Shin-Soo Choo Free Agent

Age: 38 (July 13, 1982) | 5' 11" | 210lbs. | Bats: Left OF-19 LF-16 RF-3 DH-14 PH-2
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
TEX AA 2016 6 20 0 6 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .417 .350 13 29 .462 n/a
TEX AAA 2016 3 11 2 6 1 0 1 0 1 5 1 1 .545 .583 .909 8 0 .500 n/a
TEX AL 2016 48 178 27 43 25 46 7 0 7 17 6 3 .242 .357 .399 12 22 .288 47/22/31 6 6
TEX AL 2017 149 544 96 142 77 134 20 1 22 78 12 3 .261 .357 .423 12 21 .305 49/25/26 21 21
TEX AL 2018 146 560 83 148 92 156 30 1 21 62 6 1 .264 .377 .434 14 24 .330 50/22/28 19 19
TEX AL 2019 151 563 93 149 78 165 31 2 24 61 15 1 .265 .371 .455 12 25 .333 49/22/29 22 22
TEX AL 2020 33 110 13 26 13 33 3 0 5 15 6 2 .236 .323 .400 10 26 .284 47/22/30 16 13
Career 16yrs 1652 6087 961 1671 868 1579 339 29 218 782 157 55 .275 .377 .447 12 22 .336 n/a
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Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '09
Shin-Soo now has equaled his ABs for 2008. And yes, his strikeouts are as high as last year. But the production is as good, too. Fewer doubles, but more SBs. A lot to like. A good eye. He doesn't seem to hit many fly balls, more of a line drive bat.
David Molyneaux NeauxBrainr
Jul 15 '09
Also had a ludicrous BABIP last year.
Mike Landau ML-
Apr 2 '09
sbud -- that's a good point on Choo. He seems to have good success but his K rate is pretty high.
Tom Ryan toshiro
Apr 1 '09
My only worry about Choo is that every, and I mean every swing he took in the WBC was for the fences. No doubt about his power, but he's a guy that could find himself out of a full time job if he falls too much in love with it, and flounders with Avg. as he has this spring.
Stan Budgell sbud51
Apr 1 '09
Well, Ichiro was 3-5 in the game against better pitchers than the guy who threw him the beach ball down the chute. Plus he is still the best hitter on the Japanese team in terms of contact despite what Joe Morgan tells you.
E Park yoda
Mar 25 '09
Ichiro was not doing very well in the early rounds of the tournament. Many of those games were against Korea. Maybe the manager thought he had a matchup that worked. Maybe he didn't think that a hitter like Ichiro would figure out his pitchers the more he saw them. Turns out Ichiro had the last laugh. Although in Asian cultures, especially Japanese, it would be very offensive to laugh at your opponent. I'm sure Ichiro is secretly feeling very happy with himself and not disclosing it publicly so as not to embarrass anyone.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 24 '09
No kidding. Why the hell would you pitch to Ichiro?
E Park yoda
Mar 24 '09
And he batted fifth last night. If they had another game, presumably he would bat cleanup.

The Korean manager certainly was an impulsive guy. "I'm going to pitch to Ichiro and that's that."
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 24 '09
Man he looks like the real deal. After K'ing his first AB, he came back and crushed a pitch over the deepest part of the park. I'm a believer.
E Park yoda
Mar 23 '09