Choi Joo-hwan

Choi Joo-hwan (Hangul: 최주환; born February 28, 1988) is a South Korean second baseman who plays for the SSG Landers in the KBO League. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed.

Choi Joo-hwan
SSG Landers – No. 53
Second baseman
Born: (1988-02-28) February 28, 1988 (age 33)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
KBO debut
June 15, 2006, for the Doosan Bears
KBO statistics
(through August 1, 2019)
Batting average.297
Home runs50
Career highlights and awards

Amateur careerEdit

While attending Dongsung High School in Gwangju, Choi was considered one of the best second basemen in the Korean high school baseball league. In May 2005 Choi led his team to win the 39th President's Cup National High School Baseball Championship alongside Yang Hyeon-Jong and Han Ki-Joo, winning the RBI title with 9.

In September 2005, Choi was selected for the South Korea national junior baseball team to compete at the World Junior Baseball Championship, where South Korea won the silver medal. In the tourney, he batted .353 (6-for-17), playing in all 5 games as a starting second baseman.

Notable international careersEdit

Year Venue Competition  Team  Individual Note
 2005     South Korea   Asian Junior Baseball Championship     .353 BA (6-for-17), 1 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB 

Professional careerEdit

After graduation from high school, Choi was selected by the Doosan Bears with the 50th overall pick of the 2006 KBO Draft. Choi played only four games in 2006 and three games in 2007 spending the majority of the campaign with the Bears' second-tier team. In 2008, he played in a career-high 16 games and had 4 hits and 6 RBI.

In 2009, Choi appeared in only nine games for the Bears, collecting no hits in ten at-bats. After the 2009 season, Choi temporarily left the Bears to serve a two-year mandatory military commitment.

Notable international careersEdit

Year Venue Competition  Team  Individual Note
2010    Chinese Taipei   Intercontinental Cup  6th  .259 BA (5-for-27), 5 RBI, 5 R 
 2011     Panama  Baseball World Cup 6th  .333 BA (14-for-42), 8 RBI, 1 HR, 6 R, 2 SB 

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