CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #42
Chinatrust Brothers News: Nick Additon
After having difficulty in re-signing Bryan Woodall, the Chinatrust Brothers have signed LHP Nick Additon, according to several Taiwanese media outlets.
Based on the latest rumours, the Fubon Guardians and the former Chinatrust Brothers ace Bryan Woodall have reached an agreement for the 2018 season.
Under the current CPBL regulations, the Guardians are unable to confirm the signing until the 1st of March. Technically speaking, the Guardians can not even approach Bryan Woodall until the end of February unless they have the consent from the Chinatrust Brothers.
Additon was originally signed by the Brothers back in August 2016, prior to the 8-31 trade deadline. He went on to post a record of 4.30 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 6 starts and 37.2 innings.
In 2017, Additon’s contract was bought out by KBO’s Lotte Giants for $100,000 USD after his stellar performance against the Samurai Japan. He left Taiwan with a 7.20 ERA and 1.80 WHIP with only 5 innings of work.
Addition struggled in the KBO and was eventually released by the Giants in July 2017. Shortly after, he signed a minor league deal with the Colorado Rockies and was assigned to the Double-A.
- CPBL 2016 – 4.30 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 37.2 innings.
- CPBL 2017 – 7.20 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, 5 innings.
- KBO 2017 – 5.91 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 70 innings.
- MiLB AA 2017 – 2.45 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 25.2 innings.
Chinatrust Brothers News: Mitch Lively
According to UDN Sports, the Chinatrust Brothers have finalised the deal with former NPB Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters RHP Mitch Lively.
Lively was drafted by the Rockies in 2007. He spent four seasons pitching in the Triple-A with a combined record of 4.12 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over 365 innings.
In 2017, Lively pitched in the Mexican League where he posted 2.41 ERA and 1.25 WHIP over 74.2 innings of work.
Lively continues to pitch throughout the winter in the Mexican Pacific Winter League. He finished second in the Mexican Pacific League with a 2.50 ERA and second in strikeouts with 63. (Thanks to Burly from Burly’s Baseball Musings for the additional info)
Foreign players come and goes, therefore we have compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players for the 2018 CPBL season.