CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #64
Fubon Guardians News: Mike Loree
On November 5, the Fubon Guardians announced the team have re-signed of their ace Mike Loree for the 2019 season. Loree, who is turning 35 next year will return to Taiwan for his seventh season in the CPBL.
“We valued Loree’s contributions over the year, and we hope to rely on his vast CPBL experience to help other Guardians’ pitchers and the organisation in the future,” said the Guardians’ representative.
Mike Loree: By the Numbers
In 2018, Loree posted yet another solid record with a 3.47 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 3.58 FIP and 127 ERA+ over 26 starts across 161 innings. He also finished the season with a league-leading 4.09 WAR (pitchers only).
- 161 innings (Ranked 2nd among starting pitchers)
- 3.47 ERA (Ranked 5th among starting pitchers)
- 1.20 WHIP (Ranked 1st among starting pitchers)
- 3.58 FIP (Ranked 1st among starting pitchers)
- 2.41 BB% (Ranked 1st among starting pitchers)
- 23.64 K% (Ranked 1st among starting pitchers)
- 70.3 LOB% (Ranked 6th among starting pitchers)
- 4.09 WAR (Ranked 1st among starting pitchers)
- 157 Strikeouts (Ranked 1st among starting pitchers)
- 10 Wins (Ranked 5th among starting pitchers)
Is Mike Loree on Multi-Year Contract?
Earlier this season, there were rumours that the Fubon Guardians’ has signed Mike Loree to a 2-year contract. While the Guardians never really addressed this officially, with the timing of this signing, it does makes you wonder whether if that is the case.
Foreign players come and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2019 CPBL season.