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Shin-Soo Choo
Birthdate: 7/13/1982 (34 y, 8 m, 10 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 5-11/205     Position: OF
Contract: $130M / 7 Years (2014 - 2020)
RotoWire News: Choo is expected to be the second hitter in the Rangers lineup, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. (2/20/2017)
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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Season1st HalfGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
20051st Half3331100001000000000.333
20061st Half411121010000004100100.091
20071st Half617205500055215010001.294
20081st Half361071272614813181816227220321.243
20091st Half873153809260181135254542857406130.292
20101st Half783013548657142134843484594106124.286
20111st Half72266306654810253028313656307114.244
20121st Half78311354935526210573436078700694.299
20131st Half92348435100642211366316448320122116.287
20141st Half90322387785414194733513871130633.242
20151st Half80307348684115111383832084630601.221
20161st Half311171393220507221718029400143.274
Total1st Half6572425286564741913311843833023521960668182446527.267

Season1st HalfBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
20051st Half0.0 %0.0 %0.00.333.333.333.667.000.3330-0.1.29782
20061st Half0.0 %33.3 %0.00.091.167.182.348.091.1430-1.7.165-9
20071st Half10.0 %25.0 %0.40.294.350.294.644.000.3852-1.0.27362
20081st Half12.6 %21.3 %0.59.243.346.421.767.178.291160.5.333102
20091st Half14.2 %22.4 %0.64.292.403.479.882.187.3576418.2.387136
20101st Half13.6 %16.7 %0.81.286.390.475.865.189.3175716.5.379140
20111st Half10.1 %21.2 %0.48.244.333.353.687.109.30232-2.3.30794
20121st Half10.2 %22.0 %0.46.299.384.492.876.193.3725918.8.381146
20131st Half14.7 %19.1 %0.77.287.425.468.893.181.3447527.7.395152
20141st Half13.2 %22.5 %0.59.242.362.376.738.134.301496.9.333110
20151st Half9.2 %24.1 %0.38.221.305.384.689.163.26536-2.7.30386
20161st Half12.9 %20.9 %0.62.274.388.496.884.222.309247.4.383138
Total1st Half12.3 %21.2 %0.58.267.373.435.807.168.32141488.3.356123

Season1st HalfGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
20051st Half0.500.0 %33.3 %66.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %66.7 %0.0 %1248
20061st Half2.0057.1 %28.6 %14.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %57.1 %14.3 %28.6 %0.0 %57.1 %42.9 %35827
20071st Half1.6738.5 %38.5 %23.1 %0.0 %0.0 %20.0 %0.0 %23.1 %38.5 %38.5 %7.7 %38.5 %53.9 %732944
20081st Half1.0621.0 %40.7 %38.3 %12.9 %9.7 %0.0 %100.0 %46.3 %23.2 %30.5 %9.8 %51.2 %39.0 %484208276
20091st Half1.4223.4 %45.0 %31.6 %6.8 %17.8 %1.9 %66.7 %38.9 %35.9 %25.2 %8.1 %57.3 %34.6 %1603672931
20101st Half1.3517.7 %47.3 %35.0 %4.7 %15.3 %3.5 %0.0 %42.0 %36.2 %21.8 %12.4 %49.0 %38.7 %1413587826
20111st Half1.3822.7 %44.8 %32.5 %3.0 %7.6 %5.5 %0.0 %45.1 %30.9 %24.0 %18.1 %51.0 %30.9 %1206486720
20121st Half1.5825.1 %45.9 %29.0 %3.0 %14.9 %2.8 %100.0 %35.2 %33.9 %30.9 %8.6 %61.4 %30.0 %1406551855
20131st Half1.8122.3 %50.0 %27.7 %0.0 %17.8 %6.1 %50.0 %32.5 %34.7 %32.8 %12.3 %59.0 %28.7 %18437841059
20141st Half1.6319.0 %50.2 %30.8 %0.0 %12.3 %6.7 %0.0 %37.0 %35.7 %27.3 %12.2 %52.5 %35.3 %1576632944
20151st Half1.7019.6 %50.7 %29.8 %1.5 %16.4 %0.9 %100.0 %47.8 %29.7 %22.6 %13.7 %55.3 %31.0 %1362518844
20161st Half1.2322.1 %43.0 %34.9 %3.3 %23.3 %2.7 %50.0 %42.1 %30.7 %27.3 %8.0 %48.9 %43.2 %561223338
Total1st Half1.5021.6 %47.1 %31.3 %3.3 %14.7 %3.8 %60.0 %39.9 %33.2 %26.9 %11.8 %54.6 %33.7 %1157447026872