CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #199

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Fubon Guardians News: Yomar Flande Concepcion

On December 19, ETtoday reported that the Fubon have re-signed Yomar Flande Concepcion for the 2022 CPBL season.

The 29-year-old Dominican right-hander began his 2021 season as a development player. At first, it seemed Concepcion was likely to spend the entire 2021 with the farm team.

However, with Henery Sosa out with a season-ending knee injury and several foreign players leaving due to family reasons, the team gave Yomar Concepcion plenty of opportunities to pitch in the first team.

He finished the 2021 season with a 4.01 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 58.1 innings. He started five games and pitched out of the bullpen for 21 games during his 26 outings.

Despite his slightly below average performance and the occasional command issues, Yomar Concepcion actually provided the much-needed support to the Guardians pitching staff and prevented the bullpen from collapsing. It is also worth noting that his fastball can reach 157kph (97.6mph).

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 2022 CPBL season.


  1. What kind of contract is Flande getting — $50,000 to $60,000 for three months? His next best summer option would likely be Mexico starting at around $8,000 per month.

      • I saw an article yesterday, which stated that Yasiel Puig only made $13,000 a month playing in Mexico last summer. That seems realistic in light of reduced attendance in 2021. My understanding is that former National League HR leader Chris Carter made about $25,000 a month to play in Mexico in 2019 before Covid.

        • Chris Carter would be an interesting signing. For Yomar Concepcion, I think he will have a chance to get a $20,000 USD per month contract if the Guardians plan to use him as a first team starting pitcher.


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