Ji-Man Choi
Ji-Man Choi
27-Year-Old DHDH
Tampa Bay Rays
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ji-Man Choi in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers in January of 2018. Traded to the Rays in June of 2018.
Not expected to return this season
DHTampa Bay Rays
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September 29, 2018
Choi (ear/head) is unlikely to return to the field against the Blue Jays this weekend, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Choi suffered the ear laceration and head injury -- although he did avoid a concussion -- in Tuesday's game against the Yankees, which is now likely to wind up as his final appearance of the season. The 27-year-old will end the season with a .269/.370/.506 slash line with eight home runs in 160 at-bats with the Rays.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+82%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+77%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2016
 
 
+148%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .448 31 3 1 3 0 .111 .226 .222
Since 2016vs Right .815 337 33 16 46 4 .241 .335 .479
2018vs Left .513 25 3 1 3 0 .136 .240 .273
2018vs Right .908 196 22 9 29 2 .280 .372 .536
2017vs Left .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017vs Right 1.221 16 2 2 5 0 .308 .375 .846
2016vs Left .250 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000
2016vs Right .621 125 9 5 12 2 .174 .272 .349
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+11%
OPS on Road
2016
 
 
+17%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .804 192 20 10 29 3 .230 .339 .466
Since 2016Away .761 176 16 7 20 1 .231 .313 .449
2018Home .869 111 12 5 18 1 .261 .369 .500
2018Away .856 110 13 5 14 1 .265 .345 .510
2017Home 1.035 13 2 2 4 0 .182 .308 .727
2017Away 1.150 5 0 0 1 0 .500 .400 .750
2016Home .656 68 6 3 7 2 .190 .294 .362
2016Away .561 61 3 2 5 0 .148 .246 .315
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Stat Review
How does Ji-Man Choi compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.47
 
BB Rate
11.8%
 
K Rate
24.9%
 
BABIP
.315
 
ISO
.242
 
AVG
.263
 
OBP
.357
 
SLG
.505
 
OPS
.863
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2015
The Angels selected Choi in the Rule 5 draft last offseason due to his strong ability to get on base, and the early returns on their investment were mixed. Despite a middling performance during spring training, the first baseman did manage to break with the major league club, but he was sent off the 40-man roster after going just 1-for-18 over the first month and a half of the season. He continued to hammer minor league pitching, which earned him a ticket back to the majors in July, but he was only able to muster a .170/.271/.339 slash line by season's end. The 25-year-old did walk 12.4 percent of the time in the big leagues but he also struck out over 20 percent of the time. If Choi can begin hitting major league pitchers like he hits minor leaguers, he could garner a second look now that he's a member of the Yankees organization. However, with Greg Bird and Tyler Austin expected to amass the most time at first base and Matt Holliday slated to DH, Choi seems like the odd man out and could spend 2017 in an organizational depth role once more.
Choi was suspended 50 games last April for failing a PED test. He doesn't have much in the way of raw power, but the 23-year-old has outstanding plate discipline. In 70 games at Triple-A Tacoma last season, Choi walked 36 times against 42 strikeouts. He's posted strong walk rates and low strikeout rates most of his minor-league career, and he makes excellent contact as well. Still, he would need a big spring to land a roster spot to begin 2015.
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Remains out Saturday
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September 29, 2018
Choi (ear/head) remains out of the lineup for Saturday's game against Toronto, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Sits again Friday
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September 28, 2018
Choi (ear/head) remains out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Remains out Thursday
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September 27, 2018
Choi (ear/head) is out of the lineup versus the Yankees on Thursday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Avoids concussion
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September 26, 2018
Choi (ear, head) does not have a concussion and could return to the lineup Thursday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Absent from Wednesday's lineup
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Concussion
September 26, 2018
Choi (ear/head) is not in the lineup against the Yankees on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
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