Full name is Hoy Jun Park…was ranked by MLB.com as the No. 13 prospect for the 2014 international signing period.
Was a non-roster invitee with the Yankees during spring training... Began season with Double-A Somerset... Made four starts at second base, four at shortstop and two at third base thru 5/16... Was promoted to Scranton-Wilkes Barre on 5/17... Made his Triple-A debut on 5/18 at Rochester and went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI... Homered in back-to-back games on 6/5-6...Had a season-high four hits on 6/15 vs. Syracuse... Hit .372 (29-for-78) and produced a 1.186 OPS in his first 23 games with Scranton thru 6/17...Had his second four-hit game on 6/27 at Lehigh Valley... Hit .349 (30f-ro-86) with six homers, 19 RBI and a 1.124 OPS in 22 games during the month of June...Was selected by New York on 7/16...Grounded out as a pinch hitter on 7/16 vs. Boston and played the final two innings in right field...Was outrighted back to Scranton on 7/21...Ranked first among all Triple-A East League players in batting (.327), OBP (.475), OPS (1.042) and walks (46) when he was acquired by the Pirates in a three-player trade on 7/26... Was also tied for third in runs scored (44) and ranked fourth in slugging percentage (.567)...Hit .307 (62-for-202) with 10 doubles, one triple, 11 home runs, 32 RBI and a .981 OPS in 58 combined games between Somerset and Scranton...Made 23 appearances at second base, 20 at shortstop, five in center field and one in left field while playing with Scranton...Was assigned to Indianapolis on 7/27 and went hitless in his first three games (10 at bats) while making one start each at second base, shortstop and in left field...Made his Pirates debut as a starter at shortstop on 8/1 vs. Philadelphia and doubled off Kyle Gibson for his first big league hit...Started in center field and served as the leadoff batter on 8/3 at Milwaukee; collected his first big league RBI with a three-run double... Collected an extra-base hit in each of his first three games - the fifth Pittsburgh player to do so (also three games for Brian Giles in 1999, Jack Wilson in 2001 and Cole Tucker in 2019 and four games for Mack Hillis in 1928)...Hit safely in each of his first six games with the Pirates (8-for-21, .364) thru 8/7...Connected off St. Louis’ J.A. Happ for first Major League home run while making his first start at second base on 8/10 at PNC Park... Had career-high three hits on 8/14 vs. Milwaukee (game 1) - his final multi-hit game of the season...Went hitless in his next seven games thru 8/22 (20 at bats)...Was optioned to Indianapolis on 8/23...Went 3-for-12 in five games (four starts at shortstop and one at second base) before being recalled on 8/31...Hit a solo homer at Wrigley Field on 9/3...Gave the Pirates a 4-3 lead in the ninth inning at Miami on 9/19 with a two-run homer off Dylan Floro...Made 12 starts at second base, eight at third base, eight at shortstop, three in left field, two in center field and one in right field while playing with the Pirates.
Did not play due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among Eastern League hitters, ranked fifth with a .363 OBP (min. 400PA), tied for eighth with 57BB and was ninth with 60R.
Led the Florida State League with a .387 on-base percentage…tied for fifth among all Yankees farmhands with 18SB
His 25SB were the fourth-most among Yankees minor leaguers…drew 13BB against just 14K with Tampa and was 7-for-7 on SB attempts.
Stole 32 bases in 35 attempts (91.4%), second-most among Yankees minor leaguers…led the South Atlantic League in triples and ranked third in walks…reached base safely in 23 consecutive games from 4/11-5/10, the ninth-longest onbase streak in the SAL.