Dai-Kang Yang

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Dai-Kang Yang
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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters – No. 1
Outfielder
Born: (1987-01-17) January 17, 1987 (age 27)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
2007 for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
Teams

Dai-Kang Yang (Chinese: 陽岱鋼; pinyin: Yáng Dàigāng;born January 17, 1987; previously known as Yang Chung-shou or Chung-Shou Yang 陽仲壽) is a Taiwanese professional baseball player.

Yang played for the Chinese Taipei national baseball team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. He went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts as the backup SS to Chin-Lung Hu. In the 2006 Intercontinental Cup, Yang batted .267/.371/.567 and scored 9 runs, tying Michel Enriquez and Yulieski Gourriel for the tournament lead.

The Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball selected Yang in the first round of the 2006 NPB Draft. Yang was called up to the Fighters from ni-gun on April 19, 2007, when Andy Green was injured.

Yang was 1 for 1 for Taiwan in the 2007 Asian Championship, backing up Tai-Shan Chang at third base.

Yang is the brother of Yao-Hsun Yang, a cousin of Chih-Yuan Chen and a nephew of Tai-Shan Chang. He is also related more distantly to Chien-Fu Yang, Cheng-Wei Chang and Sen Yang.

Yang batted 4-for-12 with a home run and four RBI in the first round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Yang was the Most Valuable Player of Pool B.[1]

Yang is a two-time Nippon Professional Baseball All-Star Series Game MVP, winning the honour in Game 3 of 2012 and Game 2 of 2014.

Yang has won the Nippon Professional Baseball Gold Glove Award twice in 2012 and 2013.

2013 was the best season of Yang's career, where he batted 0.282 along with 18 homeruns, 67 RBIs, and a league-leading 47 stolen bases.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coskrey, Jason (March 7, 2013). "Second round set in Tokyo with four talented clubs". Worldbaseballclassic.com. 

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