Shin-Soo Choo

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Texas Rangers Designated Hitter Age: 40-149d Exp: 13.119 Years Bat/Throw: Left/Left
Country: Korea, South Agent(s): Scott Boras (Boras Corporation)

Inactive

  • Current Contract

    Shin-Soo Choo signed a 7 year / $130,000,000 contract with the Texas Rangers, including $130,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $18,571,429.

    2014-2020 Free Agent

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $130,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $18,571,429
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Incentive Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2014 Contract details by year 31 $14,000,000 - $18,571,429 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $14,000,000($14,000,000)
    2015 Contract details by year 32 $14,000,000 - $18,571,429 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $14,000,000($28,000,000)
    2016 Contract details by year 33 $20,000,000 - $18,571,429 $20,000,000 $20,000,000 $20,000,000($48,000,000)
    2017 Contract details by year 34 $20,000,000 - $18,571,429 $20,000,000 $20,000,000 $20,000,000($68,000,000)
    2018 Contract details by year 35 $20,000,000 $100,000 $18,571,429 $20,100,000 $20,100,000 $20,100,000($88,100,000)
    2019 Contract details by year 36 $21,000,000 - $18,571,429 $21,000,000 $21,000,000 $21,000,000($109,100,000)
    2020 Contract details by year 37 $21,000,000 - $18,571,429 $21,000,000 $7,777,778 $7,777,778($116,877,778)
    2021 Free Agent Year 38 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • limited no-trade clause (10 clubs per season)
    • MVP: $250,000
    • WS MVP: $150,000
    • All Star/Gold Glove/Silver Slugger/LCS MVP: $100,000
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2013-2013 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $7,375,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,375,000
    Free Agent: 2014 / UFA

    2012-2012 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,900,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,900,000
    Free Agent:

    2011-2011 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,975,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,975,000
    Free Agent:

    2010-2010

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $461,100
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $461,100
    Free Agent:

    2009-2009

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $420,300
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $420,300
    Free Agent:

    2008-2008

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $390,400
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $390,400
    Free Agent:

    2007-2007

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $383,100
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $383,100
    Free Agent:

    2000-2000Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,300,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,300,000
    Free Agent:
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2000 Player Cash Earnings - $1,300,000 - $1,300,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $383,100 - - $383,100
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $390,400 - - $390,400
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $420,300 - - $420,300
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $461,100 - - $461,100
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $3,975,000 - - $3,975,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $4,900,000 - - $4,900,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $3,500,000 - - $3,500,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $7,375,000 - - $7,375,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - $100,000 $20,100,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 - - $21,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $7,777,778 - - $7,777,778
    Est. Earnings
    (14 seasons)
    $138,182,678 $1,300,000 $100,000 $139,582,678
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    seasons Player Cash Earnings - $1,300,000 - $1,300,000
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $14,029,900 - - $14,029,900
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,375,000 - - $7,375,000
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $116,777,778 - - $116,877,778
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Dec 21 2013Signed a 7 year $130 million contract with Texas (TEX)
    Feb 11 2013Signed a 1 year $7.375 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
    Dec 11 2012Traded to Cincinnati (CIN) from Cleveland (CLE) as part of a 3-team trade: Cincinnati (CIN) traded Drew Stubbs to (); Cincinnati (CIN) traded Didi Gregorius, Tony Sipp and Lars Anderson to Arizona (ARI); Arizona (ARI) traded Trevor Bauer, Bryan Shaw and Matt Albers to ()
    Jan 17 2012Signed a 1 year $4.9 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Jan 18 2011Signed a 1 year $3.975 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Mar 10 2010Signed a 1 year $461k contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Feb 22 2009Signed a 1 year $420k contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Mar 7 2008Signed a 1 year $390k contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Feb 28 2007Signed a 1 year $383k contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Jul 26 2006Traded to Cleveland (CLE) from Seattle (SEA) with Shawn Nottingham for Ben Broussard
    Aug 14 2000Signed a contract with Seattle (SEA)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Shin-Soo Choo, and the financial implications.

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2020 TEX 33 30 110 13 26 3 0 5 15 13 6 33 .236 .323 .400 .723 0.05
    2019 TEX 151 141 563 93 149 31 2 24 61 78 15 165 .265 .371 .455 .826 1.62
    2018 TEX 146 144 560 83 148 31 1 21 62 92 6 156 .264 .377 .436 .813 2.72
    2017 TEX 149 140 544 96 143 20 1 22 78 77 12 134 .263 .359 .425 .784 0.78
    2016 TEX 48 46 178 27 43 7 0 7 17 25 6 46 .242 .357 .399 .756 0.19
    2015 TEX 149 145 555 94 153 33 3 22 83 76 4 147 .276 .374 .465 .839 3.23
    2014 TEX 123 119 455 58 110 19 1 13 40 58 3 131 .242 .340 .374 .714 -0.01
    2013 CIN 154 153 569 107 162 34 2 21 54 112 20 133 .285 .423 .462 .885 4.63
    2012 CLE 155 151 598 88 169 43 2 16 67 73 21 150 .283 .373 .441 .814 3.58
    2011 CLE 85 84 313 37 81 11 3 8 36 36 12 78 .259 .344 .390 .734 1.61
    2010 CLE 144 144 550 81 165 31 2 22 90 83 22 118 .300 .401 .484 .885 5.9
    2009 CLE 156 153 583 87 175 38 6 20 86 78 21 151 .300 .394 .489 .883 5.51
    2008 CLE 94 81 317 68 98 28 3 14 66 44 4 78 .309 .397 .549 .946 3.57
    Totals 1,647 1,577 6,067 956 1,667 339 29 217 782 865 157 1,573 0.275 0.377 0.448 0.824 33.38
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