Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (South Korea) on January 11, 2016 (STL).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|2015 SEASON STATS: Went 2-3 with a 2.73 ERA and 41 saves in 63 games for Hanshin (Japan PCL), striking out 66 in 69.1 IP while walking 16 and allowing 64 hits.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Already on the 40-man roster, he made the club out of spring training.
MLB Debut Date: 4/3/2016
|April 3, in a 4-1 loss to the Pirates. The second of three pitchers on the night, he came on in the bottom of the seventh and tossed two innings of hitless ball, walking two and fanning two.|
|Oh spent the last two seasons with Hanshin in the Japanese Central League, always working out of the back end of the bullpen. In 2014, he posted a 1.76 ERA in 64 games with 39 saves, fanning 81 while walking just 13 and scattering 41 hits in 66.2 IP. He’d spent 2005-13 with Samsung in his country’s KBO and topped the 40 save mark four times over 10 healthy seasons, with a 1.81 career ERA and 772 strikeouts in 646.1 IP.|
|2080’s Dave DeFreitas on Oh: “He has had big K numbers in Asia, but I’m not sold that will translate here. He has some drop/drive and tends to work uphill. Fastball is up in the zone often. Secondary is average. He did not look good in the 2013 WBC, but no one on the Korea team did that year. Overall, probably a reasonable sign for St. Louis, and not a big guarantee based on what relievers are worth nowadays. With Jordan Walden now on the DL, Oh will get his opportunities.”|