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Shin-Soo Choo (LF,RF,DH)

Texas Rangers - 75% owned

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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: www.mlb.com)

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: www.mlb.com)

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: www.mlb.com)

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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