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Jung Ho Kang

30-Year-Old Third Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

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Kang's power numbers rose across the board from his impressive 2015 debut, but his batting average slipped from .287 to .255, however, and his recovery from knee surgery prevented him from playing sho...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Suspension     EST. RETURN:  3/1/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 180   DOB: 4/5/1987
DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jung Ho Kang Contract Information:

Agreed to a four-year, $11 million contract with the Pirates in January of 2015.

September 20, 2017  –  Jung Ho Kang News

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Kang (suspension), who hasn't played in organized baseball since October of 2016, is looking forward to playing in the upcoming Dominican Winter League, the team's official website reports.

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Jung Ho Kang Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2012 25 KBO KBO 124 602 519 77 137 57 32 0 25 82 21 5 71 78 1 5 6 .264 .356 .470 .826
2013 26 KBO KBO 126 614 532 67 131 44 21 1 22 96 15 8 68 109 2 6 6 .246 .335 .414 .749
2014 27 KBO KBO 117 584 501 103 149 78 36 2 40 117 3 3 68 106 0 2 13 .297 .394 .617 1.011
2015 28 MAJ PIT 126 467 421 60 121 41 24 2 15 58 5 4 28 99 0 1 17 .287 .355 .461 .816
2016 29 AAA IND 16 57 48 5 7 2 0 0 2 7 0 1 7 11 0 2 0 .146 .246 .271 .517
2016 29 MAJ PIT 103 370 318 45 81 40 19 0 21 62 3 1 36 79 0 2 14 .255 .354 .513 .867
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3-Year Averages     114 417 369 52 101 40 21 1 18 60 4 2 32 89 0 1 15 .274 .355 .482 .837
Career  (View All)     229 837 739 105 202 81 43 2 36 120 8 5 64 178 0 3 31 .273 .355 .483 .838

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Jung Ho Kang Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 20 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 19 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 18 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 17 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 16 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 15 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 11 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 10 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 9 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 8 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 7 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 6 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 5 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 4 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 3 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 2 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 1 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 30 @ChC Did not play.
Aug. 29 @ChC Did not play.
Aug. 28 @ChC Did not play.
Aug. 27 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 26 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 25 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 24 LAD Did not play.
Aug. 23 LAD Did not play.
Aug. 22 LAD Did not play.
Aug. 21 LAD Did not play.
Aug. 20 StL Did not play.
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Jung Ho Kang: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 92 1
2015 77 60

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Jung Ho Kang Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20166773111.209.403.757
201584113102.238.381.721

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162513818512.267.542.896
20153374912483.300.481.840

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161451910323.303.572.969
2015216345322.310.449.837

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161732611300.214.462.781
20152052610263.263.473.793
Jung Ho Kang vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Jung Ho Kang Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2012 25 KBO KBO 602 519 11.8% 13% 0.91 85% .266 .206
2013 26 KBO KBO 614 532 11.1% 17.8% 0.62 80% .268 .168
2014 27 KBO KBO 584 501 11.6% 18.2% 0.64 79% .305 .320
2015 28 MAJ PIT 467 421 6% 21.2% 0.28 76% .344 .174
2016 29 AAA IND 57 48 12.3% 19.3% 0.64 77% .135 .125
2016 29 MAJ PIT 370 318 9.7% 21.4% 0.46 75% .273 .258
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3-Year Averages     417 369 7.7% 21.3% 0.36 76% .316 .208
Career     837 739 7.6% 21.3% 0.36 76% .314 .210

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Jung Ho Kang Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 3B 535.3 6 99 7 -1 7 307 9 184 6 5 -1 3
2015 SS 426 0 97 1 -1 0 223 0 143 3 0 5 -4
2016 3B 728.3 1 141 3 0 1 345 -2 262 -2 1 4 -2
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 3B 0 0 0 4 0 4
2015 SS 0 1 -1 0 0 0
2016 3B 0 0 -2 1 0 -1

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Jung Ho Kang: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kang (suspension) is listed as a roster member of the Águilas Cibaeñas squad for the Dominican Professional Baseball League this winter, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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General manager Neal Huntington said the club is working on getting Kang (suspension) to travel to the Dominican Republic for winter ball following the 2017 season, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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General manager Neal Huntington said the Pirates can "pretty much eliminate the thought" that Kang (suspension) will play in the major leagues in 2017, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Commissioner Rob Manfred has no new updates or information regarding Kang (suspension). "I don't know the current status of the situation except I know he doesn't have a visa," Manfred told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Kang's eight-month prison sentence for DUI has been upheld by a South Korean court, USA Today reports.

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2017

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2016

A serious left knee injury derailed what was a fantastic first season in North America by the 29-year-old. Kang was playing his best ball when a slide by Chicago’s Chris Coghlan ended his year prematurely Sept. 17. When it was all said and done, he hit .287/.355/.461 with 15 homers and 58 RBI in 434 plate appearances. Only Andrew McCutchen (4.06) saw more pitches per at-bat than Kang (4.03) among Pirates regulars. He also finished third in the NL hit by pitches (17). Kang will most likely be restricted to playing third base when he returns, to reduce the wear and tear on his knee. When exactly he is able to return and how good he will be immediately after the injury are both questions without answers as spring training begins.

2015

Kang had an outstanding season in South Korea last year, hitting .356 with 40 home runs for the Nexxen Heroes. At age 27, he could be the first position player from the KBO to come to MLB via the posting system. It's not clear if his power would translate to MLB since the KBO doesn't feature as high a level of pitching, and it's not clear if he'll stick at shortstop, but he could be in a MLB lineup next spring. The Pirates won the bidding for Kang, and he would presumably start over Jordy Mercer if he signs with Pittsburgh and assuming that the franchise views him as a viable defensive shortstop.