Chia-Hao Chang (張家浩)
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 154 lb.
- School Fu Jen Catholic University
Chang was with Taiwan in the 1994 World Junior Championship. He pitched for Taiwan in the 1994 Baseball World Cup, allowing only one hit and 3 walks in five shutout innings (as per the old IBAF site; the Taiwan Baseball Wiki does not list him on the 1994 World Cup team).
Chang was 5 for 13 with 3 walks and 4 steals in the 1999 World Port Tournament. He also appeared in the 1999 Asian Championship. Chang was the first-round pick of the 2000 Sinon Bulls and signed a deal. He hit only .226/.278/.298 as a rookie in the 2000 CPBL. In 2001, Chang batted .231/.286/.287.
He was better for Sinon in '02, hitting .275/.362/.399 with 7 triples and 17 steals in 23 tries. He won a Gold Glove for his work in the outfield. Chang hit .286/.394/.321 as a second baseman for Taiwan in the 2002 Intercontinental Cup. In the 2002 Asian Games, he injured his wrist. In 2003, Chia-Hao batted .260/.326/.321 with 17 stolen bases in 24 attempts. He won another Gold Glove in the outfield and represented Taiwan in the 2003 Asian Championship, in which they won a spot in the 2004 Olympics.
Chang hit .243/.306/.299 with 14 steals in 18 tries in 2004. In the 2005 CPBL, Chang hit .252/.296/.327 and played for Taiwan in the 2005 Asian Championship. In the 2006 World Baseball Classic, he was 0 for 2 as a backup for Taiwan.
He batted .234/.290/.293 in 2006 then missed all of 2007 with a shoulder injury. He returned in 2008 and hit .215/.289/.235. When the CPBL shrunk from six teams to 4 that winter due to gambling scandals, Chang got released and went to the amateur leagues. He was with Taiwan for the 2009 World Port Tournament, going 3 for 16 with two walks and a double; he played first base mostly.