CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #136
Uni-Lions News: Tim Melville
After weeks of guessing, CPBL fans finally learnt the identity of the Uni-Lions’ mystery foreign player. On July 12, ETtoday reported the Uni-Lions’ new foreign player is 30-year-old right-hander Tim Melville.
According to the Uni-Lions’ general manager, should everything goes smoothly, the new foreign pitcher will arrive in Taiwan next week. As always, anyone who comes to Taiwan would have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Tim Melville began his professional career with the Kansas City Royals in 2008 as their fourth-round draft pick. He eventually made his MLB debut in 2016 with the Reds and briefly pitched for the Twins and Padres the next year.
In 2019, the baseball journeyman split his time between the MLB and Triple-A. Melville posted a 4.86 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over 33.1 innings for the Colorado Rockies. While in the Triple-A, he went 5.42 ERA and 1.58 WHIP over 96.1 innings of work.
Tim Melville Pitching Repertoire
According to the data on Baseball Savant, Tim Melville throws the following pitches:
- Slider – 55% – 133kph
- Four-Seam Fastball – 34% – 143kph
- Changeup – 6% – 133kph
- Curve – 6% – 121kph
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.