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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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SeasonThrough 3 - 1GABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2005Through 3 - 12220000000000000000.000
2006Through 3 - 1106122200001602000100.333
2007Through 3 - 11110000000001000000.000
2008Through 3 - 13624441052033102006000100.417
2009Through 3 - 1633878117121193807110100.289
2010Through 3 - 15331631283011103206000000.387
2011Through 3 - 127203275101131202000000.350
2012Through 3 - 1593773129300063508010000.324
2013Through 3 - 17141861485011545011000000.341
2014Through 3 - 139224933000002709000000.136
2015Through 3 - 1543170971011838010010000.290
2016Through 3 - 124152843100021303000000.267
TotalThrough 3 - 143926853884571728854266065130300.313

SeasonThrough 3 - 1BB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2005Through 3 - 10.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.5.000-100
2006Through 3 - 150.0 %16.7 %3.00.333.667.3331.000.000.50031.8.502211
2007Through 3 - 10.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.3.000-100
2008Through 3 - 145.5 %13.6 %3.33.417.682.8751.557.458.4671610.6.619294
2009Through 3 - 148.7 %9.0 %5.43.289.641.5001.141.211.3232112.1.517222
2010Through 3 - 150.8 %9.5 %5.33.387.698.5811.279.194.4581912.2.563265
2011Through 3 - 137.5 %6.3 %6.00.350.594.5501.144.200.35384.8.504228
2012Through 3 - 147.9 %11.0 %4.38.324.644.4051.049.081.4001910.4.492222
2013Through 3 - 152.3 %12.8 %4.09.341.686.5371.223.195.4482515.4.542254
2014Through 3 - 155.1 %18.4 %3.00.136.612.136.749.000.231104.7.434180
2015Through 3 - 154.3 %14.3 %3.80.290.671.4191.091.129.3811910.9.508228
2016Through 3 - 146.4 %10.7 %4.33.267.607.333.940.067.33373.3.459191
TotalThrough 3 - 149.4 %12.1 %4.09.313.652.4811.134.168.38414785.2.516232

SeasonThrough 3 - 1GB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2005Through 3 - 11.000.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %1468
2006Through 3 - 12.0050.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %75.0 %25.0 %674225
2007Through 3 - 10.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      633
2008Through 3 - 11.1416.7 %44.4 %38.9 %0.0 %42.9 %0.0 %0.0 %61.1 %27.8 %11.1 %0.0 %38.9 %61.1 %24615294
2009Through 3 - 11.6725.0 %46.9 %28.1 %11.1 %11.1 %0.0 %0.0 %40.6 %37.5 %21.9 %6.3 %46.9 %46.9 %442273169
2010Through 3 - 11.0028.0 %36.0 %36.0 %0.0 %11.1 %0.0 %0.0 %40.0 %36.0 %24.0 %4.0 %44.0 %52.0 %355221134
2011Through 3 - 12.5022.2 %55.6 %22.2 %0.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %22.2 %55.6 %22.2 %16.7 %50.0 %33.3 %17810870
2012Through 3 - 13.0033.3 %50.0 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %43.3 %36.7 %20.0 %6.7 %66.7 %26.7 %404254150
2013Through 3 - 12.5030.0 %50.0 %20.0 %0.0 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %36.7 %43.3 %20.0 %3.3 %46.7 %50.0 %479303176
2014Through 3 - 10.6723.1 %30.8 %46.2 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %0.0 %23.1 %53.9 %23.1 %23.1 %38.5 %38.5 %278174104
2015Through 3 - 11.5031.8 %40.9 %27.3 %0.0 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %59.1 %22.7 %18.2 %18.2 %54.6 %27.3 %402248154
2016Through 3 - 12.0025.0 %50.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %50.0 %16.7 %16.7 %41.7 %41.7 %1529458
TotalThrough 3 - 11.6827.2 %45.6 %27.2 %1.8 %14.3 %1.1 %0.0 %40.8 %38.8 %20.4 %9.2 %49.5 %41.3 %302318781145