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Part of Shin-Soo Choo's impressive ability to get on base is that he isn't afraid to get hit by a pitch.
Choo posted a .423 on-base percentage, the fourth-best in the majors. He also was hit by a pitch 26 times, the most by any big leaguer in 2013.
"Hit by pitch is part of baseball," Choo said Friday night. "I can't do anything. If I get scared about hit by pitch, I might change approach and I can't do anything. Pitchers can throw inside. I can hit it or I get hit."
Whatever the case may be, Choo has made a career out of being able to get on base at a high clip, which in return landed him a $130 million contract this offseason. Choo is expected to bat leadoff for the Rangers in 2014, the spot in which he has a .300 batting average and .413 on-base percentage over the last three seasons. If Choo can stay healthy and the Rangers newly reformed lineup lives up to expectations, there is no reason to think he can't finish out as a top 15 fantasy outfielder in 2014.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Raisel Iglesias will start for the Reds on Sunday.
Iglesias has been used out of the bullpen twice since his last start 10 days ago, and has given up three earned runs in three innings in that time. That being said, Iglesias was fairly solid in his two starts this season, going 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA and a 9/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 13 innings pitched. Analysis: Brad Costilo