB/K
GOOD
12.6% BB Rate
ELITE
23.4% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.725 OPS
WEAK
.355 OBP
GOOD

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Shin-Soo Choo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Choo is out of the lineup Sunday vs. the Blue Jays.

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Rangers manager Ron Washington said Choo won't start Sunday's game in Toronto, MLB.com's Chris Toman reports.

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Choo went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and one RBI in Friday's 5-4 win over the Twins.

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Choo will return to the leadoff spot Friday against the Twins.

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Choo did what he could to help topple the Angels on Saturday, belting a game-tying solo homer in the ninth inning off Kevin Jepsen before the Halos eventually won in extra innings.

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Choo drove in four runs in a 2-for-4 night against the Marlins on Wednesday.

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Choo is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale versus the Nationals.

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Choo went 2-for-4 with a three-run double in Thursdays win over the Twins.

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Choo (ankle) is in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale versus the Tigers, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Choo was removed from Saturday's game in Detroit due to a sore left ankle, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Choo went 1-for-3 with his sixth homer, two walks, two RBI and two runs in Thursday's win over the Tigers.

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Choo will bat third Saturday against the Blue Jays, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.