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Birth Date7-13-1982
Height5' 11"
Weight210 lbs
Age35 years, 10 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.52014
4.62015
0.62016
1.02017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2005 SEA 22 10 21 18 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .056 .190 .056 .114 -2.3 0.1 -0.2
2006 CLE 23 45 167 146 23 43 11 3 3 69 18 46 1 1 1 22 5 3 .295 .373 .473 .276 5.8 -0.9 0.5
2006 SEA 23 4 12 11 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .167 .182 .105 -1.7 1.0 -0.1
2007 CLE 24 6 20 17 5 5 0 0 0 5 2 5 0 1 0 5 0 1 .294 .350 .294 .293 1.6 3.2 0.5
2008 CLE 25 94 370 317 68 98 28 3 14 174 44 78 5 4 0 66 4 3 .309 .397 .549 .320 34.8 -4.2 3.1
2009 CLE 26 156 685 583 87 175 38 6 20 285 78 151 17 7 0 86 21 2 .300 .394 .489 .305 49.8 5.0 5.5
2010 CLE 27 144 646 550 81 165 31 2 22 266 83 118 11 2 0 90 22 7 .300 .401 .484 .305 39.1 6.7 4.8
2011 CLE 28 85 358 313 37 81 11 3 8 122 36 78 6 3 0 36 12 5 .259 .344 .390 .268 10.0 6.9 1.8
2012 CLE 29 155 686 598 88 169 43 2 16 264 73 150 14 1 0 67 21 7 .283 .373 .441 .293 34.3 1.1 3.7
2013 CIN 30 154 712 569 107 162 34 2 21 263 112 133 26 2 3 54 20 11 .285 .423 .462 .318 61.0 -3.4 6.3
2014 TEX 31 123 529 455 58 110 19 1 13 170 58 131 12 4 40 3 4 .242 .340 .374 .266 11.5 -7.2 0.5
2015 TEX 32 149 653 555 94 153 32 3 22 257 76 147 15 5 2 82 4 2 .276 .375 .463 .295 36.0 6.6 4.6
2016 TEX 33 48 210 178 27 43 7 0 7 71 25 46 7 0 0 17 6 3 .242 .357 .399 .273 5.8 -0.4 0.6
2017 TEX 34 149 636 544 96 142 20 1 22 230 77 134 7 5 3 78 12 3 .261 .357 .423 .261 11.1 -1.5 1.0
2018 TEX 35 51 229 197 31 51 9 0 7 81 28 49 3 1 0 22 2 0 .259 .358 .411 .263 4.4 -0.6 0.4
Career1373593450518031399284261752260713127412536966613251.277.378.447.290301.112.332.8

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2001 WIS A 3 15 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 WIS A 119 507 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .379 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SBR A+ 11 51 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 INL A+ 110 471 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .340 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAN AA 132 579 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SEA MLB 10 21 .114 .252 .321 .400 .252 .071 104 -3.3 0.6 0 0.1 0.3 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2005 TAC AAA 115 502 .309 .280 .350 .442 .274 .341 83 24.3 13.2 -3.1 19.6 -4.0 30.4 4.7 30.4 4.7
2006 CLE MLB 45 167 .276 .273 .334 .435 .255 .408 109 3 5.0 -1.7 -0.9 -0.6 5.8 0.5 5.8 0.5
2006 SEA MLB 4 12 .105 .249 .306 .411 .246 .143 98 -2.1 0.4 0 1.0 -0.0 -1.7 -0.1 -1.7 -0.1
2006 TAC AAA 94 427 .320 .279 .348 .431 .269 .372 101 26.4 11.8 -2.9 -13.1 2.4 37.8 2.4 37.8 2.4
2007 CLE MLB 6 20 .293 .270 .339 .412 .260 .385 95 0.7 0.6 -0.1 3.2 0.5 1.6 0.5 1.6 0.5
2007 BUF AAA 59 238 .244 .269 .338 .401 .263 .309 101 -4.1 7.1 -2.6 -3.2 2.7 3.1 -0.0 3.1 -0.0
2007 IDN Rk 2 6 -.012 .251 .279 .361 .288 .250 91 -0.3 0.0 0 0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2008 CLE MLB 94 370 .320 .267 .334 .422 .261 .367 105 23.6 10.7 -3.8 -4.2 4.3 34.8 3.1 34.8 3.1
2008 BUF AAA 12 49 .264 .250 .313 .399 .249 .370 86 0.2 1.5 -0.6 0.2 0.0 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2009 CLE MLB 156 685 .305 .262 .329 .417 .257 .370 101 32.6 19.7 -7.3 5.0 4.8 49.8 5.5 49.8 5.5
2010 CLE MLB 144 646 .305 .259 .324 .404 .256 .347 106 29.3 17.8 -6.7 6.7 -1.3 39.1 4.8 39.1 4.8
2010 AKR AA 3 11 .105 .255 .310 .387 .253 .125 104 -1.8 0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.0 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2011 CLE MLB 85 358 .268 .256 .323 .401 .260 .317 101 2.7 9.7 -3.6 6.9 1.2 10.0 1.8 10.0 1.8
2011 LKC A 3 8 .016 .246 .307 .354 .255 .000 101 -2.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2012 CLE MLB 155 686 .293 .253 .317 .405 .259 .353 99 22.6 18.8 -6.9 1.1 -0.2 34.3 3.7 34.3 3.7
2013 CIN MLB 154 712 .318 .252 .315 .389 .258 .338 103 39.6 18.7 1.6 -3.4 1.1 61.0 6.3 61.0 6.3
2014 TEX MLB 123 529 .266 .251 .311 .384 .259 .308 102 3.1 13.6 -5.5 -7.2 0.3 11.5 0.5 11.5 0.5
2015 TEX MLB 149 653 .295 .252 .315 .405 .261 .335 105 22.2 17.6 -6.5 6.6 2.7 36.0 4.6 36.0 4.6
2016 TEX MLB 48 210 .273 .258 .320 .414 .257 .288 108 2.7 5.9 -2.3 -0.4 -0.6 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
2016 FRI AA 6 24 .299 .243 .295 .375 .251 .462 97 0.9 0.6 -0.3 -0.3 -0.0 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2016 ROU AAA 3 12 .505 .302 .352 .456 .270 .500 112 3.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2017 TEX MLB 149 636 .261 .253 .322 .426 .260 .305 111 1 18.6 -9.1 -1.5 0.7 11.1 1.0 11.1 1.0
2018 TEX MLB 51 229 .263 .235 .303 .391 .242 .310 112 0.7 6.7 -3.9 -0.6 0.9 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2001 WIS A 15 1 6 0 0 0 3 1 3 2 0 .462 .533 .462 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SBR A+ 51 14 12 5 1 1 9 9 9 3 0 .308 .451 .564 .256 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 WIS A 507 69 127 24 8 6 48 70 98 34 21 .302 .415 .440 .138 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 INL A+ 471 62 118 18 13 9 55 44 84 18 10 .286 .366 .459 .172 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAN AA 579 89 163 17 7 15 84 56 97 40 8 .315 .384 .462 .147 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TAC AAA 502 73 121 21 5 11 54 69 97 20 10 .282 .381 .431 .149 .309 30.4 19.6 4.7
2005 SEA MLB 21 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 .056 .190 .056 .000 .114 -2.3 0.1 -0.2
2006 TAC AAA 427 71 121 21 3 13 48 45 73 26 4 .323 .397 .499 .176 .320 37.8 -13.1 2.4
2006 CLE MLB 167 23 43 11 3 3 22 18 46 5 3 .295 .373 .473 .178 .276 5.8 -0.9 0.5
2006 SEA MLB 12 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .091 .167 .182 .091 .105 -1.7 1.0 -0.1
2007 IDN Rk 6 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .200 .333 .400 .200 -.012 -0.3 0.1 -0.0
2007 BUF AAA 238 34 54 11 2 3 26 21 40 10 3 .260 .336 .375 .115 .244 3.1 -3.2 -0.0
2007 CLE MLB 20 5 5 0 0 0 5 2 5 0 1 .294 .350 .294 .000 .293 1.6 3.2 0.5
2008 BUF AAA 49 1 11 2 0 1 3 5 14 1 3 .262 .367 .381 .119 .264 1.1 0.2 0.1
2008 CLE MLB 370 68 98 28 3 14 66 44 78 4 3 .309 .397 .549 .240 .320 34.8 -4.2 3.1
2009 CLE MLB 685 87 175 38 6 20 86 78 151 21 2 .300 .394 .489 .189 .305 49.8 5.0 5.5
2010 AKR AA 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 .091 .091 .091 .000 .105 -1.7 0.1 -0.2
2010 CLE MLB 646 81 165 31 2 22 90 83 118 22 7 .300 .401 .484 .184 .305 39.1 6.7 4.8
2011 LKC A 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .016 -2.0 -0.3 -0.2
2011 CLE MLB 358 37 81 11 3 8 36 36 78 12 5 .259 .344 .390 .131 .268 10.0 6.9 1.8
2012 CLE MLB 686 88 169 43 2 16 67 73 150 21 7 .283 .373 .441 .159 .293 34.3 1.1 3.7
2013 CIN MLB 712 107 162 34 2 21 54 112 133 20 11 .285 .423 .462 .178 .318 61.0 -3.4 6.3
2014 TEX MLB 529 58 110 19 1 13 40 58 131 3 4 .242 .340 .374 .132 .266 11.5 -7.2 0.5
2015 TEX MLB 653 94 153 32 3 22 82 76 147 4 2 .276 .375 .463 .187 .295 36.0 6.6 4.6
2016 ROU AAA 12 2 6 1 0 1 5 1 0 1 1 .545 .583 .909 .364 .505 3.2 -0.3 0.3
2016 FRI AA 24 0 6 1 0 0 0 3 7 0 1 .300 .417 .350 .050 .299 1.2 -0.3 0.1
2016 TEX MLB 210 27 43 7 0 7 17 25 46 6 3 .242 .357 .399 .157 .273 5.8 -0.4 0.6
2017 TEX MLB 636 96 142 20 1 22 78 77 134 12 3 .261 .357 .423 .162 .261 11.1 -1.5 1.0
2018 TEX MLB 229 31 51 9 0 7 22 28 49 2 0 .259 .358 .411 .152 .263 4.4 -0.6 0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1360 0.4618 0.4471 0.7451 0.6863 0.2418 0.8097 0.5876 0.2549 596 -0.001898
2009 2666 0.4880 0.4400 0.7408 0.6503 0.2396 0.8061 0.5719 0.2592 1158 -0.011523
2010 2482 0.4835 0.4416 0.7692 0.6550 0.2418 0.8282 0.6194 0.2308 1103 -0.012269
2011 1367 0.4843 0.4353 0.7277 0.6375 0.2454 0.8104 0.5260 0.2723 633 -0.008390
2012 2805 0.4813 0.4221 0.7441 0.6326 0.2268 0.8232 0.5394 0.2559 1321 -0.005603
2013 2990 0.4579 0.3903 0.7738 0.5909 0.2209 0.8504 0.6006 0.2262 1458 -0.009315
2014 2125 0.4993 0.4028 0.7430 0.5910 0.2152 0.8038 0.5764 0.2570 1043 -0.002143
2015 2598 0.4911 0.4149 0.7291 0.6207 0.2163 0.7992 0.5350 0.2709 1256 0.005382
2016 839 0.4875 0.3850 0.7678 0.5452 0.2326 0.8610 0.5600 0.2322 0 0.000000
2017 2541 0.4974 0.4140 0.7671 0.6250 0.2052 0.8468 0.5267 0.2329 0 0.000000
2018 897 0.4894 0.4125 0.7432 0.6401 0.1943 0.8114 0.5281 0.2568 0 0.000000
Career226700.48340.41910.7510.62610.22540.82280.5640.249928.3208-0.0048

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-17 2014-09-17 On-Alr 0 0 Left Ankle Surgery Cartilage 2014-09-17
2014-08-24 2014-09-29 60-DL 36 34 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Spur -
2014-05-25 2014-05-25 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Soreness -
2014-05-03 2014-05-03 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Soreness - -
2014-04-22 2014-04-28 DTD 6 5 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2014-03-09 2014-03-12 Camp 3 0 Left Elbow Soreness - -
2014-03-01 2014-03-03 Camp 2 0 Left Upper Arm Soreness Triceps - -
2013-09-21 2013-09-23 DTD 2 2 Left Thumb Sprain - -
2013-08-14 2013-08-15 DTD 1 1 - Hand Soreness - -
2013-07-29 2013-07-30 DTD 1 1 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2013-03-17 2013-03-23 Camp 6 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
2013-03-02 2013-03-06 Camp 4 0 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2012-04-25 2012-05-02 DTD 7 6 Left Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2011-09-16 2011-09-29 60-DL 13 15 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2011-08-28 2011-09-15 15-DL 18 17 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-08-24 2011-08-26 DTD 2 1 Left Trunk Soreness - -
2011-06-25 2011-08-12 15-DL 48 41 Left Thumb Surgery Fracture From HBP 2011-06-28
2011-03-05 2011-03-08 Camp 3 0 Left Elbow Soreness -
2011-02-27 2011-03-04 Camp 5 0 Left Elbow Soreness -
2010-07-03 2010-07-23 15-DL 20 16 Right Thumb Sprain -
2009-03-04 2009-03-11 Camp 7 0 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps -
2008-03-21 2008-05-30 60-DL 70 53 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-09-25
2007-09-05 2007-09-28 DTD 23 21 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-09-25
2007-06-10 2007-08-13 Minors 64 0 Left Elbow Soreness - -
2006-03-12 2006-03-17 Camp 5 0 Left Elbow Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 TEX $21,000,000
2019 TEX $21,000,000
2018 TEX $20,000,000
2017 TEX $20,000,000
2016 TEX $20,000,000
2015 TEX $14,000,000
2014 TEX $14,000,000
2013 CIN $7,375,000
2012 CLE $4,900,000
2011 CLE $3,975,000
2010 CLE $461,100
2009 CLE $420,300
2008 CLE $390,400
2007 CLE $383,100
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$85,904,900
2018Current$20,000,000
12 yrPvs + Cur$105,904,900
2 yrFuture$42,000,000
14 yrTotal$147,904,900

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 119 dBoras Corp.7 years/$130M (2014-20)

Details
  • 7 years/$130M (2014-20). Signed by Texas as a free agent 12/13. 14:$14M, 15:$14M, 16:$20M, 17:$20M, 18:$20M, 19:$21M, 20:$21M. Limited no-trade clause allowing Choo to block deals to 10 clubs each season. Award bonuses: $0.25M for MVP. $0.15M for WS MVP. $0.1M each for All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP.
  • 1 year/$7.375M (2013). Signed by Cincinnati 2/11/13 (avoided arbitration, $8M-$6.75M).
  • 1 year/$4.9M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Cleveland 12/11/12.
  • 1 year/$3.975M (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4611M (2010). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4203M (2009). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/09 (split contract, $234,300 in minors).
  • 1 year/$0.3904M (2008). Re-signed 3/7/08.
  • 1 year/$0.3831M (2007). Re-signed by Cleveland 2/07 (split contract, $109,600 in minors). Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 4/07. Optioned to Triple-A 5/3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed 3/06. Optioned to Triple-A 3/06. Recalled 7/06. Optioned to Triple-A 7/06. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Seattle 7/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Seattle 11/04. Optioned to Triple-A 3/05. Recalled 4/05. Optioned to Triple-A 5/05. Recalled 9/05.
  • Signed by Seattle 2000 as an amateur free agent from South Korea. $1.3M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .247 .352 .397 .274
11 vs R (Multi) .271 .379 .447 .293
18 Split (Multi) .024 .026 .050 .019
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .304 .429 .587 .356
31 vs R (2016) .220 .331 .333 .242
38 Split (2016) -.085 -.097 -.254 -.113
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)with the first month in the books are there any FA veterans you're adding in dynasty? Like a David Peralta if you believe hes back to 2015 form.
(Chansen8895 from San Jose, CA)
David Peralta is v. good. Ryan Zimmerman got off to such a hot start that you can't get him now. One guy who has stood out to me is Shin-Soo Choo. His OBP is around .400 right now, hitting for some power. Underrated. (George Bissell)
2016-06-20 16:00:00 (link to chat)When does Joey Gallo get called up for good and what do you see his future ceiling as?
(Ronnie from Nebraska)
Well as long as Beltre is at 3B it won't be there. His value is so much lower at 1B that they need an OF spot to open up before he is called up for good. Problem is that Nomar Mazara guy is pretty good and has a lockdown on RF. Shin-Soo Choo and Josh Hamilton are making a lot of money, so there isn't an everyday spot for him yet. (Steve Givarz)
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Jeff, really enjoy these. What would be a solid comp for Brandon Nimmo? A Shin-Soo Choo type as a leadoff guy with average speed but high on-base, or do you think he can fill out more and be a middle of the order bat eventually? Also, do you think he has present power that he just hasn't learned how to utilize in games yet, or he still needs to put on significant muscle or improve his bat speed.
(Ron Mexico from Cedar Rapids)
Nimmo is a great example of why comps can get us in trouble but why they can also be valuable tools. I've seen Nimmo four times this season already and I'm still not sure who he's going to be like. He has some Choo-ish qualities, most notably his plate discipline. The real question for Nimmo is how much power he develops. I don't see him becoming a middle of the order bat, though he's built like a guy who could be one. He has a leadoff man's game, though, and I think that's where he ends up. I don' know if he's Grady Sizemore, or Choo or a slightly slower Jacoby Ellsbury or what. That's why I won't make a comp on him just yet. At this point, pick a left-handed hitting center fielder with plus plate discipline and you've got a shot to be correct. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Favorite offseason thing so far?
(AndrewWithHats from Asheville, NC)
Shin-Soo Choo's hair (Craig Goldstein)
2013-10-07 18:00:00 (link to chat)Sandy Alderson's seat is going to start getting warm this winter. Realistically, what can he do to improve that awful team?
(Matt M from Ray Brook, NY)
A lot depends on how much money Alderson is going to be able to spend in the next couple of years. There have been rumors linking the Mets to Shin-Soo Choo and Jacoby Ellsbury, but it's hard to say how realistic this is given the Mets money problems. Mets fans and some Mets watchers don't like to hear this, but the Mets are on a five-year plan. An emergence of some of the arms the Mets have in their system would be a big help. Wheeler, Montero, Gee, and Niese isn't a bad rotation. The question is whether or not the team will be able to field a decent enough offense to run with the big boys. My suspicion is that 2015 is the year the Mets will start looking to contend again. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)You are now in charge of the Giants, who do you go after this offseason, Cano? Rios? Starting Pitching?
(Lou from San Fran)
Cano is going to make just about any team better for at least the next several seasons, but do you want to be the team that is paying him $30+ per season when he's 36 and hitting .270/.310/.370? I guess there are worse fates. I think a guy like Shin-Soo Choo would be a great pick-up for San Francisco. They could put him in left and at the top of the lineup and he'd score a billion runs hitting in front of Posey and, if he gets on a treadmill this off-season, Sandoval. (Matthew Kory)
2013-08-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Phillies are the 4th largest media market in the USA (A.C. Nielsen). Their projected TV deal is supposed to be at least $5 billion. Are they going to unload for Shin-Soo Choo and Hunter Pence plus a couple of shutdown relievers or continue with this Toothpick bat fraud Ben Revere and that no-talent triple-A bullpen? Is some TV network actually going to pay $5 billion for that?
(Free_AEC from South Jersey)
I can't speak for how the Phillies will spend their money, but they should see a lucrative new TV deal which will allow them to try and reload and get competitive. Their player salaries have been very high, and I've wondered how they were able to sustain that through attendance which until this season was off the charts. The new TV deal gets them back in that stage. Now, whether they hang on to veterans that will be deep in the throes of regression is another question. (Maury Brown About Biogenesis and Business)
2013-04-25 12:30:00 (link to chat)Better fringe MVP candidate: Coco Crisp or... Shin-soo Choo? Jonathan Lucroy? Chris Davis?
(justarobert from Santa Clara, CA)
If Lucroy keeps getting as many borderline calls as he has thus far this season, he might be an actual MVP candidate. He's pretty much lapping the field right now. Of course, we're a ways away from a player getting award consideration because of his framing, so Choo makes a more likely choice. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)My oldest OF in my dynasty league is Shin-Soo Choo, would Brian Goodwin be a good target to replace him via rookie draft? Brinson is also available.
(Abnergreen from Puerto Rico )
I'd rather have Goodwin than Brinson. By the time you'd think about looking for a Choo replacement, Goodwin should be nice and ready. (Bret Sayre)
2012-12-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think about the Indians aggressive attitude towards free agency this year, and how good a chance do they have to sign a player like Swisher or Jackson?
(Nick from Los Angeles, CA)
I like what the Indians are doing, Nick, in terms of trying to compensate for weaknesses at the top of their pipeline, and getting Trevor Bauer for one year of Shin-Soo Choo was very impressive. As for free agency, I don't think they have a great chance of getting Jackson, who appears to be down to the Cubs and Rangers (with Chicago looking like the strong favorite), and the situation with Swisher really depends on how interested the Rangers are. If he gets more than $60 million over four years, it probably won't be from Cleveland. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-12-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are the supposed asking prices right now for Shin-Soo Choo and Asdrubal Cabrera right now? I hear astronomical. Also, are you a big Run-DMC fan?
(Steve G. from Athens, OH)
Run DMC are in the pantheon, man. Up there with Rakim, PE, NWA, etc. The eponymous debut record is what got me into hip-hop in the first place. Gods.

I don't move Cabrera unless I got a MASSIVE return. Up-the-middle starters are worth their weight in gold, almost literally.

I'm a big Choo fan, but maybe if I'm Cleveland I wait til midseason and move him to a contender. Although the OF market is pretty tight right now, maybe you can get a premium for him from someone like PHI? Not sure what I'd need to get in return. But CLE is in a good position because they don't NEED to move him right now. Seller's market. (Ian Miller)
2012-12-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Completely Gratuitous 4-Team Blockbuster Trade Proposal: -Mets send R.A. Dickey to Red Sox, send Lucas Duda + Domingo Tapia to Indians & send Wilmer Flores to Diamondbacks -Red Sox send Archie Bradley + Anthony Ranaudo to Indians -Indians send Asdrubal Cabrera to Diamondbacks & send Shin-Soo Choo + Vinnie Pestano to Mets -Diamondbacks send Justin Upton to Mets Care to offer gratuitous thoughts?
(mattstupp from NYC)
Math makes my head hurt (Ian Miller)
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Ben, in my standard 6x6 roto league, I just accepted a trade of Kevin Youkilis and Shin-Soo Choo for Paul Konerko. Is it just me or did I get fantastic value for the rest of Konerko's season, which HAS to be somewhat of a regression.
(SnakeDoctor18 from NY)
You gave up Konerko and got both of those guys? Apologies if my next answer is delayed, as I'm starting a slow clap...now. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-06-06 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Dan, In my 6x6 roto league, I was just offered Shin-Soo Choo for Rajai Davis and Alexi Ogando. What do you think? Is Choo going to return to form?
(SnakeDoctor18 from NY)
That's a tough call. Choo admitted this weekend that he's been pressing as a way to make up for his DUI arrest. Clearly he's the best player in the deal when he's on, but you have to wonder whether (and when) he'll put the arrest behind him. (Dan Turkenkopf)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which guy are you more concerned about - Adam Dunn or Shin-Soo Choo? It is fair to answer neither.
(jmoore from Detroit)
Kind of worried about both, less worried about Choo. It's not panic time yet, but I'm not ecstatic to own Dunn right now. (Derek Carty)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Marc, Are you giving Shin-Soo Choo any love in this year's draft?
(Swat Slugger from USA)
I don't see why not! He was good for me last year in a mixed league, minus the whole injury thing. He's very useful, as he excels at nothing but does everything very well. Like a better version of Hunter Pence. (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-23 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a more underrated everyday player out there than Colby Rasmus? I feel embarrassed when I open Cardinals emails saying "Holliday needs your help getting to the ASG," as it should be Rasmus...
(Mark from Springfield)
I mean, there may be. Shin-Soo Choo is probably the guy I'd nominate as most underrated, but the trick about this sort of question is that there could be someone who because he's even more underrated than Choo that I'm not even aware of him. I dunno, where I'm at there's plenty of Cards fans (we have their single-A team in town, which encourages it) so I hear plenty about Rasmus. Maybe I'm wrong here. (Colin Wyers)
2009-12-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Sin Soo Choo? Can he improve upon last years performance? Is last years performance even sustainable?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
Shin-Soo Choo is pretty great. I don't think he needs to improve on last year, given he's a legit line drive hitter with some power, on-base skills, great baserunning skills and the ability to play at least average defense. Can you believe that he was acquired for Ben Broussard? (Marc Normandin)
2009-12-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Marc Normandin: Shin-Soo Choo is pretty great. I don't think he needs to improve on last year, given he's a legit line drive hitter with some power, on-base skills, great baserunning skills and the ability to play at least average defense. Can you believe that he was acquired for Ben Broussard? God Bless Seattle :)
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
It's funny, because he's the kind of player the current Seattle front office would drool over.

I have to wrap things up folks, as I have to finish some baseball-related things I was working on that made me late for the chat in the first place. (Marc Normandin)
2009-10-05 16:00:00 (link to chat)Your thoughts on Shin-soo Choo's fine season? He's #2 in vorp for a.l. right fielder's. Is he for real?
(big mac from big d)
I know it seems like I can answer questions with questions in chats, but what do you mean by for real? If you're asking if I think Choo is going to continue to be a .300/.400/.550 hitter, probably not. If you're asking if I think he, at 26 years old, is going to continue walking and developing patience, remaining a great hitter for years to come then yep, he is for real. BABIPs in the .370s are unlikely to be sustained year-in year-out but I see no reason why he cannot average a .280/.375/.480 over the next five years. (Eric Seidman)


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