Dai-Kang Yang (Daikan Yoh)
known as Chung-Shou Yang until 2009
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 192 lb.
Dai-Kang Yang debuted with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in 2007, a year after he played for the Taiwanese national team in two major competitions.
Yang went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts for Taiwan in the 2006 World Baseball Classic 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. He won Gold in the 2006 Asian Games, the only Taiwanese baseball team to win an Asian Games gold through 2021.
The Taiwanese high schooler was picked by the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in the first round of the 2006 NPB draft.
Yang hit .267/.371/.567 with 10 runs in 9 games as Taiwan's shortstop in the 2006 Intercontinental Cup.
Yang was called up to the Fighters from ni-gun on April 19 when Andy Green was sidelined with a backache and began playing fairly regularly on the left side of the infield.
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, Yi Chang, Cheng-Wei Chang and Sen Yang.
Sources: Japan Baseball Daily.com by Gary Garland, IBAF site, World Baseball Classic website