CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #293
Wei Chuan Dragons News: Tucker Smith
On August 17, the Trois-Rivières Aigles announced on its social media platform that the Wei Chuan Dragons had purchased the contract of Tucker Smith from the Frontier League.
According to the Dragons GM, they are currently in the process of sorting out all the necessary paperwork, and Tucker Smith is likely to arrive in Taiwan next week.
“He has a pretty good command and a decent fastball, with his velocity topping out at 94 mph,” the Dragons manager told TSNA. “Our other foreign player Bryan Woodall’s condition is still not 100%. Therefore we need a backup plan before the August 31 trade deadline.”
Tucker Smith, the 26-year-old American right-hander, never entered the MLB system after graduating from university in 2021. Instead, he went down the indie ball route and pitched in the American Association and the Frontier League.
Leading to the signing with the Wei Chuan Dragons, Tucker Smith has compiled a solid 3.89 ERA and 1.28 WHIP over 113.1 innings in the Frontier League.
As of today, the Wei Chuan Dragons currently have Jake Brigham, Drew Gagnon, Bryan Woodall, Mitch Lambson and Tucker Smith as their foreign pitchers. The team must set their final four foreign players before August 31 to finish the 2023 CPBL season.
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Foreign players comes and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2023 CPBL season.