Saturday, July 01, 2006

The Boys of Summer....

K.H. Lo - Mariners

C.H. Chiang - Red Sox

The two kids depicted above will get their chance this summer to prove if they are prospects or suspects. Of the recent signees from Taiwan, these 2 kids probably have the most upside of the bunch. The other interesting note is the fact that the Mariners and Red Sox have had a recent strangle-hold on the amateur prospect scene in Taiwan. While the jury is still out on Lo, Y.C. Chen's recent play has reestablished himself as a top prospect in the Mariners organization. C.K. Wu and C.A. Huang have been somewhat of a disappointment so far early in their careers.

After a horrid history with developing their Asian prospects (see Seung Song, Jin Ho Cho, Tai-In Che, Chul Oh, - just to name a few) , the Red Sox got their foot into Taiwan's doorstep when they signed Kevin Huang in 2000. While Huang's career with the Red Sox flamed out in 2003, the Red Sox renewed their pursuit of Taiwanese prospects in 2005 & 2006 with the signings of T.J. Yeh, C.H. Chiang, C.H. Huang, and W.Y. Lin

Despite the past presence of the Yanks, Dodgers, and Rockies in Taiwan, it looks like it's a 2 horse race for the present amateur baseball market on the island.

Ok on to Friday recaps:
Hu was 1-3 with a run scored and a walk. He was also thrown out trying to steal 2nd base. Box

Chen DNP with San Antonio.

K.H. Lo was 0-3, with a RBI, a run scored, and his 8th SB of the season. Box

Chiang was 0-2 tonight. Box

Chu DNP for the Alaska Goldpanners, while his teammate - Lan was 0-1 with a run scored. Box

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