View Full Version : Jung-Ho Kang

09-23-2014, 12:07 PM
"However, according to the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo, there might be a new name to enter the ring: 27-year-old Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang (or Jeong-ho Kang). Don't let his age deceive you--Kang appears to be someone who could start playing in the majors leagues as soon as he's signed, without needing time in the minors. Cafardo says that Kang's team, the Nexen Heroes, plan to post him this off-season:

Kang is going to get posted for a major league job. The righthanded power hitter, who has 38 home runs and 107 RBIs in 107 games this season, is 27 years old and will stay at shortstop or convert to second or third base. Hes listed at 6 feet, 180 pounds, but he looks bigger. The Cardinals were interested early, but a few teams have been added to the mix. Kang has major power and with the absence of it in the majors, he should get some serious money."

What's your thoughts on this?

09-23-2014, 12:37 PM

"In addition to all of his domestic success, Kang is no stranger to international competitions. In 2010, he was a member of the South Korean delegation participating in the Asian Games. He went 8-for-13 in the competition with 3 home runs, and along with Shin-Soo Choo (8-for-14, 3 HR), helped power the South Korean team to a 9-3 victory over Taiwan to win the gold medal in baseball. More important than raising national pride and morale was the exemption from having to serve compulsory military service that members of the baseball delegation received. In 2013, he played for the Korean National Team in the World Baseball Classic. The shortstop played in three games, getting nine at-bats. He only managed two hits before sustaining an injury that kept him sidelined from further in-game action, but one of them was a home run off of former MLB All-Star Hong-Chih Kuo."

09-23-2014, 01:05 PM
Perhaps the most notable is the fact that the Cardinals, who own one of the best scouting department in MLB, are interested in him.

09-23-2014, 01:30 PM
I can't stand Cozart anymore. He is literally the worst hitter in MLB. Among 147 qualified hitters, Zack Cozart is 147th in OPS (.577). So I would say "Let's try to get him."