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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date4-5-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age32 years, 7 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.22015
3.12016
2017
-0.02018
1.52019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2015 PIT 28 126 467 121 24 2 15 28 99 17 5 4 .287 .355 .461 109 6.7 1.7 -3.6 2.2
2016 PIT 29 103 370 81 19 0 21 36 79 14 3 1 .255 .354 .513 129 13.6 -3.7 8.5 3.1
2018 PIT 31 3 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 86 -0.1 -0.4 0.0 0.0
2019 PIT 32 65 185 29 7 1 10 11 60 1 0 0 .169 .222 .395 75 -5.2 -2.1 0.0 -0.1
Career297102823350346752393285.254.331.46611015.0-4.64.95.3

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2013 KOR int WBC 3 9 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 PIT MLB NL 126 467 .255 .315 .402 .344 91 19.6 12.6 3.4 109 6 -3.6 1.7 6.7 2.2
2016 PIT MLB NL 103 370 .249 .315 .405 .273 92 21.2 10.5 1.3 129 15 8.5 -3.7 13.6 3.1
2016 IND AAA INT 16 57 .252 .312 .387 .135 97 -2.6 1.6 0.2 66 0 -0.7 -0.2 -2.7 -0.2
2017 AGU Wnt DWL 24 96 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 PIT MLB NL 3 6 .251 .315 .405 .400 104 -0.2 0.2 0 86 11 0.0 -0.4 -0.1 0.0
2018 BRD A+ FSL 7 32 .249 .334 .367 .368 107 5.6 0.9 0.2 206 0 -0.5 0.5 3.2 0.5
2018 IND AAA INT 9 39 .256 .318 .386 .267 92 -2.3 1.1 0.3 78 0 -0.4 -1.9 -0.8 -0.2
2019 PIT MLB NL 65 185 .248 .316 .429 .184 99 -7.7 5.6 1.1 75 14 0.0 -2.1 -5.2 -0.1
2019 IND AAA INT 8 31 .265 .335 .423 .611 93 4.2 1.1 0 151 0 0.3 0.1 2.2 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2013 KOR int WBC 9 9 1 2 0 0 1 5 2 0 1 0 0 .222 .222 .556 .333 0 0
2015 PIT MLB NL 467 421 60 121 24 2 15 194 58 28 99 5 4 .287 .355 .461 .173 1 0
2016 PIT MLB NL 370 318 45 81 19 0 21 163 62 36 79 3 1 .255 .354 .513 .258 2 0
2016 IND AAA INT 57 48 5 7 0 0 2 13 7 7 11 0 1 .146 .246 .271 .125 2 0
2017 AGU Wnt DWL 96 84 5 12 2 0 1 17 10 8 31 1 0 .143 .219 .202 .060 3 0
2018 BRD A+ FSL 32 24 5 10 2 0 3 21 11 6 3 1 0 .417 .531 .875 .458 1 0
2018 PIT MLB NL 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 0 0
2018 IND AAA INT 39 34 4 8 1 0 0 9 5 3 5 0 1 .235 .308 .265 .029 1 0
2019 IND AAA INT 31 27 4 12 3 0 1 18 6 4 8 0 0 .444 .516 .667 .222 0 0
2019 PIT MLB NL 185 172 15 29 7 1 10 68 24 11 60 0 0 .169 .222 .395 .227 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2015 1889 0.5071 0.4214 0.7500 0.5846 0.2535 0.8518 0.5085 0.2500 -0.0020
2016 1513 0.4878 0.4071 0.7630 0.5732 0.2490 0.8416 0.5907 0.2370 0.0000
2018 23 0.5217 0.3478 0.7500 0.5833 0.0909 0.7143 1.0000 0.2500 0.0000
2019 718 0.4791 0.4861 0.6390 0.6773 0.3102 0.7682 0.3793 0.3610 0.0000
Career41430.49530.42700.73550.59650.26080.83280.51890.2645-0.0009

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 PIT $3,000,000
2018 PIT $3,000,000
2017 PIT $2,750,000
2016 PIT $2,500,000
2015 PIT $2,500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$10,750,000
2019Current$3,000,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$13,750,000
5 yrTotal$13,750,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 3 dWasserman Media1 year/$3M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$3M (2019). Re-signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/8/18. Performance bonuses: $625,000 each for 200, 300, 400, 500 plate appearances. DFA by Pittsburgh 8/2/19. Released 8/4/19.
  • 4 years/$11M (2015-18), plus 2019 club option. Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent from South Korea 1/16/15. 15:$2.5M, 16:$2.5M, 17:$2.75M, 18:$3M, 19:$5.5M club option ($0.25M buyout). Annual performance bonuses: $75,000 for 475 plate appearances. $0.1M each for 500, 525, 550 PAs. $0.175M for 575 PAs. $0.2M for 600 PA. Perks: Up to $50,000 a year for four round-trip business class flights to South Korea for Kang and family. Up to $5,000 annually in shipping expenses. Interpreter with annual salary up to $60,000. English-language instruction. To be released at contract's end, becoming a free agent. Placed on restricted list 3/12/17 (visa issue). Pittsburgh declined 2019 option 10/31/18.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 482 65 111 22 1 20 66 47 100 4 3 .264 .353 .463 118 24.2 3B 8, SS 0 3.3
80o 463 60 103 20 1 19 61 43 98 4 2 .253 .339 .447 111 17.6 3B 7, SS 0 2.6
70o 449 56 97 19 1 18 57 40 97 4 2 .245 .328 .434 105 13.0 3B 7, SS 0 2.1
60o 437 53 92 18 1 17 54 38 96 4 2 .238 .320 .421 100 9.4 3B 7, SS 0 1.7
50o 426 51 87 17 1 16 52 36 94 3 2 .230 .311 .407 96 6.1 3B 7, SS 0 1.3
40o 415 48 83 16 1 15 49 34 93 3 2 .224 .304 .395 92 3.0 3B 7, SS 0 1.0
30o 403 46 78 15 1 14 47 32 92 3 2 .216 .293 .380 87 -0.1 3B 6, SS 0 0.6
20o 389 43 72 14 1 13 44 30 90 3 2 .206 .282 .363 82 -3.6 3B 6, SS 0 0.2
10o 370 39 66 13 1 12 40 27 87 3 2 .198 .270 .350 74 -8.0 3B 6, SS 0 -0.3
Weighted Mean42952881711652379532.232.313.408976.93B 7, SS 01.4

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)I'm considering offering my Jung-Ho Kang ($3 in '16, then $7 then $15) for Marcel Ozuna ($9/$17/$33)...standard 5x5 NL-only 8-team keeper league - fair offer? Would I be better off to just hold on to Kang?
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
I'd hold onto Kang. I like Ozuna, but he's never going to get to that $33 level and he needs a change of scenery. (Mike Gianella)
2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just traded Julio Teheran, Drew Hutchison, and Brad Miller for Carlos Gomez, Jung-Ho Kang, and Henderson Alvarez in a keeper league with only 1 year left however...who won?
(msimotes from Kalamazoo)
You did. America did. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-04-29 20:00:00 (link to chat)Please tell me that the high rookie-draft pick I spent on Jung-Ho Kang was not in vain.
(Tommy from St. Louis)
It probably was. (Bret Sayre)


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