Shin-Soo Choo
36-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Texas Rangers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Choo’s ability to draw walks is his signature skill and the main reason why he has maintained a spot near the top of the order during his tenure with the Rangers. He brings negative defensive value, but the offseason subtraction of Mike Napoli should leave the DH spot open for Choo on a regular basis in 2018, which should aid the Rangers’ run-prevention efforts while improving the historically brittle 35-year-old’s odds of staying healthy for the full season. Even while playing outfield on a part-time basis last season, Choo was fortunate to avoid any significant injuries, allowing him to tie his career high with 22 home runs and amass 96 runs. More surprising was that Choo stole 12 bases last season, after having gone 13-for-22 on attempts the previous three years combined. Given Choo’s place on the aging curve, another double-digit steal season shouldn’t be expected, but he’ll likely be at least a serviceable producer in the other counting categories and warrants a bump in formats that use OBP rather than batting average. Read Past Outlooks
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