CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #203

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Rakuten Monkeys News: Ryan Bollinger, Dylan Covey

On December 28, the Rakuten Monkeys have re-signed Ryan Bollinger and Dylan Covey for the 2022 CPBL season.

“We will arrange for our foreign players to arrive in Taiwan earlier so they can report to spring training on time (February 5) after the mandatory quarantine,” said the Monkeys general manager.

The 30-year-old left-hander Ryan Bollinger will return for his fourth season in the CPBL. In 2021, he compiled a strong 2.80 ERA and 1.25 WHIP over 106 innings of work with the Monkeys. Bollinger accumulated a 3.00 WAR which placed him fourth in the 2021 WAR leaderboard (pitchers only).

Dyan Covey, the 30-year-old right-hander, joined the CPBL mid-season in 2021 and finished the season with a 4.01 ERA and 1.29 WHIP across 58.1 innings of work.

Despite his rocky performance initially, Dylan Covey sort of figured out how to pitch in the CPBL towards the end of the season. In his last five starts, he posted a solid 0.84 ERA and 0.97 WHIP over 32 innings.

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. I was expecting Bollinger to potentially sign with the Doosan Bears of the KBO after such a strong season after Ariel Miranda was so good in 2021 for them.


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