Hank Conger

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Hank Conger
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Conger with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Houston Astros
Catcher
Born: (1988-01-29) January 29, 1988 (age 26)
Federal Way, Washington
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 2010 for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .224
Hits 154
Home runs 17
Runs batted in 71
Teams

Hyun Choi "Hank" Conger (born January 29, 1988) is an American professional baseball catcher with the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He is of Korean descent.

High school[edit]

Conger graduated from Huntington Beach High School in Huntington Beach, California in 2006.[1]

Professional Career[edit]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

Conger was drafted 25th overall by the Angels in the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft. He was selected to represent the United States in the 2010 All-Star Futures Game. He hit a three-run home run, earning him MVP honors.[2]

He was promoted to the major leagues as part of September call-ups on September 7, 2010.[3] He made his major league debut on September 11, 2010 as a pinch hitter for Hideki Matsui. His first hit in the major leagues came off of Cleveland Indians pitcher Jeanmar Gómez on September 15, 2010.[4] His first home run came off of Jeff Niemann on April 5, 2011.

On July 19, 2011, Conger was optioned to AAA Salt Lake to make room for Tyler Chatwood. At the time, Conger was hitting .194 and opponents had been successful at stealing bases 48 out of 56 attempts against him. On August 18, 2011, the Angels recalled Conger.[5]

Houston Astros[edit]

On November 5, 2014, he was traded to the Houston Astros in exchange for Nick Tropeano and Carlos Perez.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Where are they now — featured people". Cooperstown Dreams Park, Inc. 2010. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Hank Conger's 3-run homer lifts U.S. team to Futures win - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2010-07-12. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  3. ^ Drellich, Evan (2010-09-06). "Trumbo, Conger among Angels' callups | angelsbaseball.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. MLB.com. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  4. ^ Spencer, Lyle (2010-09-15). "Conger, Weaver team up to top Indians". Mlb.com. MLB.com. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  5. ^ Ely, David (2011-08-20). "Conger competing in Halos' catching logjam". Mlb.com. MLB.com. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  6. ^ "Rays trade LHP Ramos to Angels for minor leaguer". ESPN.com. Associated Press. 2014-11-05. Retrieved 2014-11-05. Earlier in the day, the Angels traded catcher Hank Conger to Houston for righty Nick Tropeano and minor league catcher Carlos Perez. 

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