2018 CPBL Draftees Contracts Summary

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 tends to be higher, since the majority of them are CPBL first team ready.

Fubon Guardians 2018 Signing Tracker

RoundNamePositionContract Details (Annual $USD)
1戴培峰 (Tai Pei-Feng)CatcherBonus $187,000 / Annual salary $20,000 / Incentive $34,000
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)RHPBonus $77,000 / Annual salary $30,000 / Incentive $17,000
6楊彬 (Yang Pin)RHPBonus $47,000 / Annual salary $30,000 / Incentive $3,400
7王詩聰 (Wang Shih-Tsung)OutfielderBonus $37,000 / Annual salary $30,000 / Incentive $7000
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) signed with no signing bonus, annual salary of $28,000 and $10,000 in incentive.
  • 22nd August – Fubon Guardians
    • #5 draft pick RHP 王尉永 (Wang Wei-Yung) signed for $77,000 with an annual salary of $30,000 and $17,000 in incentive.
    • #7 draft pick outfielder 王詩聰 (Wang Shih-Tsung) signed for $37,000 with an annual salary of $30,000 and $7000 in incentive.
  • 30th August – Fubon Guardians
    • #1 draft pick catcher 戴培峰 (Tai Pei-Feng) signed for $187,000 with an annual salary of $20,000 and $34,000 in incentive. Should Tai gets promoted to the first team, then his annual salary will be adjusted to $36,000.

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)OutfielderBonus $134,000 / Annual salary $26,000 and $17,000
3劉軒荅 (Liu Hsuan-Ta)RHPBonus $110,000 / Annual salary $28,000 / Incentive $27,000
4李丞齡 (Li Cheng-Ling)CatcherBonus $94,000 / Annual salary $20,000 / Incentive $27,000
5方建德 (Fang Chien-Te)RHPBonus $67,000 / Annual salary $24,000 / Incentive $17,000
6林靖凱 (Lin Ching-Kai)InfielderBonus $54,000 / Annual salary $20,000 / Incentive $17,000
7姚雨翔 (Yao Yu-Hsiang)Infielder Bonus $34,000 / Annual salary $20,000 / Incentive $17,000
Undrafted施冠宇 (Shih Kuan-Yu)InfielderDevelopmental contract - No details
Undrafted林祖傑 (Lin Tzu-Chieh)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
    • #1 draft pick RHP 古林睿煬 (Gu Lin Ruei-Yang) signed for $184,000 with an annual salary of $20,000 and $50,000 in incentive.
  • 29th August – Uni-Lions
    • #2 draft pick outfielder 張偉聖 (Chang Wei-Sheng) signed for $134,000 with an annual salary of $26,000 and $17,000 in incentive.
    • #3 draft pick RHP 劉軒荅 (Liu Hsuan-Ta) signed for $110,000 with an annual salary of $28,000 and $27,000 in incentive.
    • #4 draft pick catcher 李丞齡 (Li Cheng-Ling) signed for $94,000 with an annual salary of $20,000 and $27,000 in incentive.
    • #5 draft pick RHP 方建德 (Fang Chien-Te) signed for $67,000 with an annual salary of $24,000 and $17,000 in incentive.
    • #6 draft pick infielder 林靖凱 (Lin Ching-Kai) signed for $54,000 with an annual salary of $20,000 and $17,000 in incentive.
    • #7 draft pick infielder 姚雨翔 (Yao Yu-Hsiang) signed for $34,000 with an annual salary of $20,000 and $17,000 in incentive.

October Signing News

  • 4th October – Uni-Lions
    • Signed undrafted free agent infielder 林祖傑 (Lin Tzu-Chieh) to a developmental contract. Uni-Lions did not release the contract detail.

Chinatrust Brothers 2018 Signing Tracker

RoundNamePositionContract Details (Annual $USD)
1李振昌 (C.C Lee)RHP3.5 years deal / Annual salary $248,000 / Incentive $134,000
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
Undrafted廖乙忠 (Liao Yi-Chung)RHPDevelopmental contract - No details
Undrafted楊子亦 (Yang Tzu-Yi)RHPDevelopmental contract - No details

July Signing News

  • 10th July – Chinatrust Brothers

    • #1 draft pick RHP 李振昌 (C.C Lee) signed for 3.5 years with an annual salary of $248,000 and 134,000 in incentive.
  • 16th July – Chinatrust Brothers

    • #8 draft pick RHP 吳俊杰 (Wu Chun-Chieh) has 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
    • #4 draft pick RHP 吳俊偉 (Wu Chun-Wei) signed for $87,000 with an annual salary of $28,000 and $16,000 in incentive.
    • #5 draft pick LHP 王奕凱 (Wang Yi-Kai) signed for $67,000 with an annual salary of $20,000.
    • #7draft pick RHP 林丞軒 (Lin Cheng-Hsuan) signed 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) signed 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) signed 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) signed for $54,000 with an annual salary of $28,000 and $24,000 in incentive.

September Signing News

  • 22nd September – Chinatrust Brothers
    • Signed undrafted free agent RHP 廖乙忠 (Liao Yi-Chung) to a developmental contract. Guardians did not release the contract detail.
    • Signed undrafted free agent RHP 楊子亦 (Yang Tzu-Yi) to a developmental contract. Guardians did not release the contract detail.

Lamigo Monkeys 2018 Signing Tracker

RoundNamePositionContract Details (Annual $USD)
1翁瑋均 (Weng Wei-Chun)RHPBonus $160,000 / Annual salary $24,000 / Incentive $50,000
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

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

August Signing News

  • 1st August – Lamigo Monkeys
    • #6 draft pick RHP 江國謙 (Chiang Kuo-Chien) signed for $52,000 with an annual salary of $20,000 and $13,000 in incentive.
    • #7 draft pick RHP 范柏絜 (Fan Po-Chieh) signed for $28,000 with an annual salary of $20,000 and $13,000 in incentive.
  • 12th August – Lamigo Monkeys
    • #2 draft pick infielder 陳晨威 (Chen Chen-Wei) signed for $117,000 with $17,000 in incentive. The Monkeys did not release Chen’s annual salary.
  • 16th August – Lamigo Monkeys
    • #3 draft pick outfielder 邱丹 (Chiu Tan) signed for $100,000 with an annual salary of $20,000 and $27,000 in incentive.
  • 30th August – Lamigo Monkeys
    • #1 draft pick RHP 翁瑋均 (Weng Wei-Chun) signed for $160,000 with an annual salary of $24,000 and $50,000 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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