Expectations of Shin-Soo Choo in 2015


Texas Rangers fans were disappointed last year after watching Shin-Soo Choo battle injuries on his way to a rough year. After hitting .284 with 21 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 2013, fans had their hopes set high.

Shin-Soo Choo ended up finishing 2014 with a batting average of .241, 13 home runs, and 3 stolen bases, including 131 strikeouts in 455 at-bats. I don’t think the fans got to see what Choo can really do as a Texas Ranger.

This year will be a much better year for the Texas Rangers starting right fielder.

I think his home run numbers will go up with a healthy year in Globe Life Park. At age 32, I don’t think we will ever see 20 plus stolen bases from Choo again.

My projections for Choo in 2015 are:

ABs: 564   Runs: 101   Hits: 149   2B: 29   3B: 2   HRs: 24   RBI: 70   BB: 96   KO: 128   SB: 16  CS: 7   BA: .264   OBP: .455   SLG: .450

The next question is where Shin-Soo Choo will hit in the lineup?

Jeff Banister has mentioned using Leonys Martin as the leadoff man this year, which would most likely put Choo in the number 2 hole, and move Elvis Andrus to the bottom of the order. I think this is a good move and would help Choo with having Adrian Beltre and Prince Fielder batting right behind him.

Last but not least, Shin-Soo Choo will be an All-Star in 2015!

What do you think, will Choo represent the Texas Rangers in the All-Star game?

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