CPBL have named 陳傑憲 (Chen Chieh-Hsien) & Bruce Billings as the July MVP. The monthly award is voted by local media which showcase the league’s best hitter and pitcher of the month.
Bruce Billings – July MVP (pitcher)
Despite the shaky start in the beginning of the 2017 season. The 2016 CPBL strikeout champion Bruce Billings seems to found his old self since middle June. So far have registered 6 quality starts in the last 7 games.
In July, over 5 starts Billings have posted 3 wins with 1.78 ERA, 28 strikeouts over 30.1 innings of work.
The Uni-Lions RHP tweeted this after finding out he won the CPBL July MVP.
Bodying up the comebackers really paid off… 👀 https://t.co/Eh27yJ6Ouc
— Bruce Billings Jr (@BrucieJr) July 31, 2017
For those of you not exactly sure what Bruce Billings was talking about in that tweet, here’s a video of it. On 15th of July Billings was hit by 3 comebackers in a single game.
Meet #UniLions Bruce Billings (@BrucieJr) the #CPBL Magneto. Who's hit by comebacker 3 times in a single game. Billings went 6.1IP, 1ER, 6K pic.twitter.com/jTwzj3i3HR
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) July 15, 2017
Chen Chieh-Hsien – July MVP (batter)
The CPBL sophomore currently lead the league in batting average (.408) and total hits (113). In the month of July Chen has been dominating posted an impressive stats of .500/.536/.633. with 30 hits over 70 plate appearances.