Friday, July 10, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds: Part 39 - Shin-Soo Choo

According to Baseball Reference there have been 1,891 different players who got into a major league game as a Cincinnati Red/Red Stocking/Redleg as of the end of the 2014 season. So I threw them all into a randomizer and off we go.

Get To Know... Shin-Soo Choo

Born: July 13, 1982, Busan, South Korea
Signed: 2000, by the Mariners
Debut: 2005, with the Mariners
Reds Debut: 2013, acquired via trade
Reds Stats: 1 season at CF, 154 games, 712 PA, 21 HR, 54 RBI, .285/.423/.462 line
Current Team: Rangers

In his only year with the Reds, finished 7th in MVP voting, finished with 6.5 oWAR, led the league in HBP, and was generally pretty awesome.
Also during that year, he hit a home run in the playoffs, becoming the first Korean to hit a postseason home run in MLB history.
Player of the month, September 2008.
2x Player of the week in 2010.
Multiple top tens in OBP, OPS, and oWAR.

Number of cards: 1294
Number of cards as a Red: 188
Number of cards in my collection: 27 (14%)

Go Reds.

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