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Shin-Soo Choo | Designated Hitter | #17

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in a defeat of the Phillies on Wednesday.
He drove in a run in the second inning with a sacrifice fly, then added a two-run single in the third. All three of his hits were singles in the contest. He has missed some time with a stiff back of late. Choo is batting .260/.370/.398 with four homers, 19 runs, 17 RBI and three steals in 146 plate appearances. May 18 - 12:07 AM

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Shin-Soo Choo (back) is starting at DH and batting leadoff Wednesday versus the Phillies.

Choo missed a few days with stiffness in his lower back. The 34-year-old has slashed .244/.362/.387 with four home runs, 14 RBI, three stolen bases, and 18 runs scored in 34 games this season for Texas.
May 17 - 3:48 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (back) remains out of the Rangers' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

Choo remains day-to-day with stiffness in his lower back. Jonathan Lucroy is at DH, Delino DeShields is in left, and Jared Hoying is in center for the Rangers on Tuesday against the Phillies.

Shin-Soo Choo (back) will not be placed on the disabled list.

Choo didn't play Sunday due to lower back stiffness, but it appears to be a day-to-day injury. He's batted just .196/.315/.304 so far in May.
May 15 - 5:52 PM

Shin-Soo Choo is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday due to lower back stiffness.

He might not be available off the bench, either. It looks like a day-to-day situation for Choo. The Rangers have Mike Napoli in the designated hitter spot and Ryan Rua at first base Sunday.
May 14 - 2:27 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-3 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Padres.

He scored on a wild pitch in the first inning and added an RBI single in the fifth. He also worked a walk in the contest and has his on-base percentage up to .383 on the season. He has a .269 batting average with four homers, 17 runs, 14 RBI and three stolen bases in 128 plate appearances.
May 11 - 1:01 AM

Making his second start this season out of the leadoff spot, Shin-Soo Choo reached base four times and scored twice in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

He had a double, walked twice and was also hit by a pitch. Choo has spent a lot of time in the lower third of the order this season even though he's the team's best leadoff option. His .363 on-base percentage easily leads all Rangers regulars.
May 9 - 6:26 PM

Shin-Soo Choo homered for the Rangers' lone run in Monday's loss to the Padres.

Choo's .345 OBP is the best of any Rangers regular, yet he's hitting at the bottom of the lineup as a result of Jeff Banister's shakeup. We think Banister could do better.
May 9 - 1:22 AM

Shin-Soo Choo hit a solo homer but the Rangers fell to the Angels on Sunday.

The fifth-inning dinger brought Texas within one run, but it's the last time they'd get on the scoreboard in the eventual 5-2 loss. Choo is batting .274/.391/.438 with three homers and 11 RBI in 21 games this season.
Apr 30 - 6:54 PM

Shin-Soo Choo is absent from the Rangers' lineup Friday.

Choo hit a three-run homer Wednesday but finds himself on the bench with the Angels throwing left Tyler Skaggs. Mike Napoli is in the designated hitter spot, Ryan Rua is at first base and Delino DeShields is in left field. The Rangers' lineup also features the struggling Jonathan Lucroy all the way down in the No. 9 spot.
Apr 28 - 3:59 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-5 with a three-run blast and scored three runs in a 14-3 barn-burner of a win over the Twins.

He hit his three-run shot in the eighth inning not long after Ryan Rua hit his grand slam in the same frame. Choo had already tripled and scored earlier in the inning. He suffered through an injury-plagued 2015 season that saw him play in just 48 games. He got off to a very slow start this year but has turned things around in recent days. Choo is getting old (turns 35 in July) but when healthy is still capable of big things in fantasy leagues -- especially those that use on-base percentage. He is now batting .258/.380/.394 with two homers, 11 runs and 10 RBI.
Apr 27 - 1:30 AM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-4 in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Choo had been in an 0-for-10 skid leading into the weekend, but he snapped that with a single on Saturday and added two more hits on Sunday. Three singles might not seem like much, but Choo could use any kind of positive result at this point. He is hitting just .236/.364/.309 over his first 55 at-bats.
Apr 23 - 6:32 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run and five total RBI in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Mariners.

Choo was an early star in this one. He whacked a three-run home run off Hisashi Iwakuma in the second inning, then came back around with a two-run double (also off Iwakuma) in the third inning. The oft-injured slugger needed a game like this, as he entered Sunday's contest holding a pitiful .229/.308/.229 triple-slash in 35 at-bats. This nice performance aside, he holds little fantasy value as matters currently stand.
Apr 16 - 8:12 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-2 with a two-run double in Saturday's Cactus League date with the Royals.

Choo doubled home two against Jason Hammel in what ended as a four-run second inning for the Rangers. The veteran is expected to serve as primary DH during the regular season. He is looking to bounce back from a nightmare 2016 campaign in which he hit the disabled list four times and managed to play in just 48 games.
Apr 1 - 4:47 PM

Shin-Soo Choo was scratched from Wednesday's lineup after undergoing some dental work.

It doesn't sound like something that will keep him out of action for long. Choo is projected to serve as the Rangers' primary designated hitter this season.
Mar 29 - 12:59 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Pete Kozma
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Delino DeShields
2Ryan Rua
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jared Hoying
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Chi Chi Gonzalez
8Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Bush
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Sam Dyson
4Tony Barnette
5Jose Leclerc
6Alex Claudio
7Keone Kela
8Austin Bibens-Dirkx
9Jake Diekman
10Dario Alvarez