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Shin-Soo Choo
Birthdate: 7/13/1982 (34 y, 8 m, 14 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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Seasonas L to CenterGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2005as L to Center2330000000000000000.000
2006as L to Center293536171122229000001200.486
2007as L to Center4552200003000000000.400
2008as L to Center5770743115925527000040500.443
2009as L to Center991461496854824429000030600.466
2010as L to Center1001541555946715527000010700.383
2011as L to Center5782843424424417000020500.415
2012as L to Center11316416469521214422000000600.421
2013as L to Center1081591627357916621000012200.459
2014as L to Center811131155239715514000020300.460
2015as L to Center10113914255421012225000021300.396
2016as L to Center29454512910223000000000.267
Totalas L to Center780111511344723516913393919700001543900.423

Seasonas L to CenterBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2005as L to Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.8.000-100
2006as L to Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.486.486.8291.314.343.455116.8.552245
2007as L to Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.400.400.400.800.000.40010.1.358119
2008as L to Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.443.419.8431.262.400.3772011.4.514224
2009as L to Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.466.456.6301.087.164.4413517.1.467189
2010as L to Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.383.381.539.920.156.360289.8.400155
2011as L to Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.415.405.6591.063.244.375199.1.453193
2012as L to Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.421.421.5791.000.159.4063415.4.432181
2013as L to Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.459.456.6421.098.182.4353820.7.477209
2014as L to Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.460.452.6731.125.212.4272815.7.487217
2015as L to Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.396.390.525.915.129.381258.9.392147
2016as L to Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.267.267.422.689.156.2334-0.9.29376
Totalas L to Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.423.418.6131.031.190.397243113.2.443182

Seasonas L to CenterGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2005as L to Center2.000.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %1459
2006as L to Center2.6317.1 %60.0 %22.9 %0.0 %25.0 %9.5 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %2.8 %63.9 %33.3 %1113081
2007as L to Center2.0040.0 %40.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %20.0 %20.0 %60.0 %17611
2008as L to Center0.7120.5 %32.9 %46.6 %2.9 %14.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %8.1 %56.8 %35.1 %23689147
2009as L to Center1.4526.5 %43.5 %29.9 %0.0 %9.1 %3.1 %50.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %6.0 %57.1 %36.9 %498175323
2010as L to Center0.9823.2 %38.1 %38.7 %0.0 %8.3 %5.1 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %9.7 %47.1 %43.2 %505167338
2011as L to Center0.8919.0 %38.1 %42.9 %2.8 %11.1 %9.4 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %22.6 %53.6 %23.8 %309109200
2012as L to Center2.3823.8 %53.7 %22.6 %2.7 %10.8 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %6.7 %53.7 %39.6 %583218365
2013as L to Center1.8124.4 %48.8 %26.9 %0.0 %14.0 %6.4 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %9.3 %53.7 %37.0 %607214393
2014as L to Center1.1721.2 %42.5 %36.3 %0.0 %12.2 %14.6 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %9.6 %44.4 %46.1 %401134267
2015as L to Center1.5719.9 %48.9 %31.2 %0.0 %4.5 %1.4 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %10.6 %53.5 %35.9 %498168330
2016as L to Center1.3322.2 %44.4 %33.3 %0.0 %13.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %6.7 %53.3 %40.0 %15956103
Totalas L to Center1.3922.6 %45.1 %32.4 %0.8 %10.7 %4.7 %11.1 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %9.4 %52.7 %37.9 %393813712567