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: June 25, 2019)

USA: MLB System

MLB

Name / Position MLB Affiliation Team Stats
陳偉殷 Chen Wei-Yin (P) Miami Marlins Miami Marlins Stats
林子偉 Lin Tzu-Wei (SS) Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox Stats
王維中 Wang Wei-Chung (P) Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 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
  • 19 April: Boston Red Sox recalled 林子偉 (Lin Tzu-Wei) from Triple-A
  • 23 April: Texas Rangers recalled 黃暐傑 (Huang Wei-Chieh) from Double-A
  • 25 April: Texas Rangers optioned 黃暐傑 (Huang Wei-Chieh) to Double-A
  • 26 April: Texas Rangers recalled 黃暐傑 (Huang Wei-Chieh) from Double-A
  • 05 May: Texas Rangers optioned 黃暐傑 (Huang Wei-Chieh) to Triple-A
  • 09 May: Texas Rangers recalled 黃暐傑 (Huang Wei-Chieh) from Triple-A
  • 15 May: Texas Rangers optioned 黃暐傑 (Huang Wei-Chieh) to Triple-A
  • 25 May: Oakland Athletics recalled 王維中 (Wang Wei-Chung) from Triple-A

Triple-A

Name / Position MLB Affiliation Team 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
黃暐傑 Huang Wei-Chieh (P) Texas Rangers Nashville Sounds Stats
曾仁和 Tseng Jen-Ho (P) Texas Rangers TBA (will update) 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)
  • 05 May: Texas Rangers promoted 黃暐傑 (Huang Wei-Chieh) to Triple-A

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
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

Single-A

Name / Position MLB Affiliation Team Stats
林凱威 Lin Kai-Wei (P) Arizona Diamondbacks Kane County Cougars Stats
鄧愷威 Teng Kai-Wei (P) Minnesota Twins Cedar Rapids Kernels Stats
  • 17 May: Arizona Diamondbacks promoted 林凱威 (Lin Kai-Wei) to Single-A
  • 02 June: Minnesota Twins promoted 鄧愷威 (Teng Kai-Wei) to Single-A

Single-A Short Season

Name / Position MLB Affiliation Team Stats
宋文華 Sung Wen-Hua (P) San Diego Padres Tri-City Dust Devils Stats
  • 12 June: San Diego Padres assigned 宋文華 (Sung Wen-Hua) to Single-A (Short)

Rookie Advanced

Name / Position MLB Affiliation Team Stats
王志庭 Wang Chih-Ting (P) Kansas City Royals Idaho Falls Chukars Stats
  • 13 June: Kansas City Royals promoted 王志庭 (Wang Chih-Ting) to Rookie Advanced

Rookie

Name / Position MLB Affiliation Team Stats
李其峰 Lee Chi-Feng (P) Chicago Cubs AZL Cubs 2 Stats
林鋅杰 Lin Hsin-Chieh (P) Philadelphia Phillies GCL Phillies West Stats
張景淯 Chang Jing-Yu (P) Seattle Mariners AZL Mariners Stats
徐基麟 Hsu Chi-Ling (P) Philadelphia Phillies GCL Phillies West Stats
林暉盛 Lin Huei-Sheng (P) Los Angeles Dodgers AZL Dodgers Mota Stats

2019 New Signing (Unassigned)

  • 17 June: Los Angeles Dodgers signed 鄭浩均 (Cheng Hao-Chun) for $200,000 USD as an internatinoal free agent.
  • 23 June: Arizona Diamondbacks signed 林家正 (Lyle Lin) who they drafted in the 14th round for $125,000 USD.

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, Others (USA)

Name / Position Team Stats
林家正 Lyle Lin (C) Arizona State University NCAA Division 1
何稟淳 Ho Ping-Chun (P) Barry University NCAA Division 2
何紹彬 Ho Shao-Pin (IF) Baseball Scouting League
黃柏豪 Huang Po-Hao (P) Baseball Scouting League
張富原 Chang Fu-Yuan (P) Baseball Scouting League
徐浩凱 Hao-Kai Hsu (OF) Baseball Scouting League
阮明契 Ruan Ming-Qi (IF) Baseball Scouting League
陳昆廷 Chen Kun-Ting (OF) Baseball Scouting League
陳冠勳 Chen Guan-Xun (P) Hamilton Joes Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League
趙雲 Chao Yun (P) Hamilton Joes Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League
袁迺翔 Yuan Nai-Hsiang (P) Haysville Aviators Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League
黃煜倫 Huang Yu-Lun (P) Haysville Aviators Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League
魏全 Wei Chuan (C) Fresno Athletics
李韋儁 Lee Wei-Chun (IF) Fresno Athletics
劉承旭 Liu Cheng-Syc (OF) Fresno Athletics
Wei Hao-Tsai (P) Fresno Athletics
Yen Tzu-Chun (P) San Francisco Seagulls Golden State Collegiate Baseball League
楊凱 Yang Kai (OF) Atwater Aviators Golden State Collegiate Baseball League
蔡知諺 Tsai Jr-Yen (IF) California Grizzly Palm Spring Collegiate League
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Independent Leagues (Japan)

Name / Position Team League
蔡鉦宇 Tsai Cheng-Yu (IF) Fukushima RedHopes Baseball Challenge League
蘇珀漢 Su Po-Han (IF) Ehime Mandarin Pirates Shikoku Island League Plus
陳立杰 Chen Li-Chieh (P) Wakayama Fighting Birds Kansai Independent Baseball League
杜東陽 Tu Tung-Yang (P) Wakayama Fighting Birds Kansai Independent Baseball League
朱建賓 Chu Chien-Pin (OF) Wakayama Fighting Birds Kansai Independent Baseball League

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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