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eric yang #8

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B/T: s/r
5' 11" / 190
Age: 23
HOMETOWN: Canoga park, ca
Drafted: 2019, 7th round
FUN FACTS
Nickname:
Chino
Favorite Baseball Player:
Hanley Ramirez
Favorite TV Show:
Jersey Shore
Favorite Food:
Korean BBQ
Favorite Actor:
Jennifer Aniston
Favorite Cartoon:
Spongebob
Favorite Pizza Topping:
Pepperoni

Eric's bio

Highest-drafted catcher by the Reds in 2019, taken in the seventh round, the same round where the Reds selected Dragons 2018 catcher Mark Kolozsvary and 2019 Dragons catcher Jay Schuyler…Helped UCSB to the Big West Conference championship in 2019 and a trip to the NCAA Regional…Spent three years at UCSB and was the starter in 2018 and ’19, his sophomore and junior years. He had a huge season in 2019 when he was selected 2nd Team All-American (Baseball America), Big West Conference Player of the Year, and a finalist for the Buster Posey Award as college baseball’s best catcher. He played in all 56 of his team’s games and batted .368 with seven home runs and a .545 slugging percentage. After signing with the Reds, Yang went to Billings, made the all-star team, and hit a home run in the all-star game. He was selected by Baseball America as the #19 prospect in the Pioneer League, the second highest ranking among catchers…Yang is a Los Angeles area native and had a notable high school career at El Camino Real Charter School (Christopher Knight, who was Peter in the Brady Bunch, is one of many famous ECR alumni). His team won the Los Angeles City Section championship at Dodger Stadium in both his junior and senior years, and he was the LA City Section Player of the Year in 2015, selected from among athletes at about 100 high schools.
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