Long-Yi Huang

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Long-Yi Huang (黃龍義) (Easy)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 169 lb.

Long-Yi Huang is an outfielder for the La New Bears.

Huang played for Taiwan in the 1994 World Youth Championship. In the 1997 World Junior Championship, he was the lone All-Star on the Silver Medal-winning Taiwan team.

Turning pro in 2001, he hit .271/.326/.447 for the Kaoping Fala. He won a Gold Glove and made the Taiwan Major League Best Nine as a rookie. He followed with a .230/.312/.333 batting line in 2002. In 2003, he batted .226/.299/.286 for the First Financial Holdings Agan of the Chinese Professional Baseball League after the Taiwan Major League folded.

Huang moved to the La New Bears in 2004 and hit .241/.311/.373. In 2005, he improved to .306/.351/.437 and made the Best Nine in the outfield while winning a Gold Glove. He finished 8th in the CPBL in average. In the 2006 World Baseball Classic, Huang made his debut for the Taiwan senior national team. He struck out twice as a pinch-hitter, once against Dae-sung Koo and one against Jun Zhang.

2006 was a down-year as Long-Yi hit .270/.313/.365 though he did steal 18 bases in 20 tries.

Huang had a big year in 2007, hitting .281/.348/.427 and leading the CPBL with 27 steals. He also fielded .996 and won his third Gold Glove. He helped the Bears make it to the 2007 Taiwan Series, where they fell to the Uni-President Lions.

After 81 games in 2008, Huang is having his best year yet, hitting .325/.384/.530. He wound up breaking Cheng-Hsien Chen's 13-year-old record for most doubles by a native-born player.