Yanks Go Yard Interview With Scout David P.

4 of 7

Mandatory Credit: zimbio.com

Who’s the one player coming from Japan and Korea the Yankees should target and why?

The Yankees should be players on Jung Ho Kang. I’ve had the pleasure to scout Kang a few times and I think he could stick at SS if his bat translates. His arm strength isn’t top notch, but a quick release makes up for it. His range is average and his hand eye coordination is above average. Kang has a high leg kick but maintains a good balance through his swing. A big question remains on how he handles better velocities, particularly on the inner half of the plate. I could definitely see him as a streaky hitter who could go on homer binges and then looks lost for a few weeks. An average shortstop with above average power, that sounds better than Eduardo Nunez right?