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Hee-Seop Choi    \Hee-sop Choy\

Hee-Seop Choi

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 235 lb.

Born: March 16, 1979 in Chun-Nam, South Korea
High School: Kwang-Ju (KR)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1999. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 2002 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Cubs/Marlins 2002-2005

Final Game: October 2, 2005 (Age 26)
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2002 23 CHC NL 24 57 50 6 9 1 0 2 4 0 0 7 15 .180 .281 .320 .601 60 16 2 0 0 0 0 3
2003 24 CHC NL 80 245 202 31 44 17 0 8 28 1 1 37 71 .218 .350 .421 .771 100 85 2 4 2 0 1 3
2004 25 TOT NL 126 416 343 53 86 21 1 15 46 1 0 63 96 .251 .370 .449 .819 116 154 6 4 2 4 6 *3
2004 25 FLA NL 95 340 281 48 76 16 1 15 40 1 0 52 78 .270 .388 .495 .882 132 139 4 3 2 2 4 3
2004 25 LAD NL 31 76 62 5 10 5 0 0 6 0 0 11 18 .161 .289 .242 .531 43 15 2 1 0 2 2 3
2005 26 LAD NL 133 368 320 40 81 15 2 15 42 1 3 34 80 .253 .336 .453 .789 107 145 10 8 2 4 1 3
4 Yrs 363 1086 915 130 220 54 3 40 120 3 4 141 262 .240 .349 .437 .786 106 400 20 16 6 8 8
162 Game Avg. 162 485 408 58 98 24 1 18 54 1 2 63 117 .240 .349 .437 .786 106 179 9 7 3 4 4
LAD (2 yrs) 164 444 382 45 91 20 2 15 48 1 3 45 98 .238 .328 .419 .747 96 160 12 9 2 6 3
CHC (2 yrs) 104 302 252 37 53 18 0 10 32 1 1 44 86 .210 .337 .401 .737 92 101 4 4 2 0 1
FLA (1 yr) 95 340 281 48 76 16 1 15 40 1 0 52 78 .270 .388 .495 .882 132 139 4 3 2 2 4

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2002 23 CHC NL 24 57 -3 -0 -0 -2 -1 -6 -0.7 2 -4 -0.5 .473 .496 -0.3 -0.3 -3 3
2003 24 CHC NL 80 245 2 1 1 3 -3 4 0.4 8 12 1.1 .505 .503 0.8 -0.1 9 $305,000 3
2004 25 FLA NL 95 340 13 1 1 -5 -5 5 0.4 11 15 1.5 .505 .503 2.0 -1.0 20 $310,000 3
2004 25 LAD NL 31 76 -5 -0 -0 1 -1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .483 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 3
2005 26 LAD NL 133 368 4 -0 -0 -1 -4 -2 -0.3 11 9 0.8 .498 .499 0.9 -0.6 10 $351,500 3
4 Seasons 363 1086 11 1 1 -4 -14 -4 -0.7 34 29 2.6 .499 .500 3.0 -1.9 33 $966,500
LAD (2 yrs) 164 444 -1 -1 -0 0 -5 -7 -0.8 14 7 0.5 .496 .498 0.5 -0.6 7 $351,500
CHC (2 yrs) 104 302 -1 1 1 1 -4 -2 -0.3 9 7 0.6 .498 .501 0.5 -0.3 6 $305,000
FLA (1 yr) 95 340 13 1 1 -5 -5 5 0.4 11 15 1.5 .505 .503 2.0 -1.0 20 $310,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2004 25 LAD NL NLDS STL L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2002 CHC NL 23 1B 22 12 12 125.2 116 106 8 2 16 .983 -2 -17 8.16 5.18 .992 9.39 9.31
2003 CHC NL 24 1B 69 55 43 504.2 568 523 40 5 46 .991 5 3 12 7 10.04 8.16 .993 9.60 9.51
2004 TOT NL 25 1B 112 98 85 867.2 941 881 51 9 78 .990 -6 -4 -8 -5 9.67 8.32 .993 9.51 9.44
2004 FLA NL 25 1B 89 79 74 712.2 769 720 41 8 59 .990 -6 -5 -10 -9 9.61 8.55 .993 9.51 9.44
2004 LAD NL 25 1B 23 19 11 155.0 172 161 10 1 19 .994 0 1 0 7 9.93 7.43 .993 9.51 9.44
2005 LAD NL 26 1B 83 78 64 664.2 762 698 62 2 59 .997 2 -1 3 -2 10.29 9.16 .993 9.65 9.52
4 Seasons 1B 286 243 204 2162.2 2387 2208 161 18 199 .992 -1 -2 -1 -1 9.86 8.28 .993 9.57 9.47
4 Seasons TOT 286 243 204 2162.2 2387 2208 161 18 199 .992 -1 -2 -1 0 9.86 8.28 .993 9.57 9.47
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
2004 NL  9 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
2003 NL  5 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
2005 NL  10.29 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
2005 NL  9.16 (4th)

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
200324Chicago Cubs$305,0004/3/03 AP
200425Florida Marlins$310,0004/7/04 AP
200526Los Angeles Dodgers$351,500
200627Boston Red Sox$725,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,691,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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