CPBL 2022 MVP and Rookie of the Year Award

Voted by the members of the media, on November 30, the CPBL announced the winners of the 2022 MVP, Rookie of the Year, at the annual award ceremony.

2022 CPBL MVP: Lin Li (林立)

The 26-year-old second baseman dominated the league in the 2022 season and slashed .335/.391/.517 over 474 plate appearances. Lin Li also led the league with a 175 wRC+ and 14 home runs.

Apart from winning the 2022 MVP award, Lin Li also took home four other awards, as the leader of Batting Average (.335), Hits (140), RBI (83) and the Best Ten Award (Second Baseman).

“I’m sharing this MVP award with all my teammates,” said Lin Li. “I won’t feel satisfied just because I won five awards tonight. I will continue to work hard and improve myself.”

Note: Lin Li didn’t win the Home Run title because he shared the lead with Dragons Giljegiljaw Kungkuan and narrowly lost the title due to the number of plate appearances.

2022 CPBL Rookie of the Year: Chen Kuan-Wei (陳冠偉)

The 26-year-old right-hander was the Wei Chuan Dragons’ 21st-round pick in the 2019 mid-season draft. Regardless of the draft order, Chen Kuan-Wei proved everyone wrong on the field.

In 2022, Chen Kuan-Wei posted a solid 3.13 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 1.85 FIP and 34 K% over 46 innings as a reliever. He began the season as the Dragons setup man and eventually took over the closer role in September.

“Being a professional baseball player has always been my childhood dream, and now I am standing here holding the Rookie of the Year award. This is unbelievable,” said Chen Kuan-Wei. “I want to thank the Dragons organisation for giving me this opportunity, the coaching staff for their guidance and my family for their support along the way.”


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