Zombie Apocalypse: Shin-Soo Choo’s Rise from the Fantasy Dead
Cleveland Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was struggling going into their double-header against the White Sox on May 7th. Since then Choo has been no Lame-Brain, going 13 for 33 (.394) with 8 Runs, 1 HR, and 3 RBI.
Manager Manny Acta’s decision to mix up his lineup looks to be paying off. Choo went 3-for-5 against the Mariners on Wednesday and is now hitting .462 (6-13) in three games since being moved into the leadoff spot. “We like what he brings to the table,” Acta said. “He’s making things happen at the top of the order.” The Indians have won their last three games, in large part, because Choo has been treating opposing pitchers like a bunch of slow-walking shamblers.
For Choo owners, it’s great to see production out of him from any spot in the lineup. Going into the next week, rotisserie owners needing a boost in batting average and run production should look to start Choo against the Tigers and White sox. If and when Acta moves Choo back down in the order, fantasy owners can expect to see an increase in Choo’s RBI numbers to go along with his recent rise from the fantasy dead.
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Stats & Quotes Courtesy of the Cleveland Indians Team report from Yahoo! Sports