CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #192

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CTBC Brothers News: José De Paula

Talk about planning ahead! After rumours surfaced that KBO teams are monitoring José De Paula, the Brothers immediately made their move and locked down their ace for the 2022 CPBL season.

On October 8, the CTBC announced they extended their ace José De Paula’s contract for 2022. The 33-year-old Dominican left-hander will continue to wear the yellow uniform next CPBL season.

As of today, José De Paula has a dominating 1.80 ERA and 0.97 WHIP over 144.2 innings. He is currently leading the league in ERA (1.80), strikeouts (153) and WAR (4.5 pitchers only).

“José De Paula’s 2021 contract includes an option for 2022,” said the Brothers general manager Liu Chih-Wei. “At this stage, we will not disclose his 2022 contract details.”

According to UDN, José De Paula’s 2022 salary is reportedly around 600,000 USD.

Further Readings

Foreign players come and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2021 CPBL season.


  1. He would likely do better than Carpenter has for Hanuwa but probably wouldn’t be as excellent as Miranda has been for the Doosan Bears. I’d say De Paula may have gotten a CPBL record contract for the 2022 season.

    • Hopefully the Brothers will announce his contract soon. I suspect it is a 2-year deal worth between 800K to 1M USD.

      Another player we might see teams offering high contract to is Teddy Stankiewicz. If he didn’t receive any MLB, KBO, NPB offer, I can see CPBL teams offering 300K to 500K for his service.

      • 800K to 1M? guaranteed or included option?

        What do you think about Brock Dykxhoorn? I’m curious about his current Fastball velocity and command.

        • Oh, I’m just guessing here. I don’t know the actual contract details. There were rumours Jose De Paula was on around 300K to 350K for 2021 season.

          So maybe 2022 would be between 400K to 500K and 2023 would be between 500K to 600K?

          Generally speaking, multi year contract should be guaranteed contract. But again, I don’t know the actual details. As for option and performance incentive, normally it is seperate.

          Just use some random figures as an example, 500K deal plus 80K incentive with a team option for 2023. Format similar to this.

          For Brock Dykxhoorn, fastball is around 145-48 kph. Command is better this year, he added a new forkball this season as one of his out pitches and it’s been working well for him.

          Last year he had some kind of stamina problem, but he fixed that problem this year. This could be a sign of him fully adjusted to pitching in Asia.


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