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Portrait of Jung Ho Kang

Jung Ho Kang 3BPirates

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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - 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, 0 months, 14 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.22015
3.12016
2017
-0.02018
1.32019
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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 15 50 6 2 0 2 4 19 0 0 0 .130 .200 .304 57 -2.9 -0.5 1.2 -0.1
Career24789321045238681983185.265.346.47211417.3-2.96.15.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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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 0.2 196 0 -0.5 0.5 2.5 0.4
2018 IND AAA INT 9 39 .256 .318 .386 .267 92 -2.3 1.1 0.3 80 0 -0.4 -1.9 -1.4 -0.2
2019 PIT MLB NL 15 50 .238 .314 .396 .160 100 -3.6 1.4 0.2 57 24 1.2 -0.5 -2.9 -0.1

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 PIT MLB NL 50 46 2 6 2 0 2 14 6 4 19 0 0 .130 .200 .304 .174 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2015 1889 0.4923 0.4214 0.7500 0.5957 0.2523 0.8430 0.5372 0.2500 -0.0020
2016 1513 0.4931 0.4071 0.7630 0.5737 0.2451 0.8411 0.5851 0.2370 0.0000
2018 23 0.4783 0.3478 0.7500 0.5455 0.1667 0.8333 0.5000 0.2500 0.0000
2019 229 0.4279 0.4192 0.5938 0.6020 0.2824 0.7458 0.3514 0.4063 0.0000
Career36540.48850.41490.74560.58670.25070.83610.54520.2544-0.0010

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.
  • 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 457 57 105 21 1 18 60 44 95 4 2 .263 .351 .456 117 32.0 3B 6, SS 0 3.5
80o 439 53 98 20 1 17 57 41 93 4 2 .255 .340 .444 109 23.1 3B 6, SS 0 2.7
70o 425 50 92 19 1 16 53 38 92 4 2 .245 .329 .429 104 17.0 3B 6, SS 0 2.1
60o 414 47 87 18 1 15 51 36 90 3 2 .238 .320 .415 99 12.0 3B 6, SS 0 1.8
50o 403 45 82 17 1 14 48 35 89 3 2 .229 .312 .399 95 7.6 3B 6, SS 0 1.3
40o 392 42 78 16 1 13 46 33 88 3 2 .223 .304 .387 91 3.5 3B 5, SS 0 0.9
30o 381 40 74 15 1 13 43 31 86 3 2 .218 .297 .382 86 -0.7 3B 5, SS 0 0.6
20o 367 37 69 14 1 12 40 29 84 3 2 .210 .286 .368 81 -5.4 3B 5, SS 0 0.1
10o 349 33 63 13 1 11 36 26 82 2 1 .201 .273 .354 73 -11.3 3B 5, SS 0 -0.4
Weighted Mean40545831711449358932.231.314.401968.63B 6, 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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