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Shin-Soo Choo
Birthdate: 7/13/1982 (34 y, 8 m, 17 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 5-11/205     Position: OF
Contract: $130M / 7 Years (2014 - 2020)
RotoWire News: Choo was scratched from Wednesday's Cactus League lineup with a dental issue, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. (3/29/2017)
Injury: Teeth, Day-To-Day
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Choo's list of injuries suffered this season reads like a novel, and includes missing time with a strained calf, strained hamstring, back inflammation, and a fractured forearm. The various maladies limited him to just 210 plate appearances, but most of his underlying skills remained intact. Amazingly, he has posted a double digit walk rate in literally every single season of his career since he debuted in 2005, which makes him a perfect top of the order hitter. His BABIP dropped below .300 for the first time, but his batted ball profile remained pristine, loaded with line drives and avoidance of the dreaded pop-up. So, that mark should jump back above .300, ensuring his batting average doesn't kill you again. At age 34, age-related decline will be looking to rear its ugly head, but he could still be a nice undervalued option, especially in OBP leagues. (Mike Podhorzer)

The Quick Opinion: Choo missed most of the season thanks to multiple injuries, but he still provides power, the potential for a touch of speed, and a strong runs scored total thanks to excellent OBP marks. Age is obviously an issue, but his skills remain stable.

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SeasonHome vs RGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2005Home vs R5671100001101000000.167
2006Home vs R257284219912121210119110121.292
2007Home vs R49114400043111010000.444
2008Home vs R4311113641201218232921219220011.369
2009Home vs R74218250664216173533233536304130.303
2010Home vs R6617821868441527333437641300064.382
2011Home vs R35921072515406131814321010332.272
2012Home vs R6419121863381618322424044300383.330
2013Home vs R71202248664015110412439346700296.327
2014Home vs R581641923725705241520049710111.226
2015Home vs R6516919753341018292525049210211.314
2016Home vs R216071109100849113200021.167
TotalHome vs R531147217394552811058612542222242035633100164620.309

SeasonHome vs RBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2005Home vs R14.3 %14.3 %1.00.167.286.167.452.000.2000-0.6.22835
2006Home vs R11.9 %22.6 %0.53.292.381.528.909.236.365143.7.383133
2007Home vs R9.1 %9.1 %1.00.444.455.444.899.000.44420.3.358119
2008Home vs R15.4 %14.0 %1.11.369.471.7121.182.342.3843518.2.491208
2009Home vs R9.2 %21.2 %0.43.303.380.482.862.179.366399.1.373126
2010Home vs R17.0 %18.8 %0.90.382.495.6071.102.225.4695126.3.472203
2011Home vs R13.1 %19.6 %0.67.272.364.511.875.239.288174.7.371137
2012Home vs R11.0 %20.2 %0.55.330.413.550.963.220.3964217.5.415169
2013Home vs R15.7 %18.5 %0.85.327.452.5591.011.233.3845124.0.437181
2014Home vs R10.4 %25.5 %0.41.226.333.360.693.134.288221.0.31798
2015Home vs R12.7 %24.9 %0.51.314.406.527.933.213.3983614.0.402154
2016Home vs R12.7 %18.3 %0.69.167.296.183.479.017.2133-5.1.23033
TotalHome vs R12.9 %20.5 %0.63.309.409.516.925.207.370312113.0.400152

SeasonHome vs RGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2005Home vs R0.250.0 %20.0 %80.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %40.0 %20.0 %40.0 %20.0 %80.0 %0.0 %281117
2006Home vs R1.7927.8 %46.3 %25.9 %0.0 %14.3 %8.0 %0.0 %33.3 %31.5 %35.2 %3.7 %63.0 %33.3 %319117202
2007Home vs R3.0055.6 %33.3 %11.1 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 %22.2 %33.3 %44.4 %11.1 %44.4 %44.4 %371423
2008Home vs R1.3223.4 %43.6 %33.0 %3.2 %25.8 %2.4 %0.0 %52.1 %27.7 %20.2 %9.6 %44.7 %45.7 %531232299
2009Home vs R1.1619.3 %43.4 %37.3 %0.0 %11.3 %2.8 %100.0 %36.9 %33.9 %29.2 %7.1 %58.3 %34.5 %1020406614
2010Home vs R1.1523.7 %40.7 %35.6 %0.0 %14.6 %5.5 %100.0 %44.5 %34.3 %21.2 %8.8 %46.7 %44.5 %870382488
2011Home vs R1.3116.7 %47.2 %36.1 %7.7 %23.1 %2.9 %0.0 %41.7 %34.7 %23.6 %13.9 %44.4 %41.7 %422170252
2012Home vs R1.6322.6 %47.9 %29.5 %0.0 %18.6 %2.9 %100.0 %40.1 %36.1 %23.8 %6.8 %59.9 %33.3 %882352530
2013Home vs R1.3420.0 %45.8 %34.2 %0.0 %18.9 %8.5 %100.0 %34.0 %37.2 %28.9 %7.7 %60.9 %31.4 %1079445634
2014Home vs R1.2521.1 %43.9 %35.1 %0.0 %12.5 %4.0 %0.0 %40.5 %37.1 %22.4 %14.7 %49.1 %36.2 %757297460
2015Home vs R1.5725.0 %45.8 %29.2 %0.0 %22.9 %3.6 %100.0 %49.6 %34.7 %15.7 %11.6 %54.6 %33.9 %804329475
2016Home vs R1.1119.1 %42.6 %38.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %27.7 %51.1 %21.3 %4.3 %55.3 %40.4 %290116174
TotalHome vs R1.3321.9 %44.5 %33.6 %0.8 %16.3 %4.4 %77.8 %40.5 %35.2 %24.3 %9.1 %54.2 %36.8 %703928714168