Minnesota Twins sign 19 years old Deng Kai-Wei

According to several media outlets, Minnesota Twins have sign RHP 鄧愷威 (Deng Kai-Wei) for $580,000 USD.  At this stage, Deng’s agent has declined to comment on the signing.

Deng participated in the MLB tryout back in May, and was able to hit 150kph (92mph) on the radar in front of scouts from more than 10 MLB organisations.

Deng Kai-Wei pitching for his high school team
鄧愷威 (Deng Kai-Wei) will be the 5th Taiwanese signed by the Twins.  Photo Credit: (Deng’s Facebook page)

Quick Profile about Deng Kai-Wei

  • Born: 1st December 1999
  • Height 188cm.  Weight 100kg
  • Throws Right.  Bats Right.

Not the first Taiwanese in Twins organisation

The signing of Deng makes him the 5th Taiwanese players that was signed by the Minnesota Twins organisations since 2006.

The last Taiwanese player signed by the Twins was 胡智為 (Hu Chih-Wei) back in 2012, who have since then made his MLB debut with the Tampa Rays.  As it today, Hu posted a record of 1.13 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, 9K over 8 innings in 2017 season.

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