Cleveland Indians
2015 Avg.
.104
 
Career Avg.
.280
Name  Shin-Soo Choo
Born  7/13/1982
Height  5-11
Weight  210
Number  17
Position  LF
Bats  L
Throws  L
4/13/2015 4:54:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is back in the lineup Monday.
Insight: He missed a couple of games with a back injury, but is ready to return.
 
4/12/2015 12:39:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will not play on Sunday according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: This will be the second straight game Choo misses since he left Friday's game with back spasms. Choo should be considered day-to-day.
 
4/11/2015 10:30:00 AM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo left Friday's game and is doubtful for Saturday's game against Houston due to upper back spasms.
Insight: he dealt with a triceps injury in spring training and now this. So far, Choo has been a bust in his time with Texas. Jake Smolinski would likely get the start of Choo can't go.
 
4/10/2015 4:54:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo left Friday's game with an undisclosed injury.
Insight: We suspect it could be his triceps, as Choo dealt with that at the end of training camp. Jake Smolinski took his place.
 
4/9/2015 6:06:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo blasted his first homer of the season.
Insight: Choo went 2-for-5 with three RBI, two runs, and the dinger. Choo is hitting .250 through three games.
 
4/8/2015 12:00:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has six hits in 16 at-bats against Athletics starter Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Choo also had a home run, three RBI and five walks in this matchup, so owners should start him as they usually would.
 
3/14/2015 12:47:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, after a disappointing first season in Texas, is not expected to be the team's primarly leadoff hitter.
Insight: It appears Leonys Martin will start the season at the top of the lineup, leaving Choo to likely bat fifth and serve as protection for Adrian Beltre. Choo batted just .242 with 13 HR, 40 RBI, 58 runs and a .714 OPS after posting much higher numbers in previous seasons with Cincinnati and Cleveland.
 
9/16/2014 6:10:00 PM
Description: Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday on his left ankle.
Insight: Choo will be shut down from running for six to eight weeks. This is on top of the surgery he had in late August for bone spurs in his left elbow. Choo had his worst season as a pro, batting .242/.340/.374 with 13 home runs and four stolen bases in 123 games. He is still signed for the next six years.
 
8/25/2014 7:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo will miss the rest of the season due to a bone spur in his left elbow, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: Choo will need surgery for the issue, which he has been dealing with since spring training. In the first year of a seven-year, $130 million contract, Choo hit just .242 with 13 homers, 40 RBI, 58 runs, three steals, 131 Ks and a .714 OPS in 123 games.
 
8/9/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo is just 1-for-17 versus Houston right-hander Scott Feldman.
Insight: Choo has been a huge bust for the Rangers after signing a big contract. He's hitting .241 with 10 homers, 36 RBI, 52 runs, three steals and a .709 OPS. He's not likely to get healthy Saturday.
 
Cold8/6/2014 12:26:00 PM
Description: Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo hit his first home since July 4 Tuesday against the White Sox.
Insight: Choo has been a huge bust for the Rangers after signing a big contract. He's hitting .238 with 10 homers, 36 RBI, 51 runs, three steals and a .708 OPS.
 
Cold7/20/2014 12:18:00 PM
Description: Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo has gone 0-for-17 in his last five games and 10-for-63 (.159) since June 29, so he's not a good option Sunday even though he has great numbers against Toronto's Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Choo's career OPS against lefties is 224 points below his OPS against righties, but he's 15-for-36 (.417) with a double, a triple and a homer against Buehrle. Choo's hitless stretch has his average down to .236 for the season.
 
7/13/2014 12:56:00 PM
Description: Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo is not in Sunday's lineup.
Insight: Choo has had a disappointing season, hitting .244 with nine homers, 33 RBI, 47 runs and three steals after signing a big deal with the Rangers.
 
6/21/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo is a career .452 hitter (14-for-31) with a 1.145 OPS against Angels right-hander Jered Weaver.
Insight: Choo hasn't been much of a fantasy asset this season, batting .252 with a .766 OPS. We're not sure Choo, who hasn't had an extra-base hit in seven games, is swinging well enough to take advantage of this favorable matchup.
 
6/11/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo contributed four RBI Wednesday in a win over the Marlins.
Insight: Three of those runs came across on a bases loaded double in the third inning. Though his average has fallen a bit (.261), Choo still has one of the highest on base percentages in the league at .397.
 
6/1/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Texas left fielder Shin-Soo Choo is not in the lineup Sunday at Washington.
Insight: Choo has an on-base percentage above .400 for the second straight season and is hitting .289 with six homers, 18 RBI, 31 runs and three steals.
 
5/25/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Texas left fielder Shin-Soo Choo is back in the lineup after leaving Saturday's game with an ankle injury. SOURCE: Richard Durrett, ESPN Dallas
Insight: Choo has been excellent this season, producing a .434 on base percentage in his first 44 games. That percentage ranks third in the major leagues behind only Yasiel Puig and Troy Tulowitzki. Texas needs Choo to carry the offense while Prince Fielder recovers from neck surgery.
 
5/24/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo had to leave Saturday's game in the sixth inning after tweaking his left ankle. SOURCE: Evan Grant, Dallas Morning News
Insight: He went 1-for-3 with a walk before exiting. Michael Choice (.196, 2 HR, 17 RBI) will play out the rest of the game in left field.
 
Hot5/21/2014 6:26:00 PM
Description: Texas left fielder Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-3 with a solo homer Wednesday against the Mariners.
Insight: Choo has just 13 RBI this season, but he's hit .310 with a .918 OPS, five homers, 24 runs and three steals.
 
Hot5/17/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Texas left fielder Shin-Soo Choo is a lifetime .424 hitter (14-for-33) versus Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle with a 1.078 OPS.
Insight: Choo (.305, 4 HR, 11 RBI) continues to be one of the best at getting on base. He's currently leading the AL at .431. Start him.