Dai-Kang Yang

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Dai-Kang Yang
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Yang with the Yomiuri Giants in 2017
Yomiuri Giants – No. 2
Born: (1987-01-17) January 17, 1987 (age 32)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
20 April, 2007, for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
NPB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Batting average.271
Home runs100
Stolen bases140
Yang playing for the Chinese Taipei national team in 2015 WBSC Premier12 warm-up game

Dai-Kang Yang (Chinese: 陽岱鋼; pinyin: Yáng Dàigāng, a.k.a. Daikan Yoh (Japanese: 陽岱鋼, Hepburn: Yō Daikan); born January 17, 1987, Taitung City, Taitung County, Taiwan; previously known as Yang Chung-shou or Chung-Shou Yang 陽仲壽) is a Taiwanese professional baseball player. He plays as an outfielder for the Yomiuri Giants in Nippon Professional Baseball.


Nippon Ham Fighters[edit]

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 the reserve team on April 19, 2007.

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 .282 along with 18 homeruns, 67 RBIs, and a league-leading 47 stolen bases.

At the end of the 2016 season after helping the Fighters to victory in the Pacific League and Japan Series, Yoh elected for free agency.

Yomiuri Giants[edit]

On 14 December, 2016 it was announced that Yang would be joining the Yomiuri Giants.[1]

International Career[edit]

Yang played for the Chinese Taipei national baseball team at 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.

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

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.[2]

And also, on November 16, 2018, he was selected Yomiuri Giants roster at the 2018 MLB Japan All-Star Series exhibition game against MLB All-Stars.[3]


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.


  1. ^ "【巨人】陽岱鋼と契約合意!背番号「2」19日に入団会見" [Giants: Yoh Daikan agrees to contract! Wears #2, presser on 19th]. Sports Hochi (in Japanese). 14 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  2. ^ Coskrey, Jason (March 7, 2013). "Second round set in Tokyo with four talented clubs". Worldbaseballclassic.com.
  3. ^ "8日の「2018日米野球」参加メンバー決まる". 読売巨人軍公式WEBサイト (in Japanese). November 16, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.

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