Team Taiwan has announced the 24-man roster for the upcoming 2018 U-23 Baseball World Cup in Barranquilla, Colombia. Among those, there are two CPBL rookies, the Chinatrust Brothers’ 高宇杰 (Kao Yu-Chieh) and 王政順 (Wang Cheng-Shun).
12 nations will compete for the bi-annual WBSC title from September 19-29. With Taiwan, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa, Mexico and Columbia in Group A. While Group B will have Korea, Australia, Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.
Taiwan’s U-23 Squad Training Camp Schedule
In preparation for the tournament, the U-23 team will start the training camp on September 17 in Taiwan. During that time, the young squad will have a series of practice games against teams from the CPBL’s minor league and the Industrial League.
From October 1-12, the team will travel to Matsuyama, Japan for the second phase of the training camp. According to the CTBA press release, while in Japan, the team will have six practice games with the team from Japan’s Industrial League.
Taiwan’s 2018 U-23 Baseball World Cup Roster
Using the 2018 World University Baseball Championship team as the backbone, the Taiwanese U-23 squad is made up predominately with university players.
- 17 University players
- 4 Industrial League players
- 3 Professional players
- CPBL: 高宇杰 (Kao Yu-Chieh) Chinatrust Brothers 2018 2nd round draft pick
- CPBL: 王政順 (Wang Cheng-Shun) Chinatrust Brothers 2018 6th round draft pick
- MiLB: 林凱威 (Lin Kai-Wei) Arizona Diamondbacks Class A Short Season
|林凱威 (Lin Kai-Wei)||RHP||MiLB (Short A)||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|蘇俊璋 (Su Chun-Chang)||RHP||University||Culture University|
|胡臻典 (Hu Chen-Tien)||RHP||Industrial League||New Taipei City|
|蘇勝鴻 (Su Sheng-Hung)||RHP||University||Culture University|
|江國豪 (Chiang Kuo-Hao)||RHP||University||TUS|
|陳良志 (Chen Liang-Chih)||RHP||Industrial League||Taiwan Power Company|
|鄭浩均 (Cheng Hao-Chun)||RHP||University||NTSU|
|藍愷青 (Lan Kai-Ching)||LHP||University||NTSU|
|吳承諭 (Wu Cheng-Yu)||RHP||University||Kainan University|
|魏碩成 (Wei Shuo-Cheng)||LHP||University||Far East University|
|林安可 (Lin An-Ko)||LHP||University||Culture University|
|高宇杰 (Kao Yu-Chieh)||Catcher||CPBL||Chinatrust Brothers|
|姚冠瑋 (Yao Kuan-Wei)||Catcher||University||Culture University|
|蘇煒智 (Su Wei-Chih)||Catcher||University||TUS|
|王政順 (Wang Cheng-Shun)||Infielder||CPBL||Chinatrust Brothers|
|劉致榮 (Liu Chih-Jung)||Infielder||University||Culture University|
|李育全 (Li Yu-Chuan)||Infielder||Industrial League||Taiwan Power Company|
|李承恩 (Li Chen-En)||Infielder||University||NTSU|
|李凱威 (Li Kai-Wei)||Infielder||University||Culture University|
|張文賢 (Chang Wen-Hsien)||Infielder||University||TUS|
|朱祥麟 (Chu Hsiang-Lin)||Infielder||University||Kainan University|
|洪瑋漢 (Hung Wei-Han)||Outfielder||University||TUS|
|葉浚琳 (Yeh Chun-Lin)||Outfielder||University||NTSU|
|陳彥穎 (Chen Yen-Ying)||Outfielder||Industrial League||Taiwan Power Company|