Sen Yang

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Sen Yang (陽森)

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 159 lb.
  • High School Shanhua High School ??

Sen Yang is a second baseman for the Uni-President Lions. He is related to Chung-Shou Yang, Chien-Fu Yang, Cheng-Wei Chang, Chih-Yuan Chen and Tai-Shan Chang.

Yang debuted as a pro with the 2000 Taichung Agan, hitting .252/.317/.332 and stole 19 bases. In 2001, he hit .279/.363/.379 and won the Taiwan Major League Gold Glove at shortstop. He was Taiwan's backup second baseman in the 2001 Baseball World Cup, going 1 for 5; he struggled defensively, making 2 errors in 3 chances.

Yang served in the Taiwan military in 2002-2003 and also played for their baseball team. In the 2002 Haarlem Baseball Week, he went 1 for 11 with a walk. During the 2003 World Port Tournament, Yang was 2 for 17 and made four errors in 21 fielding opportunities.

Yang was drafted by the Macoto Cobras and returned to the pro ranks in 2004, hitting .294/.372/.384 with 19 steals. He had his best season (through 2008) in 2005 when he batted .302/.382/.389 and swiped 25 bases. He led the Chinese Professional Baseball League in both steals and hits (121), won a Gold Glove (he had fielded .969) and made the Best Nine.

In the 2006 World Baseball Classic, Yang struck out against Jae Seo in his only at-bat and made an error in the field in his lone game at second base. In the 2006 season, he hit .268/.345/.375 for the Lions. During the 2007 CPBL season, Yang batted .296/.396/.416. He then came up back in game 7 of the 2007 Taiwan Series, getting a key hit to help the Lions take home the title. He represented Taiwan in the 2007 Asian Championship, going 1 for 4 with a walk and a time hit by pitch while backing up Chih-Sheng Lin at second base.

Yang hit .305/.394/.405 for the Lions in 2008 and made the Best Ten at second base. The Lions went on to win the 2008 Taiwan Series.