Looking at the projected lineup, having Choo lead off makes perfect sense. Choo has been at the front of the pack with his on-base percentage (4th last year with .4231 and 6th in 2010 with .400). He had a career batting line of .288/.389/.465/.854, which is what you expect out of your lead off hitter. It’s easy to see why the Rangers picked up Choo, he gets on base.
Shin-Soo Choo stats
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