CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #265
Fubon Guardians News: Matthew Kent
On January 27, the Fubon Guardians announced the signing of 30-year-old American left-hander Matthew Kent. According to the team, all foreign players are expected to report to the team in early February.
Matthew Kent began his professional career in 2015 within the Boston Red Sox system. He never reached the major but peaked at Triple-A.
Last year, he spent the entire season with the Miami Marlins’ Triple-A team. In over 28 games, he logged a 4.99 ERA and 1.42 WHIP across 144.1 innings of work.
According to the scouting report on Sox Prospects, Matthew Kent throws a fastball, cutter, changeup and slider. He is a crafty lefty that throws a lot of strikes.
- Fastball – 85-87 mph (tops out at 89 mph)
- Cutter – 83.85 mph
- Slider – 77-81 mph
- Changeup – 76-80 mph
As of today, the Fubon Guardians have Enderson Franco, Tyler Eppler, Tanner Anderson and Matthew Kent as their foreign pitchers.
Foreign players comes and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2023 CPBL season.
Kent is another pitcher who is going to need good defense behind him to win in the CPBL. We’ll see how long he can keep CPBL hitters guessing.
With Eppler, Anderson and Kent as their foreign starters, the Guardians are going to need a SS and 2B who can cover ground and turn the double play.