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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||545.00||18.00||.262||52.00||79.00||6.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Baltimore||14||5||3|| .471||1.000|| .357|
|vs Santiago (Career)||17||4||1|| .412||.278||.235|
|vs LHP||150||30||3|| .291|| .320|| .200|
|12/23/2014||Jose Reyes, SS COL|
Raul Mondesi, SS KC
Joe Mauer, 1B MIN
Will Middlebrooks, 3B SD
|Jose Quintana, SP CHW|
Matt Holliday, LF STL
Shin-Soo Choo, RF TEX
|12/22/2014||Shin-Soo Choo, RF TEX||Christian Vazquez, C BOS|
|12/22/2014||Miguel Sano, DH MIN|
Jeff Samardzija, SP CHW
Shin-Soo Choo, RF TEX
|David Robertson, RP CHW|
Aaron Harang, SP PHI
Alex Gordon, LF KC
|Last 10 Games|
Shin-Soo Choo hits for cycle in Rangers' win
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/22/15) Rangers right fielder Shin-Soo Choo hit for the 259th cycle in MLB history.
Choo went 4 for 5 with three runs scored and three RBI.
"He has had some challenges this year, and he has answered a lot of them," manager Jeff Banister said, per MLB.com. "To see him end the night the way he has, his teammates cheering him on and yelling for him to go to third, it was great to see."
Two of the last three AL cycles have come from Texas players. Alex Rios turned the trick in 2013.
The Rockies gave up their first cycle since Scott Hairston victimized them in 2012.
Shin-Soo Choo not in Rangers' lineup
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/20/15) Rangers right fielder Shin-Soo Choo isn't in the lineup for Monday's game. Choo will sit out the game against a lefthanded starter. Josh Hamilton will play right for just the fourth time this year, and Ryan Rua steps into left field.
Rangers RF Choo hopes confidence can get him out of slump
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(7/18/15) Rangers right fielder Shin-Soo Choo is struggling as of late, but he hopes a boost in confidence will help him find his groove again, according to MLB.com.
Choo is hitting just .107 with seven strikeouts over his last nine games. His overall season hasn't been much better; a .221 average with 11 home runs, 38 RBI and 84 strikeouts.
"Probably a little bit of confidence," Choo said, per MLB.com.
"The confidence in his own game is what he needs," manager Jeff Banister said. "Choo still possesses all the qualities of a terrific player. I would say he needs confidence and consistency."
Choo struggled much of last season and hoped this season he would turn over a new leaf, but it hasn't worked out that way thus far.
"I thought last season was the worst in my career…injury, the team not doing something," Choo said. "It was not what I was looking for when I signed as a free agent.
"This year has been worse than last year."
Rangers OF Shin-Shoo Choo might end up in platoon situation
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/17/15) There remains a chance Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo could end up in a platoon situation, if he continues to struggle against left-handed pitchers, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
Choo is batting .153 with a .243 slugging percentage and .469 OPS against lefties in 2015. In his career, he hits .234 with a .333 slugging percentage and .660 OPS against left-handers.
Working trade of Shin-Soo Choo won't be easy for Rangers
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(7/7/15) The Rangers would like to trade outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to improve their hitting against left-handers, but that will be easier said than done and will probably have to wait until the offseason, per Fox Sports.
Choo owns a miserable .156/.233/.248 slash line against southpaws. He turns 33 on July 13 and is owed $102 million over the next five seasons. His contract also includes a limited no-trade clause that would limit Texas from trading him to only 20 teams.
The Rangers would likely need to pay much of that salary, toss in prospects and take back less expensive talent to swing it.
|2014 summary: Going from one hitter's park with the Reds to another with the Rangers made Shin-Soo Choo seem like a safe bet to continue his career resurgence in 2014, and for a while there, that appeared to be the case. He hit .310 with six home runs, a .441 on-base percentage and a .931 OPS in his first 45 games. But he began to lose steam after suffering an ankle injury in late April, batting .207 with a .595 OPS over his final 78 games before finally getting shut down with a bone spur in his elbow in August.|
Playing time status: At age 32, Choo may not yet be to the point where injuries are the expectation, but the ones he does suffer seem to have a drastic impact on his numbers. There were the thumb and oblique in 2011, for instance, when he hit .259 with a .733 OPS. He did have cartilage removed from his ankle after the season but didn't have his elbow repaired, so you'll need to be on guard with him. When he falls apart, it all falls apart.
2015 outlook: Just a year removed from being the 11th-best outfielder in Rotisserie leagues and the fourth-best in Head-to-Head points leagues with a career-high 112 walks, Choo is a major bounce-back candidate for 2015. He has had three seasons in his career in which he went 20-20 with a .280 batting average (and another in which he fell a little short in the homers), which is uncommon production in this day and age. The downside is enough, though, that you wouldn't want to draft him as more than your third outfielder in Rounds 10-12.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/28/15||BAL||8:05 pm||Kevin Gausman|
|8/29/15||BAL||8:05 pm||Ubaldo Jimenez|
|8/30/15||BAL||3:05 pm||Miguel Gonzalez|
|8/31/15||@ SD||10:10 pm||Tyson Ross|
|9/1/15||@ SD||10:10 pm||Andrew Cashner|
|9/2/15||@ SD||10:10 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|9/4/15||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Garrett Richards|