Korean-American Among New York Yankees Draft Picks

      June 11, 2012 11:41

      A Korean-American baseball player has been included in the New York Yankees first-year player draft. Daniel Oh (22) was picked by the Yankees in their latest draft.

      Other ethnic-Koreans have trodden in similar footsteps. Back in 2006, Hank Conger (Korean name Choi Hyun) was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels.

      Daniel Oh /Courtesy of Bronx Daily

      Oh, who was born and raised in Seattle, started playing baseball at the age of nine and was a star slugger at Henry Jackson High School there. Oh played a major role in helping the team win the state championship without losing a single match when he was still a high school junior.

      Oh, who went on to the University of California at Berkeley in 2009, stands 183 cm tall and weighs 90 kg. An outfielder, he plans to begin training at the Yankees' spring camp in Florida. If he is promoted to the major leagues, he will be the second player of Korean descent to wear the Yankees' uniform after Park Chan-ho.

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