Seung-Hwan Oh, Relief Pitcher/Closer, St. Louis Cardinals, #26


Date of Birth: 7/15/1982
Birthplace: Jeong-Eub Si, South Korea
College: Dankook University, South Korea
Current Salary: $6,000,000
Nickname: Final Boss, Stone Budha

Seung-Hwan Oh, relief pitcher/closer for the St. Louis Cardinals, played baseball at Dankook University in South Korea. He had Tommy John surgery in 2001 and didn't play for his first two years. In 2004, he won most of the awards given to Korean college pitchers.

From 2005 through 2013, Oh pitched in the Korean Baseball Organization. In 2005, he was named the Rookie of the Year. That season, he also won his first of two Korean Series MVP awards (the second time was in 2011). He received the Relief Man award five times (2006-2008, 2011, 2013). He finished his Korean baseball career with a 1.69 ERA and 277 saves in 444 games.

Oh pitched professionally as a closer in Japan in 2014 and 2015. He was named the playoff games MVP in 2014 and he was the league's saves leader in both 2014 and 2015. In his two seasons in Japan, he had a 2.25 ERA and 80 saves.

Oh signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on January 11, 2016. He finished the 2016 season with a 1.92 ERA in 76 games with the Cardinals. He had 6 wins to 3 losses, 19 saves, and 103 strikeouts to 18 walks in 79.2 innings.

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