|Batting average .253|
Role Baseball Player
Home runs 2
Height 1.78 m
Weight 73 kg
Name Choi Joo-hwan
Position Third baseman
|Number 7 (Doosan Bears / Third baseman)|
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Choi Joo-hwan (Hangul: 최주환, Hanja: 崔周煥) (born February 28, 1988 in Gwangju) is a second baseman who plays for the Doosan Bears in the South Korean professional baseball league. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed.
While attending Dongsung High School in Gwangju, Choi was considered one of the best second basemen in the Korean high school baseball league. In May 2005 Choi led his team to win the 39th President's Cup National High School Baseball Championship alongside Yang Hyeon-Jong and Han Ki-Joo, winning the RBI title with 9.
In September 2005, Choi was selected for the South Korea national junior baseball team to compete at the World Junior Baseball Championship, where South Korea won the silver medal. In the tourney, he batted .353 (6-for-17), playing in all 5 games as a starting second baseman.
After graduation from high school, Choi was selected by the Doosan Bears with the 50th overall pick of the 2006 KBO Draft. Choi played only four games in 2006 and three games in 2007 spending the majority of the campaign with the Bears' second-tier team. In 2008, he played in a career-high 16 games and had 4 hits and 6 RBI.
In 2009, Choi appeared in only nine games for the Bears, collecting no hits in ten at-bats. After the 2009 season, Choi temporarily left the Bears to serve a two-year mandatory military commitment.