Jae-hoon Choi

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Jae-hoon Choi (최재훈)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 168 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jae-hoon Choi has been a catcher in the Korea Baseball Organization.

Choi made his KBO debut in 2008, going 0 for 1 for the Doosan Bears. He missed 2009-2011 while doing his mandatory military service, but represented South Korea in two international events during that period. In the 2010 Intercontinental Cup, he backed up Ji-young Lee and went 2 for 6 with two walks, a double, two runs and a RBI. He scored South Korea's lone run in their 2-1 loss to rival Japan in the 5th/6th place game. In the 2011 Baseball World Cup, he hit .206/.308/.324 as the starting backstop for the Korean squad. He had five runs and four RBI in 12 games and fielded .991. Opponents stole 14 bases in 19 tries. Entering the final day of competition, he was first in the event in total chances (111) and putouts (102) and second in both steals allowed (11, one behind Stephen Palos) and caught stealing (5, one behind Kai Gronauer). His big hit had been a homer off Chris Cooper that broke a scoreless tie with Italy in the 5th. In the 5th/6th place game, he went 1 for 3 with a double off Paul Mildren and one of Korea's two runs in a 3-2 loss to Australia.

Jae-hoon returned to the Bears in 2012 and hit .209/.270/.286 as the backup to Eui-ji Yang. He was with South Korea's team for the 2012 Asian Championship.