陽耀勳 (Yang Yao-Hsun) the fastest home run trot in CPBL history?

Lamigo Monkeys’ pitcher turned hitter

Here’s the original CPBL YouTube footage.  I counted around 16 seconds.  It makes me wonder how does Yang’s HR trot stack up against players in the MLB?


vs MLB

According to this MLB article. Cincinnati Reds’ Billy Hamilton home run trot was measured at 16.2 seconds.  That’s the quickest in MLB STATCAST history.

16.2 seconds for Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds

Hamilton’s record was followed by San Diego Padres’ Adam Rosales at 16.3 seconds.

16.3 seconds for Adam Rosales of San Diego Padres

Quick Profile about 陽耀勳 

(2016 stats updated + added a few more video)

LHP 陽耀勳 Yang Yao-Hsun as Softbank Hawks, Pittsburgh Pirates, Lamigo Monkeys

University

Due to existing shoulder injury, Yang has been predominately played as an outfielder during his time at the university, and has been selected to play for the junior national team numerous times as a positional player. The university team do occasionally use him as late inning reliever due to the fact even with his past history of injury, Yang can still clocked 148kph (92mph) on the radar.

NPB (2006~2013)

In 2006, the two-way player was signed by NPB’s Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks as a pitcher.  Where he spent the next 7-season with the combined record of 3.03 ERA, 1.38 WHIP while topping his fastball at 155kph (96mph).

This is one of Yang’s 10K shutout game against The ORIX Buffaloes back in 2012.

MiLB (2014)

In 2014, Yang signed a minor league deal with spring training invite with the Pittsburgh Pirates after being released by the Softbank Hawks due to command issues.  Unfortunately, Yang was unable to overcomes his command issue while in the USA.  Yang was eventually released by the Pirates later that year with the disappointing result of 6.48 ERA, 1.98 WHIP, 16K, 18BB over 16.2 IP.

CPBL (2015~Present)

Yang Yao-Hsun revived his career as outfielder

Yang returned to Taiwan to participate in the 2015 mid-season draft.  However, due to his known command issues.  Yang was left undrafted.

In August, Lamigo Monkeys have announced their signing of

With several key outfielders out on season injuries In 2016, Yang Yao-Hsun secured the leadoff spot with the Lamigo Monkeys.  Where he finished the season with the record of .281/.335/.490 with 19 stolen bases & 17 home runs.

 


Pure raw power

Here’s a video of Yang crushed an opposite field home run on a pitch at eye level

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