33 out of the 85 amateurs have passed the pre-draft tryout and received a recommendation from the coaches of the CPBL teams. With this recommendation, they are now eligible to enter the 2018 CPBL draft on July 2nd.
There are a total of 16 pitchers, 4 catchers, 4 infielders and 9 outfielders from this tryout that will enter the draft and hopefully achieving their dream of becoming a professional baseball player.
Few Notable Players from the Tryout
Big thanks to the Taiwan Baseball Notes and their dedicated team, all the tryout footage are available on their official YouTube channel. We will picked a few notable players from the 2018 tryout and provide some quick facts about them.
蔡易廷 (Tsai Yi-Ting)
- 21 years old.
- Knuckleball as his primary pitch.
- Currently played for Chiayi University.
- Selected to represent Taiwan in the upcoming University Baseball World Cup.
吳俊偉 (Wu Chun-Wei)
- 19 years old.
- Clocked 150kph at the tryout.
- Currently played for New Taipei City in the industrial league.
石弘傑 (Shih Hung-Chieh)
- 25 years old.
- Clocked 147kph at the tryout. but have reached 150kph in the past.
- Currently played for the New Taipei City in the industrial league.
- Passed the 2017 tryout, but was undrafted.
呂偉晟 (Lu Wei-Cheng)
- 18 years old.
- Clocked 146kph at the tryout.
- Currently played for Mei-Ho University.
楊彬 (Yang Bin)
- 22 years old.
- Clocked 143kph at the tryout.
- Currently played for the University of Kaohsiung.
- On the Brothers and the Guardians’ watchlist.