Shin-Soo
Choo
 
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11''
Weight: 195
 
Born: July 13, 1982 in N/a
 
Awards & Accomplishments
World Championships Won 2012   
Rookie of the Year 2006   
All-Star Selections 2006    2012    2013    2014    2016    2017   
Ratings - Batting     Help
                                             
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
2004 21 SEA AL     5 5 5 3 3 3 6 6 6 2 2 2 3 3 3
2005 22 SEA AL     7 7 6 3 3 3 6 6 6 3 3 3 3 3 3
2006 23 SEA AL $ 300,000   8 8 8 3 3 3 6 6 6 3 3 3 3 3 3
2007 24 TEX AL $ 300,000   8 8 8 3 3 3 7 7 7 4 4 4 3 3 3
2008 25 TEX AL $ 300,000   8 8 8 3 3 3 7 7 7 4 4 4 3 3 3
2009 26 TEX AL $ 3,078,571   8 8 8 3 3 3 7 7 7 5 4 5 3 3 3
2010 27 TEX AL $ 3,492,857   8 8 8 3 3 3 7 7 7 5 5 5 3 3 3
2011 28 DET AL $ 3,492,857   8 8 7 2 2 2 7 7 7 6 5 5 3 3 3
2012 29 DET AL $ 4,930,000   8 8 8 2 2 2 7 7 7 6 6 6 3 3 3
2013 30 DET AL $ 4,930,000   8 8 8 2 2 2 7 7 7 6 6 6 3 3 3
2014 31 DET AL $ 4,930,000   9 9 8 2 2 2 7 7 7 6 6 6 3 3 3
2015 32 DET AL $ 7,180,000   9 9 8 2 2 2 7 7 7 6 6 6 3 3 3
2016 33 DET AL $ 7,180,000   9 9 8 2 2 2 7 7 7 6 6 6 3 3 3
2017 34 DET AL $ 7,180,000   8 8 7 2 2 2 7 7 7 6 6 6 3 3 3
2018 35 SDN NL $ 7,250,000   8 8 7 2 2 2 7 7 7 6 6 6 3 3 3
2019 36 FLO NL $ 7,250,000   7 7 7 1 1 1 6 6 6 6 6 6 3 3 3
2020 37 FLO NL $ 7,250,000   6 6 6 1 1 1 5 5 5 6 6 6 3 3 3
2021 38 FLO NL $ 2,960,000   4 4 4 1 1 1 4 4 4 6 6 6 3 3 3
OOTP6 Min Ratings     4 4 4 1 1 1 4 4 4 2 2 2 3 3 3
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 7,250,000   9 9 8 3 3 3 7 7 7 6 6 6 3 3 3
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won MVP or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
2004 21 AA   52 199 24 46 11 2 7 28 10 4 16 42 .231 .288 .412 .700 24.4  
    A   84 328 46 94 18 3 10 47 15 4 31 80 .287 .348 .451 .799 51.5  
2005 22 AAA   72 324 45 101 17 3 7 32 15 5 19 76 .312 .350 .448 .797 48.6  
    AA   65 257 37 69 12 3 7 32 10 1 25 55 .268 .333 .420 .754 37.3  
2006 23 SEA AL 143 518 102 197 33 7 6 71 31 14 33 97 .380 .425 .506 .931 97.9 21.3
2007 24 TEX AL 153 616 92 210 33 2 11 85 49 14 44 106 .341 .384 .455 .838 103.7 20.0
2008 25 TEX AL 156 600 100 200 35 6 7 83 49 20 54 103 .333 .390 .447 .837 100.1 19.8
2009 26 TEX AL 155 639 109 224 46 10 9 87 65 20 47 131 .351 .401 .496 .897 117.5 21.9
2010 27 TEX AL 157 656 106 222 46 11 6 68 57 19 40 137 .338 .382 .470 .852 110.5 19.4
2011 28 DET AL 154 624 91 188 43 4 6 74 31 17 42 126 .301 .348 .412 .760 84.8 14.9
2012 29 DET AL 151 586 102 205 48 10 2 91 37 18 45 98 .350 .402 .476 .878 102.1 22.0
2013 30 DET AL 154 609 103 226 45 2 6 63 46 29 53 120 .371 .428 .481 .909 110.5 21.4
2014 31 DET AL 155 625 112 231 41 7 6 88 61 28 58 128 .370 .427 .486 .913 119.2 25.4
2015 32 DET AL 152 628 107 220 34 4 3 76 53 26 56 124 .350 .407 .432 .839 102.9 17.4
2016 33 DET AL 153 617 108 225 40 6 7 89 56 26 57 109 .365 .425 .483 .908 117.0 26.1
2017 34 DET AL 154 669 109 231 29 3 4 62 60 43 56 121 .345 .396 .416 .812 100.2 15.8
2018 35 DET AL 93 382 55 109 26 2 3 40 21 13 31 86 .285 .339 .387 .726 47.9 6.4
  SDN NL 60 231 34 74 12 0 3 19 12 8 15 45 .320 .361 .411 .773 32.3 5.5
  TOT   153 613 89 183 38 2 6 59 33 21 46 131 .299 .347 .396 .744 80.2 12.0
2019 36 SDN NL 13 27 4 4 0 0 0 2 2 1 3 10 .148 .233 .148 .381 0.9 0.0
  FLO NL 136 467 60 132 26 4 0 50 37 18 22 96 .283 .319 .355 .675 50.3 5.8
  TOT   149 494 64 136 26 4 0 52 39 19 25 106 .275 .314 .344 .658 51.3 5.8
2020 37 FLO NL 149 507 78 155 25 1 1 35 58 25 56 109 .306 .384 .365 .748 74.1 12.9
2021 38 FLO NL 107 151 20 37 3 0 0 14 11 6 12 43 .245 .305 .265 .570 13.1 0.7
16 Years Sim 2395 9152 1492 3090 565 79 80 1097 736 345 724 1789 .338 .390 .443 .833 1485.0 276.9
1 Years AAA 72 324 45 101 17 3 7 32 15 5 19 76 .312 .349 .448 .796 48.6  
2 Years AA 117 456 61 115 23 5 14 60 20 5 41 97 .252 .313 .417 .730 61.6  
1 Years A 84 328 46 94 18 3 10 47 15 4 31 80 .287 .352 .451 .803 51.5  
4 Years Minors 273 1108 152 310 58 11 31 139 50 14 91 253 .280 .335 .436 .771 161.7  
162 Game Average 619 100 209 38 5 5 74 49 23 48 121 .338 .390 .443 .833 100.4  
Career Highs 157 669 112 231 48 11 11 91 65 43 58 137 .380 .428 .506 .931 119.2  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   7144 1199 2460 431 61 65 848 603 282 577 1361 .344 .397 .449 .846 1183.7
vs LH   2008 293 630 134 18 15 249 133 63 147 428 .314 .365 .421 .786 289.8
Home 1195 4437 771 1523 241 48 41 546 377 174 360 855 .343 .396 .447 .843 733.8
Away 1200 4715 721 1567 324 31 39 551 359 171 364 934 .332 .385 .439 .824 739.6
RISP   2300 0 777 132 16 19 941 0 0 206 458 .338 .392 .434 .826 367.9
Pinch Hitting   139 18 37 6 0 0 28 3 5 7 27 .266 .304 .309 .613 11.3
Close/Late   966 124 322 64 6 6 113 0 1 81 190 .333 .389 .431 .820 149.4
Mar/Apr 359 1358 233 449 86 19 12 167 117 49 108 264 .331 .385 .448 .834 219.8
May 414 1562 255 538 98 10 18 200 129 51 108 315 .344 .393 .455 .848 258.2
June 406 1538 257 538 93 10 13 175 129 54 121 288 .350 .401 .449 .850 258.2
July 384 1491 233 470 95 11 10 155 119 61 135 329 .315 .378 .414 .792 221.0
August 414 1594 246 518 86 13 12 171 118 59 122 295 .325 .376 .418 .793 236.8
Sep/Oct 418 1609 268 577 107 16 15 229 124 71 130 298 .359 .407 .473 .880 279.5
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove Award.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF RSA RTO RTO% PB DWS
2006 23 SEA AL RF 92 83 765.0 166 4 2 0 .988 2.00 0 0 .000 0 4.2
    CF 44 44 365.7 76 2 1 0 .987 1.92 0 0 .000 0  
    LF 11 2 34.0 6 1 0 0 1.000 1.85 0 0 .000 0  
2007 24 TEX AL CF 151 149 1314.7 342 13 5 3 .986 2.43 0 0 .000 0 3.7
2008 25 TEX AL LF 113 112 1008.0 208 4 4 1 .981 1.89 0 0 .000 0 4.4
    CF 42 41 368.0 91 2 2 0 .979 2.27 0 0 .000 0  
2009 26 TEX AL LF 151 148 1326.7 249 12 7 1 .974 1.77 0 0 .000 0 1.7
    CF 3 2 20.3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 0 0 .000 0  
2010 27 TEX AL LF 150 147 1319.7 267 15 4 5 .986 1.92 0 0 .000 0 3.6
    CF 1 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 0 0 .000 0  
2011 28 DET AL RF 146 146 1292.7 235 8 9 2 .964 1.69 0 0 .000 0 3.8
    CF 4 4 33.0 7 0 0 0 1.000 1.91 0 0 .000 0  
    LF 4 0 6.0 2 0 1 0 .667 3.00 0 0 .000 0  
2012 29 DET AL RF 147 144 1269.3 253 12 6 2 .978 1.88 0 0 .000 0 5.1
    LF 4 0 8.0 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.38 0 0 .000 0  
2013 30 DET AL RF 153 151 1334.0 244 8 8 2 .969 1.70 0 0 .000 0 4.0
    LF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 .000 0  
2014 31 DET AL CF 131 128 1166.7 302 8 2 2 .994 2.39 0 0 .000 0 4.3
    RF 12 12 105.0 16 0 1 0 .941 1.37 0 0 .000 0  
    LF 4 1 14.3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.88 0 0 .000 0  
2015 32 DET AL CF 112 111 997.3 250 14 1 1 .996 2.38 0 0 .000 0 3.7
    RF 39 39 340.3 71 2 4 0 .948 1.93 0 0 .000 0  
    LF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 .000 0  
2016 33 DET AL CF 150 145 1294.7 348 12 4 4 .989 2.50 0 0 .000 0 5.6
    RF 2 0 5.0 2 0 0 0 1.000 3.60 0 0 .000 0  
2017 34 DET AL CF 152 150 1355.0 386 12 4 6 .990 2.64 0 0 .000 0 4.1
    LF 1 1 8.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.13 0 0 .000 0  
    C 1 0 6.3 7 0 0 0 1.000 9.95 0 0 .000 0 0.0
2018 35 DET AL CF 58 55 504.7 167 4 1 2 .994 3.05 0 0 .000 0 2.2
    LF 33 32 293.4 54 2 2 1 .966 1.72 0 0 .000 0 0.0
  SDN NL CF 38 36 301.4 100 2 1 1 .990 3.05 0 0 .000 0 1.8
    LF 22 20 175.2 32 1 1 1 .971 1.70 0 0 .000 0 0.0
  TOT   CF 96 91 806.1 267 6 2 3 .993 3.05   4.0
      LF 55 52 468.6 86 3 3 2 .967 1.71   0.0
2019 36 SDN NL RF 12 12 66.8 16 1 1 0 .944 2.29 0 0 .000 0 0.2
    LF 0 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 .000 0 0.0
    SS 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 .000 0 0.0
  FLO NL RF 124 120 1107.2 272 8 8 0 .972 2.28 0 0 .000 0 2.1
    LF 3 0 4.7 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 .000 0 0.0
    SS 1 0 0.9 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 .000 0 0.0
  TOT   RF 136 132 1174.0 288 9 9 0 .971 2.28   2.3
      LF 3 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 .000 .00   0.0
      SS 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 .00   0.0
2020 37 FLO NL RF 130 130 1058.0 218 4 4 2 .982 1.89 0 0 .000 0 1.5
    LF 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 .000 0  
2021 38 FLO NL LF 18 10 103.0 30 1 0 0 1.000 2.71 0 0 .000 0 0.5
    RF 10 8 65.7 14 0 1 0 .933 1.92 0 0 .000 0  
    CF 7 5 44.0 10 0 0 0 1.000 2.05 0 0 .000 0  
    SS 2 0 6.3 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.42 0 0 .000 0 0.0
  CF 893 870 7767.4 2084 69 21 19 .990 2.49 0 0 .000 0 25.5
  RF 867 845 7409.0 1507 47 44 8 .972 1.89 0 0 .000 0 20.9
  LF 518 473 4304.9 855 36 19 9 .979 1.86 0 0 .000 0 10.2
  SS 3 0 7.3 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.23 0 0 .000 0 0.0
  C 1 0 6.3 7 0 0 0 1.000 9.95 0 0 .000 0 0.0
Career Totals   2282 2188 19495.0 4453 153 84 36 .982 2.13 0 0 .000 0 56.6
Career Highs   155 153 1376.0 394 16 10 6 .991 2.67 0 0 .000 0  
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 25 TEX AL 4 14 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 .214 .267 .286 .552
2010 27 TEX AL 5 24 3 5 3 0 0 4 1 1 0 5 .208 .231 .333 .564
2011 28 DET AL 6 28 3 4 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 10 .143 .172 .286 .458
2012 29 DET AL 14 54 13 13 1 1 0 1 1 4 5 11 .241 .317 .296 .613
2013 30 DET AL 12 44 6 10 2 0 0 3 2 0 4 15 .227 .292 .273 .564
2014 31 DET AL 7 30 8 10 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 .333 .375 .367 .742
2016 33 DET AL 17 73 15 27 5 0 2 7 6 2 8 10 .370 .432 .521 .953
2018 35 SDN NL 11 43 5 15 3 1 1 5 3 1 1 10 .349 .356 .535 .890
Career Post-Season Batting 76 310 54 87 18 3 3 23 15 9 21 71 .281 .330 .387 .717
Batting Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
(*) indicates hit-less at-bats added to meet minimum plate appearances.
Season Rankings are League Based.
Batting Average
2006-1-.380
2007-2-.341
2008-7-.333
2009-4-.351
2010-2-.338
2012-2-.350
2013-1-.371
2014-1-.370
2015-1-.350
2016-1-.365
2017-2-.345
CAR-2-.338
On-Base Pct
2006-2-.425
2007-7-.384
2008-8-.390
2009-8-.401
2012-6-.402
2013-2-.428
2014-1-.427
2015-8-.407
2016-4-.425
2017-8-.396
CAR-16-.390
OPS
2006-6-.931
2013-8-.909
2014-10-.913
2016-9-.908
XR
2007-10-103.7
2009-8-117.5
2013-7-110.5
2014-6-119.2
2016-6-117.0
CAR-8-1485.0
Games
2008-9-156
2010-6-157
CAR-5-2395
At-Bats
2009-3-639
2010-1-656
2011-7-624
2013-10-609
2014-4-625
2015-5-628
2017-2-669
CAR-3-9152
Runs
2014-7-112
2017-10-109
CAR-7-1492
Hits
2006-9-197
2007-4-210
2008-5-200
2009-2-224
2010-1-222
2011-6-188
2012-3-205
2013-1-226
2014-1-231
2015-1-220
2016-1-225
2017-1-231
CAR-2-3090
Total Bases
2009-10-317
2010-6-308
2013-9-293
2014-10-304
CAR-11-4053
Singles
2006-7-151
2007-3-164
2008-5-152
2009-2-159
2010-2-159
2011-7-135
2012-2-145
2013-1-173
2014-2-177
2015-1-179
2016-1-172
2017-1-195
CAR-2-2366
Doubles
2009-7-46
2010-6-46
2011-7-43
2012-4-48
2013-5-45
2016-10-40
CAR-6-565
Triples
2006-10-7
2008-10-6
2009-1-10
2010-1-11
2012-1-10
2014-4-7
2016-6-6
CAR-5-79
Stolen Bases
2008-10-49
2009-6-65
2010-8-57
2012-8-37
2013-5-46
2014-3-61
2015-5-53
2016-2-56
2017-2-60
2020-7-58
CAR-4-736
Caught Stealing
2008-10-20
2009-8-20
2011-5-17
2012-4-18
2013-2-29
2014-3-28
2015-2-26
2016-2-26
2017-1-43
2019-5-19
2020-3-25
CAR-2-345
Strikeouts
CAR-13-1789
     
 
   Black Ink Test: 42    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 11)
   Gray Ink Test: 134    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 108)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 65    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 61)
 
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History
Injured on 4/28/2004 with a Bruised Hand, out for 3 days
Injured on 7/23/2004 with a Bruised Hand, out for 2 days
Had first career hit on 4/5/2006, off John Lackey (ANA)
Hit first career homerun on 5/2/2006, off Rodrigo Lopez (BAL)
Had 6 hits with 1 RBI against Cleveland on 5/23/2006
Was selected to the 2006 Allstar game
Won Rookie of the Year in 2006, hitting .380 with 6 HR, 71 RBI
Traded from Seattle to Texas on 1/29/2007 (Going to SEA: P Jason Schmidt. Going to TEX: P Clint Everts, CF Shin-Soo Choo)
Won Batter of the Month award on 7/1/2007, hitting .404 with 3 HR, 20 RBI
1/29/2009: Gets a new one-year contract worth $3,078,571 through salary arbitration
Had 24-game hitting streak snapped on 6/7/2009
Had 5 hits with 1 RBI against Baltimore on 8/15/2009
Won Player of the Week award on 9/19/2009, hitting .448 with 1 HR, 10 RBI
1/29/2010: Gets a new one-year contract worth $3,492,857 through salary arbitration
Had 34-game hitting streak snapped on 4/20/2010
Had 20-game hitting streak snapped on 9/26/2010
1/29/2011: Gets a new one-year contract worth $3,492,857 through salary arbitration
Traded from Texas to Detroit on 2/13/2011 (Going to TEX: 3B Adrian Beltre, RF Alexis Gomez. Going to DET: LF Shin-Soo Choo, P Greg Jones)
5/14/2011: Signed a contract extension with Detroit, $4,930,000 per year, for 3 years
Had 20-game hitting streak snapped on 5/15/2012
Was selected to the 2012 Allstar game
Won World Championship with Detroit in 2012
Was selected to the 2013 Allstar game
Had 27-game hitting streak snapped on 10/9/2013
Had 5 hits with 6 RBI against Boston on 4/10/2014
Won Player of the Week award on 4/11/2014, hitting .576 with 0 HR, 11 RBI
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Baltimore on 4/22/2014
Was selected to the 2014 Allstar game
Had 5 hits with 3 RBI against Boston on 7/19/2014
9/3/2014: Signed a contract extension with Detroit, $7,180,000 per year, for 3 years
Had 2000th career hit on 6/18/2015, off Leonardo Ibaņez (TB)
Had 5 hits with 1 RBI against Boston on 6/23/2015
Had 5 hits with 5 RBI against Cleveland on 10/1/2015
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Cleveland on 6/20/2016
Was selected to the 2016 Allstar game
Had 24-game hitting streak snapped on 8/25/2016
Had 23-game hitting streak snapped on 6/12/2017
Was selected to the 2017 Allstar game
9/4/2017: Signed a contract extension with Detroit, $7,250,000 per year, for 3 years
Traded from Detroit to San Diego on 7/24/2018 (Going to SDN: CF Shin-Soo Choo. Going to DET: 1B Scott Brigman)
Traded from San Diego to Florida on 4/28/2019 (Going to SDN: LF Luis Zapata. Going to FLO: LF Shin-Soo Choo)
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Colorado on 8/8/2019
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Cincinnati on 6/7/2020
Had 3000th career hit on 7/24/2020, off Tomas Olivarez (CIN)
8/17/2020: Signed a contract extension with Florida, $2,960,000 per year, for 1 years