Shin-Soo Choo

Shin-Soo Choo

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: July 13, 1982 in Busan, South Korea
High School: Pusan (KR)
Signed
by the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent in 2000. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 2005 (Age 22.282)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Reds/Rangers/Mariners 2005-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2020, 7 yrs/$130M (14-20) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.119, Free Agent: 2021 [*], Agents: Scott Boras, previously: Alan Nero [*]
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Standard Fielding

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
2005 SEA AL 22 CF 5 5 3 39.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 6 28 3.69 3.20 .989 2.70 2.66
2005 SEA AL 22 OF 5 5 3 39.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 6 30 3.69 3.20 .986 2.31 2.28
2006 TOT AL 23 OF 43 42 41 370.1 103 97 3 3 1 .971 8 6 25 19 2.43 2.33 .986 2.30 2.27
2006 SEA AL 23 CF 4 4 4 36.0 18 16 1 1 0 .944 0 -1 3 -33 4.25 4.25 .989 2.65 2.60
2006 SEA AL 23 OF 4 4 4 36.0 18 16 1 1 0 .944 0 -1 3 -33 4.25 4.25 .986 2.30 2.28
2006 CLE AL 23 OF 39 38 37 334.1 85 81 2 2 1 .976 8 7 27 25 2.23 2.13 .986 2.30 2.27
2006 CLE AL 23 RF 30 29 29 256.2 70 67 2 1 1 .986 7 6 31 28 2.42 2.30 .984 2.20 2.17
2006 CLE AL 23 LF 9 9 8 77.2 15 14 0 1 0 .933 1 1 14 14 1.62 1.56 .986 2.06 2.03
2006 CLE AL 23 DH 1 0
2007 CLE AL 24 OF 5 4 4 43.0 11 10 1 0 1 1.000 2 1 56 27 2.30 2.20 .987 2.30 2.28
2007 CLE AL 24 LF 3 3 3 32.0 11 10 1 0 1 1.000 2 1 75 38 3.09 3.67 .985 2.11 2.10
2007 CLE AL 24 RF 2 1 1 11.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.05 2.05
2008 CLE AL 25 OF 75 70 65 621.1 134 128 4 2 0 .985 -6 -1 -12 -1 1.91 1.76 .986 2.31 2.28
2008 CLE AL 25 RF 51 45 41 398.1 90 88 1 1 0 .989 -4 -4 -12 -12 2.01 1.75 .985 2.15 2.13
2008 CLE AL 25 LF 26 25 24 223.0 44 40 3 1 0 .977 -2 3 -12 17 1.74 1.65 .984 2.05 2.03
2008 CLE AL 25 DH 12 11
2009 CLE AL 26 OF 143 142 136 1256.2 335 317 11 7 2 .979 9 2 8 1 2.35 2.29 .987 2.33 2.30
2009 CLE AL 26 RF 124 121 118 1084.2 297 279 11 7 2 .976 9 4 10 4 2.41 2.34 .982 2.13 2.10
2009 CLE AL 26 LF 20 20 17 164.0 37 37 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -4 -15 2.03 1.85 .987 2.12 2.09
2009 CLE AL 26 DH 12 11
2009 CLE AL 26 CF 1 1 1 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 30 0 1.12 1.00 .990 2.70 2.70
2010 CLE AL 27 OF 142 142 137 1249.2 285 267 14 4 3 .986 11 5 11 4 2.02 1.98 .986 2.30 2.28 MVP-14
2010 CLE AL 27 RF 142 142 137 1249.2 285 267 14 4 3 .986 11 5 11 5 2.02 1.98 .984 2.10 2.08 MVP-14
2010 CLE AL 27 DH 2 2 MVP-14
2011 CLE AL 28 OF 85 84 79 735.1 185 172 9 4 2 .978 -2 3 -3 4 2.22 2.13 .986 2.28 2.26
2011 CLE AL 28 RF 85 84 79 735.1 185 172 9 4 2 .978 -2 3 -3 5 2.22 2.13 .986 2.09 2.07
2012 CLE AL 29 OF 154 151 142 1331.2 302 293 7 2 1 .993 -16 -12 -14 -10 2.03 1.95 .986 2.17 2.16
2012 CLE AL 29 RF 154 151 142 1331.2 302 293 7 2 1 .993 -16 -12 -14 -11 2.03 1.95 .984 1.99 1.98
2013 CIN NL 30 OF 153 153 141 1361.0 366 353 9 4 0 .989 -18 -15 2.39 2.37 .986 2.13 2.13 MVP-12
2013 CIN NL 30 CF 150 150 139 1333.0 361 349 8 4 0 .989 14 -18 13 -16 2.41 2.38 .987 2.49 2.49 MVP-12
2013 CIN NL 30 LF 3 3 2 28.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 9 0 1.61 1.67 .984 1.83 1.83 MVP-12
2014 TEX AL 31 LF 57 57 45 475.0 96 90 3 3 0 .969 -11 -10 -28 -26 1.76 1.63 .987 1.98 1.97
2014 TEX AL 31 OF 57 57 45 475.0 96 90 3 3 0 .969 -11 -10 -28 -25 1.76 1.63 .986 2.24 2.23
2014 TEX AL 31 DH 28 28
10 Seasons OF 862 850 793 7483.0 1833 1743 61 29 10 .984 -5 -23 -1 -3 2.17 2.09 .986 2.25 2.23
7 Seasons RF 588 573 547 5067.1 1229 1166 44 19 9 .985 6 2 1 0 2.15 2.06 .984 2.08 2.07
4 Seasons CF 160 160 147 1416.0 396 382 9 5 0 .987 14 -18 12 -15 2.49 2.44 .987 2.50 2.50
6 Seasons LF 118 117 99 999.2 208 195 8 5 1 .976 -11 -7 -13 -8 1.83 1.72 .986 2.02 2.01
10 Seasons TOT 862 850 793 7483.0 1833 1743 61 29 10 .984 -5 -23 -1 -3 2.17 2.09 .986 2.25 2.23
Lg 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
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2005 SEA AL 22 CF 0 6 0 -0 0 0 1 28 1 0
2006 SEA AL 23 CF 0 3 -1 -1 0 1 -1 -33 -1 0
2006 CLE AL 23 RF 7 31 5 1 4 2 6 28 4 1
2006 CLE AL 23 LF 1 14 1 -1 2 0 1 14 1 0
2007 CLE AL 24 LF 2 75 2 1 1 0 1 38 1 0
2007 CLE AL 24 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 CLE AL 25 RF -4 -12 -2 1 -3 -2 -4 -12 0 -2
2008 CLE AL 25 LF -2 -12 -3 -1 -2 1 3 17 1 2
2009 CLE AL 26 RF 9 10 13 10 3 -4 4 4 3 0
2009 CLE AL 26 LF -1 -4 0 0 0 -1 -2 -15 0 -2
2009 CLE AL 26 CF 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 CLE AL 27 RF 11 11 6 5 1 5 5 5 -10 10
2011 CLE AL 28 RF -2 -3 -3 2 -4 1 3 5 2 2
2012 CLE AL 29 RF -16 -14 -17 -4 -13 1 -12 -11 -11 -1
2013 CIN NL 30 CF 14 13 11 16 -6 3 -18 -16 -16 1
2013 CIN NL 30 LF 0 9 -1 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0
2014 TEX AL 31 LF -11 -28 -7 -2 -5 -4 -10 -26 -8 -1
7 Seasons RF 6 1 3 14 -12 3 2 0 -12 10
4 Seasons CF 14 12 10 16 -5 4 -18 -15 -16 1
6 Seasons LF -11 -13 -7 -3 -5 -3 -7 -8 -5 -1
10 Seasons TOT 3 0 0 10 -10 3 -23 -3 -33 10
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2005 SEA AL 22 10 5 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 4 1
2006 CLE AL 23 45 38 45 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 30 39 1 7 0
2006 SEA AL 23 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0
2007 CLE AL 24 6 4 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 5 0 1 1
2008 CLE AL 25 94 81 94 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 51 77 12 13 0
2009 CLE AL 26 156 153 156 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1 124 145 12 3 0
2010 CLE AL 27 144 144 144 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 142 142 2 0 0
2011 CLE AL 28 85 84 85 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 85 0 0 0
2012 CLE AL 29 155 151 155 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 154 0 2 0
2013 CIN NL 30 154 153 154 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 150 0 153 0 1 0
2014 TEX AL 31 87 85 87 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 57 0 0 57 28 2 0
10 Seasons 940 902 940 862 0 0 0 0 0 0 118 160 588 866 55 33 2
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2006 CLE AL 23 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 15 11 0 5 3 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 10 5 0 34 21 61.8% 13 0 0.0% 2 1076 69% 82% 43% 122 56%
2007 CLE AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 32% 86% 30% 0
2008 CLE AL 25 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 29 14 0 10 2 0 9 6 0 4 2 0 11 6 0 63 30 47.6% 33 0 0.0% 1 1733 63% 78% 41% 189 47%
2009 CLE AL 26 7 0 4 3 0 11 0 6 2 3 78 27 1 47 17 0 20 15 1 20 5 2 26 14 0 191 78 40.8% 109 4 2.1% 7 4786 59% 78% 41% 545 53%
2010 CLE AL 27 4 0 3 1 1 14 2 4 1 7 84 41 0 47 20 6 23 18 0 25 10 1 26 12 0 205 101 49.3% 97 7 3.4% 7 5415 52% 78% 38% 572 49%
2011 CLE AL 28 4 0 4 0 0 9 1 3 1 4 38 15 0 35 14 3 15 7 1 11 2 0 17 13 1 116 51 44.0% 60 5 4.3% 4 3119 49% 79% 40% 380 47%
2012 CLE AL 29 2 0 1 1 1 7 1 4 1 1 101 54 1 53 19 0 28 19 1 19 6 0 24 13 0 225 111 49.3% 112 2 0.9% 5 5821 49% 77% 39% 674 44%
7 Seasons 19 0 13 6 2 44 5 19 5 15 345 162 2 197 75 9 98 67 3 80 25 3 114 63 1 834 392 47.0% 424 18 2.2% 26 21994 54% 78% 39% 2482 48%
MLB Averages 47.0% 2.3% 57% 76% 39% 50%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2005 SEA AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 9 3 33.3% 6 0 0.0% 0 175 59% 75% 46% 32 50%
2006 SEA AL 23 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 6 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 12 7 58.3% 5 0 0.0% 1 163 65% 82% 47% 30 57%
2009 CLE AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 34 32% 79% 24% 1 100%
2013 CIN NL 30 4 0 3 1 2 8 0 3 2 2 62 38 1 46 12 2 20 6 0 19 3 0 31 23 0 178 82 46.1% 93 3 1.7% 5 5527 56% 74% 38% 673 53%
4 Seasons 5 0 4 1 3 9 0 4 2 2 70 44 1 53 13 2 20 6 0 22 3 0 35 27 0 200 93 46.5% 104 3 1.5% 6 5899 56% 74% 38% 736 53%
MLB Averages 44.9% 1.8% 57% 76% 39% 52%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2006 CLE AL 23 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 1 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 6 66.7% 3 0 0.0% 0 347 68% 77% 41% 30 47%
2007 CLE AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 6 3 50.0% 2 1 16.7% 0 131 60% 73% 44% 18 56%
2008 CLE AL 25 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 1 0 15 9 1 12 8 0 12 7 0 2 1 0 4 4 0 45 29 64.4% 15 1 2.2% 2 982 56% 80% 42% 110 39%
2009 CLE AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 11 0 7 0 0 3 2 0 2 1 0 2 2 0 27 16 59.3% 11 0 0.0% 0 736 60% 78% 42% 83 45%
2013 CIN NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 100.0% 0 1 33.3% 0 120 57% 72% 32% 11 45%
2014 TEX AL 31 3 0 1 2 0 3 0 2 1 0 28 15 1 21 8 0 19 9 0 9 2 0 9 6 0 86 40 46.5% 44 1 1.2% 2 2118 52% 75% 40% 222 42%
6 Seasons 5 0 2 3 1 8 0 4 2 1 61 39 3 44 19 0 39 20 0 16 6 1 16 13 0 176 97 55.1% 75 4 2.3% 4 4434 56% 77% 41% 474 43%
MLB Averages 63.8% 2.3% 57% 76% 39% 46%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2010 AL (14, 2%)
2013 NL (12, 5%)
0.07 Career Shares (1036th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2008 September AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2010 Apr 18th AL Player of the Week
2010 Sep 19th AL Player of the Week

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2014 AL  3 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2007 AL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 NL  150 (4th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 NL  349 (3rd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 NL  8 (4th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 NL  4 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 AL  142 (3rd)
2012 AL  154 (2nd)
Active  588 (19th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  279 (4th)
2010 AL  267 (3rd)
2012 AL  293 (2nd)
Active  1,166 (18th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  11 (2nd)
2010 AL  14 (1st)
2011 AL  9 (5th)
Active  44 (12th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  7 (2nd)
2010 AL  4 (5th)
2011 AL  4 (4th)
Active  19 (16th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  2 (5th)
2010 AL  3 (2nd)
Active  9 (14th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
2013 NL  153 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
2013 NL  353 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2009 AL  11 (4th)
2010 AL  14 (1st)
Active  61 (21st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2009 AL  7 (2nd)
Active  29 (23rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
2010 AL  3 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 NL  14 (3rd)
Active  14 (23rd)
Career  14 (97th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 NL  2.38 (5th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 NL  .989 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2006 AL  7 (4th)
2010 AL  11 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
2009 AL  2.41 (3rd)
2011 AL  2.22 (3rd)
Active  2.15 (7th)
Career  2.15 (44th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  2.34 (2nd)
2010 AL  1.98 (5th)
2011 AL  2.13 (2nd)
Active  2.06 (6th)
Career  2.06 (38th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 AL  .986 (4th)
2012 AL  .993 (2nd)
Active  .985 (13th)
Career  .985 (44th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
2013 NL  2.37 (5th)

             

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