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Hee Seop ChoiTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1999-2006 MLB Years: 2002-2005
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Positions1B-752, OF-19, 2B-17, 3B-6Position when Drafted1BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameHee Seop Choi
Height6-5Weight235BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateMarch 16,1979 [39.273]PlaceChun-Nam,Korea

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1999 by the Chicago Cubs.
Signing Bonus$1,200,000Signing ScoutsLeon Lee
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2000-MLB-#77 ... 2000-CHN-#2 ... 2001-MLB-#22 ... 2001-CHN-#3 ... 2002-MLB-#40 ... 2002-CHN-#3 ... 2003-MLB-#22 ... 2003-CHN-#1
MLB DebutSeptember 3,2002 [23.171]
OrganizationsCHN [5] LAN [2] BOS [1] MIA [1] Awards2
TBC Player ID4193Retrosheet IDchoih001MLBAM ID400292
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed36Power88Contact30XBH84RBIs73Runs63Hitting50Durability58Team.506Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Lansing LugnutsMidwAchn-1b20792907193186187021506820208.321.422.6101.03217742344.364.289.466.43814.5319.771.365.2316.1145.16
2000Daytona CubsFSLA+chn-1b219634560102256157041377860557.296.369.533.90218446393.339.237.354.3819.4119.852.113.8223.0045.10
2000West Tennessee Diamond JaSouAAchn-1b2136122253790102531253800105.303.419.6231.0427619148.360.320.541.43916.8925.681.526.7612.2051.35
2000Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1324678513934625957262116606512.298.383.557.94026065541.343.259.403.39711.4621.441.874.6218.6846.76
2001Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn271b22772663861110134551346700415.229.313.417.73011124304.253.188.331.31511.1822.041.974.2820.4639.34
2002Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn271b23135478941372432697329511960746.287.406.513.91924553586.326.226.427.39716.2120.311.254.4418.3838.69
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn191b2324506910240071500002.180.281.320.60116357.212.140.280.27312.2826.322.143.5125.0033.33
2003Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn271b2418661217416160191910102.258.351.621.972411177.262.363.485.40311.6924.682.117.7911.0064.71
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn191b2480202314417082811377142012.218.350.421.7718525245.293.203.386.34115.1028.981.923.2725.2556.82
2004Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo251b25952814876161154010527832244.270.388.495.88313932340.321.225.413.37915.2922.941.504.4118.7342.11
2004Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan51b253162510500600111810222.161.289.242.53115576.217.081.258.24014.4723.681.640.000.0050.00
2004Totals for NL-NL         1263435386211154610639642466.251.370.449.81915437416.301.198.385.35415.1423.081.523.6122.8743.02
2005Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan51b2613332040811521542133480824110.253.336.453.78914532368.288.200.300.3429.2421.742.354.0821.3339.51
2006Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos451b276622735479182700475620137.207.347.361.7088218277.238.154.361.31716.9720.221.192.8928.3838.30
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter36391513022054340120341412621668820.240.349.437.786400971086.290.197.350.00012.9824.131.863.6822.8844.09
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter50717943354941001796350177297445170211340.275.380.511.8919162132129.312.236.406.00013.9520.901.504.5118.6943.12
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter296103717926248553185841852619013820.253.367.462.8294791061244.284.209.392.00014.8720.981.414.2619.5740.46
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter36122253790102531253800105.303.419.6231.0427619148.360.320.541.00016.8925.681.526.7612.2051.35
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9634560102256157041377860557.296.369.533.90218446393.339.237.354.0009.4119.852.113.8223.0045.10
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter792907193186187021506820208.321.422.6101.03217742344.364.289.466.00014.5319.771.365.2316.1145.16
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter16438245912021548134598926312.238.328.419.74716037444.276.181.293.00010.1422.072.183.3825.4740.66
Florida Marlins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter952814876161154010527832244.270.388.495.88313932340.321.225.413.00015.2922.941.504.4118.7342.11
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1042523753180103211448642014.210.337.401.73810128302.276.191.365.00014.5728.481.953.3125.2052.83
Average MLB - Per 162 games16240858982411854126311773449.240.349.437.78617943485.290.197.350.00012.9824.131.863.6822.8844.09
Average Minor - Per 162 games162573107158325311125295142507413.275.380.511.89129368680.312.236.406.00013.9520.901.504.5118.6943.12

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1999Lansing Lugnuts MidwAchn201B79--694501880762744.9769.42------79100.056.4
2000Daytona Cubs FSLA+chn211B85--72252464778774.9959.11------9688.561.2
2000West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn211B35--28514123300299.9978.54------3697.225.4
2001Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn221B72--51839349560557.9957.74------7793.550.3
2002Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn231B128--1074751210511611149.9908.98------13594.888.9
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn231B22-1251068216116114.9835.180.91-----2491.713.6
2003Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn241B18--12514-131391391.0007.72------18100.012.7
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn241B695550452340546568563.9918.161.12-----8086.342.6
2004Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo251B897971272141859770762.9908.561.07-----9593.754.9
2004Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan251B231915516110119172171.9947.431.10-----3174.214.2
2005Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan261B837866469862259762760.9979.161.14-----13362.451.2
2006Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos271B49--40321537429424.9888.65------6674.234.0
2008Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin29OF19--191--20201.0001.05------190.033.9
2008Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin292B17--2436286260.9683.53------170.030.4
2008Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin293B6--215121817.9442.83------60.010.7
MLB Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B286231216022091611819923882370.9928.291.10-----2860.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B267--21201492020422892269.9918.50------2670.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B35--28514123300299.9978.54------350.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B85--72252464778774.9959.11------850.00.0
A Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B79--694501880762744.9769.42------790.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF19--191--20201.0001.05------190.00.0
Rk Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B17--2436286260.9683.53------170.00.0
Rk Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B6--215121817.9442.83------60.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1999Lansing Lugnuts MidwAchn20--79--------
2000Daytona Cubs FSLA+chn21--85--------
2000West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn21--35--------
2001Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn22--72--------
2002Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn23--128--------
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23--22--------
2003Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn24--18--------
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24--69--------
2004Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo25--89--------
2004Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25--23--------
2005Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan26--83--------
2006Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos27--49--------
2008Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin29---17-6---19-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2000Mesa Solar SoxArizona Fall LgMinor213310422319161610243110101.298.431.5771.0086016130.368.279.51918.4623.851.294.6217.3351.61
2001Mesa Solar SoxArizona Fall LgMinor22622420023001700100.091.125.364.4898224.000.273.3184.1729.177.008.3311.00100.00
2002Mesa Solar SoxArizona Fall LgMinor23258419295181700172410112.345.456.7141.1706014103.396.369.57116.5023.301.417.7710.5048.28
2004Los Angeles DodgersDiv SeriesMLB2511000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2006KoreaWBCTournament27722141014001600000.182.217.364.5818223.200.182.2274.3526.096.004.3522.0050.00
2006Los Angeles DodgersMLB Spring TrainingMLB27813110002001310001.077.200.077.2771015.100.000.0776.6720.003.000.000.000.00
2007Tampa Bay Devil RaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB281219030002003200100.158.261.158.4193023.167.000.15813.048.700.670.000.000.00
2015KIA TigersKoreaForeign364212518323062000223410102.256.369.424.793539149.302.168.34414.7722.821.554.0320.8328.13
Arizona Fall League Totals - 3 yrs642104562142163610426220313.295.412.6101.02212832257.341.315.51916.3424.121.486.2313.1351.61
Korean League Totals - 1 yrs4212518323062000223410102.256.369.424.793539149.302.168.34414.7722.821.554.0320.8328.13
World Baseball Classic Totals - 1 yrs722141014001600000.182.217.364.5818223.200.182.2274.3526.096.004.3522.0050.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs2132140004004510101.125.237.125.3624038.143.000.12510.5313.161.250.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2010Los Angeles DodgersMLB Spring TrainingMLB31000.0010100000.2000000000.000.000.000.000.0000.00.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs000.0010100000.7000000000.000.000.000.000.0000.00.000

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2002Chicago Cubs Minor League Player of the Year1
2003NL Rookie of the Month (April)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2006-12-01ContractSigned by Devil Rays to Minor League Contract and invited to spring training 
2006-06-16Claimed off waivers by Red Sox from Royals 
2006-04-01InjuredDisabled -- - 
2006-03-24Claimed off waivers by Red Sox from Dodgers 
2004-07-30TradeTraded by Marlins with Bill Murphy and Brad Penny to Dodgers for Juan Encarnacion, Guillermo Mota and Paul LoDuca. 
2003-12-15TradeMarlins acquired RHP Mike Nannini to complete trade 
2003-11-25TradeTraded by Cubs with Mike Nannini to Marlins for Derrek Lee. 
2003-06-29InjuredActivated from DL 
2003-06-08InjuredDisabled -- concussion 
1999-03-04ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1999Chicago Cubs-201,200,000-------1,200,000Signing Bonus as an amateur free agent
2002Chicago CubsTeam Payroll23200,000-75737-2,011,045200,0001,400,000
2003Chicago CubsTeam Payroll24305,000-65933182,163,527300,0001,705,000
2004Florida MarlinsTeam Payroll25310,000-68227252,070,100300,0002,015,000
2004Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll25310,000-68224252,070,100300,0002,015,000
2005Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll26351,500-59120352,189,055300,0002,366,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red