32 talented young amateur players were drafted last week in the 2018 CPBL Draft. With the annual draft done and dusted, the teams will now have until August 31st to sign those players.

As always, here is the signing tracker for the 2018 CPBL Draft. We will try to keep this blog post updated as often as possible.

  • All the contracts have been converted to the US Dollar instead of Taiwan Dollar. We use the exchange rate of $30 NTD to $1 USD.
  • Instead of monthly salary, all figures have been converted to annual salary.
  • It is up to the teams to decide whether they want to release contract details or not. It is not mandatory to release the contract details.
  • There are normally three parts in the contract for the amateur players: Signing bonus, annual salary and incentive bonus.
  • Players who have returned from the MLB/ NPB system are not eligible for signing bonus. However, their annual salary tend to be higher, since majority of them are CPBL first team ready.

Fubon Guardians 2018 Signing Tracker

RoundNamePositionContract Details (Annual $USD)
1戴培峰 (Tai Pei-Feng)Catcher-
2王正棠 (Wang Cheng-Tang)InfielderBonus $147,000/ Annual salary $36,000 / Incentive $20,000
3陳品學 (Chen Ping-Hsueh)RHP2.5 years deal/ 2018, 2019 annual salary $48,000/ 2020 annual salary $60,000
4胡冠俞 (Hu Kuan-Yu)InfielderBonus $97,000/ Annual salary $28,000 / Incentive $17,000
5王尉永 (Wang Wei-Yung)RHP-
6楊彬 (Yang Pin)RHPBonus $47,000 / Annual salary $30,000 / Incentive $3,400
7王詩聰 (Wang Shih-Tsung0Outfielder-
8歐書誠 (Ou Shu-Cheng)RHPBonus $28,000 / Annual salary $30,000 / Incentive $12,000
9蕭憶銘 (Hsiao Yi-Ming)CatcherBonus $17,000 / Annual salary $28,000 / Incentive $10,000
10曾慈恩 (Tseng Tzu-En)CatcherAnnual salary $28,000 / Incentive $10,000
Undrafted張竣龍 (Chang Chun-Lung)RHPDevelopmental contract - No details

July Signing News

  • 17th July – Fubon Guardians

    • Agreed to terms with #2 draft pick 王正棠 (Wang Cheng-Tang), #3 陳品學 (Chen Ping-Hsueh), #4 胡冠俞 (Hu Kuan-Yu) and #9 蕭憶銘 (Hsiao Yi-Ming). Official signing press conference to be held on the July 19th.
    • Signed undrafted free agent RHP 張竣龍 (Chang Chun-Lung) to a developmental contract. Guardians did not release the contract detail.
  • 19th July – Fubon Guardians
    • #2 draft pick infielder 王正棠 (Wang Cheng-Tang) signed for $147,000 with an annual salary of $36,000 and $20,000 in incentive.
    • #3 draft pick RHP 陳品學 (Chen Ping-Hsueh) signed for 2.5 years, with $48,000 annual salary in 2018, 2019 and $60,000 annual salary in 2020.
    • #4 draft pick infielder 胡冠俞 (Hu Kuan-Yu) signed for $97,000 with an annual salary of $28,000 and $17,000 in incentive.
    • #9 draft pick catcher 蕭憶銘 (Hsiao Yi-Ming) signed for $17,000 with an annual salary of $28,000 and $10,000 in incentive.

August Signing News

  • 1st August – Fubon Guardians
    • #7 draft pick RHP 楊彬 (Yang Pin) signed for $47,000 with an annual salary of $30,000 and $3,400 in incentive.
    • #8 draft pick RHP 歐書誠 (Ou Shu-Cheng) signed for $28,000 with an annual salary of $30,000 and $12,000 in incentive.
    • #10 draft pick catcher 曾慈恩 (Tseng Tzu-En) no signing bonus, annual salary of $28,000 and $10,000 in incentive.

Uni-Lions 2018 Signing Tracker

RoundNamePositionContract Details (Annual $USD)
1古林睿煬 (Gu Lin Ruei-Yang)RHPBonus $184,000 / Annual salary $20,000 / Incentive $50,000
2張偉聖 (Chang Wei-Sheng)OutfielderSigned, team will announce contract details later.
3劉軒荅 (Liu Hsuan-Ta)RHP-
4李丞齡 (Li Cheng-Ling)Catcher-
5方建德 (Fang Chien-Te)RHP-
6林靖凱 (Lin Ching-Kai)Infielder-
7姚雨翔 (Yao Yu-Hsiang)Infielder-
Undrafted施冠宇 (Shih Kuan-Yu)InfielderDevelopmental contract - No details

August Signing News

  • 2nd August -Uni-Lions
    • Signed #2 draft pick outfielder 張偉聖 (Chang Wei-Sheng). The team will release his contract detail at a later stage together with all other players.
  • 20th August – Uni-Lions
    • Signed undrafted free agent infielder 施冠宇 (Shih Kuan-Yu) to a developmental contract. Uni-Lions did not release the contract detail.
  • 21st August – Uni-Lions
    • Signed #1 draft pick RHP 古林睿煬 (Gu Lin Ruei-Yang) for $184,000 with an annual salary of $20,000 and $50,000 in incentive.

Chinatrust Brothers 2018 Signing Tracker

RoundNamePositionContract Details (Annual $USD)
1李振昌 (C.C Lee)RHP3.5 years deal / Annual salary $248,000 / $34,000 per season incentive
2高宇杰 (Kao Yu-Chieh)CatcherBonus $127,000 / Annual salary $32,000 / Incentive $34,000
3江坤宇 (Chiang Kun-Yu)InfielderBonus $114,000 / Annual salary $24,000 / Incentive $27,000
4吳俊偉 (Wu Chun-Wei)RHPBonus $87,000 / Annual salary $28,000 / Incentive $16,000
5王奕凱 (Wang Yi-Kai)LHPBonus $67,000 / Annual salary $20,000
6王政順 (Wang Cheng-Shun)InfielderBonus $54,000 / Annual salary $28,000 / Incentive $24,000
7林丞軒 (Lin Cheng-Hsuan)RHPBonus $34,000 / Annual salary $28,000
8吳俊杰 (Wu Chun-Chieh)RHPWill not sign, back to University

July Signing News

  • 10th July – Chinatrust Brothers

    • Signed #1 draft pick RHP 李振昌 (C.C Lee) for 3.5 years with an annual salary of $248,000 and $34,000 per season in incentives.
  • 16th July – Chinatrust Brothers

    • #8 draft pick RHP 吳俊杰 (Wu Chun-Chieh) have confirmed that he will not sign with the Brothers. The 21-year-old RHP have decided to go back to Kainan University for another year.
  • 25th July – Chinatrust Brothers
    • Signed #4 draft pick RHP 吳俊偉 (Wu Chun-Wei) for $87,000 with an annual salary of $28,000 and $16,000 in incentive.
    • Signed #5 draft pick LHP 王奕凱 (Wang Yi-Kai) for $67,000 with an annual salary of $20,000.
    • Signed #7draft pick RHP 林丞軒 (Lin Cheng-Hsuan) for $34,000 with an annual salary of $28,000.

August Signing News

  • 17th August – Chinatrust Brothers
    • #2 draft pick catcher 高宇杰 (Kao Yu-Chieh) for $127,000 with an annual salary of $32,000 and $34,000 in incentive.
    • #3 draft pick infielder 江坤宇 (Chiang Kun-Yu) for $114,000 with an annual salary of $24,000 and $27,000 in incentive.
    • #6 draft pick infielder 王政順 (Wang Cheng-Shun) for $54,000 with an annual salary of $28,000 and $24,000 in incentive.

Lamigo Monkeys 2018 Signing Tracker

RoundNamePositionContract Details (Annual $USD)
1翁瑋均 (Weng Wei-Chun)RHP-
2陳晨威 (Chen Chen-Wei)InfielderBonus $117,000 / Annual salary unknown / Incentive $17,000
3邱丹 (Chiu Tan)OutfielderBonus $100,000 / Annual salary $20,000 / Incentive $27,000
4賴智垣 (Lai Chih-Yuan)RHPBonus $84,000 / Annual salary $30,000 / Incentive $6,700
5陳克羿 (Chen Ke-Yi)RHPBonus $60,000 / Annual salary $20,000 / Incentive $6,700
6江國謙 (Chiang Kuo-Chien)RHPBonus $52,000 / Annual salary $20,000 / Incentive $13,000
7范柏絜 (Fan Po-Chieh)RHPBonus $28,000 / Annual salary $20,000 / Incentive $13,000

July Signing News

  • 18th July – Lamigo Monkeys

    • Signed #4 draft pick RHP 賴智垣 (Lai Chih-Yuan) for $84,000 with an annual salary of $30,000 and $6,700 in incentive.
    • Signed #5 draft pick RHP 陳克羿 (Chen Ke-Yi) for $60,000 with an annual salary of $20,000 and $6,700 in incentive.

August Signing News

  • 1st August – Lamigo Monkeys
    • Signed #6 draft pick RHP 江國謙 (Chiang Kuo-Chien) for $52,000 with an annual salary of $20,000 and $13,000 in incentive.
    • Signed #7 draft pick RHP 范柏絜 (Fan Po-Chieh) for $28,000 with an annual salary of $20,000 and $13,000 in incentive.
  • 12th August – Lamigo Monkeys
    • Signed #2 draft pick infielder 陳晨威 (Chen Chen-Wei) for $117,000 with $17,000 in incentive. The Monkeys did not release Chen’s annual salary.
  • 16th August – Lamigo Monkeys
    • Signed #3 draft pick outfielder 邱丹 (Chiu Tan) for $100,000 with an annual salary of $20,000 and $27,000 in incentive.

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2 COMMENTS

    • Yeah, it’s no NPB or KBO money. But still a decent paycheck for minor league players. Less traveling, less income tax, accommodation and meals are covered by the team too.

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