2019 Taiwanese Overseas Players Tracker

With the 2019 baseball season starting all around the world. Here is our complete list of all the Taiwanese players in the overseas leagues. Covering MLB, MiLB, NPB, Independent Leagues and the collegiate level. (Last updated: April 6, 2019)

USA: MLB System

MLB

Name / Position MLB Affiliation Team Stats
陳偉殷 Chen Wei-Yin (P) Miami Marlins Miami Marlins Stats
  • 06 April: Boston Red Sox recalled 林子偉 (Lin Tzu-Wei) from Triple-A
  • 09 April: Boston Red Sox optioned 林子偉 (Lin Tzu-Wei) to Triple-A

Triple-A

Name / Position MLB Affiliation Team Stats
林子偉 Lin Tzu-Wei (SS) Boston Red Sox Pawtucket Red Sox Stats
王維中 Wang Wei-Chung (P) Oakland Athletics Las Vegas Aviators Stats
胡智為 Hu Chih-Wei (P) Cleveland Indians Columbus Clippers Stats
張育成 Chang Yu-Cheng (SS) Cleveland Indians Columbus Clippers Stats
江少慶 Chiang Shao-Ching (P) Cleveland Indians Columbus Clippers Stats
曾仁和 Tseng Jen-Ho (P) Texas Rangers TBA Stats
  • 18 February: Oakland Athletics assigned 王維中 (Wang Wei-Chung) to Triple-A
  • 09 March: Chicago Cubs assigned 曾仁和 (Tseng Jen-Ho) to Triple-A
  • 11 March: Cleveland Indians assigned 張育成 (Chang Yu-Cheng) to Triple-A
  • 15 March: Cleveland Indians assigned 胡智為 (Hu Chih-Wei) to Triple-A
  • 23 March: Boston Red Sox assigned 林子偉 (Lin Tzu-Wei) to Triple-A
  • 05 April: Chicago Cubs DFA 曾仁和 (Tseng Jen-Ho)
  • 12 April: Chicago Cubs released 曾仁和 (Tseng Jen-Ho)
  • 17 April: Texas Rangers signed 曾仁和 (Tseng Jen-Ho)

Note: 張育成 (Chang Yu-Cheng) is also known as “Yu Chang” within the Indians organisation. But for the ease of tracking, we will still use his Taiwanese name “Chang Yu-Cheng” here.

Double-A

Name / Position MLB Affiliation Team Stats
張進德 Jhang Jin-De (C) San Francisco Giants Richmond Flying Squirrels Stats
黃暐傑 Huang Wei-Chieh (P) Texas Rangers Frisco RoughRiders Stats
朱立人 Chu Li-Jen (C) Cleveland Indians Akron RubberDucks Stats
  • 12 March: Texas Rangers assigned 黃暐傑 (Huang Wei-Chieh) to Double-A
  • 29 March: San Francisco Giants assigned 張進德 (Jhang Jin-De) to Double-A

Extended Spring Training (Unassigned)

Name / Position MLB Affiliation Team Stats
宋文華 Sung Wen-Hua (P) San Diego Padres Tri-City Dust Devils Stats
林凱威 Lin Kai-Wei (P) Arizona Diamondbacks Hillsboro Hops Stats
鄧愷威 Teng Kai-Wei (P) Minnesota Twins GCL Twins Stats
王志庭 Wang Chih-Ting (P) Kansas City Royals AZL Royals Stats
李其峰 Lee Chi-Feng (P) Chicago Cubs AZL Cubs Stats
林鋅杰 Lin Hsin-Chieh (P) Philadelphia Phillies GCL Phillies East Stats
張景淯 Chang Jing-Yu (P) Seattle Mariners AZL Mariners Stats
徐基麟 Hsu Chi-Ling (P) Philadelphia Phillies TBA Stats
林暉盛 Lin Huei-Sheng (P) Los Angeles Dodgers TBA Stats

Japan: NPB System

Name / Position Team Stats
陽岱鋼 Yoh Daikan (OF) Yomiuri Giants Stats
王柏融 Wang Po-Jung (OF) Nippon-Ham Fighters Stats
陳冠宇 Chen Kuan-Yu (P) Chiba Lotte Marines Stats
宋家豪 Sung Chia-Hao (P) Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles Stats
廖任磊 Liao Jen-Lei (P) Saitama Seibu Lions Stats
吳念庭 Wu Nien-Ting (SS) Saitama Seibu Lions Stats
郭俊麟 Kuo Chun-Lin (P) Saitama Seibu Lions Stats
張奕 Chang Yi (OF) Orix Buffaloes Stats
呂彥青 Lu Yen-Ching (P) Hanshin Tigers Stats
李杜軒 Lee Tu-Hsuan (IF) Chiba Lotte Marines Stats

Independent Leagues, Collegiate Level

Name / Position Team Stats
林家正 Lyle Lin (C) Arizona State University (Sun Devils) Collegiate
何稟淳 Ho Ping-Chun (P) Barry University (Athletics) Collegiate
  • We will continue to update this amateur section at a later stage. As there are a few more Taiwanese in the USA collegiate system and in Japan’s independent leagues.

4 COMMENTS

  1. The post gives one a good idea of the extent to which MLB and NPB poach top Taiwanese talent. The good news, of course, is that a majority of these players will eventually play in the CPBL and will likely be better players for it.

    I also noticed that Wang Po-Jung had his first big game for the Nippon Ham Fighters yesterday, going 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. He had two more hits and two more RBIs today. It’s good to see him playing well after a slow regular season start.

    • Bit of a bad news today, the Cubs DFA Tseng Jen-Ho. I think they signed him for 1.6M USD back in the day.

      Maybe CPBL is the next move for him? Or maybe stick around Triple-A for another 1 or 2 years. Only 24 years old.

      Yeah, Wang is hitting the ball harder and harder now. Starting to get used to the NPB style of baseball.

  2. Baseball is more or less the same everywhere in terms of the basic skills. What changes is the speed of the game. Wang might be starting to get used to the speed of the NPB game.

    • It was a combination of newbie jitter and getting used to higher quality of inside pitches. But yeah, once Wang notched his first hit, you can see he has more confidence in his hitting approach. Exciting time, if he does well, then we might see more CPBL export to the NPB.

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