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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 Hwasun, South Jeolla, South Korea
High School: Gwangju Jeil (Gwangju, KR)

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2000: Rated #77 Prospect
Pre-2001: Rated #22 Prospect
Pre-2002: Rated #40 Prospect
Pre-2003: Rated #22 Prospect

Major League Stats

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1999 20 -1.6 Lansing MIDW A CHC 79 344 290 71 93 18 6 18 70 2 1 50 68 .321 .422 .610 1.032 177 8 2 0 2 0
2000 21 -2.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA CHC 132 541 467 85 139 34 6 25 95 7 2 62 116 .298 .383 .557 .939 260 12 6 0 6 5
2000 21 -1.7 Daytona FLOR A+ CHC 96 393 345 60 102 25 6 15 70 4 1 37 78 .296 .369 .533 .902 184 7 6 0 5 5
2000 21 -3.2 West Tenn SOUL AA CHC 36 148 122 25 37 9 0 10 25 3 1 25 38 .303 .419 .623 1.042 76 5 0 0 1 0
2001 22 -5.3 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 77 304 266 38 61 11 0 13 45 5 1 34 67 .229 .313 .417 .730 111 5 0 0 4 1
2002 23 -4.1 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 135 586 478 94 137 24 3 26 97 3 2 95 119 .287 .406 .513 .919 245 6 6 0 7 4
2002 23 -6.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 24 57 50 6 9 1 0 2 4 0 0 7 15 .180 .281 .320 .601 16 2 0 0 0 0
2003 24 -3.3 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 18 77 66 12 17 4 1 6 16 0 1 9 19 .258 .351 .621 .972 41 2 1 0 1 0
2003 24 -5.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 80 245 202 31 44 17 0 8 28 1 1 37 71 .218 .350 .421 .771 85 2 4 2 0 1
2004 25 -4.4 2 Teams NL MLB FLA-LAD 126 416 343 53 86 21 1 15 46 1 0 63 96 .251 .370 .449 .819 154 6 4 2 4 6
2004 25 -4.4 FLA NL MLB FLA 95 340 281 48 76 16 1 15 40 1 0 52 78 .270 .388 .495 .882 139 4 3 2 2 4
2004 25 -4.4 LAD NL MLB LAD 31 76 62 5 10 5 0 0 6 0 0 11 18 .161 .289 .242 .531 15 2 1 0 2 2
2005 26 -3.4 LAD NL MLB LAD 133 368 320 40 81 15 2 15 42 1 3 34 80 .253 .336 .453 .789 145 10 8 2 4 1
2006 27 -0.3 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS 66 277 227 35 47 9 1 8 27 0 0 47 56 .207 .347 .361 .708 82 7 2 0 1 3
2007 28 -0.5 Kia KBO Fgn 52 220 199 20 67 17 0 7 46 3 1 18 37 .337 .386 .528 .914 105 9 0 0 3 0
2008 29 0.8 Kia KBO Fgn 55 207 188 17 43 2 1 6 22 4 3 15 41 .229 .295 .346 .640 65 4 3 0 1 2
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 30 1.7 Kia KBO Fgn 131 545 435 98 134 23 0 33 100 2 4 96 108 .308 .435 .589 1.023 256 14 7 0 7 13
2010 31 3.0 Kia KBO Fgn 126 532 444 78 127 22 1 21 84 4 3 81 109 .286 .398 .482 .880 214 17 4 0 3 7
2011 32 3.6 Kia KBO Fgn 70 282 242 36 68 14 1 9 37 1 1 39 61 .281 .379 .459 .838 111 7 0 0 1 2
2012 33 4.7 Kia KBO Fgn 80 301 246 31 62 17 0 7 42 1 1 50 53 .252 .379 .407 .785 100 9 2 0 3 5
2013 34 5.5 Kia KBO Fgn 78 305 252 29 65 17 1 11 42 1 1 44 72 .258 .380 .464 .845 117 5 7 0 2 2
2015 36 7.5 Kia KBO Fgn 42 149 125 18 32 3 0 6 20 0 0 22 34 .256 .369 .424 .793 53 2 1 0 1 0
MLB (4 seasons) MLB 363 1086 915 130 220 54 3 40 120 3 4 141 262 .240 .349 .437 .786 400 20 16 6 8 8
Minors (6 seasons) Minors 507 2129 1794 335 494 100 17 96 350 17 7 297 445 .275 .380 .511 .890 916 40 17 0 21 13
Foreign (8 seasons) Foreign 634 2541 2131 327 598 115 4 100 393 16 14 365 515 .281 .388 .479 .868 1021 67 24 0 21 31
All Levels (16 Seasons) 1504 5756 4840 792 1312 269 24 236 863 36 25 803 1222 .271 .378 .483 .861 2337 127 57 6 50 52
AAA (4 seasons) Minors 296 1244 1037 179 262 48 5 53 185 8 4 185 261 .253 .367 .462 .828 479 20 9 0 13 8

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1999 20 Lansing MIDW A CHC 1B 79 762 694 50 18 80 .976 9.42
2000 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA CHC 1B 120 1078 1007 66 5 87 .995 8.94
2000 21 Daytona FLOR A+ CHC 1B 85 778 722 52 4 64 .995 9.11
2000 21 West Tenn SOUL AA CHC 1B 35 300 285 14 1 23 .997 8.54
2001 22 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 1B 72 560 518 39 3 49 .995 7.74
2002 23 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 1B 128 1161 1074 75 12 105 .990 8.98
2002 23 CHC NL MLB CHC 1B 22 126.0 116 106 8 2 16 .983 8.14 5.18
2003 24 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 1B 18 139 125 14 0 13 1.000 7.72
2003 24 CHC NL MLB CHC 1B 69 505.0 568 523 40 5 46 .991 10.03 8.16
2004 25 2 Teams NL MLB FLA-LAD 1B 112 868.0 941 881 51 9 78 .990 9.66 8.32
2004 25 FLA NL MLB FLA 1B 89 713.0 769 720 41 8 59 .990 9.61 8.55
2004 25 LAD NL MLB LAD 1B 23 155.0 172 161 10 1 19 .994 9.93 7.43
2005 26 LAD NL MLB LAD 1B 83 665.0 762 698 62 2 59 .997 10.29 9.16
2006 27 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS 1B 49 49 415.0 429 403 21 5 37 .988 9.20 8.65
MLB (4 seasons) MLB 1B 286 2164.0 2387 2208 161 18 199 .992 9.85 8.28
Minors (6 seasons) Minors 1B 466 49 415.0 4129 3821 265 43 371 .990 9.20 8.77
All Levels (8 Seasons) 1B 752 49 2579.0 6516 6029 426 61 570 .991 9.75 8.58
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1999 20 Lansing Lugnuts Midwest League A
2000 21 Daytona Cubs Florida State League A+
2000 21 West Tenn Diamond Jaxx Southern League AA
2001 22 Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League AAA 2001-04-05 2001-09-03
2002 23 Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League AAA 2002-04-09 2002-09-02
2002 23 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 2002-09-03 2002-09-29
2003 24 Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League AAA
2003 24 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 2003-03-31 2003-09-28
2004 25 Florida Marlins National League MLB 1 2004-04-06 2004-07-29
2004 25 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 2 2004-07-31 2004-10-03
2005 26 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 2005-04-05 2005-10-02
2006 27 Pawtucket Red Sox International League AAA 2006-04-14 2006-07-01
2007 28 Kia Tigers Korean Baseball Organization Fgn
2008 29 Kia Tigers Korean Baseball Organization Fgn
2009 30 Kia Tigers Korean Baseball Organization Fgn 2009-04-04 2009-09-25
2010 31 Kia Tigers Korean Baseball Organization Fgn 2010-03-27 2010-09-26
2011 32 Kia Tigers Korean Baseball Organization Fgn 2011-04-02 2011-10-06
2012 33 Kia Tigers Korean Baseball Organization Fgn 2012-04-11 2012-08-12
2013 34 Kia Tigers Korean Baseball Organization Fgn 2013-03-30 2013-08-22
2015 36 Kia Tigers Korean Baseball Organization Fgn 2015-03-28 2015-05-28

Sabr ID: 15d89732

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