Jung Ho Kang

Jung Ho Kang #16

  • 3B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0"/210
  • Age: 29

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Jung Ho Kang Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.255 21 62 3 .867

Jung Ho Kang MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.273 36 120 8 .838

Jung Ho Kang Bio

  • Full Name: Jung Ho Kang
  • Pronunciation: Gahng
  • Born: 4/5/1987 in Gwangju, South Korea
  • High School: Jaeil, Gwangju, KOR
  • Debut: 4/8/2015
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
2016 Stats 318 45 81 21 62 3 .255 .354 .867
MLB Career Stats 739 105 202 36 120 8 .273 .355 .838
  • Status: Active

Jung Ho Kang Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Pirates NL 370 205 91.21 225.61 2.89 9.70 40.80
MLB Avg - - - - 89.57 218.07 1.45 9.97 --
Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Pirates NL 370 205 91.21 225.61 2.89 9.70 40.80
MLB Avg - - - - 89.57 218.07 1.45 9.97 --

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October 12, 2016 at 5:51 AM ET

Kang goes deep 21 times in 2016

Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang finished the 2016 regular season with a .255 average, 21 home runs, 62 RBIs, 45 runs scored and three stolen bases.

October 1, 2016 at 7:12 PM ET

Kang tags three-run homer

Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer on Saturday against the Cardinals.

Awards

Jung Ho Kang Awards

NL Rookie of the Month

Month Team League
07/2015 Pittsburgh NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/11/2016 Pittsburgh NL

Jung Ho Kang Leaderboards

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2015 17 3rd in NL
2016 14 6th in NL

Jung Ho Kang Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 5, 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates activated 3B Jung Ho Kang from the 15-day disabled list.
September 1, 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates sent 3B Jung Ho Kang on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
August 20, 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates placed 3B Jung Ho Kang on the 15-day disabled list. Left shoulder injury.
May 6, 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates activated 3B Jung Ho Kang from the 15-day disabled list.
April 18, 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates sent 3B Jung Ho Kang on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
April 3, 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates placed 3B Jung Ho Kang on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 25, 2016. Left knee injury
November 6, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates activated 3B Jung Ho Kang from the 60-day disabled list.
September 21, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates placed 3B Jung Ho Kang on the 60-day disabled list. Torn left lateral meniscus and fractured left tibia.
January 16, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent 3B Jung Ho Kang.

Jung Ho Kang Bio Info

Jung Ho Kang (pronounced "GAHNG")...Is a 2006 graduate of Gwangju High School...Played third base for the Korean national team at the 2010 Asian Games...Trained at Pirate City in Bradenton, FL, in 2006 and 2007 while a member of the Hyundai Unicorns...Began his professional playing career at the age of 19...Played for Korea in the 2013 World Baseball Classic... Played for the Seoul Heroes from 2008-2014; the Heroes sold their naming rights to Woori Bank, and then after two years, Nexen Tire bought the naming rights...Woori Bank is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, and the name Nexen is a combination of two future-oriented words; next and century.

2015

Spent first season in MLB and finished third in the BBWAA voting for National League Rookie-of-the-Year...Ranked fourth in batting, fourth in OBP, fifth in RBI, fifth in runs, fifth in doubles and seventh in extra-base hits (41) among National League rookies...Was one of two rookie position players to make Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster (also Andrew Lambo)...Made 77 appearances (54 starts) at third base and 60 appearances (49) at shortstop...Set club rookie record for being hit by a pitch (17); previous mark was held by Jason Kendall (15 in 1996) and ranked third overall among N.L. leaders in that department...Made Major League debut on 4/8 at Cincinnati and grounded out as a pinch hitter...Made first big league start on 4/11 at Milwaukee (shortstop)...Made first career start at third base on 4/12 and singled off Kyle Lohse for first Major League hit...Tallied first three Major League RBI on a three-run double off Jason Motte on 4/21 vs. Chicago... His first Major League home run was a solo shot off Trevor Rosenthal on 5/3 at Busch Stadium (tied the score 1-1 in the ninth inning)...Had a putout and an assist while playing third base during a triple play on 5/9 vs. St. Louis... Connected off Trevor Lyons for first home run at PNC Park on 5/10 vs. St. Louis...Had a season-high 10-game hitting streak from 5/16-28 (15-for-41, .366)...Made 11 straight starts at third base from 7/5-19; Josh Harrison suffered a thumb injury on 7/5...Took over everyday starting shortstop duties on 7/20 after Jordy Mercer suffered left knee injury on 7/19...Reached base safely in 21 straight starts from 6/25 thru 7/25...Hit game-winning home run off Glen Perkins in the top of the ninth at Minnesota on 7/28...Homered in backto-back games on 7/28-29...Had three doubles on 7/31 at Cincinnati...Was named N.L. Rookie-of-the-Month in July after hitting .379 (33-for-87) with a .443 on-base percentage; ranked sixth among all N.L. batters in batting and sixth in OBP...The last Pittsburgh rookie to produce a higher average in a month (minimum of 75 AB) was Jason Kendall, who hit .413 (31-for-75) in August 1996...Was also tied for third among N.L. hitters with 13 extra-base hits during the month of July, the first Pittsburgh rookie to produce as high a batting average and as many extra-base hits in one month since Hall-ofFamer Paul Waner hit .381 with 14 extra-base hits in September 1926...Was hit by a pitch and homered in the same inning (seventh) on 8/9 vs. Los Angeles, the first Pittsburgh player to do that since Kevin Elster on 5/8/97...Made 34 consecutive starts (21 at short/13 at third) from 7/5 thru 8/15 before getting the day off on 8/16...Homered twice on 8/22 vs. San Francisco...Hit a 472' home run into the upper deck in Cincinnati on 9/8...Connected off Keyvius Sampson for first Major League grand slam on 9/9 at Cincinnati...Underwent season-ending surgery on his left knee on 9/17 after suffering the injury on a takeout slide at second base by Chicago's Chris Coghlan in the game that afternoon at PNC Park; had surgery to repair a fracture to the tibial plateau, an area near the knee at the top of one of two bones in the lower leg, and also to repair damage to the lateral meniscus.

2014

Led the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) in slugging percentage and OPS (1.198) while playing for the Nexen Heroes in Seoul...His home run and RBI totals set single-season records for a shortstop...Ranked second in on-base percentage, home runs and total bases (309)...Also ranked third in doubles, third in RBI, fifth in runs scored and sixth in batting average...Established career highs in batting, runs, doubles, home runs and RBI...Was a teammate of league MVP Byung Ho Park, who hit .303 with 52 home runs and 124 RBI...Made all 113 defensive appearances at shortstop.