CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #128

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Uni-Lions News: Logan Darnell

On April 29, ETtoday broke the news that the Uni-Lions have signed 31-year-old left-hander Logan Darnell as their fourth foreign player. It turns out that Logan Darnell is already in Taiwan under the mandatory 14-day quarantine, he is expected to report to the team on May 2.

Logan Darnell joined the Minnesota Twins organisation in 2010 and made his MLB debut in 2014. In his short stint in the big league, he posted a 7.50 ERA, 1.62 across 24 innings of work with the Twins.

After 2014, Darnell spent most of his time pitching in Triple-A and the Atlantic League. In 2019, he travelled all over the world, splitting his time pitching in Mexico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and the Atlantic League in the United States.

Before his signing with the Uni-Lions, he pitched for the Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican Winter League and posted a dominating 0.68 ERA, 0.90 WHP over 13.1 innings. Shortly after, he represented Venezuela in the Caribbean Series where he made two starts with a 1.64 ERA, 1.36 WHIP across 11 innings.

Based on our research, Logan Darnell is a ground ball pitcher with a fastball around mid-140kph. In terms of the breaking pitches, he throws a slider and a changeup.

Further Readings

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.


  1. He wasn’t on my radar but as a fourth foreign pitcher, who knows?

    It looks like teams are going to need that fourth foreign pitcher as almost everyone is getting hit hard so far.

    I was surprised to see the way Henry Sosa got hit in his last start. I hope his arm is OK.

    • Yeah, I didn’t expect this signing as well. I always thought they would go after Felix Doubront or Christian Friedrich instead.

      Maybe he under estimated the Uni-Lions, he didn’t throw as hard as before in that game. Also last year, if he didn’t have a full week rest, he tend to struggled a little (by Sosa standard).


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