Jung Ho Kang

Pittsburgh Pirates (AAA)
Age: 31
Bats/Throws: R/R
6' 0" / 205
3B/SS
Birthdate: 4/5/1987 (31 y, 3 m, 12 d)
Contract: $11M / 4 Years (2015 - 2018) + 1 Option Years

RotoWire News: Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Kang (wrist) will be re-evaluated in a week or so before the organization determines the infielder's next step, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports. (7/8/2018)
Injury: Wrist, 7-Day DL

5/2/2018
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4/26/2018
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4/18/2017
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3/30/2017
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3/24/2017
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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 %.258.273.255.354.513.369132-2.811.6-2.62.1
2018Steamer0100008.4 %22.3 %.196.311.267.344.463.3451120.00.00.00.0
2018ZiPS11744919546548.0 %26.7 %.209.315.254.336.463.342111-0.35.93.02.3
2018Pirates (A+)7323511118.8 %9.4 %.458.368.417.531.875.591279    
2018Pirates (AAA)93904507.7 %12.8 %.029.267.235.308.265.26965    
2018Steamer (R)2901108.6 %22.0 %.196.310.267.347.463.3501210.00.20.00.1
2018Depth Charts (R)2901108.6 %22.0 %.196.310.267.347.463.3501210.00.20.00.1
2018THE BAT (R)3901109.6 %22.1 %.214.305.265.349.480.356125    
Total- - -2298373610512087.6 %21.3 %.210.314.273.355.483.3621290.429.8-0.55.8

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2015Pirates126421467121802421560582809917101054.287
2016Pirates (AAA)16485775002577011020001.146
2016Pirates10331837081411902145623617914201131.255
2018Steamer0110000000000000 00.267
2018ZiPS1173974491015822219546536012014201042.254
2018Pirates (A+)72432105203511603110210.417
2018Pirates (AAA)934398710045305110201.235
2018Steamer (R)2892100011102000 00.267
2018Depth Charts (R)2892100011102000 00.267
2018THE BAT (R)3892100011102000000.265
Total- - -2297398372021214323610512064117831302185.273

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 
2018Steamer8.4 %22.3 %0.38.267.344.463.807.1960.1.3110.0 0.000.0.345112
2018ZiPS8.0 %26.7 %0.30.254.336.463.800.2093.9.315  -0.3638.1.342111
2018Pirates (A+)18.8 %9.4 %2.00.417.531.8751.406.4583.6.368  0.2106.5.591279
2018Pirates (AAA)7.7 %12.8 %0.60.235.308.265.572.0292.8.267  -0.43-1.5.26965
2018Steamer (R)8.6 %22.0 %0.39.267.347.463.810.1963.6.3100.0 0.010.3.350121
2018Depth Charts (R)8.6 %22.0 %0.39.267.347.463.810.1963.6.3100.0 0.010.3.350121
2018THE BAT (R)9.6 %22.1 %0.43.265.349.480.829.2143.5.305  0.010.3.356125
Total- - -7.6 %21.3 %0.36.273.355.483.838.2103.4.3141.8-0.6-0.812831.5.362129

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 %   
Total- - -1.4721.6 %46.6 %31.7 %6.7 %20.1 %7.6 %0.0 %45.0 %34.0 %20.9 %17.7 %45.7 %36.5 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2015Pirates16189736120070111801881
2016Pirates (AAA)181464   100150250
2016Pirates102904968005889351523
2018Pirates (A+)8862   5574129
2018Pirates (AAA)19830   6397160
Total- - -263179122122000128921153404

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2015Pirates2.55-7.9510.5023.762.631.061.34161.750.66
2016Pirates2.66-6.369.0217.251.861.050.56131.890.63
Total- - -5.21-14.3119.5241.014.491.050.99293.651.29

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%
Total- - -52.0% (92.8)19.2% (84.5)7.5% (88.0)9.3% (78.3)11.4% (83.6)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 %   
Total- - -33.1 %10.5 %5.0 %0.5 % 9.1 %19.7 %9.3 %1.4 %0.0 %11.4 %   

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  
Total- - -93.092.087.684.5 92.284.978.980.556.483.5  

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 %
Total- - -32.3 %6.7 %0.7 %19.4 %11.3 %20.4 %9.2 %0.1 %  0.0 %

SeasonTeamvFAvFCvFSvSIvCHvSLvCUvCSvKNvSB
2015Pirates94.188.582.692.784.185.379.174.9  
2016Pirates93.689.387.692.884.185.178.857.5  
Total- - -93.988.985.292.784.185.278.966.2  

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 
Total- - -30.0-8.70.75.62.0-0.5 1.70-1.320.271.790.52-2.32 

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  
Total- - -27.70.7-1.0-0.1 -0.1-5.53.6-0.50.02.3  

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  
Total- - -2.460.20-0.61-0.50 -0.03-0.821.14-1.130.000.58  

SeasonTeamwFAwFCwFSwSIwCHwSLwCUwCSwKNwSB
2015Pirates15.8-0.5-0.4-1.5 -3.61.9-0.1  
2016Pirates13.40.70.61.4 -4.12.00.0  
Total- - -29.20.20.2-0.1 -7.74.0-0.1  

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  
Total- - -2.660.080.85-0.010.23-1.111.27-2.88  

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 %
Total- - -25.3 %60.0 %41.5 %58.4 %86.0 %77.1 %46.8 %59.9 %9.5 %

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
Total- - -25.0 %58.6 %41.6 %56.6 %85.7 %76.8 %49.3 %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
Total- - -25.2 %57.9 %41.5 %56.2 %86.0 %76.9 %49.8 %22.0

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2015Pirates3B7754535.1301395417912     .971 
2016Pirates (AAA)3B1313112.05213  4          
2016Pirates3B9283728.14919116133191811     .938 
2018Pirates (A+)3B2218.0230  0          
2018Pirates (AAA)3B5544.04140  0          
Total- - -3B1691371263.27933021174262723     .951 
2015PiratesSS6049426.0741469363914242     .961 
2018Pirates (A+)SS4434.01180  5          
2018Pirates (AAA)SS4437.01100  1          
Total- - -SS6049426.0741469363914242     .961 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2015Pirates3B535.1 0 044139101.72729   1 -0.20.01.51.33.1
2016Pirates3B728.1 0 -20-2203149.73437   0 0.0-0.9-2.9-3.8-6.1
Total- - -3B1263.2 0 -242342250.73166   1 -0.2-0.9-1.4-2.5-2.4
2015PiratesSS426.0 1 -10012397.78922   -1 0.1-0.4-1.9-2.3-7.4
Total- - -SS426.0 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)
Total- - -3B1263.20.0%    (15)0.0%    (24)22.2%      (9)53.8%    (13)71.4%    (28)95.4%  (372)
2015PiratesSS426.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (8)0.0%      (3)33.3%     (6)62.5%      (8)95.1%  (144)
Total- - -SS426.00.0%      (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
2015Pirates15.03.2-0.93.118.22.20.913.734.93.7$29.6 
2016Pirates14.4-2.8-3.81.111.6-2.60.711.220.82.1$17.0 
Total- - -29.40.4-4.74.329.8-0.51.524.855.75.8$46.6 

  • $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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