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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
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Birth Date11-10-1989
Height6' 0"
Weight230 lbs
Age29 years, 6 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.02015
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-1.52019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2013 OAK 23 9 19 5 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .278 .316 .333 75 -0.5 0.0 -0.5 -0.1
2014 TEX 24 86 280 46 6 1 9 21 69 3 1 0 .182 .250 .320 78 -6.6 -1.5 -0.8 -0.4
2015 TEX 25 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 88 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
Career96300517192276310.188.253.32078-7.1-1.6-1.4-0.5

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2010 VAN A- NWN 27 121 .246 .326 .359 .423 97 13.3 3.7 0.3 157 0 0.0 -1.7 3.8 0.6
2010 ATH Rk AZL 3 9 .259 .329 .374 .000 92 -0.2 0.3 0 26 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.9 -0.1
2011 STO A+ CAL 118 542 .271 .345 .423 .336 98 34.4 16.2 -0.5 137 0 -10.1 -0.4 11.9 1.7
2012 MID AA TEX 91 402 .254 .321 .386 .352 99 9.4 11.1 0.5 118 0 -9.8 1.7 3.6 0.7
2013 OAK MLB AL 9 19 .270 .327 .462 .417 90 0.6 0.5 -0.2 75 13 -0.5 0.0 -0.5 -0.1
2013 SAC AAA PCL 132 600 .281 .349 .439 .358 97 27.3 17.2 -2.9 127 0 -10.7 -4.9 11.7 1.1
2014 TEX MLB AL 86 280 .249 .310 .378 .208 99 -11 7.2 -2.2 78 7 -0.8 -1.5 -6.6 -0.4
2014 ROU AAA PCL 43 182 .270 .335 .423 .333 97 5.7 5.5 -1.7 115 0 -1.4 2.4 2.1 0.7
2015 TEX MLB AL 1 1 .284 .309 .475 .000 115 -0.2 0.0 0 88 3 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 COH AAA INT 14 62 .260 .333 .393 .323 105 -1.5 1.7 -0.7 51 0 1.4 -0.5 -4.1 -0.2
2015 ROU AAA PCL 110 447 .267 .328 .409 .310 95 0.3 12.4 -4.7 76 0 -11.9 0.6 -18.3 -2.2
2016 COH AAA INT 71 276 .252 .316 .378 .302 108 3.3 7.8 -3.9 96 0 -1.3 -2.8 -4.4 -0.5
2017 BLX AA SOU 48 195 .246 .319 .380 .328 100 10.1 5.3 -2.2 133 0 -4.2 -0.3 3.1 0.2
2017 NOR AAA INT 10 32 .262 .324 .426 .059 95 -3.7 0.9 -0.2 28 0 -0.9 0.4 -2.9 -0.3
2019 QUI AAA MEX 32 137 .000 .000 .000 .359 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2010 ATH Rk AZL 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .000 .222 .000 .000 0 0
2010 VAN A- NWN 121 102 20 29 10 2 7 64 26 15 43 6 1 .284 .392 .627 .343 0 0
2011 STO A+ CAL 542 467 79 133 28 1 30 253 82 61 134 9 5 .285 .376 .542 .257 4 0
2012 MID AA TEX 402 359 59 103 15 2 10 152 58 33 88 5 1 .287 .356 .423 .136 3 0
2013 OAK MLB AL 19 18 2 5 1 0 0 6 0 1 6 0 0 .278 .316 .333 .056 0 0
2013 SAC AAA PCL 600 510 90 154 29 1 14 227 89 69 115 1 2 .302 .390 .445 .143 10 0
2014 ROU AAA PCL 182 150 25 40 8 0 7 69 31 23 47 2 1 .267 .379 .460 .193 3
2014 TEX MLB AL 280 253 20 46 6 1 9 81 36 21 69 1 0 .182 .250 .320 .138 3
2015 TEX MLB AL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2015 COH AAA INT 62 54 5 11 5 0 1 19 7 5 22 1 0 .204 .306 .352 .148 0 0
2015 ROU AAA PCL 447 406 53 99 25 1 12 162 60 32 115 2 0 .244 .309 .399 .155 2 0
2016 COH AAA INT 276 252 33 62 11 0 14 115 39 14 81 0 1 .246 .304 .456 .210 2 0
2017 NOR AAA INT 32 26 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 5 9 1 0 .038 .219 .077 .038 0 0
2017 BLX AA SOU 195 173 26 47 13 0 9 87 29 18 49 0 1 .272 .349 .503 .231 1 0
2019 QUI AAA MEX 137 126 16 35 10 0 7 66 23 10 42 0 1 .278 .328 .524 .246 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2013 70 0.5000 0.4143 0.6552 0.5143 0.3143 0.8333 0.3636 0.3448 0.0023
2014 1074 0.5000 0.4162 0.7629 0.5400 0.2924 0.8517 0.5987 0.2371 -0.0035
2015 7 0.5714 0.7143 0.8000 0.7500 0.6667 0.6667 1.0000 0.2000 0.0000
Career11510.50040.41790.75660.53970.29600.84950.58680.2434-0.0031

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
2014-09-15 2014-09-29 DTD 14 13 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2014-06-01 2014-06-03 DTD 2 1 Left Lower Leg Contusion Shin -
2012-07-22 2012-09-05 Minors 45 41 Left Thumb Fracture HBP - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 MIL $
2016 CLE $
2015 TEX $
2014 TEX $502,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$502,000
1 yrTotal$502,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 166 dFranklin-Frye Sports2018

Details
  • 2018. Re-signed by Nexen of Korea 11/17 (1 year/$0.6M).
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 2/15/17 (minor-league contract). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 5/5/17 (minor-league contract). Released by Milwaukee 7/21/17. Signed by Nexen of Korea 7/22/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Cleveland (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$512,220 (2015). Re-signed by Texas 2/27/15. Acquired by Cleveland 8/21/15 after being DFA by Texas 8/18/15. DFA by Cleveland 11/25/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/30/15.
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2014). Re-signed by Texas 2/17/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Oakland 9/1/13. Acquired by Texas in trade from Oakland 12/3/13.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2010 (1-10) (Texas-Arlington). $2M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 380 41 76 14 1 14 45 24 117 0 0 .218 .279 .385 67 -3.2 -0.3
80o 361 37 69 13 1 13 41 21 113 0 0 .208 .264 .370 59 -7.4 -0.8
70o 347 34 64 12 1 12 38 20 111 0 0 .199 .256 .355 54 -10.1 -1.1
60o 336 32 59 11 1 11 36 18 108 0 0 .190 .244 .338 49 -12.3 -1.3
50o 325 30 55 10 1 10 34 17 106 0 0 .183 .235 .322 45 -14.2 -1.5
40o 314 28 53 10 1 10 32 16 103 0 0 .182 .232 .325 41 -15.9 -1.7
30o 303 26 49 9 1 9 30 15 101 0 0 .174 .224 .309 36 -17.6 -1.9
20o 289 24 43 8 0 8 27 14 98 0 0 .159 .208 .278 31 -19.3 -2.1
10o 270 21 38 7 0 7 24 12 93 0 0 .150 .196 .260 23 -21.3 -2.3
Weighted Mean328315610110351810700.184.238.32246-13.6-1.5

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any prospects that have surprised you (in a good way) in the majors this season?
(Bill from New York)
Stroman. Wow, that dude's a monster. I never saw him as a minor leaguer, so that probably leads to some of the surprise. Either way, that's a special arm and a fun guy to watch.

On the negative side, I expected a lot more out of Michael Choice heading into the season and am still a fan of the overall profile despite the negative results this season. (Ethan Purser)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Michael Choice had a pretty horrendous year in the majors and now is hitting again in AAA (PCL). Was he just rushed because of the cacophony of Rangers injuries or has he taken a step back in scouts' eyes?
(Pat from FL)
A bit of both? Choice definitely has some holes in his game, his swing specifically, but could be a second division OF, and contribute to a good team. He's gotten really long, and gave away a lot of ABs. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)I don't know much you've seen Michael Choice, but I have a theory that his noisy front leg is causing him all sorts of problems including a visible loss of balance when he swings at pitches on the outer third. Thoughts? Can a guy with his profile contribute even league average plate production with that kind of timing mechanism?
(Jay from PHX)
I don't like it but you don't know if you take away that stride if he falls off a cliff even harder. That would be a change for the offseason. Physical gifts are there. (Ryan Parker)
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospect delivers a Puig-like explosion this season? Willing to stash till mid June if there is some bang for my patience in the second half. Top targets are Baez Taveras Springer Polanco and perhaps Buxton but he seems a year away.
(Travis Fryman's Mitt from Pontiac, MI)
I really love Springer, but I think he could be up in May. Taveras has to get healthy first. However, Puig was 79th on the BP 101 last year, so if you're looking for someone deeper, lemme throw Wilmer Flores and Michael Choice out there as potential breakouts. (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Mike Moustakas .... primed for an Alex Gordon-like emergence or more of the same frustration? Do you like Michael Choice in the Texas OF picture?
(dianagram from VORGville)
Moustakas was so so bad last season. How do you look at his stats and expect him to be an above average player? The Royals can't (and won't) give up on him yet, so that's a good thing in that we get to find out the answer to this novel, but wow yuck.

As for Choice, Texas is a great place to hit, but where's he going to play? Rios, Choo, and Martin in the outfield doesn't leave much room. He can't platoon with Rios because they're both right-handed and you don't give the money to Choo that the Rangers did and then platoon him. So, fourth outfielder? Depth is good though. It's a long season. (Matthew Kory)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)It feels like nearly everything clicked for the A's the last two years. They've made a lot of moves this offseason, but it doesn't feel like they've improved. Kazmir in, Colon out. Sign Punto to be what, a utility infielder? Johnson in, Balfour out. Gentry in, Smith out (and Michael Choice traded). And of course, the Rangers have gotten a lot better. Do you see the A's contending for the division again?
(Jon from San Francisco)
I do think the A's will still contend. They have a good roster and they'll piece together a competitive club that will hang around. (Mark Anderson)
2013-12-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you predict any prospects getting trades this winter?
(Chris from Phoenix)
Yes. Michael Choice. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which do you think will have the best career? Marcell Ozuna, Jake Marisnick, Michael Choice, Khris Davis? And can you rank the 4 for career? Thanks!
(TheKernel from Pasadena)
I would take Marisnick.

Marisnick, Choice, Ozuna, Davis (Jason Parks)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)do yo think Michael Choice is good enough to be a winning piece in Arlington this season?
(liltroy17 from ag-town)
I'm not sure what a winning piece looks like, but if it means he develops into a starter, I will agree. He might not make a lot of contact, but he can hit for power, has some on-base ability, and can handle LF. I liked the trade for the Rangers. Smart move. (Jason Parks)
2013-10-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Michael Choice can crack the opening day roster for the A's? If so, what kind of season could you see him having? Thanks Matt!
(Mike from The Couch)
I think he could. It depends on whether or not there's an open spot in the outfield. How long is Josh Reddick out? Do the A's pick up Coco Crisp's option? Do they trade Cespedes and if so do they get an outfielder in return? (Matthew Kory)
2013-10-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you were Oakland, who stays and goes for 2014? Some choices are obvious -- Chris Young and Kurt Suzuki are gone. Grant Balfour and Bartolo Colon are probably not affordable. Brett Anderson, Seth Smith, and Josh Reddick are all non-tender candidates, though Smith and Reddick could be back because it doesn't look like Michael Choice is ready. How do they fix the middle of the infield? Jed Lowrie isn't going to put up this type of offense to make up for that poor of a glove and Eric Sogard and Albert Callaspo -- just, no. The Coliseum hides the total mediocre state of the A's rotation.
(Dave from Chicago)
Great question. Agree on Young and Suzuki. Balfour will probably price himself out of Oakland, a team that has no problem with a revolving door of closers. I think that Reddick sticks around, unless his homer counts exorbitantly drive up the price in his first year of arbitration. It will be interesting to see what Colon wants contractually, and the A's could easily bow out if he wants a multi-year deal. There is no way that the A's pay $8 million for Anderson next year, so his option will be declined, but it will be interesting to see if he re-signs on a one-year deal to re-establish his value. Coco Crisp will probably be taken up on his $7.5 million option, given his somewhat unique blend of speed and power in CF (as well as his clubhouse appeal). The A's like the power that Lowrie offers in the middle of the diamond, and their backup options are less than inspiring (Nakajima has turned out to be a waste of $6.5 million).

The A's pitching succeeds in many ways that are tough to see. Yes, the Coliseum and its immense foul territory certainly help, but the A's have an excellent system in place for pitcher development. They emphasize balance, posture, and pitch repetition - and they eschew the slide step! So they earn the benefit of the doubt when it comes to developing pitchers from within and identifying which arms to bring into the system.


On the jukebox: Aerosmith, "Ragdoll" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have the Vimeo plus account or just the regular one?
(Hank from Rochester)
Plus. If any of you haven't seen my Vimeo page before, check it out: https://vimeo.com/user3214266/videos

Tons of prospect videos going back a few years (I upgraded to a much better camera prior to spring training 2012). Sometimes I like going back and looking at the older videos, like Michael Choice hitting a double off Hoby Milner in college: https://vimeo.com/11097416 (Jason Cole)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you are trading major league talent for prospects do you want bulk or elite. As example (from A's): Addison Russell or Sonny Gray, Michael Choice, Grant Green and Jemile Weeks.
(hknova from Hong Kong)
I wouldn't trade for Grant Green. Give me the high ceiling guys; players with impact potential. You don't fly flags because of fringy talent. Impact players make impact teams. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Over/under: Michael Choice makes two All-Star games?
(JoshuaGB from Chicago)
I was thisclose to saying over then I started flipping around B-Ref pages and noticed that Carlos Pena made one AS team, Adam Dunn made two, and Pat Burrell made zero. Do three-true outcome guys get underrated in AS voting? Is it the streaky thing? These are unanswered questions that force me into saying under. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your take on Michael Choice's roller coaster season last year? Is ready for a MLB role?
(Matt from Chicago)
Not ready yet; has major league potential (Jason Parks)
2012-10-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)The A's outfield has fewer future openings than I expected, but will Michael Choice force his way into the discussion despite the injury setback?
(myshkin from Santa Clara)
Yes, Coco Crisp's contract expires after next year (though the A's do hold a team option) and I would expect to see Cespedes shift to center field and Choice slide into left when the latter is ready for the big leagues. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Looking forward to my prospect draft next season. Taijuan Walker v. Archie Bradley. Xander Bogaerts v. Javier Baez, Michael Choice v. Rymer Liriano. Who'd you take in those matchups?
(Joe from Bellvue)
Bradley, Bogaerts, Liriano. Walker is the wildcard for me because he could be the very good version of Edwin Jackson we saw a few years ago or the one that has been around most other seasons. (Jason Collette)


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