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Shin-Soo Choo
Birthdate: 7/13/1982 (34 y, 8 m, 16 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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SeasonMayGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2005May2221100001000000000.500
2008May1340000000101000000.000
2009May291061283325314182118027220410.311
2010May261041202617513141015222100251.250
2011May2593107231741111710028310112.247
2012May28105124291880318816024300150.276
2013May2696124231340620923332500031.240
2014May281041242920504201115226500021.279
2015May291221353620916211811034110100.295
2016May1020000010200000000.000
TotalMay1957358702001313842712385111719420409175.272

SeasonMayBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2005May0.0 %0.0 %0.00.500.500.5001.000.000.50000.2.445183
2008May25.0 %25.0 %1.00.000.250.000.250.000.0000-0.5.177-2
2009May14.1 %21.1 %0.67.311.414.472.886.160.377226.6.391138
2010May12.5 %18.3 %0.68.250.350.404.754.154.291151.1.333109
2011May9.3 %26.2 %0.36.247.336.344.681.097.33811-0.6.30995
2012May12.9 %19.4 %0.67.276.387.438.825.162.333195.1.366135
2013May18.5 %25.8 %0.72.240.411.469.880.229.293217.0.385145
2014May12.1 %21.0 %0.58.279.395.442.837.163.338195.9.372137
2015May8.1 %25.2 %0.32.295.356.533.888.238.361227.1.379138
2016May100.0 %0.0 %2.00.0001.000.0001.000.000.00010.6.691350
TotalMay12.8 %22.3 %0.57.272.380.445.825.173.33413132.4.364129

SeasonMayGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2005May0.000.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %1037
2008May1.000.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %1376
2009May1.2726.3 %41.3 %32.5 %3.8 %15.4 %3.0 %0.0 %39.5 %33.3 %27.2 %7.4 %61.7 %30.9 %531221310
2010May1.3212.2 %50.0 %37.8 %0.0 %9.7 %4.9 %0.0 %37.8 %34.2 %28.1 %9.8 %51.2 %39.0 %462189273
2011May1.0824.2 %39.4 %36.4 %0.0 %4.2 %0.0 %0.0 %40.9 %24.2 %34.9 %16.7 %57.6 %25.8 %402158244
2012May1.4024.1 %44.3 %31.6 %4.0 %12.0 %0.0 %100.0 %29.6 %37.0 %33.3 %11.1 %59.3 %29.6 %510210300
2013May0.9223.8 %36.5 %39.7 %0.0 %24.0 %0.0 %100.0 %23.4 %34.4 %42.2 %14.1 %56.3 %29.7 %560249311
2014May1.6319.2 %50.0 %30.8 %0.0 %16.7 %12.8 %0.0 %32.1 %37.2 %30.8 %9.0 %51.3 %39.7 %489198291
2015May2.3523.9 %53.4 %22.7 %0.0 %30.0 %2.1 %100.0 %50.6 %31.5 %18.0 %13.5 %52.8 %33.7 %546217329
2016May0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      1284
TotalMay1.3821.7 %45.4 %33.0 %1.1 %15.2 %3.7 %80.0 %36.9 %33.0 %30.1 %11.6 %55.6 %32.8 %353514602075