Jae-hoon Ha

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Jae-hoon Ha (하재훈)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jae-hoon Ha has been a minor league outfielder.

Ha signed with the Chicago Cubs at age 17; the scouts were Steve Wilson and Aaron Tassano. He hit .242/.264/.327 in his debut with the Boise Hawks, with only 6 walks in 65 games. One positive was 8 outfield assists. In 2010, he blossomed, batting .317/.334/.468 for the Peoria Chiefs with a cycle on August 14. His walk rate remained low (10 in 77 G). Had he qualified, he would have been third in the Midwest League in average behind Mike Trout and Brian Cavazos-Galvez. He split 2011 between the Daytona Cubs (.276/.311/.422 in 71 G) and Tennessee Smokies (.283/.320/.403 in 61 G), with a combined 11 assists, 31 doubles and 13 steals in 17 tries. He tied Ryan Flaherty for third-most doubles by a Cubs minor leaguer.

Ha began 2012 back with the Smokies and had mediocre stats (.255/.322/.349) after 82 games. He was still picked for the World team in the 2012 Futures Game. In that contest, he was a bright spot in a 17-5 loss to the US. He started in center field, hitting 8th. With Jesus Aguilar aboard in the second, his 2-run homer off Gerrit Cole put his club up 3-0. He also singled off Dylan Bundy to open the 4th. He was then replaced in the lineup by Oswaldo Arcia, who played right field, with Oscar Taveras moving from right to center.