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Shin-Soo Choo (LF,RF,DH)

Texas Rangers - 62% owned

Bats: L, Throws: L
Three hits for Shin-Soo Choo

Wed, Sep 2nd 2:05am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Shin-Soo Choo when 3-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored in the Rangers 8-6 win over San Diego tonight.

Fantasy Impact: Choo had three singles, but is still hitting just .236 over his last 15 games.


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Solid night for Shin-Soo Choo

Wed, Aug 26th 11:30pm EDT
By Mitch Cox

Shin-Soo Choo has struggled against left-handed pitching all season, and tonight he had to face one of the league's best in David Price. But Choo had himself a solid night, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in the Rangers 12-4 loss to the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Choo has had a frustrating year - both for him and fantasy owners. He has been all over the map between hot and cold streaks, so it's very hard to predict how he will perform. There are more consistent options out there.


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Shin-Soo Choo walked twice and scored a run in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Despite his low average, Choo has been an on-base machine in August. His 16 walks and eight extra-base hits have led to a solid OPS of .894 this month.


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Big day for Shin-Soo Choo

Sat, Aug 15th 11:33pm EDT
By Mitch Cox

Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-4, drove in three runs and scored three more in the Rangers 12-4 shellacking of Tampa Bay on Saturday. Choo singled, doubled and hit his 15th home run of the season in the Rangers seven-run sixth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Choo's overall season numbers aren't a disaster, but his hot-cold streaks have been tough for fantasy players. He is now hitting .245 on the year with 15 HR's and 53 RBI.


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Shin-Soo Choo connected for a two-run home run off of Lance McCullers to highlight a six-run first inning for the Rangers in tonight's 12-9 Texas win.

Fantasy Impact: It was Choo's 14th home run of the season and raised his RBI total on the year to 50, third highest on the team. His average is still far below normal at just .239 which is indicative of the inconsistent year he has had.


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Shin-Soo Choo knocked a solo home run in the second inning off of CC Sabathia in the Rangers 7-6 win over the Yankees today.

Fantasy Impact: It was Choo's 13th home run of the season, but more surprisingly, it came off the lefty Sabathia. Choo is hitting a paltry .176 off southpaws this year.


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Shin-Soo Choo stroked three singles and drove in a run in the Rangers 5-2 win over the Yankees today.

Fantasy Impact: Because of his recent struggles at the plate, Choo was hitting out of the eight hole in today's game. He raised his season average to .237 with the three base knocks.


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Shin-Soo Choo broke out of his recent slump in a big way Tuesday by hitting for the cycle, driving in three runs and scoring three times in the Rangers 9-0 win over Colorado.

Fantasy Impact: Choo desperately needed a game like this to regain some of his confidence as he had been mired in a .179 slump over his last 30 games. The Rangers put together their best streak of the season when Choo was at his best in May and early June. We'll have to see if he is able to build off of this performance going forward.


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Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-2 today in the Rangers 7-6 win over Houston.

Fantasy Impact: The Rangers certainly hope the All-Star break will be just what Choo needed to get back on track. After a miserable April, and then a torrid May and early June, Choo has been nothing short of awful. Perhaps today's 2-for-2 performance will turn things around.


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It's hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, Choo was the hottest hitter not only on the Rangers team, but maybe in the American League. Another 0-for-4 outing today in the Rangers 6-5 loss to the Padres dropped Choo's average down to .224.

Fantasy Impact: Over his last seven games, Choo is just 3-for-21 (.143) and just 10-for-53 (.189) over his last 15 games. After a miserable April, Choo rebounded with a scorching-hot May and kept it rolling into early June. But since mid-June, it's been a grind for him and not coincidentally, the Rangers have floundered in the won-loss column.


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Shin-Soo Choo collected a pair of RBI in the Rangers 7-4 loss to the Diamondbacks today. Both RBI came on outs as he drove in Rougned Odor with a ground out in the third inning, and Odor again with a sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Fantasy Impact: Choo did hit his 15th double of the season as well, but his latest swoon is really hurting the team...and his trade value. Choo is batting just .230 on the year, and is practically helpless against left-handed pitching, hitting just .153 against southpaws. Don't be surprised if the Rangers attempt to move him at a discount price after the All-Star break.


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Shin-Soo Choo clubbed his 11th home run of the season, a solo shot off of Wei-Yin Chen, in the Rangers 4-2 loss to Baltimore today.

Fantasy Impact: As he did yesterday when he hit a solo home run, it was the only hit of the game for Choo who continues to struggle at the plate overall. Over his last 15 games, Choo is just 11-for-61 (.180) with three RBI, all coming on solo home runs.


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Shin-Soo Choo hit his tenth home run of the season, a solo shot in the fifth inning, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Choo went just 1-for-4 on the night as his struggles in the second half of June continue. Owners of Choo are hoping that the change in the calendar to July will also mean a change in his production going forward.


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Shin-Soo Choo's nightmare continues

Sun, Jun 28th 12:01am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Shin-Soo Choo, who had a miserable April, enjoyed a wonderful May, now can't wait for June to be over. After an 0-for-5 performance Saturday, Choo's average has dropped to .225. Over his last 11 games dating back to June 14, Choo is just 5-for-44 (.113) with three singles and two doubles.

Fantasy Impact: Choo has been on a roller-coaster all season, and it's driving his owners (including yours truly) absolutely crazy. The most worrisome part of his game right now for fantasy owners, besides the high strikeout rate, is the fact that he has yet to steal a single base this season.


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Choo has done very well against Toronto Blue Jays Left handed pitcher Mark Buehrle. He is 15-for-36, a .417 average with an OPS of 1.045. With a $2,600 salary today on FanDuel, he is the best low risk high reward option of the day.

Fantasy Impact: Taking into account Choo's past success, I would get him active in all daily leagues. The Rogers Centre has been a bandbox this season. I wouldn't be surprised if Choo deposited one into the seats tonight.


Shin-Soo Choo had another hitless afternoon, but his ninth inning walk from closer David Robertson was critical in the Rangers 2-1 come-from-behind win over the White Sox today.

Fantasy Impact: Choo is in a bit of a slump after tearing it up through the month of May and the first half of June. Over his last six games, he is just 3-for-22 (.136).


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Shin-Soo Choo took over lead off duties today for Texas and went 1-for-3 with a run scored in the Rangers 4-1 win over the Dodgers. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Delino DeShields had been manning the lead off spot lately, but he is on the 15-day DL with a strained hamstring. Normally, Leonys Martin would have slid into the spot and Choo would have stayed in the two-hole, but that's not how things rolled out today. We'll have to see how Bannister approaches things going forward.


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Another big day for Shin-Soo Choo

Sun, Jun 14th 12:40am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Shin-Soo Choo collected three hits as part of Texas' 15-hit attack in the Rangers 11-7 win over the Minnesota Twins today. Choo singled twice, doubled once and drew a walk while driving in three runs. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Choo raised his average to .248 and has now driven in 32 runs on the season. Hitting directly in front of Prince Fielder has really given Choo some great pitches to hit and he has been taking full advantage of it.


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Shin-Soo Choo had a pair of hits, including a two-run double in the second inning to lead the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals. The double was Choo's 11th two-bagger of the season, and his RBI were numbers 28 and 29. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: If you could magically pretend that the month of April didn't exist, Choo would probably be the leading candidate for the AL MVP award. Ever since May 1, he has been absolutely on fire. After a 5-for-52 April (.096) that saw him hit one home run and drive in five, Choo has gone 43-for-143 (.300) with seven home runs and 24 RBI.


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Walk-off winner for Shin-Soo Choo

Fri, Jun 5th 1:25am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Shin-Soo Choo's only hit of the game couldn't have come at a better time as his 11th inning single drove home Leonys Martin with the winning run in the Rangers 2-1 victory over the White Sox. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Choo had walked twice and struck out twice and was looking at an 0-for-3 night until his chance came in the bottom of the 11th inning. The Rangers have now won five series in a row despite another rash of serious injuries.


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Shin-Soo Choo clubbed his eighth home run of the season as part of a three-hit night in the Rangers 15-2 win over the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Choo drove in a pair of runs and also scored two on the night. Fantasy owners are hoping that the Shin-Soo Choo they saw in May is the one they will get in the month of June as well.


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Shiin-Soo Choo cools off

Wed, May 27th 12:52am EDT
By Mitch Cox

After tearing the cover off the ball for the majority of the month of May, Shin-Soo Choo has cooled off the past couple of games. So far in the series with the Indians, Choo is 0-for-7 and has seen his average drop back down to .233. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Choo has been swinging a hot bat for most of the month, so cut him a little slack if he puts a couple of "ofer's" on the board. As long as he doesn't revert to his April production, he's a keeper on your roster.


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Shin-Soo Choo highlighted a 10-run Rangers third inning as Texas blasted the New York Yankees 15-4 Saturday. Choo had a RBI-single early in the inning, then capped it off with a three-run blast off of reliever Esmil Rogers.

Fantasy Impact: Choo remains red-hot in the month of May. After a horrid April that saw him get only five base hits in 40 at-bats, Choo has hit .319 with six home runs and 17 RBI in the month of May. Not coincidentally, the Rangers are winning more ballgames and their offense is generating more runs.


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Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored against the Red Sox on Thursday. He also struckout once in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Choo started off the season in terrible fashion, hitting .096 for the month of April, but he's been on a tear in May, batting an incredible .318 with five homers. Choo is still striking out in almost a third of his ABs, but it's clear that fantasy owners can utilize him in all formats going forward.


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Shin-Soo Choo's 14-game hitting streak came to an unceremonious end with a 0-for-5 performance in tonight's 8-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Choo was bound to have a dud after tearing the cover off the ball all month. Hopefully, if you picked him up off the waiver wire recently, he will get back to swinging a hot stick.


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Shin-Soo Choo continued his torrid month of May by pounding out three more hits in the Rangers 6-3 loss to Kansas City Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Choo has been on fire this month, going 12-for-26 over the last five games, and having at least one hit in 14 straight games. He has raised his average from .104 at the end of April to .243 as he has hit .373 in May. If he's still available, grab him.


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Shin-Soo Choo continued his torrid month of May, pounding out three more hits tonight, including his fourth home run of the season, but it wasn't enough as the Rangers fell to Kansas City 8-7.

Fantasy Impact: Choo is now hitting .333 in the month of May after getting only five hits in the entire month of April. He has a 12-game hit streak and is showing increased power. Time to pick him up if he's still available.


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Two more hits for Shin-Soo Choo

Tue, May 12th 1:47am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Shin-Soo Choo continued to emerge from his prolonged early season slump with another two-hit performance in the Rangers 8-2 win over the Royals tonight.

Fantasy Impact: Choo has now had at least one base hit in all 11 May games the Rangers have played, compiling 14 hits in those games after a horrid April that saw him go 5-for-52 at the plate. He's still striking out too often (two more tonight), but it looks like he's rounding back into form.


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Don't look now, but maybe Shin-Soo Choo is finally coming out of his early season slump. Choo laced a pair of doubles today in the Rangers 2-1 win over Tampa. While his batting average is still mired under the Mendoza line, he has raised it approximately 80 points over the last ten games.

Fantasy Impact: Choo and Adrian Beltre were the only Rangers to get more than one hit today. He has been hitting at a .293 clip over the last ten games, and probably the most surprising stat - of his 17 hits on the season, 12 have gone for extra bases.


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Shin-Soo Choo belted a two-run home run to highlight a four-run second inning in the Rangers 11-3 win over Houston tonight.

Fantasy Impact: Just four days ago, Shin-Soo Choo was hitting .104 with one home run and a total of five RBI on the season. But thanks to a recent spurt during the sweep of the Astros, Choo has raised his average 50 points and is up to three round-trippers and 11 RBI. Certainly not anything to write home about, but perhaps, the veteran is starting to put it all together. Keep an eye on him as many fantasy players have dropped him over the past few weeks.


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For at least one night, Shin-Soo Choo looked like his old self, as he blasted a game-tying three-run home run in the Rangers 8-7 extra-inning win over the Oakland A's. Choo launched his second home run of the season with two out in the 7th inning. He also stroked his third double of the season.

Fantasy Impact: One night does not a season make, but Choo certainly picked a great time to come up big for the Rangers. Texas had blown an early 2-0 lead by giving up six runs in the top of the 7th, but Choo's blast capped a four-run bottom of the inning for the Rangers.


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What to do with Shin-Soo Choo?

Sun, Apr 26th 10:03pm EDT
By Mitch Cox

As Shin-Soo Choo's struggles continue, the Rangers will have some serious decisions to make if and when the Josh Hamilton saga begins anew.

Fantasy Impact: Choo put another 0-for-4 performance in the books today, leaving five men on base. The bagel lowered his season average to .104 (5-for-48) and he has driven in only five runs all season. Not exactly the type of performance the Rangers were expecting when they signed him to a seven-year, $130 million dollar deal.


Shin-Soo Choo's struggles continue

Wed, Apr 22nd 2:07am EDT
By Mitch Cox

It was another rough night for Shin-Soo Choo as the Rangers outfielder went 0-for-4 in tonight's 7-1 win over Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Choo is now batting a miserable .135. He has had only two games this season where he drove in a run, and he is struggling against both lefthanded and righthanded pitching. He's too good a player to continue at this rate, but he might find a spot on your bench until he figures things out.


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Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo left Friday's game against the Astros after two innings suffering from back spasms. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: It's deja vu all over again for the Rangers. Starter Derek Holland lasted only one inning before leaving with a shoulder strain that is expected to sideline him for 4-6 weeks. Choo, coming off an injury-marred season last year, followed Holland to the clubhouse the next inning with back spasms. The Rangers are calling Choo day-to-day at this point.


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Shin-Soo Choo comes alive

Thu, Apr 9th 6:42pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Shin-Soo Choo had a great day at the plate against the Oakland A's on Thursday. He went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, and scored twice.

Fantasy Impact: Choo has gotten off to a slow start but his bat woke up on Thursday against young starter Kendall Graveman. Choo is now batting .250 to start the season and had his first home run and RBI of the season in this game. Choo is trying to have a bounce back season after a disappointing 2014.


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Shin-Soo Choo goes 2-for-2

Sat, Apr 4th 6:48pm EDT
By Mitch Cox

Shin-Soo Choo closed out the exhibition season by going 2-for-2 today in the Rangers 4-4 tie with the New York Mets.

Fantasy Impact: With the two hits, Choo raised his spring average to around the Mendoza line at .205. The Rangers will need him to be a force in the lineup this year after a disappointing 2014 season.


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Shin-Soo Choo is likely to sit out a couple of days after complaining of tightness in the triceps muscle of his left throwing arm. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: While assistant GM Thad Levine said the injury was not considered serious, after last season's debacle, anytime a Rangers player complains of injury, it is indeed serious. Choo had surgery on his left elbow last summer to remove a bone spur, so this bears watching.


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