He hit for more power than ever last season at Double-A, hitting a career-high 24 home runs with an impressive .241 ISO. Unfortunately, he also hit just .220 (.254 BABIP) and struck out 26.4 percent of the time. Chang is an average runner and chipped in 11 steals for the second consecutive season. He is a better bet in OBP leagues, as he continues to walk a lot, especially for a middle-infield prospect.
Chang finished his first Double-A campaign with a .220/.312/.461 slash line, 24 home runs, 66 RBI and 72 runs.
Although his average dipped from his first few professional seasons, Chang impressively led Eastern League shortstops in home runs, RBI and runs. The 22-year-old native of Taiwan also chipped in 11 stolen bases, matching his 2016 total with High-A Lynchburg. Chang will need to improve his batting average, and show more plate discipline before becoming an option for the big-league club.
Chang exited Tuesday's game with Double-A Akron early after being hit by a pitch on his right hand.
Chang will likely undergo testing on his injured hand Wednesday, at which point we'll have a better idea as to the severity of the injury. For now, the shortstop prospect will be considered day-to-day.
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