The numbers say Shin-Soo Choo has found a home in the leadoff spot. The next question is, for how long? "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," said manager Manny Acta. Acta moved Choo into the leadoff spot May 14 against the Twins at Target Field. Since then, he's hitting .394 (13-for-33), with four doubles, one homer, three RBI, five walks and six runs in eight games. He reached base in 19 of his 39 plate appearances to raise his on-base percentage from .361 to .391. "Manny told me, 'Choo, the last three or four years, you've always had a high on-base percentage. We need somebody on base because Jason Kipnis, Asdrubal Cabrera, Travis Hafner and Carlos Santana are hitting so good. Maybe that will help us score more,' " Choo said.
Shin-Soo Choo takes the lead and runs with it
Cleveland Plain Dealer | May 24