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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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SeasonMen on BaseGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2005Men on Base810111100001103000000.100
2006Men on Base448194241481112011226011300.296
2007Men on Base49113300005112010000.333
2008Men on Base831471775128151775924432240500.347
2009Men on Base13828034080521729975425711170900.286
2010Men on Base12823928774451701212804311483201100.310
2011Men on Base75123148271941333119333330700.220
2012Men on Base12721224859411404455290646101100.278
2013Men on Base1251722294630120443743545923300.267
2014Men on Base97138169292170112822340540900.210
2015Men on Base1282092636239131996939151852700.297
2016Men on Base36526314122000108110300100.269
TotalMen on Base993167220404703051096505047028236425503066600.281

SeasonMen on BaseBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2005Men on Base9.1 %27.3 %0.33.100.182.100.282.000.1430-1.6.145-21
2006Men on Base11.7 %27.7 %0.42.296.376.457.833.160.418141.9.355114
2007Men on Base9.1 %18.2 %0.50.333.364.333.697.000.3751-0.6.26959
2008Men on Base13.6 %18.1 %0.75.347.435.6051.040.259.3933715.7.436171
2009Men on Base12.4 %20.9 %0.59.286.391.457.848.171.3435211.3.369124
2010Men on Base15.0 %16.7 %0.90.310.418.531.949.222.3435218.9.404157
2011Men on Base12.8 %22.3 %0.58.220.331.341.673.122.26714-2.2.29888
2012Men on Base11.7 %25.8 %0.45.278.379.401.780.123.379356.7.348123
2013Men on Base18.8 %19.7 %0.96.267.434.407.841.140.3363611.1.376138
2014Men on Base13.0 %23.7 %0.55.210.331.283.614.072.27714-3.8.28073
2015Men on Base14.8 %19.4 %0.76.297.418.498.915.201.3444717.2.395149
2016Men on Base12.7 %15.9 %0.80.269.397.308.705.038.33380.3.32397
TotalMen on Base13.8 %20.8 %0.66.281.394.443.837.162.34230974.8.365128

SeasonMen on BaseGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2005Men on Base1.0014.3 %42.9 %42.9 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %42.9 %0.0 %57.1 %42.9 %57.1 %0.0 %521834
2006Men on Base3.0919.6 %60.7 %19.6 %0.0 %9.1 %8.8 %0.0 %31.6 %31.6 %36.8 %3.5 %66.7 %29.8 %388139249
2007Men on Base1.5037.5 %37.5 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 %12.5 %50.0 %37.5 %12.5 %37.5 %50.0 %371324
2008Men on Base1.2523.7 %42.4 %33.9 %10.0 %17.5 %6.0 %0.0 %49.6 %31.9 %18.5 %7.6 %52.1 %40.3 %655280375
2009Men on Base1.1821.3 %42.6 %36.1 %3.8 %11.5 %4.3 %0.0 %39.4 %33.8 %26.9 %7.4 %58.8 %33.8 %1356569787
2010Men on Base1.1818.7 %44.0 %37.3 %1.4 %16.7 %3.5 %0.0 %40.4 %37.3 %22.3 %13.0 %48.7 %38.3 %1081452629
2011Men on Base1.6819.4 %50.5 %30.1 %0.0 %10.7 %8.5 %0.0 %38.7 %39.8 %21.5 %18.3 %51.6 %30.1 %542214328
2012Men on Base2.0025.5 %49.7 %24.8 %5.4 %10.8 %1.4 %0.0 %38.9 %33.6 %27.5 %6.7 %66.4 %26.9 %986396590
2013Men on Base1.8826.4 %48.1 %25.6 %3.0 %12.1 %4.8 %0.0 %34.1 %37.1 %28.8 %12.1 %58.3 %29.6 %996432564
2014Men on Base1.6120.6 %49.0 %30.4 %0.0 %3.2 %4.0 %0.0 %38.2 %36.3 %25.5 %10.8 %55.9 %33.3 %657274383
2015Men on Base1.5020.2 %47.9 %31.9 %5.8 %17.3 %2.6 %0.0 %46.7 %33.3 %20.0 %15.8 %51.5 %32.7 %1033445588
2016Men on Base1.7519.5 %51.2 %29.3 %8.3 %0.0 %4.8 %100.0 %50.0 %26.2 %23.8 %9.5 %47.6 %42.9 %24697149
TotalMen on Base1.5021.7 %47.0 %31.3 %3.8 %12.5 %4.5 %12.5 %40.5 %34.6 %24.9 %10.9 %55.7 %33.4 %802933294700