Shin-soo Choo

Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 205
Bat: L
Throw: L
College: None
Birth Place: Busan, South Korea
Draft: Undrafted 2000 signed by the
  • If Darvish really figured things out in LA, it's time the Rangers do some soul-searching

    What we've heard lately, mostly from the Dodgers, is how they streamlined Darvish's approach. Of course, we've heard this before. Darvish is forever shelving pitches, only to bring them back after rummaging around his repertoire. To be fair, there do seem to be differences. First, he's returned to the arm slot he used before Tommy John surgery. He did this, apparently, because he wanted to, and the Dodgers said, "You bet." Besides the mechanical adjustment to restore his world-class slider, Darvish is digesting the data the Dodgers feed him. Now, in case you were wondering, the Rangers have numbers geeks, too, so it's not as if data is new to Darvish. Jon Daniels concedes it may have been presented

  • Josh Morgan is newest freak to emerge from Rangers' experimentation lab

    Kiner-Falefa and Morgan are the Rangers' attempt to change the norms. It may not come to fruition, but it still offers the Rangers advantages. It gives the two players more opportunities to get at-bats during the week and, as Banister noted, if the Rangers decide to convert one or the other to a full-time catcher, what they are likely to end up with is a more athletic catcher. Banister noted that many current front-line MLB catchers were converted infielders, including the Rangers' own Robinson Chirinos. The biggest issue: Getting buy-in from the players into embracing their freakiness. The duo seems to have done that. "I'm actually enjoying it," said Morgan, who is limited to two starts per