CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #153
Uni-Lions News: Brock Dykxhoorn, Tim Melville, Teddy Stankiewicz
The Uni-Lions are bringing back their top-performing foreign pitchers from the 2020 season. On December 21, the Uni-Lions announced the re-signing of Brock Dykxhoorn, Tim Melville and Teddy Stankiewicz.
According to the Uni-Lions’ GM, before Dykxhoorn, Melville and Stankiewicz left Taiwan, the team already offered them the contracts for the 2021 season.
“The trios are expected to arrive in Taiwan in mid-January,” said the Uni-Lions GM. “Once they completed their mandatory quarantine, they will report to the team at the end of January or beginning of February.”
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) October 7, 2020
After the messy 2020 first-half with their foreign pitchers, the Uni-Lions got their acts together in the second-half by signing the three musketeers and managed to turn everything around.
The trios were the pillars for the Uni-Lions in the Taiwan Series. They combined a total of 37.2 innings and only allowed ten earned runs across seven games in the postseason.
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) November 5, 2020
26-year-old Canadian Brock Dykxhoorn joined the Uni-Lions on June 19 as a mid-season signing. The former KBO and Team Canada righty finished the 2020 season with a shaky 5.68 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over 69.2 innings.
31-year-old American Tim Melville signed with the Uni-Lions on July 12 as a mid-season signing. The former MLB right-hander completed the 2020 season with a strong 2.93 ERA and 1.32 WHIP over 61.1 innings.
27-year-old American Teddy Stankiewicz was the last foreign pitcher signed by the Uni-Lions on July 30. The former Red Sox prospect wound up posting a respectable 3.81 ERA and 1.38 WHIP across 54.1 innings in the 2020 season.
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) September 10, 2020
Uni-Lions Eyeing Félix Doubront
As for the fourth foreign pitcher? According to ETtoday, the Uni-Lions are targeting 33-year-old left-hander Félix Doubront. The Uni-Lions were going to sign Doubront in 2019, but they couldn’t reach an agreement with Doubront’s Mexican League team to buyout Doubront’s contract.
Foreign players come and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2021 CPBL season.