CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #246

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Wei Chuan Dragons News: Brian Goodwin

On August 18, the Wei Chuan Dragons announced the signing of Brian Goodwin as their new foreign hitter. According to the team, the 31-year-old American outfielder is set to arrive in Taiwan around early September.

Brian Goodwin was active in MLB for six seasons. Between 2016 to 2021, he compiled a career slash line of .244/.318/.440 with 50 home runs over 429 games. His most notable season was in 2019 with the Los Angeles Angels, where he hit 17 home runs and finished the year with a .796 OPS.

After leaving the MLB system, he went down to Mexico and joined the Leones de Yucatan of the LMB. However, he seemed to have some problems adjusting to the new league and was let go mid-season. He finished his 2022 Mexican League season with a .786 OPS (LMB average OPS was at .868).

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 2022 CPBL season.


  1. I had my eye on Keon Braxton, who is hitting really well in Mexico, but Goodwin is probably a better bet given that Goodwin is a year younger and performed at a much higher level in 2021.

    I do think a foreign position player will eventually break through. Maybe it will be Goodwin.


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