Dai-Kang Yang (Daikan Yoh)
known as Chung-Shou Yang until 2009
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 192 lb.
Dai-Kang Yang debuted with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in 2007, a year after he played for the Taiwanese national team in two major competitions.
Yang went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts for Taiwan in the 2006 World Baseball Classic as the backup SS to Chin-Lung Hu. In the 2006 Intercontinental Cup, Yang batted .267/.371/.567 and scored 9 runs, tying Michel Enriquez and Yulieski Gourriel for the tournament lead.
The Taiwanese high schooler was picked by the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in the first round of the 2006 NPB draft.
Yang hit .267/.371/.567 with 10 runs in 9 games as Taiwan's shortstop in the 2006 Intercontinental Cup.
Yang was called up to the Fighters from ni-gun on April 19 when Andy Green was sidelined with a backache and began playing fairly regularly on the left side of the infield.
Yang was 1 for 1 for Taiwan in the 2007 Asian Championship, backing up Tai-Shan Chang at third base.
Yang is the brother of Yao-Hsun Yang, a cousin of Chih-Yuan Chen and a nephew of Tai-Shan Chang. He is also related more distantly to Chien-Fu Yang, Cheng-Wei Chang and Sen Yang.
Sources: Japan Baseball Daily.com by Gary Garland, IBAF site, World Baseball Classic website