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Postby Bwanna » Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:34 pm

What's the history and outlook for this guy? I didn't realize he was only 26 until today.
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Re: Shin-Soo Choo

Postby oddmanout7 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:41 pm

Shin-Soo Choo said Wednesday that he must serve two years in the Korean military beginning no later than 2010.
Choo indicated that his service time requirement could be dropped significantly if he performs well in the Olympics, but that's not a possibility given that he's on the Indians' 25-man roster and out of minor league options. "If you win any kind of medal in the Olympics, you might only have to serve four weeks," said Choo. "The Indians couldn't send me to the minors because I'm out of options. There's too much stress to worry about it now."
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer


I think this might affect his outlook just a bit because he is no Ted Williams...
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Re: Shin-Soo Choo

Postby kimchi_chigae » Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:03 pm

I think I still have my Choo Choo Train sign somewhere from one of the series the Tribe came to play in Toronto in the 06 season. We got 25% off on the tickets because it was Korean Heritage weekend, even though I'm not Korean. But enough about me.

Choo's numbers are pretty decent for the amount of ABs he's had this year and he's definitely worth a roster spot in deep leagues. He'll be able to hit for a good AVG, but the power is the biggest question mark in his game. Over a full season, I think it's unlikely he'll hit 20HR and although 15HR is a possibility, that's not good enough for an OF in most league setups. Unless he starts stealing again, he doesn't have too much fantasy value. Having a great arm doesn't do much for you in fantasy if you are not a pitcher.
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Re: Shin-Soo Choo

Postby shawngee03 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:15 pm

no value? i guess you mean next year. the guy is tearing it up right now...at the most important time. i just picked him up in all the leagues im still alive in, dropping nate mclouth in one of them to get room.

i just wish now i could drop prince fielder...he's been burning a roster spot for a month now that i sure could use. damn yahoo cant cut list
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Re: Shin-Soo Choo

Postby Old_Style » Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:25 pm

kimchi_chigae wrote:Choo's numbers are pretty decent for the amount of ABs he's had this year and he's definitely worth a roster spot in deep leagues. He'll be able to hit for a good AVG, but the power is the biggest question mark in his game. Over a full season, I think it's unlikely he'll hit 20HR and although 15HR is a possibility, that's not good enough for an OF in most league setups. Unless he starts stealing again, he doesn't have too much fantasy value. Having a great arm doesn't do much for you in fantasy if you are not a pitcher.


I generally agree with this one. I think he's a fourth or fifth outfielder option in deeper formats.
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Re: Shin-Soo Choo

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:18 pm

I pimped this guy months ago in a Watch List.
I think I've picked him up and dropped him 3 times already, riding mini hot streaks.

If the military issue is resolved favourably in the off-season, we might see what he can really do. Every time he talks about it (that I have seen) he goes into a slump for 2 weeks. :-S :-S :-S
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