(Video) Jacoby Ellsbury or Shin-Soo Choo for Mariners?


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MLB Network did an evaluation comparing the outfielders and asked their experts to chime in on which guy they’d rather have if they were a major league GM. If the video doesn’t load below, you can view it here.

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As Mariner fans we can expect that Jack Zduriencik is seriously considering each, especially given the teams need for both an outfielder and a leadoff hitter. Signing either one of Jacoby Ellsbury or Shin-Soo Choo would kill two birds with one stone.

Ellsbury and Choo share similar numbers but each has his own advanced skill that makes them unique enough that could make a team lean more in one direction. Choo has an amazing ability to get on base, as seen with his .420+ OBP. Ellsbury on the other hand is an excellent base stealer, leading all of baseball this past season.

Which player would you rather have?

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