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Jung-ho Kang SSPirates

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Birth Date4-5-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age30 years, 0 months, 19 days
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2013
2014
3.22015
3.72016
0.82017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2015 PIT 28 126 467 421 60 121 24 2 15 194 28 99 17 1 0 58 5 4 .287 .355 .461 .294 33.2 -3.6 3.2
2016 PIT 29 103 370 318 45 81 19 0 21 163 36 79 14 2 0 62 3 1 .255 .354 .513 .310 26.9 8.5 3.7
Career2298377391052024323635764178313012085.273.355.483.30160.24.96.8

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2013 KOR int 3 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 PIT MLB 126 467 .294 .255 .315 .402 .263 .344 97 15.6 12.6 3.4 -3.6 1.7 33.2 3.2 33.2 3.2
2016 PIT MLB 103 370 .310 .249 .315 .405 .263 .273 96 18.9 10.5 1.3 8.5 -3.7 26.9 3.7 26.9 3.7
2016 IND AAA 16 57 .219 .252 .312 .387 .254 .135 94 -2.5 1.6 0.2 -0.7 -0.2 -0.8 -0.2 -0.8 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 KOR int 9 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 .222 .222 .556 .333 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 PIT MLB 467 60 121 24 2 15 58 28 99 5 4 .287 .355 .461 .173 .294 33.2 -3.6 3.2
2016 IND AAA 57 5 7 0 0 2 7 7 11 0 1 .146 .246 .271 .125 .219 -0.8 -0.7 -0.2
2016 PIT MLB 370 45 81 19 0 21 62 36 79 3 1 .255 .354 .513 .258 .310 26.9 8.5 3.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2015 1889 0.4923 0.4214 0.7500 0.5957 0.2523 0.8430 0.5372 0.2500 925 -0.001990
2016 1513 0.4931 0.4071 0.7630 0.5737 0.2451 0.8411 0.5851 0.2370 0 0.000000
Career34020.49270.4150.75580.58590.24910.84220.55850.2442513.617-0.0011

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2019 PIT $250,000
2018 PIT $3,000,000
2017 PIT $2,750,000
2016 PIT $2,500,000
2015 PIT $2,500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$5,000,000
2011Current$2,750,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$7,750,000
2 yrFuture$3,250,000
5 yrTotal$11,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 0 dAlan Nero4 years/$11M (2015-18), 2019 option

Details
  • 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).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .220 .349 .394 .281
11 vs R (Multi) .280 .356 .517 .310
18 Split (Multi) .060 .008 .123 .029
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .209 .354 .403 .292
31 vs R (2016) .267 .354 .542 .315
38 Split (2016) .058 .001 .139 .023
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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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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