Ji-Man Choi Tampa Bay Rays

Age: 28 (May 19, 1991) | 6' 1" | 230lbs. | Bats: Left 1B-3 OF-1 LF-1 DH-50 PH-8
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SEA R 2015 5 12 1 3 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .308 .333 8 15 .300 n/a
SEA AAA 2015 18 57 8 17 10 14 4 0 1 16 0 1 .298 .403 .421 15 21 .381 n/a
LAA AAA 2016 53 188 31 65 31 34 17 1 5 31 4 3 .346 .434 .527 14 15 .390 n/a
LAA AL 2016 54 112 9 19 16 27 4 0 5 12 2 4 .170 .271 .339 12 21 .173 49/16/34 1 1
NYY AAA 2017 87 288 42 83 39 86 25 1 15 69 3 1 .288 .373 .538 12 25 .351 n/a
LAA AL 2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a 0 0
NYY AL 2017 6 15 2 4 2 5 1 0 2 5 0 0 .267 .333 .733 11 28 .222 64/0/36 1 1
TAM AAA 2018 22 74 9 20 11 18 4 0 2 14 0 0 .270 .360 .405 13 21 .327 n/a
MIL AAA 2018 40 129 17 39 32 31 9 0 5 23 1 0 .302 .436 .488 20 19 .358 n/a
TAM AL 2018 49 160 21 43 24 41 12 1 8 27 2 0 .269 .370 .506 13 22 .310 44/21/35 8 7
MIL NL 2018 12 30 4 7 2 14 2 0 2 5 0 0 .233 .281 .500 6 44 .357 38/25/38 1 1
TAM AL 2019 118 375 48 97 61 93 17 2 15 54 2 3 .259 .366 .435 14 21 .300 43/23/34 13 12
Career 4yrs 239 692 84 170 105 180 36 3 32 103 6 7 .246 .348 .445 13 22 .282 n/a
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Two taters and three free passes last night. Just when it seems he doesn't hit enough to be in the lineup, he does something like that.

Alex Patton Alex

Ji-Man Choi (DH) TB - Mar. 24

Choi went 3-for-3 with a double, a solo home run and two RBI overall in an 8-7 Grapefruit League loss to the Tigers on Saturday.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Choi vaulted his spring average to .378 with Saturday's perfect day at the plate. The 27-year-old is already slated to log plenty of time at designated hitter, but he's also set to fill in at first base early in the season as part of the domino effect of Matt Duffy's absence due to a hamstring injury. Starting first baseman Yandy Diaz is slated to occasionally fill in for Duffy at the hot corner, which will leave Choi poised for some starts in the field.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 25

Ji-Man Choi (DH) TB - Feb. 18

The Rays expect Choi to serve as their top designated hitter and an occasional first baseman in 2019, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Choi was quietly one of baseball's most productive hitters in the second half last season, supplying a .275/.382/.523 batting line and 149 wRC+, which ranked 17th among all hitters with at least 150 plate appearances after the break. That late-season surge should keep his spot atop the depth chart secure, though Choi will most likely have to settle for a platoon role at DH with Avisail Garcia or at first base with Yandy Diaz. The lefty-hitting Choi should at least benefit from earning the larger side of any timeshare.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 19
Fangraphs:  WAR 1.1   Bat 9   Field 0    Run -1   HR/FB 21%    Pull 42%    Hard 44%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18