MLB mentions retired Choo Shin-soo as a notable candidate for the Hall of Fame.
Major League Baseball’s official website MLB.com classified Choo Shin-soo (39, SSG) as a “retired player” and introduced him as a candidate for the “HOF.”
MLB.com checked the players who will run for the Major League Hall of Fame over the next five years on the 20th (Korea Standard Time) and those who will have the last chance.
Choo Shin-soo was selected as a notable player among the first qualified candidates at the 2026 Hall of Fame. It was mentioned along with Edwin Encarnacion, Alex Gordon, Matt Kemp, Nick Macakis, and Hunter Pence.
It has two meanings that Choo Shin-soo has been nominated for the Hall of Fame. First, he was classified as a retired player in the Major League. MLB.com said, “It is worth noting that it is informal at the moment,” adding, “He has played in the Major League for at least 10 years and has not appeared in the Major League for five seasons.”
Choo Shin-soo, who played for the KBO League SSG Landers last year, will continue his career in SSG in 2022. He didn’t officially give up his return to the Major League, but MLB.com didn’t expect him to return.
It is not hard to be classified as a retired player even though he has not announced his official retirement. Representatively, Tim Linxcom (37), who ran for the Hall of Fame for the first time this year, also did not officially announce his retirement. However, everyone sees him as retired.
Linscom played one triple-A game under Texas in 2018, but failed to call up. The last Major League game was August 6, 2016, when he was a member of the LA Angels. The Major League Hall of Fame classified Linscom, which has not appeared for the next five years, as a retired player and nominated for the Hall of Fame in 2022.
Choo Shin-soo can also be seen as classified as a candidate for the Hall of Fame in the same context. However, if he returns before 2025 and plays in Major League Baseball games, the candidate for the Hall of Fame will also be delayed since then.
The second is that Choo Shin-soo was evaluated as qualified to run for the Hall of Fame. Not all Major League Baseball players who have played for more than a decade are registered as candidates for the Hall of Fame. Park Chan-ho (48), who won 124 games in 17 years in the Major League, was also not nominated for the Hall of Fame.
Choo Shin-soo has no significant award-winning experience. All-Star also experienced it only once in 2018, the last year of his career. However, he was called one of the undervalued players throughout his career for his consistently good performance.
His career performance was 0.275 batting average in 1652 games, 1,671 hits, 218 home runs, 782 RBIs, 157 steals, 0.824, and 34.6 bWAR. Based on baseball statistics media Baseball Reference, Choo Shin-soo’s 34.6 by the end of the 2021 season is ranked 70th in Major League Baseball history.
Based on JAWS, an indicator related to the Hall of Fame devised by U.S. columnist J. Jeff, Choo Shin-soo is also ranked 69th in the right fielder history with 31.9 JAWS. It will not be easy to enter the Hall of Fame, but it is evaluated that there will be enough candidates. So far, only Hideo Nomo (53) and Hideki Matsui (47) of Japan have been nominated for the Hall of Fame among Asian Major League Baseball players, and they have been eliminated in the first round with 1.1% and 0.9%, respectively 토토추천사이트
Meanwhile, MLB.com expected Ichiro Suzuki (48) to join the Hall of Fame in 2025 for the first time.