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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 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

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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

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Pete Kozma
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Delino DeShields
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Bush
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Keone Kela
4Tony Barnette
5Jose Leclerc
6Alex Claudio
7Nick Martinez
8Austin Bibens-Dirkx
9Dario Alvarez
10Jake Diekman
11Ernesto Frieri
12Tanner Scheppers
13Preston Claiborne