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17 Shin-Soo Choo DH

Texas Rangers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
82%45%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
56324.265619315
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018TEX1465608314821629215661.377.434.264
2019TEX15156393149246178165151.371.455.265

Player Updates

March 25, 2020 02:40 PM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Limited during spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo batted .105 (2-for-19) with two RBI and a run scored over seven Cactus League appearances.

A portion of Choo's spring was interrupted due to an oblique injury, so he had fewer plate appearances than most other Texas regulars. The 37-year-old is entering the final year of a seven-year deal and should be the primary designated hitter while spotting in at corner outfield. Despite his advanced years, Choo's bat remains productive, and he's had 600-plus plate appearances in each of the last three seasons. He hit at the top of the order in all seven spring games, fitting considering he's been the Rangers' primary leadoff hitter the last two seasons. Given his body of work in recent seasons, fantasy managers can expect at least 600 plate appearances with a high on-base percentage.

February 28, 2020 09:52 AM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Back in action Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo (oblique) is leading off and starting in right field in Friday's Cactus League game against the Angels.

Choo was scratched from Tuesday's lineup after dealing with some side tightness, but he's good to go after taking a few days off. The fact the 37-year-old is playing the field and not simply serving as the designated hitter further indicates he's clear of the injury.

February 27, 2020 02:32 PM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Showing improvement with oblique
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo (oblique) is expected to return to the Rangers' Cactus League lineup Friday against the Angels, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

Choo was scratched ahead of Tuesday's game against the Royals after experiencing some side tightness, but the worst of the injury is apparently behind him at this point. The veteran may have been included in the starting nine for Thursday's game against the Cubs, but since he reported to camp feeling under the weather, he was given another day off instead. Assuming Choo's condition has improved by Friday, he looks poised to re-enter the lineup.

February 25, 2020 11:24 AM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Scratched with side tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals due to side tightness.

The Rangers are calling Choo's removal precautionary, so it doesn't seem as though his readiness for Opening Day will be threatened. The veteran underwent shoulder surgery in October, though the side issue doesn't appear to be related to that procedure.

February 23, 2020 10:48 AM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Leading off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo (shoulder) is batting leadoff as the designated hitter in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Mariners, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Choo underwent left shoulder surgery in October and didn't start the spring opener Saturday against the Royals, but there were no indications he'd be limited in spring training. The 37-year-old slashed .265/.371/.455 with 24 home runs and 15 stolen bases in 151 games last season, his third consecutive season with at least 146 appearances.

February 21, 2020 09:52 AM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Not starting spring opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo (shoulder) isn't in the lineup for Friday's Cactus League opener versus the Royals.

Choo underwent surgery on his left shoulder in October, but there's been no indication his availability for spring training is in question. It's not overly surprising to see the veteran outfielder taking it easy to begin spring training, and he'll have plenty of chances to see game action in the coming days.

October 25, 2019 11:24 AM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Undergoes shoulder surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo recently underwent surgery on his left shoulder, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

The exact nature of the procedure is not yet clear, though Choo described the procedure as minor. He expects to be fully recovered in six to eight weeks, giving him plenty of time to be ready for the start of spring training. It doesn't sound like there's cause for major concern for Choo's 2020 campaign, though adding injury risk to a player as he heads into his age-37 season isn't exactly a positive.

September 29, 2019 10:20 PM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Steals another base in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo went 1-for-2 with two runs scored, three walks and a stolen base in the Rangers' 6-1 win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Choo stole yet another base in the first inning and later came in to score on a wild pitch by Chad Green. He was able to then score once again in the third inning on a pickoff error by Masahiro Tanaka. The veteran outfielder had a productive season as he set a career-high in home runs with 24 and stole 15 bases which were the most he's had in a season since 2013. Whether it's for the Rangers or another organization, Choo showed that he still has plenty of life left in him to contribute next season and beyond.

September 29, 2019 12:52 AM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Scores twice, adds steal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo went 1-for-4 with a pair of runs, a stolen base and a walk in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Yankees.

Choo walked in the first, then advanced on an error and got on third base as part of a double-steal with Danny Santana. He scored on Rougned Odor's two-run double. Choo also singled in the sixth and scored on Odor's grand slam that truly put the game out of reach. The 37-year-old Choo has stolen 14 bases, his most since 2013, while adding 91 runs scored, 61 RBI and a career-high 24 homers in 150 games this year.

September 28, 2019 10:40 AM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Launches 24th home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

Choo followed Scott Heineman's lead in pursuit of a ninth-inning rally, cutting the Rangers' deficit in half with a 425-foot home run. Unfortunately, that would be the final run of the night for Texas. On the season, Choo leads the Rangers in on-base percentage (.368) and runs scored (89) while tallying a career-high 24 home runs.

September 24, 2019 05:08 PM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Gets day off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo is not starting Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Choo will head to the bench Tuesday after starting the past eight games and going 9-for-28 (.321) with two home runs and a steal over that stretch. In his place, Nick Solak is starting at DH while Isiah Kiner-Falefa is starting at third base.

September 16, 2019 02:04 PM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Reaches base four times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo went 3-for-3 with three singles Sunday in the Rangers' 6-1 loss to the Athletics.

Choo reached on all four of his plate appearances, as he was also hit by his AL-leading 17th pitch of the season in addition to churning out three base knocks. The veteran could be subject to more frequent off days over the final two weeks of the season as the non-contending Rangers wind things down, but Choo has already justified his draft-day investment for fantasy managers. The 37-year-old's .268 average is his highest mark since 2015, and he's remained a useful source of counting stats with 22 home runs, 12 steals, 85 runs and 57 RBI.

September 12, 2019 04:00 PM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Out vs. lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rays.

Choo, who is 10-for-39 with a home runs and 1:14 BB:K through nine games this month, will retreat to the bench for Thursday's series finale with left-hander Brendan McKay starting for the Rays. Nick Solak is starting at DH in his place, with Isiah Kiner-Falefa getting the nod at third base.

September 1, 2019 02:52 PM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Sitting out versus lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.

Choo will take a seat with Seattle bringing a lefty (Yusei Kikuchi) to the bump for the series finale. Scott Heineman replaces Choo in left field.

August 23, 2019 01:48 PM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Sits against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo is out of the starting lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

Nick Solak will start as the designated hitter and bat sixth against left-hander Ross Detwiler. Choo is 7-for-23 with a home run, three RBI and four walks during his past five starts. The veteran outfielder is slashing only .207/.297/.364 in 138 plate appearances against southpaws, though.

August 20, 2019 01:40 PM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Sitting in Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels.

It was safe to assume the elder statesman would sit in one of the two games Tuesday. Nick Solak, whose contract was just purchased from Triple-A, will start at designated hitter and bat sixth.

August 18, 2019 07:16 PM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Homers, swipes bag in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and a stolen base in Sunday's 6-3 loss to Minnesota.

Choo's 424-foot blast off Sam Dyson tied the game at 3-3 in the seventh frame. The 37-year-old is up to 20 homers and nine stolen bases with a .854 OPS on the year. It was his first game with a stolen base and homer since 2017.

August 15, 2019 04:04 PM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Sitting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo is not in the lineup Thursday against the Twins.

The 37-year-old will ride the bench in the midst of a 2-for-28 slump with one home run and 13 strikeouts over the last nine games. Hunter Pence will serve as the designated hitter, batting fifth.

August 9, 2019 04:44 PM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Sitting in NL park
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Milwaukee.

The Rangers are on the road in a National League park this weekend, and Choo will be the odd man out for the series opener. The 37-year-old is slashing .230/.337/.425 with five home runs in 24 games since the All-Star break.

August 4, 2019 08:00 PM
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Reaches base five times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Choo went 3-for-3 with two doubles, three runs scored, an RBI and two walks in Sunday's 9-4 win over Detroit.

Choo was in a small 3-for-22 slump over the last seven games but busted out of that in a big way Sunday. It was the game with multiple extra-base knocks since June 1. The 37-year-old lefty boosted his season OPS to .870, his highest since the 2013 season.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs New York2152 .273 .571 .238
vs Green (Career)600000
vs RHP39611018 .388 .490 .278
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/21@OAK2000010
9/22@OAK4221201
9/25BOS4110000
9/26BOS2000030
9/27NYY5111200
9/28NYY4210011
9/29NYY2210031
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020TEX0000000000------------
2019TEX15156393149246178165151.265.371.4550.826
2018TEX1465608314821629215661.264.377.4340.810
2017TEX14954496142227877134123.261.357.4230.780
2016TEX481782743717254663.242.357.3990.756
2015TEX1495559415322827614742.276.375.4630.838
2014TEX1234555811013405813134.242.340.3740.714
2013CIN15456910716221541121332011.285.423.4620.885
2012CLE15559888169166773150217.283.373.4420.815
2011CLE8531337818363678125.259.344.3900.733
2010CLE14455081165229083118227.300.401.4840.885
2009CLE15658387175208678151212.300.394.4890.883
2008CLE9431768981466447843.309.397.5490.946
2007CLE61755052501.294.350.2940.644
2006SEA-CLE491572344322185053.280.360.4520.812
2005SEA101811013400.056.191.0560.246
Total161959779481645213767855154615153.275.378.4480.826
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020TEX000000000
2019TEX151312256101836
2018TEX1463012432110211
2017TEX149201230537118
2016TEX48707100711
2015TEX149323257521517
2014TEX123191170401239
2013CIN154342263232653
2012CLE1554322641014010
2011CLE8511312230637
2010CLE14431226620111111
2009CLE156386285701759
2008CLE9428317440545
2007CLE600510010
2006SEA-CLE491237111223
2005SEA1000100000
Total1619336292678381015042100
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2001A-Wisconsin3131600031320.462.533.462
2001R-Mariners51199516010104353449124.301.420.513
2002A-San Berndno1139141251199930.308.460.564
2002A-Wisconsin1194206912724864870983421.302.417.441
2003A-Inl.Empire11041262118181395544841810.286.365.459
2004AA-San Antonio1325178916317715845697408.315.382.462
2005AAA-Tacoma11542973121215115469972010.282.382.431
2006AAA-Tacoma943757112121313484573264.323.394.499
2007AAA-Buffalo5920834541123262140103.260.328.375
2007R-Indians25011002--100.200.333.400
2008AAA-Buffalo1242111201351413.262.367.381
2010AA-Akron Aeros311110000--310.091.091.091
2011AFX-Lake County Captains38000001--200.000.000.000
2016AA-Frisco6200610003701.300.417.350
2016AAA-Round Rock3112610151--11.545.583.909
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/205
Birthdate:
7/13/1982
Age:
37
Hometown:
Busan, South Korea
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Texas Rangers
College:

MLB Experience:
15