Each Wednesday timberrattlers.com will countdown the top 20 seasons by a Timber Rattler until #1 is revealed on August 29th. This week: #20
Shin-Soo Choo 2002
.302 batting average, 69 runs, 127 hits, 24 doubles, 8 triples, 6 home runs, 48 rbi's, 34 stolen bases, .440 slugging percentage, .417 on base average
The Seattle Mariners were one of the first teams to
The starting right fielder on Opening Day 2002, Choo was
the one constant on offense for a Rattler team that went 53-86.
He led the team in batting, games played, at bats, runs, hits, doubles,
triples, walks, stolen bases, slugging percentage, on base percentage, and tied
with Greg Dobbs for the RBI crown. Besides
that, he used his speed and strong arm to become a solid outfielder.
His talent and effort quickly made him a fan favorite and Choo was
honored with his very own bobblehead. Unfortunately,
Shin-soo was moved up to High-A San Bernardino just before the date of the
giveaway, so he was unable to enjoy his special day.
He was selected as a Midwest League All Star, appeared in his first All
Star Futures Game (held at
A career .303 hitter in the minors, Shin-soo struggled in
his two trips to the Majors with
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