Full name YU-CHENG CHANG....Wife, Ling...Signed by Jason Lynn and Allen Lin.
Spent entire season in Triple-A Columbus, collecting career-bests in games (127) and hits (117) despite being 4.5 years younger than the International League average during his age-22 season...Was an International League Mid-Season All-Star...Was tied for seventh in the league in doubles (28), which were also tied for the fifth highest mark in the Indians system...Best month was July, batting .274 (23-for-84) with 5 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR & 14 RBI in 24 games (.880 OPS)...Appeared in 94 games at shortstop, 23 games at third base and nine games at second base...Batted in each spot in order with exception of first and ninth...Hit .292 (42-for-144) with 10 2B, 4 HR and a .798 OPS with RISP...Batted .337 (29-for-86) for Glendale in Arizona Fall League after season (4 2B, 4 HR, 17 RBI, .919 OPS) and was named to Fall Stars Game in addition to All-Prospects team...Was tied for sixth in RBI and 10th in average...Strung together eight multi-hit efforts over 12 games...Also tied for third in total bases (45) and fourth in hits (29).
Spent the entire season in AA Akron, tallied 24 homers and 66 RBI, both of which were the second-most among Akron's offense...Chang led the team in runs scored (72), while ranking second in walks (52), third in doubles (24) and fourth in hits (97)...His 24 home runs marked a single-season career-high, 11 more than his previous high of 13 in 2016 and were the fourth-most among Indians minor leaguers. He also ranked among organizational leaders in runs scored (T2nd) and RBI (5th)...Ranked 5th in the Eastern League in homers and T4th in runs and was a Midseason E.L. All-Star...Led all Minor League shortstops in homers...Hit .204 (32/157) in the second half...Added to the 40-man roster on Nov. 20.