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Shin-Soo Choo | Outfielder | #17

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / SEA
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Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-5 with an RBI infield single in his return to the Rangers' lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.
Choo was held out of Monday's series opener versus Detroit due to a couple of minor ailments. The veteran outfielder has just one extra-base hit over 50 plate appearances so far in the month of August. Aug 16 - 8:36 AM

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Shin-Soo Choo is not in the Rangers' lineup Monday because he's "a little banged up," according to manager Jeff Banister.

Choo wasn't in Sunday's lineup, either, although it doesn't sound like he's dealing with anything that's a big deal. Delino DeShields is in the designated hitter spot and hitting leadoff Monday.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Choo's absence bodes well for Michael Fulmer, but given his struggles in the 2nd half, he's still not someone we can comfortably roster in Arlington. Fulmer has allowed a 36.6 Hard% in the second half after allowing a 28.3% mark over the first half of the season, and it shouldn't be surprising that his K% has fallen to 15.2% in the second half. He's still not allowing much in the way of HRs, but Texas does have some under-owned upside tonight.
Aug 14 - 6:08 PM

Shin-Soo Choo was on base all night Saturday, finishing 1-for-2 with three walks, two runs scored and a stolen base in a win over the Astros.

Choo ranks third in the league with 67 walks on the year, and Saturday's contest was the second time in three games that he's walked three times. The leadoff hitter is batting .255/.371/.397 with 14 homers, 51 RBI, 68 runs scored and 10 steals overall.
Aug 13 - 1:48 AM

Shin-Soo Choo is not in the Rangers' lineup Thursday against the Twins.

With left-hander Adalberto Mejia throwing for Minnesota, the Rangers figured this would be a good time to give Choo the night off. The Rangers' starting outfield Thursday will consist of Delino DeShields, Carlos Gomez and Nomar Mazara.
Aug 3 - 5:13 PM

Shin-Soo Choo posted a pair of singles and a walk across three at-bats in Saturday's game against the Orioles.

Choo has posted six multi-hit games in the month of July, including four over his past 11 outings dating back to July 18 to raise his average from .244 to .250. He is still slashing a very underwhelming .250/.367/.404 overall on the season.
Jul 30 - 2:29 AM

Shin-Soo Choo launched a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth inning Friday against the Rays.

Alex Cobb entered the ninth inning with the chance to finish off a complete game victory, but Choo spoiled the party after Joey Gallo led off the frame with a double. The 35-year-old also drew an intentional walk in the 10th, which set up Elvis Andrus’ go-ahead infield single. The veteran outfielder has two homers and five RBI over his last four games after driving in just four runs with zero homers over his previous 16 games.
Jul 21 - 11:04 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-5 and stole a base in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

Both hits were singles and he didn't factor into the scoring. He is having a solid if not exemplary fantasy season. The veteran outfielder has a .250/.359/.407 slash line with 13 home runs, 44 RBI and 50 runs scored. He's swiped eight bags in 10 attempts.
Jul 19 - 10:19 PM

Shin-Soo Choo hit a leadoff home run and finished 2-for-4 in a loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.

Choo provided what would be the only highlight of the night for Rangers fans with his leadoff homer against Orioles starter Dylan Bundy. The Rangers would be outscored 12-0 from that point on. It's been a largely forgettable year for the Arlington bunch, but the 35-year-old Choo has been able to re-establish at least some fantasy value with a .248/.359/.407 line, 13 homers and seven steals atop the Rangers lineup this year.
Jul 19 - 1:02 AM

Shin-Soo Choo delivered a game-winning ninth-inning single in Saturday's 1-0 victory in Kansas City.

Choo certainly needed that hit, as he entered the ninth inning with no hits over his past 12 at-bats. He has had a dreadful July, going just 4-for-29 (.138) with a double and two RBI over his past seven outings to drop his average from .257 to .246. Perhaps the big game-winner will give him a little confidence going forward.
Jul 16 - 1:53 AM

Shin-Soo Choo delivered his 12th homer Sunday in the Rangers’ 7-6 win over the Yankees.

Choo doubled the Rangers’ lead to 6-0 by clocking a three-run homer off Michael Pineda in the second inning. The Yankees held him in check the rest of the afternoon as Choo went hitless in his other four plate appearances. Choo has been on an RBI tear, driving in nine runs over his last eight contests. Overall he’s hit .257 with five homers and 14 ribbies this month.
Jun 25 - 6:06 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-3 with a two-run dinger and two walks in a loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

He went deep off starter Joe Biagini in the third inning as his club attempted to come back from a 7-0 deficit. Choo reached base four times in the ballgame and has his on-base percentage up to .390 on the season. He has a .270 batting average with 11 homers and 34 RBI.
Jun 22 - 1:16 AM

Shin-Soo Choo homered, drove in two runs and scored twice Tuesday in a win over the Rays.

Choo led off the bottom of the first inning with a blast off of Matt Andriese. He also had a sacrifice fly and drew a couple walks. Choo has settled in as the Rangers' leadoff hitter and is up to .258/.372/.428 on the season.
May 31 - 12:13 AM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and a walk against the Rays on Monday.

Choo's homer was his seventh. It's be nice if he were more effective on the basepaths, but with his OBP up in the .370 range, he should be the Rangers' regular leadoff hitter at this point.
May 30 - 12:28 AM

Shin-Soo Choo led off the game with a solo home run that produced his club's only run of the contest in a loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He provided a spark at the top of the lineup but his teammates didn't do anything to help him out. The homer was Choo's only hit of the game. He is batting .255/.364/.396 with five longballs and 21 RBI in 177 plate appearances.
May 27 - 4:39 PM

Shin-Soo Choo is out of the Rangers' starting lineup Thursday versus the Red Sox.

Rougned Odor will take a turn at DH with the Red Sox starting left-hander Drew Pomeranz. Pete Kozma is at second base. Choo has a .695 career OPS versus lefties and an .893 career OPS against right-handers.
May 25 - 3:03 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Brett Nicholas
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Tyler Smith
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Joey Gallo
2Delino DeShields
3Ryan Rua
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Martin Perez
3Andrew Cashner
4A.J. Griffin
5Tyson Ross
6Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Leclerc
2Alex Claudio
3Keone Kela
4Matt Bush
5Jason Grilli
6Tony Barnette
7Jake Diekman
8Ricardo Rodriguez
9Austin Bibens-Dirkx
10Jhan Marinez