Sung-Hsien Yang

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Sung-Hsien Yang (楊松弦) also listed as Sung-Hsuan Yang

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 174 lb.

Sung-Hsien Yang has hit .300 several times in Taiwan.

Yang was on the notable 1990 Little League World Series-winning squad which included Chin-Feng Chen, Chao-Chi Sung, Chang-Ming Cheng and Han-Chou Tseng, all of whom would win at least one Best Ten award in Taiwan.

He hit .361 with 11 runs in the 1994 World Junior Championship to help Taiwan win a Bronze Medal. He also played in the 1995 World Junior Championship, 1997 Asian Championship and 1998 Asian Games. In the 1998 Baseball World Cup, Yang hit .231/.231/.500 as Taiwan's starting center fielder. He was 1 for 8 in the 1999 World Port Tournament.

Yang turned pro in 1999 with the Chinatrust Whales, hitting .228/.284/.278 in 37 games. In 2000, he batted .287/.335/.469 with 16 steals in 21 tries. During 2001, he improved to .312/.350/.421 with 30 swipes in 43 attempts. He led the Chinese Professional Baseball League with 105 hits. He was second in average behind Min-Ching Luo. He won a Gold Glove in the outfield and made the Best Ten, joining Ming-Hsien Lin and Kan-Lin Huang as the outfielders picked. He hit .242/.297/.364 as Taiwan's main right fielder in the 2001 Baseball World Cup.

In 2002, Yang hit .320/.355/.440 with 16 steals in 24 tries. He made the Best Ten alongside Huang and Chih-Yuan Chen in the outfield and was third in the league in average. He played in the 2002 Asian Games. During the 2003 campaign, the Tainan native produced at a .310/.375/.443 rate for his best OPS yet, but failed to make the Best Ten. He also stole 20 bases in 24 tries. He missed all of 2004 and 2005.

Yang hit .289/.325/.353 for the 2006 President Lions, then .325/.351/.425 in 2007 for a nice rebound. He was 3 for 4 with 3 RBI in game one of the 2007 Taiwan Series to start the Lions on the path to the title. In 2008, he batted .286/.333/.326 and .278/.333/.336 in 2009.