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Hao-Jan Huang

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Hao-Jan Huang (黃浩然) (Poet)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 154 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Hao-Jan Huang caught in the Chinese Professional Baseball League for 13 games. He is a cousin of Chih-Ping Lin, who has been a teammate.

Huang was picked by the Macoto Cobras in the second round of the 2004 CPBL Draft. He went 0 for 3 in his CPBL debut in 2006. In 2007, he was 1 for 8 with a double and a walk. The Cobras became the dMedia T-Rex for 2008 and Huang hit .245/.327/.327 in 26 games for them that year. After dMedia dissolved in a gambling scandal, he was picked by the La New Bears in the 5th round of the redistribution draft. He hit .325/.348/.470 in 90 plate appearances over 44 games for the Bears in 2009. In 2010, Huang fell to .159/.176/.227 in 58 games, while allowing 28 steals in 47 tries. The Bears were renamed the Lamigo Monkeys in 2011 and the Hualien native hit .263/.305/.353 for them, gunning down 13 of 29 base-stealers. He was 0-for-3 in the 2011 Taiwan Series.

The Hualien native batted .288/.360/.388 as the Monkeys' main backstop in 2012 and allowed 28 steals while throwing out 19 runners. He was 4-for-17 in the 2012 Taiwan Series, and his club beat the Uni-President Lions in 5 games. Huang slumped to .228/.274/.272 in 2013. He recorded a .228/.274/.272 batting line in 2014, and he was selected into the 2014 CPBL All-Star Game; he was 1-for-2 with a RBI. Huang threw out 32 runners in 73 tries, and he was named the CPBL Gold Glove. In the 2014 Taiwan Series, Huang hit .353/.389/.412 to help the Monkeys beat the CTBC Brothers in 5 games.

Huang had a .264/.306/.368 batting line in 2015, and his batting line was .300/.364/.300 in the 2015 Taiwan Series. The Monkeys beat the Brothers again in 7 games, and Huang won his third Taiwan Series title. However, Huang slumped to .182/.209/.318 in 2016, and Hung-Yu Lin took his spot. Huang hit .270/.314/.426 as Lin's backup in 2017, and he was 0-for-2 in the 2017 Taiwan Series. He only played 6 games with the big club in 2018, and he announced his retirement. Huang then became a coach for the Fubon Guardians in 2019.

Overall, Huang hit .245/.290/.342 with 400 hits and 75 doubles in 13 seasons in the CPBL.

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