2019 CPBL Foreign Players Tracker

Foreign players come and goes. So, here is the 2019 CPBL foreign players tracker. We will continue to update this blog post throughout the season. [Last updated: November 20, 2019]

NAMECPBL TEAMHighest LevelSeasons in CPBL
Michael NixLamigo MonkeysTriple-A3
Zeke SpruillLamigo MonkeysMLB3
Radhames LizLamigo MonkeysMLB1
Roger BernadinaLamigo MonkeysMLB1
Matthew GrimesLamigo MonkeysTriple-A1
Thomas DorminyLamigo MonkeysDouble-A1
Josh RoenickeUni-LionsMLB2
Ryan VerdugoUni-LionsMLB2
Austin Bibens-DirkxUni-LionsMLB1
Chinen KohyaUni-LionsJPN (BCL)2
Alec AsherUni-LionsMLB1
Mike LoreeFubon GuardiansDouble-A7
Bryan WoodallFubon GuardiansTriple-A5
Henry SosaFubon GuardiansMLB1
Ryan BollingerFubon GuardiansTriple-A1
Travis BanwartFubon GuardiansTriple-A1
Nick AdditonChinatrust BrothersTriple-A4
Mitch LivelyChinatrust BrothersTriple-A2
Eric WoodChinatrust BrothersTriple-A1
Bruce KernChinatrust BrothersDouble-A4
Alex LiddiChinatrust BrothersMLB1
Elih VillanuevaChinatrust BrothersMLB2
Casey HarmanChinatrust BrothersDouble-A1
Brett OberholtzerChinatrust BrothersMLB1
Munenori KawasakiWei Chuan DragonsMLB1
Edison BarriosWei Chuan DragonsNPB1
Hiroaki SaiuchiWei Chuan DragonsNPB1
Anthony VizcayaWei Chuan DragonsDouble-A1
Jared WilsonWei Chuan DragonsHigh-A1

Lamigo Monkeys Foreign Players

Michael Nix (麥克爾 / 尼克斯)

Zeke Spill (史博威) – Released

Radhames Liz (李茲)

Roger Bernadina (柏納帝那) – Released

Matthew Grimes (冠猛) – Released

Thomas Dorminy (多猛)

  • 1992/06/01
  • Pitcher (LHP)
  • Reached Double-A
  • First season in CPBL (Monkeys)
  • Baseball Reference Profile
  • 2019 CPBL status – Signed (August 11, 2019)

Uni-Lions Foreign Players

Ryan Verdugo (瑞安)

Chinen Kohya (知念広弥) – Released

Austin Bibens-Dirkx (奧斯丁) – Released

Josh Roenicke (羅里奇)

Alec Asher (亞力克)

Fubon Guardians Foreign Players

Mike Loree (羅力 / 雷力)

Fubon Guardians Mike Loree pitched a 7 perfect innings against Uni-Lions

Bryan Woodall (伍鐸) – Released

Henry Sosa (索沙) – KBO Buyout

Ryan Bollinger (包林傑)

Travis Banwart (班華德)

Chinatrust Brothers Foreign Players

Nick Additon (艾迪頓) – Released

Mitch Lively (萊福力)

Eric Wood (艾銳克) – Released

Bruce Kern (克恩三世 / 肯恩) – Released

Lamigo Monkeys have sign Bruce Kern for 2018 CPBL season

Alex Liddi (里迪) – Released

Elih Villanueva (紐維拉)

Casey Harman (赫猛)

Brett Oberholtzer (布瑞特)

Wei Chuan Dragons Foreign Players

Munenori Kawasaki (川崎宗則)

  • 1981/06/03
  • Infielder (2B, SS)
  • MLB 2012-2016 (Mariners, Blue Jays, Cubs)
  • First season in CPBL (Dragons)
  • Baseball Reference Profile
  • 2019 CPBL status – Signed (July 9, 2019)

Edison Barrios (巴里歐茲)

Hiroaki Saiuchi (歳内宏明)

Anthony Vizcaya

Jared Wilson


  1. […] Acquiring players from abroad: Remember this move, Orioles fans? That particular mid-season MLB deal for a player that had been playing in Japan didn’t work out, but it showed a potential (albeit limited) path that could be followed now. Due to roster restrictions, only so many players are suiting up in the Asian professional leagues, so there aren’t all that many players. And most are not only earning well, but are playing key roles on their teams (with championship schedules that generally align with that of MLB). That might limit the field to players that aren’t playing all that well or those that can be made available through some inducement to their current team. Still, it’s definitely a possible avenue for digging up potentially necessary pieces. MyKBO provides a helpful table of foreign players in Korea. You can browse the NPB rosters and statistics for possible finds. And there are also quite a few names of note over in Taiwan, as CPBL Stats tracks. […]


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