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2013 Fantasy Baseball: Shin-Soo Choo Continues to See Value Rise This Spring

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One of the most talked about outfielders during the 2013 fantasy baseball off-season has been Cincinnati Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo.

The Reds signed Choo in the off-season after the center fielder spent the last six-plus years with the Cleveland Indians. He brings an unheard of mix of power and speed to Cincinnati’s leadoff position. He is one of the most versatile leadoff men in the game, so naturally fantasy owners have been quite enamored with him for years.

This spring, he has been absolutely on fire. On Sunday afternoon, he had yet another huge spring performance. He finished the game 4-4 with one double and two runs scored. He is 8-19 from the plate this spring and is currently boasting a .421 bating average. It is hard to believe that his fantasy value could actually go up this spring, but that is exactly what has happened.

Before spring training started, Choo was looking like a player to target just outside of the top-30 outfielders, but in recent weeks he has seen his average draft position jump into the top-25. This is no coincidence and it is directly correlated to the amazing spring he is having.

Choo is a reliable second outfielder to target this spring. He has true 20-20 potential and has the talent to do it from the top of the batting order.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.