Estrellas Orientales Sign Huang Wei-Chieh
On November 18, the agent of Taiwanese MLB right-hander 黃暐傑 (Huang Wei-Chieh) told the media that they are currently in the process to get Huang to play in the Dominican Winter League (LIDOM).
Fast forward to December 3, rumours began to circulate that Huang Wei-Chieh will be joining the Estrellas Orientales of the LIDOM. And on December 6, the Estrellas Orientales’ general manager Felix Peguero announced the signing.
“Huang Wei-Chieh will be joining the team in the coming days to strengthen our bullpen,” said Felix Peguero.
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2nd Taiwanese Player to Play in LIDOM
The 28-year-old Taiwanese right-hander will be on the team with a few former CPBL players: Warner Madrigal, Henry Sosa, Radhames Liz and Evan MacLane.
Huang will be the second Taiwanese player in history to ever play in LIDOM. The first player was Tsao Chin-Hui in 2015, where he posted a perfect 0.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP over 10.1 innings.
Potential 2022 CPBL First Round Pick
Prior to Huang Wei-Chieh’s signing with the Estrellas Orientales, Huang Wei-Chieh has been working out with the Wei Chuan Dragons. His fastball reportedly reached 153kph (95mph) during one of the Dragons self-organised games.
Although Huang is still hasn’t given up on his MLB dream yet. But he is likely to be one of the top candidates as a potential CPBL first-round draft pick in 2022.