Sang-ho Jung

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Sang-ho Jung (정상호)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 212 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Sang-ho Jung is a catcher for the SK Wyverns.

Jung was scouted by the Philadelphia Phillies out of high school, but signed with the SK Wyverns instead. He went 12 for 45 with 6 doubles, 4 walks and 16 strikeouts in 44 games in 2001, was 7 for 39 with 2 walks in 2002 and 8 for 38 with 3 walks, 4 doubles and a triple in 2003. He then spent 2004-2006 in the South Korean Armed Forces. While in the military, he played for South Korea in a couple international tournaments. In the 2005 Baseball World Cup, he batted .294/.368/.412 in 11 games and threw out 3 of 8 attempted base-stealers. In the Gold Medal game, he started at catcher and batted 5th. He drew a walk and ground into a double play against Dany Betancourt; he threw out Ariel Pestano when Pestano tried to steal. Jung was removed partway through the game in South Korea's 3-0 loss to Cuba.

During the 2006 Intercontinental Cup, Jung batted .222/.263/.278 with 8 strikeouts in 18 at-bats. Runners were only one-for-four trying to steal against him in the Cup.

Having completed his military service, Jung returned to the Wyverns in 2007 and hit .217/.267/.337 with 83 at-bats in 66 games as the backup to former MVP Kyung-wan Park. In 2008, Jung saw an increased role (171 AB in 81 games) and produced at a .234/.289/.386 clip, with 6 home runs.

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