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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
Contract: view contract details

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Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-3 and cracked a solo homer in a spring loss to the Mariners on Friday.
He went yard off starter Mike Leake in the first inning for his second blast of the Cactus League schedule. The veteran outfielder is healthy and having a strong spring, slashing .345/.457/.621 as he gears up for the regular season. Mar 16 - 7:19 PM

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Shin-Soo Choo belted his first spring home run as the Rangers were defeated by the Giants in Cactus League action on Saturday.

Choo launched a two-run homer off of Johnny Cueto to get the Rangers on the board in the first inning, but that would be the only lead they'd have the rest of the afternoon. He finished the day 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and owns a blistering 1.117 OPS so far this spring.
Mar 3 - 8:35 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer, two walks, and two runs scored in Friday’s win over the Athletics.

Choo has now matched his career-high with 22 homers, which he has done on two previous occasions (2015, 2010). The 35-year-old was limited to just 48 games last season due to injury, but he has bounced back this year by batting .261/.357/.423 over 149 games. He’s also stolen 12 bases, his first time reaching double-digits in the category since 2013.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 12:37:00 AM

Shin-Soo Choo clubbed his 20th home run of the season on Thursday as the Rangers dispatched of the Mariners.

His solo shot off of Emilio Pagan increased the Rangers' lead to 4-0 in the seventh inning. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. The veteran outfielder has had a nice comeback season, slashing .264/.359/.421 with 20 long balls and 75 RBI.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 01:05:00 AM

Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-6 with a homer, four RBI and three runs scored as the Rangers beat the Astros 12-2 on Tuesday.

Choo has homered in back-to-back games, and he's up to 80 runs in 120 games for the season. Maybe he's still not worth $20 million per year, but no one is complaining much about his contract right now. His .373 OBP is up close to his career mark of .380.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 11:10:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the A's.

Choo tagged Jharel Cotton for a solo home run in the fifth inning, the veteran outfielder's 16th homer of the campaign. In addition, he is working to a .262/.370/.405 triple slash with 59 RBI and 11 steals in 119 games. Those 11 steals are the most he has thieved since he swiped 20 in 2013, his final year with the Reds.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 07:39:00 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-5 and scored a pair of runs in a loss to the Athletics on Saturday.

He singled twice, including once on a ball fielded by the catcher. The 35-year-old outfielder is putting together another solid all-around season. He is slashing .262/.371/.400 with 15 home runs, 58 RBI, 76 runs scored and 11 stolen bases in 118 games.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 08:32:00 PM

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

It's a routine day off. Drew Robinson is getting a start while Choo rests.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 12:37:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 08:36:00 AM

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. 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.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 06:08:00 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.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 01:48:00 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.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 05:13:00 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.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 02:29:00 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.
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 11:04:00 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.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 10:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Robinson Chirinos
2Juan Centeno
3Michael Ohlman
1B1Joey Gallo
2Tommy Joseph
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
3Darwin Barney
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Ryan Rua
2Destin Hood
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Clayton Blackburn
8Yohander Mendez
9Edinson Volquez
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Claudio
2Jake Diekman
3Matt Bush
4Keone Kela
5Tim Lincecum
6Jose Leclerc
7Jesse Chavez
8Chris Martin
9Tony Barnette
10Nick Gardewine
11Ricardo Rodriguez
12Kevin Jepsen
13Steve Delabar
14Ronald Herrera