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2 Yu Chang 1B

Cleveland Indians

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

June 6, 2021 06:08 PM
Indians' Yu Chang: Pops first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 10-4 win over the Orioles.

The promotion of Bobby Bradley earlier in the day may have spurred Chang to launch his first homer of the year, as he took Adam Plutko deep in the third inning. It could be too little too late for him to maintain a consistent role at first base. Chang's .177 batting average and .493 OPS through 35 games.

May 28, 2021 02:44 AM
Indians' Yu Chang: Notches first steal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang went 1-for-5 with a stolen base in Thursday's 5-2 win over Detroit.

Chang hasn't seen much playing time lately -- he's played in only 12 games in May. The infielder is slashing a meager .149/.183/.209 with no home runs, six RBI, six runs scored and a stolen base through 71 plate appearances. He started at shortstop Thursday in place of Amed Rosario (hand). With another utilityman in Owen Miller on the big-league roster, Chang's path to playing time has gotten a bit more difficult.

May 2, 2021 12:36 PM
Indians' Yu Chang: Back on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.

Chang had started at first base in each of Cleveland's last three games, but two of those starts came against left-handed pitchers. He'll take a seat Sunday with a righty (Lucas Giolito) on the hill for Chicago, allowing Jake Bauers to pick up a turn at first base. Chang looks like he'll remain in a short-side platoon role for the foreseeable future.

May 2, 2021 02:56 AM
Indians' Yu Chang: Two-RBI day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang went 1-for-3 with two RBI in Cleveland's 7-3 loss to Chicago on Saturday.

The fourth-inning single came with the bases loaded and snapped a five-game hitless stretch for Chang. He's seeing semi-regular playing time, but until he can string together quality at-bats, it's difficult to see Chang as a viable option.

April 19, 2021 05:24 PM
Indians' Yu Chang: Multi-hit effort Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Reds.

Both of Chang's hits were singles, and he came around to score on a Jordan Luplow homer in the seventh inning. Jake Bauers pinch hit for Chang in the ninth inning -- the two infielders have split time at first base this season, though Chang is on the short side of the platoon. The 25-year-old has no homers, two RBI, five runs scored and no stolen bases while batting .231 in 28 at-bats.

March 31, 2021 03:08 PM
Indians' Yu Chang: Starting at first base Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang will start at first base for Thursday's game against the Tigers, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

Chang should come off the bench against right-handed pitchers this season, but he'll draw the Opening Day start with southpaw Matthew Boyd starting for Detroit. Chang slashed .282/.317/.692 with four home runs and 10 RBI in 18 spring games this year.

March 26, 2021 02:28 PM
Indians' Yu Chang: Wins bench spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang was informed Friday that he'd won a bench spot on Cleveland's Opening Day roster, source reports.

Chang gives the team an additional defensive option at the middle-infield spots, but he's unlikely to offer much at the plate if he's pressed into duty on a regular basis. Through his first 97 major-league plate appearances, he's hit just .179/.289/.262.

March 20, 2021 03:24 PM
Indians' Yu Chang: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang (neck) is starting Saturday's spring game against the White Sox.

Chang was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to neck soreness, but he'll be back in action Saturday after a brief absence. Barring any setbacks, Chang has a good chance of securing a bench role on the major-league roster to begin the regular season.

March 18, 2021 02:12 PM
Indians' Yu Chang: Scratched with sore neck
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang was scratched from the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cubs with a sore neck, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

The injury doesn't appear to be something that could significantly threaten Chang's readiness for Opening Day. If healthy, he stands a good chance of winning a bench role, though he doesn't have an obvious path to regular at-bats.

March 15, 2021 02:24 AM
Indians' Yu Chang: Leader for utility role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang appears to be the leading candidate to win a utility role this spring, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. He's hitting .294 (5-for-17) with three home runs this spring.

With the trade of Mike Freeman to the Reds, it looks like Chang will begin the season on the big-league roster. If he can carry his strong showing at the plate into the regular season, it's not out of the question Cleveland could find a way to get him more at-bats.

September 25, 2020 02:48 PM
Indians' Yu Chang: Optioned off roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang was optioned by Cleveland on Friday.

Cleveland's regular infielders have each started at least 54 of the team's 57 games thus far, leaving minimal opportunities for players like Chang. He's spent most of the year on the big-league roster but has made just three total starts and has received just 13 plate appearances. He'll make way on the big-league roster for Logan Allen, who was recalled in a corresponding move.

September 15, 2020 08:36 PM
Indians' Yu Chang: Recalled by Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang was recalled by Cleveland on Tuesday.

Chang was sent down at the end of August, but he'll return to the major-league team to serve as infield depth in the coming games. Second baseman Cesar Hernandez was placed on the paternity list Tuesday, and Mike Freeman should be the favorite to receive playing time in Hernandez's absence.

August 31, 2020 06:08 PM
Indians' Yu Chang: Optioned to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang was optioned to Cleveland's alternate training site Monday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

Chang had been on the roster since the start of the season but played very sporadically, receiving just 11 plate appearances and grabbing just two hits. Oscar Mercado was recalled in a corresponding move.

July 22, 2020 04:24 PM
Indians' Yu Chang: Earns spot on 30-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang earned a spot on the team's 30-man roster to begin the regular season, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Chang was optioned to Triple-A at the end of spring training, but he got another chance to earn a spot in the majors this summer. With the expanded 30-man rosters to start the regular season, the 24-year-old will get the chance to play a reserve infield role in the majors. He slashed .178/.286/.274 with one home run and six RBI over 28 games in the big leagues last year.

March 19, 2020 02:28 PM
Indians' Yu Chang: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.

Chang was in camp competing for a reserve infield spot but won't be winning the job. That would appear to leave Christian Arroyo with a safe grip on a bench role.

September 22, 2019 03:40 PM
Indians' Yu Chang: Back on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.

Chang went 1-for-10 with a double while starting at third base in each of the Tribe's last three games, with Cleveland opposing left-handed pitching in each of those contests. He'll bow out of the lineup in favor of platoon mate Ryan Flaherty in the series finale, but both players should be headed for permanent bench roles during the upcoming week with top third baseman Jose Ramirez (hand) on track to return from the injured list ahead of Tuesday's series opener versus the White Sox.

September 17, 2019 02:48 PM
Indians' Yu Chang: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

Chang was also held out of Sunday's matchup, so following a team off day, he'll receive a third straight day of rest. Mike Freeman gets the call at the hot corner and will hit fifth.

September 15, 2019 11:04 AM
Indians' Yu Chang: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang is not in the lineup Sunday against the Twins.

Chang hasn't done much at the plate through his first 23 career games, hitting just .208/.311/.321. Ryan Flaherty will start at third base in his absence.

September 13, 2019 09:56 PM
Indians' Yu Chang: Not in starting nine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang is not starting Friday against the Twins.

Chang started each of the last four games, going 3-for-14 with a homer. Mike Freeman gets the call at the hot corner Friday.

September 7, 2019 05:36 PM
Indians' Yu Chang: Not starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chang is not in the lineup Saturday against the Twins.

Chang is hitting just .235/.350/.294 in 12 games this season. He'll sit in favor of Mike Freeman at the hot corner.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
06/09@ STLL 2-81000000
06/08@ STLW 10-11000000
06/06@ BALL 5-184110000
06/05@ BALW 10-43111300
06/04@ BALL 1-31010000
06/01vs CHWW 6-50000000
05/31vs CHWL 6-84010100
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021CLE3885101511042610.176.211.2820.493
2020CLE101112012400.182.308.1820.489
2019CLE287381316112200.178.286.2740.560
2018CLE0000000000------------
Total761691930217175210.177.251.2720.523
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021CLE38602410002
2020CLE1000200002
2019CLE28212000004
2018CLE000000000
Total76814610008
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2014R-Azl Indians42159395594625182861.346.420.566
2015AFX-Lake County Captains10539352911649522710356.232.293.361
2016AFA-Lynchburg10941778108308137045110113.259.332.463
2017AA-Akron RubberDucks1264407297245246652134114.221.312.461
2018AAA-Columbus Clippers1274575611728213624414443.256.330.411
2019AAA-Columbus Clippers682534564151939266741.253.322.427
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/180
Birthdate:
08/18/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Taitung, Taiwan
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Cleveland Indians
College:

MLB Experience:
1