Cleveland Indians
2014 Avg.
.313
 
Career Avg.
.289
Name  Shin-Soo Choo
Born  7/13/1982
Height  5-11
Weight  205
Number  17
Position  LF
Bats  L
Throws  L
4/11/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Texas left fielder Shin-Soo Choo is just 1-for-13 (.077) against Houston starter Scott Feldman.
Insight: Choo is doing what he does best - get on base. He's batting .355 with seven walks for a .475 on base percentage. Friday, however, is a tough matchup.
 
Hot4/8/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Texas left fielder Shin-Soo Choo got on base four times in Tuesday night's win against the Red Sox.
Insight: That's what the Rangers got him for. Choo has been an on base machine throughout his career (.389 career OBP) and so far he's done nothing to change that reputation this season (.444 OBP in four games). He's batting .467 during his current four-game hitting streak.
 
3/13/2014 8:45:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo had an anti-inflammatory injection in his elbow on Thursday, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Choo began experiencing minor elbow pain a week ago and it has lingered. He felt more soreness after making a throw home from left field on Wednesday and served as the designated hitter Thursday. "This happens every spring training," he said. "It’s the same problem, the same pain. Normally, it takes about 10 days, I take medicine. I DH. I get treatment. It makes it better."
 
12/21/2013 5:31:00 PM
Description: According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, outfielder Shin-Soo Choo's deal with Texas is for seven years and $130 million.
Insight: Choo turned down a $140 million contract with the Yankees, but the Texas deal is more favorable because the state has no income tax. The 31-year-old hit .285 with a .423 on-base percentage, 21 homers, 20 steals and 107 runs with Cincinnati last season and should duplicate those numbers as Ian Kinsler's replacement at the top of the Rangers' batting order. Choo's contract also means Nelson Cruz will not be returning to Texas.
 
12/21/2013 2:18:00 PM
Description: According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has agreed to a deal with the Texas Rangers.
Insight: Choo will take the place of Ian Kinsler at the top of the Texas lineup and with Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre to knock him in, he should easily score 100 runs.
 
12/19/2013 11:27:00 AM
Description: According to Yahoo's Jeff Passan, the Yankees offered Shin-Soo Choo seven years and $140 million but he turned it down.
Insight: There's no way Choo is going to get a better offer than that so it's pretty puzzling that he would reject it. The Astros are also said to be interested in Choo, who hit .285 last season with 20 steals and 21 HR. His .423 on base percentage was fourth-best in the majors last season.
 
10/19/2013 2:42:00 PM
Description: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports believes Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo could be an option for the Astros when he becomes a free agent.
Insight: No disrespect to Heyman, but Choo leaving Cincinnati to play for the Astros seems highly unlikely. Houston's payroll was the lowest in baseball this season and the Astros already have their center fielder of the future in top prospect George Springer. Overpaying for a 31-year-old who can't hit lefties wouldn't be a wise move for an organization that's trying to rebuild.
 
10/1/2013 11:22:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Shin-Soo Choo is just a .194 career hitter (6-for-31) with 10 strikeouts against Pittsburgh left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Insight: Fantasy owners can't complain about production this season as be batted .285 with 21 HR, 54 RBI, 107 runs, 20 SB and an .885 OPS. Unfortunately, in this one-game, play-in matchup, history is not on his side.
 
9/23/2013 6:43:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Shin-Soo Choo is back in the starting lineup after missing back-to-back games with a jammed thumb.
Insight: He'll hit leadoff against the Mets. Choo and the Reds are tied with Pittsburgh in the NL Wild Card. They're also two games back of the first place Cardinals in the NL Central.
 
Cold9/22/2013 12:43:00 PM
Description: Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo's X-rays on his left thumb came back negative and he is expected to return to the lineup Monday, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Insight: Choo, who is in the midst of a 1-for-17 slump at the plate, hurt his thumb diving headfirst into first base Friday night.
 
Cold9/21/2013 6:47:00 PM
Description: Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo will miss a game or two with a jammed left thumb, according to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com.
Insight: Choo, who is in the midst of a 1-for-17 slump at the plate, hurt his thumb diving headfirst into first base Friday night.
 
Cold9/21/2013 4:04:00 PM
Description: Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo won't play Saturday against Pittsburgh. SOURCE: Mark Sheldon, MLB.com
Insight: He jammed his thumb in last night's game and will get the day off to rest it. Choo (.283, 21 HR, 52 RBI) is in the midst of a 1-for-17 slump at the plate.
 
9/20/2013 10:46:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Shin-Soo Choo is just 6-for-27 (all singles) versus Pittsburgh left-hander Francisco Liriano with nine strikeouts.
Insight: Choo started September on fire, but has since cooled batting just .214 over the past seven days. This is an unfavorable matchup to be avoided.
 
9/9/2013 1:36:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Shin-Soo Choo has one hit in 10 at-bats versus Cubs starter Travis Wood with six strikeouts.
Insight: Choo has been on fire in September, batting .464 over eight games with three homers and a 1.427 OPS, but this is a matchup to avoid.
 
Hot9/2/2013 7:04:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Shin-Soo Choo has gone 12-for-27 with three doubles and three homers over his last six games.
Insight: He homered Sunday for the second straight game. The outfielder has 19 blasts this season, his most since 2010.
 
Hot9/1/2013 7:51:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Shin-Soo Choo connected on his 18th home run of the season Sunday in a loss to the Rockies.
Insight: The home run was part of a three-hit game for Choo, his second in as many days. The Reds leadoff hitter has been terrific this season. His .284 average is his highest since 2010.
 
8/18/2013 6:44:00 PM
Description: Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo reached base in all five of his plate appearances Sunday, going 2-for-2 with three walks.
Insight: The outfielder has had a cold three weeks, hitting .197 since July 26. Most of his production came in April and July -- he batted .337 in April and .330 in July but has been a .240 hitter or worse in the other three months this season.
 
Cold8/15/2013 4:21:00 PM
Description: Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo (hand) is in the lineup Thursday against the Brewers.
Insight: Choo missed Wednesday's game due to a hand issue. He's hitting .179 with a .612 OPS in August.
 
8/14/2013 12:50:00 PM
Description: Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Insight: Choo (.273, 78 runs, 15 HR, 37 RBI, 13 SB, .854 OPS) has struggled in August batting just .179 in his last 10 games.
 
7/30/2013 9:59:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, who sat out Monday due to an ankle injury, is probable for Tuesday's game against San Diego.
Insight: Choo (.285, 71 runs, 14 HR, 33 RBI, 12 SB, .884 OPS) received a routine day off Sunday but pinch-hit and hurt his ankle while sliding into second on a stolen base attempt. The injury wasn't considered serious and the outfielder could have been used to pinch-hit Monday.