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Shin-Soo Choo
Birthdate: 7/13/1982 (34 y, 8 m, 11 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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SeasonPullGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2005Pull3330000000000000000.000
2006Pull30383811541115000000100.289
2007Pull3330000000000000000.000
2008Pull7011611647281018830000000000.405
2009Pull1061591605431111111131000010200.340
2010Pull110183183714890141446000000400.388
2011Pull63102102262230116000000200.255
2012Pull10416016149301108826000010500.306
2013Pull1001431443521608815000001100.245
2014Pull911271273022503313000000500.236
2015Pull115180183593391161640000021400.328
2016Pull385454191420335000000100.352
TotalPull8331268127440125470473732170000422500.316

SeasonPullBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2005Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.8.000-100
2006Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.289.289.526.816.237.27050.3.340104
2007Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.8.000-100
2008Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.405.405.7161.121.310.3612814.3.478199
2009Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.340.338.629.966.289.2893010.6.409150
2010Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.388.388.6671.055.279.3374119.7.456192
2011Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.255.255.314.569.059.2486-5.3.25055
2012Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.306.304.525.829.219.268234.9.353126
2013Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.245.245.455.699.210.20014-1.4.30187
2014Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.236.236.346.583.110.2188-5.3.25555
2015Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.328.324.656.980.328.2593514.5.412161
2016Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.352.352.556.907.204.31493.0.386140
TotalPull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.316.315.550.866.234.27419953.6.370132

SeasonPullGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2005Pull2.000.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %66.7 %0.0 %1679
2006Pull14.5018.4 %76.3 %5.3 %0.0 %50.0 %6.9 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %73.7 %26.3 %1303793
2007Pull2.0033.3 %66.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %1165
2008Pull3.8325.0 %59.5 %15.5 %0.0 %44.4 %5.8 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %4.3 %49.1 %46.6 %385141244
2009Pull3.6119.4 %63.1 %17.5 %0.0 %39.3 %4.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %3.8 %57.5 %38.8 %578206372
2010Pull5.0820.2 %66.7 %13.1 %4.2 %58.3 %3.3 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %12.0 %47.5 %40.4 %632218414
2011Pull5.6721.6 %66.7 %11.8 %0.0 %8.3 %4.4 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %13.7 %50.0 %36.3 %352119233
2012Pull7.1319.3 %70.8 %9.9 %0.0 %50.0 %1.8 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %8.7 %71.4 %19.9 %579201378
2013Pull7.8613.3 %76.9 %9.8 %0.0 %57.1 %2.7 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %18.8 %61.1 %20.1 %513170343
2014Pull12.3815.7 %78.0 %6.3 %0.0 %37.5 %1.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %18.9 %51.2 %29.9 %430148282
2015Pull4.8020.3 %65.9 %13.7 %4.0 %64.0 %2.5 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %17.5 %53.0 %29.5 %629224405
2016Pull5.1417.3 %69.2 %13.5 %14.3 %42.9 %2.8 %50.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %14.8 %44.4 %40.7 %17454120
TotalPull5.6319.1 %68.7 %12.2 %1.9 %47.1 %3.1 %25.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %12.0 %55.6 %32.4 %442915312898