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Michael Choice

Michael Choice 23 RF

Biloxi Shuckers

  • Status: Released
  • Full Name: Michael Blair Choice
  • Age: 28 (November 10, 1989)
  • Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 230
  • Draft: Round 1 (2010, OAK)
  • MLB Debut: 09/02/2013
  • School: Texas-Arlington
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Michael Choice Career Stats

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Michael Choice Awards and Honors

Michael Choice  23 RF

Michael Choice
  • Full Name: Michael Blair Choice
  • Born: November 10, 1989
  • Age: 28
  • Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 230
  • Draft: Round 1 (2010, OAK)
  • School: Texas-Arlington
  • MLB Debut: 09/02/2013

2016 Highlights
Spent the season with Triple-A Columbus, hitting .246 with 14 home runs and 39 RBI in 71 games...Batted .276 (16-58) with three home runs, eight RBI and a .348 OBP against left-handed pitching...Hit a first inning grand slam as part of a nine-run inning in a 10-7 win vs. Norfolk, June 24...Homered in three of four games from June 24-29, over which he collected seven RBI...Hit .306 (34-111) with five home runs, 14 RBI and 14 runs scored over his final 30 games of the season...Registered 15 multi-hit games, including a season-high three hits on August 23 at Indianapolis
2015: Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Round Rock in the Rangers system, where he hit .244 with 12 home runs and 60 RBI in 110 games...Recalled to Texas on June 24 and appeared in one game before being optioned on June 25...Had a streak of 128 straight errorless games before committing his first error of the season on August 1 vs. Memphis... Designated for assignment on August 18 and traded to Cleveland for cash considerations on August 21...Homered in his first game with Columbus, August 23 at Durham...Hit .424 (14-33) with three home runs, six doubles and six RBI in 10 playoff games to help Columbus capture the Governors' Cup championship...Was named Governors' Cup Championship Series MVP for his efforts...DFA by Cleveland on November 25; outrighted to Columbus on November 30.
2014: Split the year between Texas and Round Rock...Had two stints with Texas (Opening Day-7/6; 8/25-end of season)…Suffered a season-ending left hamstring strain while running the bases in last game of that stretch on 9/14 vs. Atlanta...His nine home runs were the most by a Texas rookie since Mitch Moreland also had 9 in 2010…Was listed as Texas' No. 3 prospect by Baseball America entering 2014, and also the Number 98 prospect in MLB by Baseball America...Hit his first MLB home run on 4/12 vs. Houston, becoming the first player in Rangers history to have his first big league homer be a pinch-hit home run...Registered an MLB career-high four RBI on 5/4 at LAA. 
2013: Named Oakland's Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America...Selected as an outfielder on the Pacific Coast League postseason All-Star team at Sacramento…Ranked among PCL leaders in RBI (T-2nd, 89), hits (4th, 154), runs (T-4th, 90), at bats (7th, 510), and total bases (T-7th, 227)…Placed 2nd among all A's minor leaguers in runs and hits and ranked 3rd in average (.302)…Played in the Triple-A All-Star Game…Listed as the A's' No. 2 prospect by Baseball America entering the season…Purchased by the A's on 9/1, appearing in nine games the rest of the season...Registered his first MLB hit on 9/3 vs. Texas, a single off Martin Perez...Acquired by Texas from Oakland, along with IF Chris Bostick, in exchange for OF Craig Gentry and RHP Josh Lindblom, 12/3. 
2012: Was limited to 91 games at Double-A Midland after missing final six weeks of season with a fractured left thumb…His .287 average ranked 5th among Oakland's minor leaguers…Started in LF for the United States in the All-Star Futures Game on 7/8 at KC…Sustained a fractured left thumb when hit by a pitch in only plate appearance on 7/21 at San Antonio and missed the rest of the season…Was rated as the A's 2nd-best prospect by Baseball America following the season.
2011: Shared A's organizational Player of the Year honors with Jermaine Mitchell…Led the California League in home runs (30) and ranked 5th in slugging (.542) at Class-A Stockton…Was 2nd among all Oakland minor league players in home runs, RBI (82), and total bases (253) and placed 3rd in extra base hits (59)…Was named to Baseball America High Class-A All-Star team, Topps Class-A All-Star team and California League postseason All-Star team…Reached base safely via a hit, walk or hit by pitch in 47 straight games from 6/5-8/11…Had a .318 average with 6 homers and 18 RBI in 17 games for Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League (T-3rd in league in homers and was 4th in slugging (.667)…Named to AFL Top Prospects Team and played in league's Rising Stars Game…Rated as the A's 5th-best prospect by Baseball America following the season.
PERSONAL: Michael Blair Choice was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on 2/15/17...Was originally chosen by Oakland in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 2010 draft...Starred for three seasons at the University of Texas-Arlington, where he reached base safely in 157 of 166 college games while posting a career average of .392 with 34 home runs and 162 RBI...Is UTA's all-time leader in homers, ranks 2nd in RBI and total bases (393) and places 3rd in hits (242)…Was the 2010 Southland Conference Player of the Year, the same year he led NCAA Division I with a school and conference record 76 walks…Selected as the Southland Conference Freshman of the Year in 2008…Played for the USA Baseball Collegiate National team in the summer of 2009…Graduated from Mansfield Timberview High School in Arlington, TX in 2007.