Once upon a time, during the CPBL All-Star Game Weekend (1995 and 1996) there was a thing called “The Skills Challenge“. It is an event where players compete with each others in various baseball related skills.
At the 2018 CPBL All-Star Game press conference, the league have announced the revival of the Skills Challenge.
- Pitching Accuracy Challenge: Players will try to hit eight targets with baseball.
- Laser Arm Challenge: Players will stand in the outfield and hit the target at home plate.
- Positional Players Fastball Challenge: Who can throw the fastest.
- Base Running Race. Base running relay race, with each players running two bases.
- Home Run Derby: Pretty self-explanatory with this one.
Unfortunately, the league did not bring back the bunting and hitting accuracy challenges this year. But you can have a look at the videos of those two skills challenge here.
2018 CPBL All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge Rosters
Apart from the 16 CPBL players, Logan Wade and Andrew Campbell from the Australian Baseball League (ABL) will also participate in the 2018 All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge.
According to the CPBL press release, both Wade and Campbell will be competing in the Home Run Derby and the Base Running Relay Race.
|RED Team||WHITE Team|
|廖健富 (Liao Chien-Fu)||陳傑憲 (Chen Chieh-Hsien)|
|王柏融 (Wang Po-Jung)||鄭鎧文 (Cheng Kai-Wen)|
|陳禹勳 (Chen Yu-Hsun)||蘇智傑 (Su Chih-Chieh)|
|陽耀勳 (Yang Yao-Hsun)||郭阜林 (Kuo Fu-Lin)|
|陳凱倫 (Chen Kai-Lun)||吳明鴻 (Wu Ming-Hung)|
|李宗賢 (Li Tsung-Hsien)||詹子賢 (Chan Tzu-Hsien)|
|倪福德 (Ni Fu-Te)||王威晨 (Wang Wei-Chen)|
|高國輝 (Kao Kuo-Hui)||張志豪 (Chang Chih-Hao)|
|ABL Player||ABL Player|