First collegiate hit was a home run vs. Cal Poly Pomona (2/25/12) ... Did not commit a single error defensively behind the plate in career over 110 chances.
AS A SENIOR IN 2015
Appeared in 21 games, earning seven starts as the Triton catcher ... Hit an opposite-field grand slam at the scoreboard in right field in first at-bat of season during five-run second inning of doubleheader nightcap on Opening Day vs. Western Oregon (2/1) ... Handled all 47 defensive chances cleanly.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2014
Played in 12 games off the bench ... Made 12 clean putouts without an error behind the plate.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013
Appeared in seven games and drew one start behind the plate ... Batted .250 (2-for-8) ... Provided one hit and one RBI in both ends of doubleheader at Cal State San Bernardino (4/27) ... Started the nightcap of that twin bill ... Also knocked in a run with a walk-off sacrifice fly on a 3-1 pitch in the ninth inning of first game of doubleheader vs. Cal State East Bay (3/29), as the Tritons overturned a 2-0 deficit after seven innings to win, 3-2 ... Scored lone run at Cal State L.A. (3/15) ... Handled all 15 defensive chances cleanly without an error ... Threw out one would-be base-stealer on one attempt.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Appeared in 23 games, with four starts behind the plate ... Made college debut in the first game of a home doubleheader vs. Cal Poly Pomona (2/25), and drew his first start in the nightcap ... First collegiate hit came in that second game, a two-out, two-run home run in just his third at-bat as a Triton, to tie the score at 2-2 in the fifth inning of a 4-3 UCSD victory in seven frames ... Other hit was a double vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills (4/16) ... Handled all 36 defensive chances cleanly without an error ... Threw out one would-be base-stealer on three attempts.
Played for the Derby (Kan.) Twins during the 2014 summer ... Competed in 18U for the ASD Bulldogs, helping them finish as the runner-up at the 2011 Firecracker Tournament ... In 2010, played 18U with the Southern California Renegades ... Competed with Trombly 16U in 2009.
A 2011 graduate of Dana Hills High School in Dana Point ... Dolphins went 20-13 and finished as the runner-up in CIF Southern Section Division I in 2010 ... As a senior, Dana Hills went 19-14-1 and was a CIF quarterfinalist ... Led the team in fielding percentage at .994 as a senior ... Named a Scholar-Athlete in 2010.
Born Sept. 4, 1993 in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. ... Parents are Michael and Soo-Yun Choi ... Has a younger brother named Jonathan ... Psychology major at Sixth College ... Counts the 2010 CIF championship game as a fond baseball memory and his two-run home run for his first collegiate hit as his favorite UCSD moment ... A fan of the New York Mets ... Favorite athletes are former MLB catcher Mike Piazza and soccer player Alex Morgan ... Hobbies include basketball, football, ping pong, video games, badminton and bocce ball ... Gangnam Style by PSY can be found on his playlist ... Loves pho noodles ... Parents are his greatest influences ... Is of South Korean descent.
CAREER HIGHS (current through 2015 season)
At Bats: 5, 4/27/13 at Cal State San Bernardino-2
Runs: 2, 2 times (last 3/1/15 at Cal State East Bay-1)
Hits: 2, 4/26/14 vs. Azusa Pacific-2
Doubles: 1, 4/16/12 vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills
Home Runs: 1, 3 times (last 3/1/15 at Cal State East Bay-1)
RBI: 4, 2/1/15 vs. Western Oregon-2
Stolen Bases: 1, 3/1/15 at Cal State East Bay-1
CAREER STATISTICS (current through 2015 season)