Oh headshot
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Bio

DOB: 7/15/1982 (33 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Jeollabuh-do, South Korea
Teams: St. Louis Cardinals

Seung-hwan Oh grew up in South Korea. He has been a pitcher for all of his life. In 2001, his freshman year of college, he had Tommy John Surgery. After this major surgery, his innings pitched were limited and thus he began pitching as a relief pitcher. In his long and distinguished career in Asia, Seung-hwan has become one of the most famous closers in Korean history. In his 11 professional seasons, he had 357 saves with a 1.81 ERA. He averaged 10.7 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. He signed with the Cardinals as a free agent this past offseason.

As A Player

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Statistics: ERA: 1.69 Strikeouts: 772 Saves: 357

Seung-hwan’s fastball ranges from 92 MPH to 97 MPH. The fastball pitch has made him successful, due to his ability to make this pitch rise as it approaches the plate. He also throws a slider. As a player, he is known to remain unwavering in any scenario, thus earning him the nickname of “Stone Buddha.” He has a very smooth pitching motion and it has yet to be seen how his game will translate to the Major League level.