Fantastic news coming out of the United States this morning, it seems the Cleveland Indians have promoted their Taiwanese pitcher 江少慶 (Chiang Shao-Ching) to the Triple-A.
Chiang started his 2018 minor league season in the Double-A pitching for the Akron RubberDucks. With 12 starts under his belt, Chiang posted an solid 2.90 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 54 strikeouts and 13 walks over 71.1 innings of work.
With his latest promotion to the Triple-A, Chiang will once again become teammates with fellow Cleveland Indians’ Taiwanese infielder 張育成 (Chang Yu-Cheng).
Congrats to current Akron RubberDucks RHP Shao-Ching Chiang on his promotion to (AAA) Columbus which will be made official tomorrow!
Chiang this year for (AA) Akron – 71.1(IP) 65H 25R 23ER 13BB 54SO 2.90 ERA#Indians #Taiwan pic.twitter.com/Xul4c2vZ5u
— Indians Prospective (@indiansPro) June 10, 2018
To celebrate Chiang’s latest promotion, here is a photo-heavy blog post covering the Cleveland Indians’ pitching prospect 江少慶 (Chiang Shao-Ching).
As always, huge thanks to our friends at the Extra Innings UK for providing the photos of Taiwanese players in the minor league while covering the Akron RubberDucks. You can read their write up of the game here.
江少慶 (Chiang Shao-Ching): All You Need to Know
- 24 years old. 1993 November 10th.
- Right-Handed Pitcher.
- Known for his 4-seam fastball with sinker ball like movement.
- Max velocity 96mph (154kph).
- Also throw changeup, slider (added in 2017), curve, forkball (not anymore).
- Signed out of Taiwan as an international free agent back in 2011 for $250,000 USD.
- Hurt his elbow in his minor league debut in 2012 (Tommy John surgery).
- Returned to full season Single-A in 2016.
- Represented Team Taiwan in the 2017 WBC Tournament.
- Pitched a no-hitter in the Single-A in 2017.