Name is pronounced "G-man CHOY".....graduated from Dong San High School in Incheon, South Korea...Made the Opening Day roster with the Angels in 2016.....had three stints with the team that season (Opening Day-5/11, 7/9-8/21 and 9/3-end)...After being selected by LA of Anaheim from Baltimore in the Rule 5 Draft on 12/10/15 was offered back to the Orioles on 5/15/16 (declined)...Has played in three different winter leagues during his professional career: Australian (2012), Venezuelan (2014) and Dominican (2015)...Played for the World Team in the 2013 Futures Game at Citi Field...Was a California League All-Star in 2013... Missed the entire 2011 season due to a back injury and most of the 2015 season with a broken leg...Was MVP of the Arizona League in 2010 as he won the batting title.....was named Mariners Minor League Offensive Player of the Year in 2010.
Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 1/15/18...Signed as a free agent with New York-AL on 1/14/17
Made his Major League debut with the Angels, batting .170/.271/.339 (19-for-112) with 9R, 4 doubles, 5HR, 12RBI and 16BB in 54 games across three stints (4/4-5/11, 7/9-8/21, 9/3-10/2)…had just 4PA vs. left-handed pitchers (0-for-3, 1BB)…made his MLB debut as a defensive replacement (LF) in 4/5 loss vs. Chicago-NL…notched his first Major League hit in 4/23 win vs. Seattle with a seventh-inning single off Felix Hernandez…was designated for assignment on 5/11, offered back to Baltimore (declined), and outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on 5/15…had his contract selected from Salt Lake on 7/9…hit safely in a career-best six consecutive games from 7/10-19…hit his first Major League home run in 7/18 win vs. Texas (fifth inning off A.J. Griffin)…collected his first career multi-hit game and multi-homer game and had a career-high 4RBI in 8/4 loss vs. Oakland, going 2-for-5 with a solo HR in the second and a three-run HR in the third, both off Jesse Hahn…was optioned to Salt Lake on 8/21 and recalled on 9/3…committed 1E in 165TC (.994) between 1B (27G/15GS) and LF (20G/14GS)…in 53 games with the Bees, hit .346/.434/.527 (65-for-188) with 31R, 17 doubles, 1 triple, 5HR, 31RBI and 31BB…in his final 15 games with Salt Lake, drew 12BB while striking out just once…was designated for assignment on 12/23/16, outrighted on 1/5/17 and elected free agency on 1/11/17…
Limited to 23 games last season but posted a .290 (20/69) average with five doubles, a home run and 18 RBI with Triple-A Tacoma (Seattle) and the AZL Mariners. Suffered a broken leg March 4 in the 9th inning of Seattle's Cactus League opener vs. San Diego... Played in first minor league game of the season Aug. 12 with the AZL Mariners... Went 3-for-12 in five games with the Club before being moved to Triple-A... In 18 games with the Rainiers, hit .298 (17/57) with four doubles, a home run and 16 RBIs. Participated in the Dominican Winter League, batting .231 (12/52) with a double, triple, three home runs and nine RBI in 15 games for the Estrellas de Oriente. Signed a minor league contract with Baltimore in the off season before being selected by the Angels in the Rule 5 Draft , Dec. 10.
Appeared in 74 games with AAA Tacoma (70 G) and AA Jackson (4 G)during the season…hit .282 (70x248) with 8 doubles, 2 triples, 6 home runs and 35 RBI... Opened the season batting .394 (13x38) with a 1.045 OPS in ﬁrst 9 gamesbefore serving 50-game suspension... Hit .318 (21x66) with 13 runs, 4 home runs and 10 RBI over his ﬁnal 28games (July 30-Sept. 1)... On MLB suspended list April 17-June 9 (50 games) after testing posi-tive for a performance enhancing substance... Appeared in 14 games for Tigres de Aragua in the Venzuelan WinterLeague (.220/11x50, 10 R, 2 2B, HR, 7 RBI)…experimented with switch hitting.
Hit .295 (125x424) with 64 runs scored, 36 doubles, 6 triples, 18 home runs, 85 RBI and 63 walks in 122 games combined between A High Desert (4/4/-6/2), AA Jackson (6/3- 8/18) and AAA Tacoma (8/19-9/2). One of 20 minor league players to record at least 60 extra-base hits. Career-high 21-game hitting streak from April 27-May 22, 3rd-longest in the California League (.422/35x83, 20 R, 15 2B, 3B, 5 HR, 26 RBI, 13 BB). Promoted to Jackson on June 4…appeared in only 61 games with the Generals, finished T2nd on the team with 9 home runs, including a team-high 2 grand slams (6/29 vs. Birmingham and 7/31 vs. Huntsville). Also appeared in 13 games with Tacoma to close out the season.