Chen Kuan-Jen’s Second Tour of the ABL
The Adelaide Bite have signed the former CPBL outfielder 陳冠任 (Chen Kuan-Jen) for the 2018/2019 ABL season.
The 36-year-old left-handed power hitter first joined the Adelaide Bite mid-season last year and posted an outstanding .319/.372/.583 with five home runs in just 17 games.
After being released by the Lamigo Monkeys in 2015, Chen has been seeking other baseball opportunities around the world. He spent a bit of time at the Atlantic League (USA), the ABL (Australia) and the New Taipei City baseball team in Taiwan’s semi-pro league.
Chen Kuan-Jen nails a solo blast, his first in the ABL! #ABLBiteBandits pic.twitter.com/ZcPWEDhskQ
— Brut® Australian Baseball League (@ABL) December 30, 2017
Quick Facts: Chen Kuan-Jen
- Ten seasons in the CPBL (2006-2015)
- CPBL career stats .331/.382/.435 with 33 HR
- 2006 CPBL batting champion (.349)
- 2006 CPBL rookie of the year
- 2008 CPBL hits leader (139)
CHEN + WALL = 💥
Nice play from @AdelaideBite RF Chen Kuan-jen! pic.twitter.com/jqMrjyKXrt
— Brut® Australian Baseball League (@ABL) January 4, 2018