The “Wang Po-Jung” Watch: MLB, NPB Tracker
It is not a secret the teams from the MLB and NPB are interested in Wang Po-Jung. Over the years, fans spotted scouts from various overseas organisations at the CPBL games.
According to the CPBL rule, the Lamigo Monkeys’ outfielder 王柏融 (Wang Po-Jung) will be eligible for the international free agency after the 2018 season with the team’s permission.
With 2018 likely to be his final season in the CPBL, we figured it is a good idea to put together a list of all the MLB, NPB teams that are interested in Wang Po-Jung.
The team we listed below are either mentioned in the news or had their scouts and representatives spotted at the CPBL games. So, there could be more teams out there that choose to operate under the radar.
Just make it clear, obviously, as someone with no affiliations any professional organisation. I do not know whether they are actually interested or not, I only compiled this list based on scouts sightings or the news articles.
Without further ado, here is the list of overseas teams that potentially interested in Wang Po-Jung. [Last Updated: May 16, 2018]
- Chiba Lotte Marines
- Seibu Lions
- Yomiuri Giants
- Hanshin Tigers
- Nippo-Ham Fighters
- Orix Buffaloes
- SoftBank Hawks
Apart from the scouts sightings, I got a few more team names off an article on Taiwan’s ETToday.
- Boston Red Sox
- Milwaukee Brewers
- Chicago Cubs
- Cincinnati Reds
- Pittsburgh Pirates
- Philadelphia Phillies
- New York Yankees
- Tampa Bay Rays
- Oakland Athletics
- Seattle Mariners
- Los Angeles Dodgers
- San Diego Padres
- Arizona Diamondbacks
- Cleveland Indians
- Detroit Tigers
- Texas Rangers
- Minnesota Twins
- San Francisco Giants
MLB, NPB Scouts Sightings
Probably need to figure out a better to layout this blog post, but until I figure it out, I will just dump all the photos in this section.
Not only the Hanshin Tigers. Scouts from the Orix Buffaloes and the SoftBank Hawks also spotted last night at Taoyuan Stadium to watch 王柏融 (Wang Po-Jung). #CPBL #Lamigo #NPB pic.twitter.com/4hhH9WOY20
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) September 19, 2018
The A's scouts sighting 🙂 pic.twitter.com/6XuEQxPwUS
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) August 9, 2018
Last night there were scouts from 8 different #MLB organisations (Yankees, Giants, Mariners, Diamondbacks, Indians, Tigers, Rangers and Twins.) in attendance to watch #CPBL #Lamigo Monkeys' 王柏融 (Wang Po-Jung). https://t.co/FzS292PD2Q
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) May 30, 2018
Scouts from the Milwaukee Brewers and NPB scouts in attendance tonight. #CPBL pic.twitter.com/0TUSybWXI2
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) May 23, 2018
Scouts from the Los Angeles Dodgers in attendance to watch 王柏融 (Wang Po-Jung). #CPBL #Lamigo pic.twitter.com/oQWkxAmHVe
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) May 16, 2018
Scouts from the Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates are in attendance tonight to watch #Lamigo Monkeys' 王柏融 (Wang Po-Jung). Who will be eligible for international free agency at end of the year. #CPBL pic.twitter.com/tQYz09ubRU
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) May 1, 2018
Add another team that's interested in #Lamigo 王柏融 (Wang Po-Jung). Representative from #Hanshin Tigers watching the 2016 #CPBL MVP last night pic.twitter.com/NmMfZA917e
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) May 10, 2017
Scouts from the Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates are at the Monkeys vs Brothers game tonight. #CPBL pic.twitter.com/z1W6yZ0LvW
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) April 29, 2018
Scouts from the NPB's Yomiuri Giants and the Oakland Athletics (not in the pic) were spotted at #Lamigo Monkeys home game last night to watch 王柏融 (Wang Po-Jung). #CPBL #Kyojin 📷via CameraBay Sports pic.twitter.com/eZtx27LUiT
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) April 29, 2018
#MLB scouts from Reds, Diamondbacks and Pirates are in attendance tonight to watch 王柏融 (Wang Po-Jung). #Lamigo #CPBL pic.twitter.com/RETW2wQxYZ
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) May 18, 2017