Jin-De Jhang (ryhmes with "hang")...His younger brother Yu-Cheng Chang is an infielder in the Cleveland Indians organization...Was primarily a third baseman during his amateur career...Played for Taiwan in the 2013 Baseball Challenge: Japan vs. Taiwan Series from November 8-10, 2013...Played for Taiwan in the inaugural WSBC Premier 12 tournament in 2015, which was played in Japan and Taiwan, and recorded three caught stealings in one game vs. Cuba on November 13...Signed by Pirates scout Fu Chun Chiang.
Attended spring training as a non-roster invitee with the Pirates...Spent entire season with Double-A Altoona, where he led all Eastern League catchers in double plays turned (11)...Threw out 25 of the 53 runners (47%) attempting to steal against him...Made 2017 debut on 5/20 after beginning the year recovering from an oblique injury suffered during spring training...Threw out two runners attempting to steal on 5/29 at Erie...Recorded first multi-hit game while also scoring a pair of runs on 6/1 vs. Akron...Recorded first three-hit game of the season on 6/9 vs. Richmond...Threw out his eighth baserunner in 11th attempt of the season on 6/13 vs. Portland...Threw out three runners attempting to steal against him on 6/18 at Hartford... Connected for first home run on 7/20 at Bowie; his first bomb since 5/5/16...Hit safely in a season-high seven straight games from 7/8 (game two) to 7/20...Knocked in five runs after hitting a three-run homer and two-run triple on 8/3 vs. Erie...Recorded 12 of his 17 multi-hit games over his final 34 starts...Delivered a bases-clearing triple in Game Three of the championship series to complete the three-game sweep of Trenton on 9/14 at Altoona... Went 7-for-21 with a double, two triples and five RBI in six games for the Eastern League champion Curve during the postseason.