Jae-kyun Hwang (황재균)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 198 lb.
Jae-kyun Hwang is a corner infielder in the Korea Baseball Organization.
Hwang debuted in 2007 with the Hyundai Unicorns, fresh from high school, hitting .300/~.326/.375 in 63 games. In 2008, Jae-kyun batted .239/~.281/.288 in 117 contests as the team became the Woori Heroes. Hwang has started 2009 strong, with 8 homers and 30 RBI in the first 37 games and hitting .324/.401/.572.
In January 2017, reports emerged that the San Francisco Giants were about to sign Hwang to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. He was promised $1.5 million were he to make the opening day roster.
Source: KBO player page
- Chris Haft: "Source: Giants agree to deal with Hwang", mlb.com, January 23, 2017.