Jung-Ho Kang Pittsburgh Pirates

Age: 33 (April 5, 1987) | 6' 0" | 210lbs. | Bats: Right 3B-44 SS-15 PH-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
KBO KBO 2012 125 519 77 137 71 78 32 0 25 82 21 5 .264 .356 .470 12 13 .266 n/a
KBO KBO 2013 126 614 67 131 68 109 21 1 22 96 15 8 .213 .295 .358 10 16 .223 n/a
KBO KBO 2014 117 584 103 149 68 106 36 2 40 117 3 3 .255 .345 .529 10 16 .248 n/a
PIT NL 2015 126 421 60 121 28 99 24 2 15 58 5 4 .287 .355 .461 6 21 .344 50/23/28 19 18
PIT AAA 2016 16 48 5 7 7 11 0 0 2 7 0 1 .146 .246 .271 12 19 .135 n/a
PIT NL 2016 103 318 45 81 36 79 19 0 21 62 3 1 .255 .354 .513 10 21 .273 42/20/37 15 14
PIT A+ 2018 7 24 5 10 6 3 2 0 3 11 1 0 .417 .531 .875 19 9 .368 n/a
PIT AAA 2018 9 34 4 8 3 5 1 0 0 5 0 1 .235 .308 .265 8 13 .267 n/a
PIT NL 2018 3 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 0 17 .400 40/40/20 0 0
PIT AAA 2019 8 27 4 12 4 8 3 0 1 6 0 0 .444 .516 .667 13 26 .611 n/a
PIT NL 2019 65 172 15 29 11 60 7 1 10 24 0 0 .169 .222 .395 6 32 .184 41/21/38 0 0
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a
Career 4yrs 297 917 120 233 75 239 50 3 46 144 8 5 .254 .331 .466 7 23 .294 n/a
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Jung Ho Kang (3B) - May. 22

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=741004

Kang has applied for a return to the KBO, and disciplinary proceedings will open Monday to determine how long of a suspension he will have to serve for his multiple drunk driving cases, Yoo Jee-ho of the Yonhap News Agency reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: He could face a suspension of up to three years for his three drunk driving cases, but since his 2016 arrest happened when he wasn't a KBO player, he may only be penalized for two of the arrests, which could result in a 90-game ban. The Kiwoom Heroes still hold his rights if he is reinstated from the voluntarily retired list. 

Alex Patton Alex
May 23

Jung Ho Kang (3B) - May. 12

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=740921

Kang is expected to pursue a minor-league deal after his return to the Korean Baseball Organization was blocked by suspensions, Jason Lee of JaysJournal.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: It was reported about two weeks ago that the 33-year-old was attempting a return to his home country as he removed himself from the "voluntarily retired" list, but KBO rules dictate a minimum three-year suspension for a third-offense DUI, which Kang was found guilty of in December 2016. He had a strong showing over his first two seasons in Pittsburgh with an .838 OPS, 43 doubles and 36 homers in 229 games between 2015 and 2016, but he's since faced numerous legal issues. Kang has only 191 plate appearances and a .618 OPS over the past three years, and any potential minor-league deal is further complicated by the uncertainty of the MLB and minor-league seasons in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alex Patton Alex
May 13
Fangraphs 2019: WAR -0.9 Bat -11 Field -5 Run -1 HR/FB 23% Pull 59% Hard 41% IFFB 16%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19