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Jung-ho Kang 3BPirates

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Birth Date4-5-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age31 years, 10 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.22015
3.12016
2017
-0.02018
1.02019
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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
Career23284320443236641793185.274.355.48211820.2-2.44.95.3

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 97 15.6 12.6 3.4 109 6 -3.6 1.7 6.7 2.2
2016 PIT MLB NL 103 370 .249 .315 .405 .273 96 18.9 10.5 1.3 129 15 8.5 -3.7 13.6 3.1
2016 IND AAA INT 16 57 .252 .312 .387 .135 94 -2.5 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 .400 105 -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

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

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
Career34250.49260.41460.75570.58560.24850.84210.55810.2443-0.0011

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
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
4 yrTotal$10,750,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 3 dWasserman Media2019

Details
  • 2019
  • 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.

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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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