Choi Jeong

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Choi.
Choi Jeong
Jeong Choi on March 2, 2013.jpg
SK Wyverns – No. 14
Third baseman
Born: (1987-02-28) February 28, 1987 (age 28)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
KBO debut
April 2, 2005, for the SK Wyverns
KBO statistics
(through 2015)
Batting average .292
Home runs 168
RBI 634
Choi Jeong
Medal record
Men's baseball
World Baseball Classic
Silver medal – second place 2009 Los Angeles Team

Choi Jeong (Hangul: 최정, Hanja: 崔廷) (born February 28, 1987 in Icheon, South Korea) is a third baseman who plays for the SK Wyverns in the Korea Baseball Organization. He bats and throws right-handed.

Amateur career[edit]

While playing for Yushin High School in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, he batted 4th and threw in the mid-90s, playing all nine positions as a No.1 starting pitcher and position player.

In July 2004, Choi was selected for the South Korea national junior team as a pitcher and participated in the 2004 World Junior Baseball Championship held in Taiwan. Choi started South Korea's first match in the preliminary round, and pitched 5 innings and gave up a run, leading his team to a 5-2 victory over Italy. South Korea eventually won the bronze medal at the competition.

In December 2004, he was named best high school batter of the year.

Notable international careers[edit]

Year Venue Competition Team
2004  Chinese Taipei World Junior Baseball Championship Bronze medal icon.svg

Professional career[edit]

Signed by the SK Wyverns, Choi made his pro league debut in the 2005 season. He was successful as both a starting pitcher and a slugger in high school, but finally decided to be a full-time batter for his pro career.

As a third baseman, he had several mediocre seasons, but broke out in 2007 when he hit 109 hits, 16 home runs and batted .267.

In 2008, Choi helped his team to become 2-time Korean Series Champions, and he was finally named the series MVP.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2008 Korean Series MVP
  • 2010 Asian Game Baseball Gold Medal
  • 2011 3rd Baseman Golden Glove
  • 2012 3rd Baseman Golden Glove
  • 2013 3rd Baseman Golden Glove