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26 Ji-Man Choi 1B

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
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11%5%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
562.2861190

Player Updates

June 15, 2021 04:00 PM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Not starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Choi returned from a groin injury Monday, going 0-for-2 with a pair of walks. He won't be asked to start two games in a row right away, though he likely would have found himself on the bench regardless of the injury given the matchup against southpaw Dallas Keuchel. Yandy Diaz will handle first base in his absence.

June 15, 2021 02:20 PM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: On base twice in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi (groin), activated from the injured list earlier in the day, went 0-for-2 with two walks in a win over the White Sox on Monday.

The returning infielder started and played the full game at first base. Now that he's back in the fold, Choi will look to build on an already impressive .292/.452/..500 slash line that includes six extra-base hits (four doubles, two home runs) and 11 RBI across just 62 plate appearances.

June 14, 2021 03:20 PM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Reinstated from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi (groin) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Choi recently appeared in two games at extended spring training, and manager Kevin Cash was impressed with the first baseman's progress. He had been on the injured list since June 2 but will return to action after spending just over the minimum amount of time on the shelf. Mike Brosseau was sent down in a corresponding move.

June 14, 2021 03:20 AM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Could be activated Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Kevin Cash said Sunday that Choi's (groin) two games at extended spring training went "really well" and that the first baseman will be further evaluated Sunday before potentially being activated Monday in Chicago, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

While Cash didn't explicitly say that Choi will be reinstated for the series against the White Sox, things appear to be trending in that direction. Choi has been on the shelf since suffering a left groin strain June 2 and could return after barely eclipsing the minimum stay on the IL.

June 11, 2021 04:56 PM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Working in rehab games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi (groin) received eight at-bats at extended spring training and will play the field in a rehab game Saturday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

The 30-year-old will be re-evaluated after playing the field since he's eligible to return from the injured list Sunday. Choi could be activated for Sunday's series finale versus the Orioles if all goes well during his rehab work this weekend.

June 12, 2021 12:36 AM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Live reps possibly on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi (groin) could face live pitching in extended spring training games Friday and Saturday, the team's official site reports.

If he indeed gets in on some game action over the next two days, Choi could be deemed ready for activation when first eligible Sunday. Choi has seemingly had a good week physically, as he reported feeling better while fielding grounders Tuesday.

June 9, 2021 08:20 PM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: On track for short stay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi (groin) is feeling much better and has a chance to return from the injured list when first eligible Sunday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Choi hit the injured list for the second time this season when he strained his left groin in early June. The issue doesn't appear to be a particularly serious one, however, so his return is on the horizon.

June 4, 2021 05:56 PM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a left groin strain. The move is retroactive to June 3.

Manager Kevin Cash said Thursday the 31-year-old's groin issue hadn't improved after receiving treatment, so it's not a major surprise he's ending up on the injured list. Choi doesn't have an official timeline for his return, but he'll be eligible to be activated June 13. He underwent an MRI on Friday but feels better and is optimistic that he'll have a short IL stint, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. Yandy Diaz should handle the bulk of the reps at first base in the meantime for Tampa Bay.

June 3, 2021 04:32 PM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: No improvement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi (groin) wasn't feeling much better during the day Thursday and the team will know more about his status in the coming days, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The hope was that after getting some treatment he could be available as a pinch hitter in Thursday's game against the Yankees, but it doesn't sound like that was the case. Manager Kevin Cash said the team might know more later in the evening or Friday. In the meantime, Yandy Diaz should handle the bulk of the work at first base.

June 3, 2021 11:24 AM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Dealing with groin soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi is dealing with some groin soreness, which is why he is not in Thursday's lineup against the Yankees, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.

Manager Kevin Cash said Choi will get some treatment and will hopefully be available as a pinch hitter. Yandy Diaz is starting at first base and batting third.

June 2, 2021 02:44 PM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: On bench against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Yankees.

Choi will get a breather with left-hander Jordan Montgomery starting for the Yankees. Yandy Diaz will take over at first base and bat second.

May 26, 2021 05:16 PM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Out against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The lefty-hitting Choi will retreat to the bench with a southpaw (Mike Minor) on the bump for Kansas City. Yandy Diaz will get the start at first base for the Rays, while Austin Meadows serves as the club's designated hitter.

May 25, 2021 03:28 PM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: In lineup as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi (knee) will lead off and serve as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Royals, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Choi left Monday's game against the Blue Jays with a sore right knee, an issue which could have been a worrisome one given that he had surgery on the same knee in late March. The Rays said after the game that he wasn't expected to miss time, however, and that's indeed the case, as he's back in the lineup without missing a single start.

May 24, 2021 05:32 PM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Not expected to miss time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi (knee) isn't expected to miss any additional time, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Choi was removed from Monday's game against Toronto with right knee soreness, but manager Kevin Cash didn't sound too concerned about the issue after the contest. Even though Choi underwent surgery on the same knee in late March, his soreness is unlikely to have a significant impact on his availability.

May 24, 2021 02:52 PM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Exits with sore knee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi left Monday's game against the Blue Jays with a sore right knee, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. He drew a pair of walks and scored once across his two plate appearances before departing.

Choi underwent surgery on the same knee in late March, so this could be a more concerning issue than most cases of knee soreness. If he's forced to miss an extended period, Mike Brosseau could see an increased role at first base.

May 22, 2021 03:52 PM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Slugs second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in an extra-innings win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

Choi came on as a pinch hitter for Mike Brosseau and ended up logging four plate appearances, with his sixth-inning two-run blast tying the game at 5-5 until the 12th frame. Choi has made the most of his delayed season debut, hitting safely in each of his first five games and quickly racking up eight RBI with the help of a pair of round trippers.

May 21, 2021 06:20 PM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: On base four times in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and three walks in a win over the Orioles on Thursday.

Choi has gotten his 2021 season off to an incandescent start, hitting safely in all four games while going 7-for-13 with a double, a home run, six RBI and four walks. The 30-year-old's torrid pace will naturally slow some as the sample grows, but Choi's encouraging start is a reward for fantasy managers that patiently waited matters out while he overcame a knee injury.

May 21, 2021 01:48 AM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Plates two runs as pinch hitter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi went 2-for-2 with two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Orioles.

Choi entered the game as a pinch hitter in the top of the seventh and made his presence felt immediately, plating Kevin Kiermaier with an RBI single off Adam Plutko and adding another run-scoring hit off Paul Fry in the eighth. Choi has played just three games but has made a huge impact for Tampa Bay at the plate, going 6-for-10 with two extra-base hits, five RBI and four runs scored in that span.

May 19, 2021 02:52 PM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Sitting against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Choi will be one of several left-handed hitters heading to the bench Wednesday with southpaw John Means on the bump for the Orioles. Yandy Diaz will start at first base and Francisco Mejia will serve as the designated hitter with Choi out of the lineup.

May 19, 2021 10:48 PM
Rays' Ji-Man Choi: Continues strong start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choi went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk during Tuesday's 13-6 win at Baltimore.

The 30-year-old returned from the injured list over the weekend and has provided an immediate boost to Tampa Bay's lineup. Choi is 4-for-8 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs through his first two games of 2021.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
06/17@ SEAL 5-64110000
06/16@ CHWL 7-83000000
06/15@ CHWL 0-31010000
06/14@ CHWW 5-22000020
06/02@ NYYL 3-42010100
06/01@ NYYL 3-53000010
05/31@ NYYW 3-13000010
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021TB1956916211132100.286.429.4640.893
2020TB421221628316203600.230.331.4100.741
2019TB1274105410719636410823.261.363.4590.822
2018TB6119025501032265520.263.357.5050.863
2017NYY61524252500.267.333.7331.067
2016LAA54112919512162724.170.271.3390.611
2014TB0000000000------------
Total3099051152244113914125267.247.350.4520.802
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021TB19402600101
2020TB421305030021
2019TB12720218870627
2018TB611419620311
2017NYY6101110001
2016LAA54403810012
2014TB000000000
Total30956340914010613
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2010R-Azl Mariners3913523511521232130101.378.459.541
2010AFA-High Desert Maverick114371311176900.302.380.442
2012AFX-Clinton Lumberkings662424372141843395502.297.420.463
2013AA-Jackson Generals611982153103939322822.268.377.485
2013AAA-Tacoma Rainiers134591120264700.244.333.422
2013AFA-High Desert Maverick481813461243740273301.337.426.619
2014AA-Jackson Generals4113310154200.273.467.636
2014AAA-Tacoma Rainiers70237416772530364222.283.381.392
2015R-Azl Mariners5121310021200.250.308.333
2015AAA-Tacoma Rainiers185781740116101401.298.403.421
2016AAA-Salt Lake531883165171531313443.346.434.527
2017AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr8728842832511569398631.288.373.538
2018AAA-Colorado Springs Sky40129173990523323110.302.436.488
2018AAA-Durham Bulls227492040214111800.270.360.405
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/230
Birthdate:
05/19/1991
Age:
30
Hometown:
Incheon, South Korea
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:

MLB Experience:
3