CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #116
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Rakuten Monkeys News: Ryan Carpenter
On January 11, the Rakuten Monkeys announced the signing of Ryan Carpenter. The 29-year-old left-hander was active in the MLB from 2018 to 2019 and started 14 games for the Detroit Tigers.
“Playing in Taiwan is a brand new exciting chapter in my professional career,” said Ryan Carpenter. “I’m actively learning about the league and will report to the Monkeys in the best condition.”
楽天はライアン・カーペンター(29 LHP)を獲得。11〜13年までレイズ、14〜17年までロッキーズマイナーでプレー。タイガース移籍後の18年にMLBへ昇格し、昨季は9試合1勝6敗 40.2IP ERA9.30。登録名は「卡本特」。 pic.twitter.com/4YxZUWwjvK
— 台湾プロ野球ニュース（中華職棒新聞） (@cpbl_news) January 11, 2020
Ryan Carpenter began his professional career with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011 and reached Triple-A level with the Rockies in 2016. A few seasons later, he eventually made his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers on April 1, 2018. During his time in the Major League, Carpenter appeared 15 games and posted a combined record of 8.57 ERA, 1.77 WHIP over 63 innings.
Ryan Carpenter’s Pitching Repertoire
Based on the 2019 scouting report, Ryan Carpenter throws a fastball, slider, sinker, changeup and curve. While he doesn’t throw an overpowering fastball, he has a quality slider and curveball in his arsenal to generate outs.
- Slider (28.3%) – 81.5mph
- Four-seam fastball (22.8%) – 90.0mph
- Sinker (22.3%) – 89.8mph
- Changeup (14.6%) – 83.3mph
- Curve (12%) – 76.1mph
Foreign players come and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2020 CPBL season.