Yu Chang
Yu Chang
23-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Cleveland Indians
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Yu Chang in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Indians in March of 2018.
Optioned to minors
SSCleveland Indians  AAA
March 11, 2019
Chang was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Monday.
Chang is also tending to a minor finger injury, T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic reports. The young shortstop could earn his first callup at some point this season after hitting a decent .256/.330/.411 with 13 homers for Columbus last year.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Among qualified hitters, Chang's .220 average was third worst in the Eastern League, but because of his power (.241 ISO) and patience (10.2 percent walk rate), he was still well above league average (110 wRC+). His career-high 48.1 percent pull rate and career-worst 26.4 percent strikeout rate suggest he may have been selling out a little to get to that power, but his .254 BABIP is still quite a bit worse than we would expect to see if he had normal luck. So we have a power hitting shortstop whose batting average, while never likely to be all that high, was still deceivingly low last year. He has average speed and has had success on the bases (22-for-29) over the past two years, so he could chip in a handful of steals annually early in his big-league career. It's not the most exciting profile, especially considering he will have to move to second base or third base if he stays in this organization, but given his proximity to the big leagues and the fact he won't turn 23 until August, he is worth rostering in most dynasty leagues.
The 21-year-old shortstop from Taiwan continued his improvement in 2016. In 109 games at High-A Lynchburg, Chang slashed .256/.332/.463. He increased his average over 25 points and drew nearly 20 more walks than the season prior, showing an advanced approach at the dish. Chang also tapped into his power potential, smacking 13 home runs while driving home 70 runs. With 11 stolen bases to his credit as well in 2016, Chang is emerging as a prospect with significant upside. He must prove he can hit for an even higher average as he continues his ascension towards the majors. In addition, the Indians have budding superstar Francisco Lindor at shortstop for the foreseeable future, so a position change could be in the works. He should begin next season at Double-A.
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Added to 40-man roster
SSCleveland Indians  AAA
November 20, 2017
Chang was added to the Indians' 40-man roster on Monday to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.
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Shines among Eastern League shortstops
SSCleveland Indians  AAA
September 14, 2017
Chang finished his first Double-A campaign with a .220/.312/.461 slash line, 24 home runs, 66 RBI and 72 runs.
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Exits with injury Tuesday
SSCleveland Indians  AAA
August 15, 2017
Chang exited Tuesday's game with Double-A Akron early after being hit by a pitch on his right hand.
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Displaying power stroke at Double-A
SSCleveland Indians  AAA
May 25, 2017
Chang is hitting .201/.277/.475 with nine home runs, 21 RBI and 20 runs through his first 38 games at Double-A Akron.
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Back in action with Lynchburg
SSCleveland Indians  AAA
August 30, 2016
Chang has returned to action for High-A Lynchburg after missing two weeks with a wrist injury.
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