Monkeys signed Zack Segovia. Brothers released Sisco. Lions new pitcher on its way?

Foreign players updates Vol#13

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Monkeys News

As reported previously Lamigo Monkeys confirmed its signing of ex-Lions pitchers Zack Segovia.

Segovia played for the Lions back in 2015 with 6.16ERA over 30.2 Innings as relief pitcher. He spent his 2016 season in the Mexican League with the result of 2.97ERA, 1.22WHIP over 39.1 IP. Segovia was also part of the USA National team at Premier 12 tournament last November as starting pitcher.

The manager of Monkeys have told the press that Segovia have extensive of experiences starting or coming out of the bullpen. Ideally they want him to start, but will evaluate his conditions once he arrives to Taiwan.

Kohsuke Tomita who joined Monkeys farm team for tryout, have been cut from the team today after 1 month of evaluation.

Lions News

Just a few days after Dustin Crenshaw’s signing, the Lions already on the move looking for a new pitcher. It has been reported that the new pitcher (unknown) will join Lions in early July. People are speculating that it might be Chris Seddon who was released from KBO around that time.

Brothers News

On the 28th of June, Chinatrust Brothers have released Andrew Sisco and call up Bryan Woodall to the first team. Sisco finished his 2016 CPBL season with 11Starts, 3W, 4L, 7.55ERA, 1.92 WHIP over 53.2 IP.

Rhinos News

Some movement in the foreign coaches in the Rhinos camp.

EDA Rhinos’ pitching coach Roberto Espinoza have left the team due to family reason. Some rumour floating around that Espinoza landed a new contract in Mexico. With Espinoza departing, former MLB player and experienced MiLB hitting coach Von Joshua will return to EDA Rhinos once again as guest batting coach. Von Joshua was hired by Rhinos back in 2014 as hitting coach.

EDA Rhinos

  • Jared Lansford – Son of the MLB All-Star, batting champion Carney Lansford. Who was part of Lamigo Monkey rotation last season with 16W, 7L, 4.15 ERA, 1.49 WHIP over 178 IP
  • Scott Richmond – Canadian Premier 12 squad member. Right hand starting pitcher. Pitched 2008 to 2012 for the Blue Jays. 2013 for the Lotte Giants in KBO. 2014 to 2015 for the Rangers in the AAA system.
  • Mike Loree – Last year triple crowns winner in CPBL.
  • [Released] Hassan Pena – Cuban right hander. Will be the closer for this season.

Uni-President Lions

  • Jair Jurrjens – 8 years of MLB experience, total of 53 wins with the career ERA of 3.72. Was part of the Premier 12 Netherlands National team.
  • Bruce Billings – 2 years of MLB experience. Spent the entire 2015 in AAA with 8W, 5L, ERA 3.63.
  • Dustin Crenshaw – 27 year old righty with no minor league experience. Crenshaw joined Mexican League in 2016 with the record of 8W, 2L, 2.20ERA.
  • [Released] Ryan Kelly – 28 year old hard throwing right hander. Had an impressive AAA record last year with 0.59 ERA, 0.761 WHIP with 22 SV 46 IP Kelly made his MLB debut 2015 with the Atlanta Braves, recording a 7.02 ERA over 16.2 innings of relief.
  • [Released] Felix Pie – Lefty outfielder. 6 years in the MLB. Spent 2014 season in the KBO.

Lamigo Monkeys

  • Orlando Roman – 38 year old Roman was part of the Brothers rotation back in 2010, 2011. Moved to NPB for Yakult Swallow between 2012 – 2015.
  • Efrain Nieves – 26 year old lefty sidearm pitcher. Was part of the 2013 Puerto Rican WBC national team. Spend the 2016 season in the Atlantic League with the record of 3W, 1.33ERA, 0.88WHIP and 8.3 K/9.
  • Mitch Talbot – Hard throwing American right hander. Pitched for the Indians in 2010 season with 28 starts, 10W, 4.41 ERA, 1.49 WHIP over 160 innings. For Lamigo Monkeys in 2014 with 6 starts, 2.60 ERA, 1.18 WHIP over 34 innings. He had spent 2012 and 2015 season in KBO.
  • [Released] Kohsuke Tomita – Hard throwing righty, Tomita spend his last season at Rangers short A and ABL’s Melbourne Aces. This season has been playing at the Mexican Northern League with 6 starts, 44 SO, 3.86 ERA over 30.1 IP.
  • [Released] Ryan Searle – Australian right hand starting pitcher with 7 years in the Cubs minor system experience.
  • [Released] Greg Smith – 33 year old American left hander. Pitched for Athletics and the Rockies in 2008 and 2010. Finished the 2015 season with the Braves AAA team posting a 6-7, 2.71 ERA record over 119.2 innings with 19 starts.
  • [Released] Shane Youman – Returning to Lamigo once again. Pitched for Lamigo back in 2011, then moved to KBO between 2012 to 2015

Chinatrust Brothers

  • Robert Morey – 27 year old righty. 6 years in the Miami minor system. Spent the entire 2015 season in AAA with 14 starts, 89 innnings, 4.76 ERA, 1.51 WHIP.
  • Nate Long – Right hand starting pitcher. Was part of the Oakland As organisation. Had 13 starts in the AAA last season with a record of 3W, 5L, ERA 5.7.
  • Bryan Woodall – Bryan Woodall previously pitched for the Brothers in 2015 season. With 11 Starts, 5W, 1L, 3.45ERA, 1.30WHIP over 73IP.
  • [Released] Elih Villanueva – 29 year old. Going for the starting rotation. Coming off the Dominican winter league with 10 starts 3W,5L
  • [Released] Donovan Hand – 30 year old. Made a brief appearance to the Major last season. Will be part of the starting rotation. Spent majority of last 2 season in 3A with 5 wins, 14 lost and 13 saves.
  • [Released] Rudy Owens – 29 year old lefty. Going for the starting rotation. Coming off the Domincan winter league with 11 starts, 2W3L ERA of 2.88.
  • [Released] Kohsuke Tomita – Hard throwing righty, Tomita spend his last season at Rangers short A and ABL’s Melbourne Aces. This season has been playing at the Mexican Northern League with 6 starts, 44 SO, 3.86 ERA over 30.1 IP.
  • [Released] Andrew Sisco – Hard-throwing lefty. Part of the EDA Rhinos rotation in 2013, 2014 and half of 2015.

Released players’ CPBL Stats

Name / Team IP W/L ERA WHIP Note
Elih Villanueva (Brothers) Released during spring training
Donovan Hand (Brothers) 17 1W/ 0L 9.00 1.79
Rudy Owens (Brothers) 57.1 4W/ 3L 6.59 1.50
Hassan Pena (Rhinos) 6.1 1L/ 2SV 12.79 2.53
Shane Youman (Monkeys) Released while at farm league
Greg Smith (Monkeys) 44.2 1W/ 5L 8.46 1.79
Ryan Searle (Monkeys) 66.1 4W/ 5L 6.38 1.72
Ryan Kelly (Lions) 19.1 2W/ 2L/ 3SV/ 2H/ 2BS 4.19 1.29
Andrew Sisco (Brothers) 53.2 3W/4L 7.55 1.92
Name / Team G AVG OBP SLG Note
Felix Pie (Lions) 5 0.300 0.333 0.550 Fractured ankle


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