Jung Keun Bong

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Jung Keun Bong MLB Career Stats

7-4 5.17 78.1 62 1.58

Jung Keun Bong Bio

  • Full Name: Jung Keun Bong
  • Born: 7/15/1980 in Seoul, South Korea
  • High School: Sin Il, Korea
  • Debut: 4/23/2002
  • Last Game: 6/20/2004
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MLB Career Stats 7 4 5.17 48 4 1 78.1 62 1.58


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2009 Korea WBC

Jung Keun Bong Bio Info

In 1999 graduated from Sin Il High School in Seoul, South Korea, where he played baseball. 2005 Spent the entire on the 60-day disabled list, first while recovering from 9/10/04 left shoulder surgery and then from a broken left hand suffered during his rehabilitation assignment...on 6/12 was sent to FSL Sarasota on a rehab assignment and in his first appearance there, on 6/13 vs Clearwater, suffered the broken left hand on a comebacker...didn't pitch again until the instructional league...following the season played for Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League (7g, 1-3, 4.22, 32ip, 25k)...agreed to participate in the inaugural World Baseball Classic, scheduled for March 2006, if selected to the Korean team. 2004 Spent most of the season at Class AAA Louisville...from 8/5-9/2 was on Louisville's disabled list with left shoulder tendinitis...began the season at Louisville and went 4-4, 4.89 in 10 starts there before he was promoted on 6/8, when Austin Kearns went on the disabled list...took the slot in the starting rotation vacated by disabled RHP Aaron Harang...from 6/8-6/20 made all 3 of his apps for the Reds...returned to Louisville on 6/22 and finished 4-4, 7.02 in his last 9 starts...also made a pair of starts for the Gulf Coast League Reds, on 8/25 at Red Sox and 8/28 at Pirates...for the Bats produced 7 quality starts...made his Reds debut with a 10-6 loss on 6/8 at Oak (3.1ip, 9h, 9r, 4er, 3bb, 0k, 1hr)...allowed 5 runs in the first inning, all unearned...became the first lefthander to start a game for Cin since John Bale on 9/18/03 at Pit, snapping a string of 66 consecutive starts by Reds righthanders...on 6/15 vs Tex received no decision in the 11-inning, 5-4 victory (6ip, 5h, 4er, 4bb, 6k, 2hr) and became the first Reds LH starter to pitch 6.0 innings since Bale did it in a 9-1 loss on 9/8/03 vs Pit...his 6-0 victory on 6/20 at StL (6ip, 3h, 0r, 3bb, 5k) was the first by a Reds lefthanded starter since Bale's 8-5 victory vs StL on 8/29/03, snapping a 4-game losing streak over 9 starts by LHP...on 9/10/04 had arthroscopic surgery to clean out the labrum in his left shoulder (Dr. Timothy Kremchek). 2003 Strong start (5-0, 3.34 ERA, .218 OPP BA, 22 G) offset by second half (1-2, 7.30, .320 OPP BA, 22 G)...Only the 15th pitcher in franchise history to start a season at 5-0...Made 10 straight scoreless appearances April 5-May 3 (15.1 IP, 9 H, 2 BB, 11 K)...Optioned to AAA Richmond Aug. 13, recalled Aug. 27 after John Smoltz was placed on 15-day DL...Went 1-2 with a 5.56 ERA in 3 starts for the R-Braves; all his games for major league club were relief appearances...did not pitch in the 2003 postseason. 2002 Spent entire season with AA Greenville with the exception of a one-start call-up to Atlanta April 23...Made major league debut in Atlanta April 23 vs. Diamondbacks, losing a 5-2 decision to Curt Schilling (6.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K)...Finished 4th in the Southern League with 8.2 K/9.0 IP and 6th with a 3.25 ERA...Won 3 straight games April 12-28 (2.65 ERA, 17.0 IP, 5 ER, 5 BB, 19 K)...Lost 6 straight starts with a 6.58 ERA May 9-June 6 (26.0 IP, 9 ER)...Moved to bullpen June 12 and experienced immediate success, compiling a 2.27 ERA over 10 appearances (31.2 IP, 10 BB, 25 K)...Returned to rotation Aug. 3 and excelled over remainder of campaign, going 3-1 with a 1.14 ERA in 5 starts (31.2 IP, 4 ER, 30 K)...Fanned a season-high 9 in a 3-1 win vs. Huntsville Aug. 18 (7.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB)...Went 3-0 with a 0.87 ERA in final 3 starts (20.2 IP, 2 ER, 23 K)...Named the 15th-best prospect in Braves organization by Baseball America. 2001 While playing for Class A Myrtle Beach, Tied for 1st in the Carolina League with 28 starts, ranked 3rd with 13 wins, and 4th with a 3.00 ERA and 145 K...Rated as the 10th best prospect in the organization by Baseball America and was listed by Baseball Weekly as one of the team's 10-best...Named Pitcher of the Week April 6-11 after beating Winston-Salem Opening Night, 6-3 (6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 10 K) and firing 7.0 hitless innings (8 K) in a 7-0 victory at Salem...Went 4-0 with a 0.72 ERA in June, claiming Pitcher of the Week honors for June 21-27...Threw 7.0 scoreless innings (4 H, 3 BB, 2 K) in a 1-0 win vs. Lynchburg June 12...Compiled a 4-1 mark with a 1.09 ERA in 7 starts May 28-July 1, allowing 2 ER or less in each of those outings (49.1 IP, 35 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 13 BB, 34 K)...Turned in 8.0 shutout frames in a 9-3 win at Frederick June 26 (5 H, 6 K), which extended his scoreless streak to 26.0 innings, the longest in the Carolina League in '01...Won 4 straight starts July 17-August 1 (2.33 ERA, 27.0 IP, 17 H, 2 BB, 19 K). 2000 Went a combined 10-8 with a 3.68 ERA in 27 games (25 starts) with two A-ball clubs...Promoted from Macon to Myrtle Beach in mid-season, where he posted a 2.33 ERA and a 37-to-7 strikeout to walk ratio in 7 games (6 starts)...Ranked 5th in the Braves organization with 127 K. 1999 Rated by Baseball America as the Braves' 14th-best prospect...Ranked 2nd on the Class A Macon staff with starts, IP, and Ks...Went 5-4 with a 3.87 ERA as a starter (88.1 IP, 38 ER) ...Allowed only 7 ER in first 28.2 IP (2.20 ERA)...Fanned 9 in 5.0 IP in a 5-1 win over Savannah April 23 (4 H, 1 ER)...Permitted 2 ER or less in 5 consecutive starts July 22-Aug. 12 (28.1 IP, 7 ER, 28 K). 1998 Began pro career with the Gulf Coast League Braves...Ranked 3rd in the circuit with a 1.49 ERA in 11 games (10 starts, 48.1 IP, 31 H, 8 ER, 56 K)...Went 4-3 in 12 starts with a 3.00 ERA for Macon...Averaged 1 strikeout per inning (60 IP).