Jung Ho Kang

Age: 32
Bats/Throws: R/R
6' 0" / 210
3B
Birthdate: 4/5/1987 (32 y, 19 d)
Contract: $3M / 1 Years (2019)

RotoWire News: Kang isn't starting Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. (4/23/2019)

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SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2015Pirates12646715605856.0 %21.2 %.173.344.287.355.461.3561283.218.22.23.7
2016Pirates (AAA)1657257012.3 %19.3 %.125.135.146.246.271.24348    
2016Pirates10337021456239.7 %21.4 %.258.273.255.354.513.369132-2.811.7-2.62.1
2018Pirates (A+)7323511118.8 %9.4 %.458.368.417.531.875.592278    
2018Pirates (AAA)93904507.7 %12.8 %.029.267.235.308.265.26865    
2018Pirates3600000.0 %16.7 %.000.400.333.333.333.29383-0.1-0.2-0.10.0
2019THE BAT13853422677359.4 %22.5 %.200.305.261.346.462.348120    
2019ATC11442717495827.6 %20.5 %.189.288.255.327.445.333110    
2019Depth Charts12753520637158.2 %22.6 %.188.304.258.337.446.339114-0.78.31.32.7
2019Steamer10443017515948.4 %21.4 %.198.306.266.341.465.347119-0.29.9-1.32.3
2019ZiPS9937313434838.0 %23.9 %.177.301.250.332.427.331108-0.83.02.41.8
2019Pirates196234708.1 %38.7 %.193.167.140.210.333.23341-0.3-4.91.4-0.2
2019ZiPS (R)9033212374228.1 %25.5 %.179.291.238.320.416.321102-0.80.02.61.3
2019Steamer (R)9941117485438.5 %25.6 %.198.303.251.327.449.335111-0.25.40.11.9
2019Depth Charts (R)11146618536038.3 %25.5 %.188.297.244.323.433.328107-0.63.21.82.0
2019THE BAT (R)12146223616749.4 %26.0 %.224.303.255.341.478.351122    
Total- - -2519053910912787.6 %22.4 %.207.307.264.345.471.3521230.024.70.95.6

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2015Pirates126421467121802421560582809917101054.287
2016Pirates (AAA)16485775002577011020001.146
2016Pirates10331837081411902145623617914201131.255
2018Pirates (A+)72432105203511603110210.417
2018Pirates (AAA)934398710045305110201.235
2018Pirates3662200000001000000.333
2019THE BAT1384685341227326122677350212012301152.261
2019ATC114383427986020117495832187920622.255
2019Depth Charts127472535122752522063714401211441 53.258
2019Steamer1043814301016220117515936092932 42.266
2019ZiPS993283738251171134348300891230933.250
2019Pirates19576283203475024000200.140
2019ZiPS (R)902943327042151123742270851020 22.238
2019Steamer (R)993634119154191174854350105832 31.251
2019Depth Charts (R)111412466101602111853603901191131 33.244
2019THE BAT (R)121405462103592012361674311201130941.255
Total- - -2518029052121264523910912769120331302385.264

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2015Pirates6.0 %21.2 %0.28.287.355.461.816.1734.0.3443.90.1-0.86815.9.356128
2015Average7.7 %20.4 %0.38.254.317.405.721.1504.8.299     .313 
2016Pirates (AAA)12.3 %19.3 %0.64.146.246.271.516.1252.0.135  -0.43-3.2.24348
2016Pirates9.7 %21.4 %0.46.255.354.513.867.2582.7.273-2.1-0.70.05915.6.369132
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.255.322.417.739.1624.9.300     .318 
2018Pirates (A+)18.8 %9.4 %2.00.417.531.8751.406.4583.6.368  0.2106.5.592278
2018Pirates (AAA)7.7 %12.8 %0.60.235.308.265.572.0292.8.267  -0.43-1.5.26865
2018Pirates0.0 %16.7 %0.00.333.333.333.667.0000.1.400-0.10.00.01-0.1.29383
2018Average8.5 %22.3 %0.38.248.318.409.728.1615.0.296     .315 
2019THE BAT9.4 %22.5 %0.42.261.346.462.807.2003.5.305  -0.17714.3.348120
2019ATC7.6 %20.5 %0.37.255.327.445.772.1892.7.288  -0.6566.5.333110
2019Depth Charts8.2 %22.6 %0.36.258.337.446.782.1883.8.3040.1 -0.87310.5.339114
2019Steamer8.4 %21.4 %0.39.266.341.465.805.1983.3.3060.1 -0.26211.3.347119
2019ZiPS8.0 %23.9 %0.34.250.332.427.759.1773.3.301  -0.8484.9.331108
2019Pirates8.1 %38.7 %0.21.140.210.333.543.1930.1.167-0.2-0.10.03-4.5.23341
2019Average9.1 %23.3 %0.39.246.321.424.746.1794.9.292     .318 
2019ZiPS (R)8.1 %25.5 %0.32.238.320.416.736.1793.2.291-0.1 -0.7411.8.321102
2019Steamer (R)8.5 %25.6 %0.33.251.327.449.776.1983.5.3030.0 -0.2556.8.335111
2019Depth Charts (R)8.3 %25.5 %0.32.244.323.433.756.1883.3.2970.0 -0.6595.1.328107
2019THE BAT (R)9.4 %26.0 %0.36.255.341.478.819.2243.4.303  0.06813.8.351122
Total- - -7.6 %22.4 %0.34.264.345.471.816.2073.3.3071.5-0.7-0.813126.9.352123

SeasonAgeGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBSOSBCSBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwSBwOBAWAR
2019329932837382511711343483089338.0 %23.9 %0.34.250.332.427.759.177.301-0.8.3311.8
2020339230534675461611239442880328.1 %23.1 %0.35.246.329.423.752.177.293-0.4.3281.5
2021348729032870441511035392572327.6 %22.0 %0.35.241.323.403.727.162.286-0.4.3181.1

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2015Pirates1.8122.6 %49.8 %27.6 %6.7 %16.9 %7.5 %0.0 %46.1 %33.1 %20.7 %18.0 %47.7 %34.4 %
2016Pirates (AAA)1.2915.8 %47.4 %36.8 %28.6 %14.3 %  59.0 %28.2 %12.8 %   
2016Pirates1.1320.3 %42.3 %37.3 %6.7 %23.3 %7.8 %0.0 %43.6 %35.3 %21.2 %17.4 %43.2 %39.4 %
2018Pirates (A+)1.0027.3 %36.4 %36.4 %25.0 %37.5 %  50.0 %13.6 %36.4 %   
2018Pirates (AAA)2.3810.0 %63.3 %26.7 %0.0 %0.0 %  46.7 %16.7 %36.7 %   
2018Pirates2.0040.0 %40.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %60.0 %0.0 %40.0 %0.0 %60.0 %40.0 %
2019Pirates1.4518.2 %48.5 %33.3 %9.1 %27.3 %0.0 %0.0 %63.6 %21.2 %15.2 %12.1 %57.6 %30.3 %
Total- - -1.4721.6 %46.7 %31.7 %6.8 %20.4 %7.1 %0.0 %46.2 %33.1 %20.8 %17.3 %46.5 %36.2 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2015Pirates16189736120070111801881
2016Pirates (AAA)181464   100150250
2016Pirates102904968005889351523
2018Pirates (A+)8862   5574129
2018Pirates (AAA)19830   6397160
2018Pirates2120000101323
2019Pirates161161000108169277
Total- - -281191130132000140722973704

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2015Pirates2.45-8.0110.4723.042.481.061.34161.620.69
2016Pirates2.60-6.419.0116.761.781.060.57131.830.63
2018Pirates-0.01-0.060.050.110.010.750.462-0.040.03
2019Pirates-0.06-1.541.48-3.28-0.371.203.7040.47-0.52
Total- - -4.98-16.0321.0136.623.901.061.28353.880.80

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2015Pirates55.7% (92.8)17.9% (84.4)7.7% (88.1)7.0% (78.3)11.1% (83.5)0.6% (82.4)  
2016Pirates47.4% (92.7)20.8% (84.6)7.3% (87.9)12.1% (78.2)11.8% (83.7)0.7% (87.5) 0.1%
2018Pirates43.5% (94.8)13.0% (84.3)17.4% (91.8)26.1% (86.5)    
2019Pirates44.4% (92.8)29.6% (84.6)2.9% (89.6)13.7% (78.4)9.4% (85.5)   
Total- - -51.3% (92.8)20.0% (84.5)7.2% (88.1)9.7% (78.4)11.2% (83.7)0.6% (84.7) 0.0%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2015Pirates34.1 %11.5 %5.3 %0.4 % 10.3 %18.2 %7.8 %1.2 % 11.2 %   
2016Pirates31.8 %9.2 %4.7 %0.6 % 7.5 %21.6 %11.3 %1.6 %0.1 %11.6 %   
2018Pirates8.7 %21.7 %   13.0 %52.2 %4.4 %      
2019Pirates26.6 %9.2 %6.3 %  8.9 %28.4 %10.7 %1.1 % 8.9 %   
Total- - -32.4 %10.5 %5.1 %0.5 % 9.1 %20.6 %9.4 %1.4 %0.0 %11.1 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2015Pirates93.292.087.781.7 92.085.079.580.1 83.5  
2016Pirates92.992.087.687.0 92.584.778.480.956.483.6  
2018Pirates93.694.6   95.688.181.8     
2019Pirates92.992.587.5  92.384.477.680.3 85.2  
Total- - -93.092.087.684.5 92.284.978.880.556.483.6  

SeasonTeamFA%FC%FS%SI%CH%SL%CU%CS%KN%SB%XX%
2015Pirates31.7 %7.3 %0.6 %23.5 %11.1 %18.6 %7.2 %0.1 %   
2016Pirates33.0 %6.0 %0.8 %14.2 %11.5 %22.5 %11.8 %0.1 %  0.1 %
2018Pirates21.7 %17.4 % 21.7 % 34.8 %4.4 %    
2019Pirates31.4 %5.1 % 13.5 %9.5 %28.8 %11.3 %    
Total- - -32.2 %6.7 %0.6 %19.0 %11.1 %21.1 %9.4 %0.1 %  0.0 %

SeasonTeamvFAvFCvFSvSIvCHvSLvCUvCSvKNvSB
2015Pirates94.188.582.692.784.185.379.174.9  
2016Pirates93.689.387.692.884.185.178.857.5  
2018Pirates95.592.2 95.3 87.082.5   
2019Pirates93.387.9 93.385.984.578.7   
Total- - -93.888.985.292.884.285.278.966.2  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2015Pirates14.7-2.7-0.92.51.7-0.6 1.41-0.80-0.621.890.83-4.69 
2016Pirates15.2-6.01.63.20.30.1 2.11-1.881.421.720.160.52 
2018Pirates0.70.1-0.6-0.2   6.733.83-14.29-4.14   
2019Pirates-3.8-0.8-0.41.6-1.3  -3.10-0.96-4.424.18-4.85  
Total- - -26.8-9.3-0.27.00.8-0.5 1.41-1.26-0.091.940.19-2.32 

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2015Pirates16.21.4-1.0-0.1 -4.0-0.41.6-1.0 1.0  
2016Pirates11.5-0.70.00.0 3.9-5.12.00.50.01.2  
2018Pirates0.50.5   -0.3-0.80.1     
2019Pirates-0.7-3.2-0.5  0.0-0.40.71.0 -1.3  
Total- - -27.4-2.0-1.6-0.1 -0.3-6.74.30.50.01.0  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2015Pirates2.530.63-1.02-1.40 -2.06-0.131.09-4.35 0.49  
2016Pirates2.38-0.47-0.020.31 3.42-1.551.191.950.000.69  
2018Pirates23.259.64   -8.58-6.405.09     
2019Pirates-1.01-12.63-3.21  0.16-0.512.2534.06 -5.25  
Total- - -2.29-0.51-0.84-0.50 -0.10-0.881.250.980.000.24  

SeasonTeamwFAwFCwFSwSIwCHwSLwCUwCSwKNwSB
2015Pirates15.8-0.5-0.4-1.5 -3.61.9-0.1  
2016Pirates13.40.70.61.4 -4.12.00.0  
2018Pirates0.2-0.6 0.5 -0.20.1   
2019Pirates-1.7-1.0 -2.2 1.70.4   
Total- - -27.8-1.40.2-1.8 -6.24.4-0.1  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFC/CwFS/CwSI/CwCH/CwSL/CwCU/CwCS/CwKN/CwSB/C
2015Pirates2.64-0.36-3.54-0.330.73-1.021.44-5.77  
2016Pirates2.680.744.880.65-0.36-1.211.140.00  
2018Pirates4.15-14.58 9.64 -2.325.09   
2019Pirates-1.93-7.22 -5.95-4.852.131.28   
Total- - -2.33-0.570.85-0.25-0.09-0.801.28-2.88  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2015Pirates25.4 %60.6 %42.2 %57.8 %85.2 %76.5 %47.5 %59.7 %9.9 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.8 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Pirates25.0 %59.1 %40.7 %59.2 %86.9 %77.7 %45.9 %60.0 %9.1 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
2018Pirates16.7 %54.6 %34.8 %50.0 %83.3 %75.0 %47.8 %33.3 %8.7 %
2018Average30.9 %67.3 %46.6 %62.8 %85.5 %76.9 %43.0 %60.6 %10.7 %
2019Pirates31.7 %57.5 %42.2 %46.2 %81.5 %65.8 %40.8 %58.1 %14.4 %
2019Average29.4 %66.8 %45.6 %60.5 %84.5 %75.7 %43.3 %60.3 %11.0 %
Total- - -25.7 %59.8 %41.5 %57.1 %85.7 %76.2 %46.4 %59.6 %9.9 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2015Pirates25.3 %59.7 %42.2 %55.2 %85.5 %76.3 %49.3 %20.6
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Pirates24.7 %57.4 %40.8 %58.4 %86.0 %77.5 %49.2 %21.9
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
2018Pirates16.7 %54.6 %34.8 %50.0 %83.3 %75.0 %47.8 %18.5
2018Average30.4 %64.4 %46.6 %60.1 %85.6 %76.9 %47.7 %23.5
2019Pirates29.7 %57.9 %42.8 %41.9 %79.5 %65.5 %46.5 %21.8
2019Average29.3 %63.9 %45.7 %58.2 %84.5 %75.6 %47.3 %24.2
Total- - -25.3 %58.6 %41.6 %55.3 %85.3 %76.0 %49.0 %21.2

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2015Pirates25.4 %58.4 %42.1 %52.5 %86.4 %76.4 %50.8 %21.4
2016Pirates25.1 %57.2 %40.7 %60.5 %85.5 %77.6 %48.6 %22.6
2018Pirates9.1 %58.3 %34.8 %100.0 %71.4 %75.0 %52.2 %18.5
2019Pirates25.7 %60.8 %41.8 %36.8 %79.0 %64.9 %45.8 %22.4
Total- - -25.2 %58.1 %41.5 %54.7 %85.4 %76.0 %49.5 %22.0

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2015Pirates3B7754535.1301395417912     .971 
2016Pirates (AAA)3B1313112.05213  4          
2016Pirates3B9283728.14919117143191811     .934 
2018Pirates (A+)3B2218.0230  0          
2018Pirates (AAA)3B5544.04140  0          
2018Pirates3B118.0110000000     1.000 
2019Pirates3B1714128.27351013500     .977 
Total- - -3B1871521400.18736623185293223     .952 
2015PiratesSS6049426.0741469363914242     .961 
2018Pirates (A+)SS4434.01180  5          
2018Pirates (AAA)SS4437.01100  1          
2019PiratesSS101.2000000000     .000 
Total- - -SS6149427.2741469363914242     .961 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSZrCERArSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZFSRFRMARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2015Pirates3B535.1   0 044139101.727291  -0.20.01.51.33.1
2016Pirates3B728.1   0 -21-1203149.734370  0.0-0.9-2.9-3.8-6.1
2018Pirates3B8.0   0 00021.5000    -0.10.1-0.1-11.1
2019Pirates3B128.20  0 0212923.79310   0.11.00.11.211.5
Total- - -3B1400.10  0 -274373274.735761  -0.10.0-1.2-1.4-1.2
2015PiratesSS426.0   1 -10012397.78922-1  0.1-0.4-1.9-2.3-7.4
2019PiratesSS1.20  0 00000 0        
Total- - -SS427.20  1 -10012397.78922-1  0.1-0.4-1.9-2.3-7.4

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2015Pirates3B535.10.0%      (8)0.0%      (8)0.0%      (5)60.0%     (5)92.3%    (13)97.3%  (146)
2016Pirates3B728.10.0%      (7)0.0%    (16)50.0%      (4)50.0%     (8)53.3%    (15)94.2%  (226)
2018Pirates3B8.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (2)
Total- - -3B1400.10.0%    (15)0.0%    (25)22.2%      (9)53.8%    (13)71.4%    (28)95.5%  (374)
2015PiratesSS426.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (8)0.0%      (3)33.3%     (6)62.5%      (8)95.1%  (144)
Total- - -SS427.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (8)0.0%      (3)33.3%     (6)62.5%      (8)95.1%  (144)

SeasonTeamInnVotesInstinctsFirst StepSpeedHandsReleaseArm StrengthArm AccuracyOverallFSR
2015Pirates961.13354545057617064580
2016Pirates728.13455454151617361550
Total- - -1689.26754504654617163570

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2015Pirates15.03.2-0.93.118.22.20.813.734.83.7$29.6 
2016Pirates14.5-2.8-3.81.111.7-2.60.311.220.62.1$16.8 
2018Pirates-0.1-0.1-0.10.0-0.2-0.10.00.2-0.10.0($0.1) 
2019Pirates-4.6-0.31.20.2-4.91.40.01.9-1.6-0.2($1.3) 
Total- - -24.80.0-3.64.524.70.91.226.953.75.6$45.0 


  • $3m / 1 Years (2019) (Edit)
    • signed by Pittsburgh Pirates on 12/8/2018 (Free Agent)
    • 2019: $3M
    • Incentives: Up to $2.5 million in incentives
    • Originally Reported By: Adam Berry
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Craig Edwards
  • $11m / 4 Years (2015 - 2018) + 1 Option Years (Edit)
    • signed by Pittsburgh Pirates on 1/16/2015 (Free Agent)
    • 2015: $2.5M, 2016: $2.5M, 2017: $2.8M, 2018: $3M
    • 2019 Team Option: $5.5M ($0.2M buyout)
    • Incentives: $75,000 each time he reaches 475 PA $100,000 each time he reaches 500 PA $100,000 each time he reaches 525 PA $100,000 each time he reaches 550 PA $175,000 each time he reaches 575 PA $100,000 each time he reaches 500 PA $200,000 each time he reaches 600 PA
    • Other Notes: $5,002,015 posting fee to Nexen Heroes of Korea Baseball Organization
    • Agent / Agency: Alan Nero
    • Originally Reported By: Pittsburgh Pirates
    • Source: espn.go.com, Hat Tip: bucsdugout.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
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