Tai-Chun Yang

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Tai-Chun Yang (楊岱均) formerly known as Hong-Sheng Yang

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 187 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Tai-Chun Yang debuted for the Taiwanese national team in 2015, the same year his brother Cheng-Chun Yang debuted in the CPBL.

Yang starred in the 2010 World Junior Championship, which Taiwan won; he hit .346/.419/.615 with two homers in 7 games, including a grand slam against Venezuela and a homer off Australia's Travis McDonald in the Gold Medal Game. He led the event in RBI (12, one over teammate Tzu-Wei Lin), tied for second in homers (one behind Ryan Battaglia) and was named the All-Star second baseman. He then hit .611 and slugged .889 in the 2011 Asian Junior Championship, leading all players in average and again winning All-Star honors at 2B. He played for Taiwan in the 2014 U-21 Baseball World Cup.

In the 2015 Universiade, he hit .357/.526/.572 with 5 runs and 6 RBI in four games. He was second in RBI (one behind Soo-haeng Jo) and tied for second in runs (two behind Jo). He batted .263/.364/.263 in the 2015 World Port Tournament. In the 2015 Asian Championship, he was 3 for 16 with 3 walks, 2 hit-by-pitch, four runs and four RBI as the main DH for the Silver Medalists (he also backed up Han Lin at 1B).