Monday, March 19, 2007

Searching for the next Wang, Kuo, and Tsao....

News sources in Taiwan reported that WMG (the Wasserman Media Group - a sports management company) is in Taiwan partnering with the CTBA in helping to develop young prospects in Taiwan. WMG has sent ex-Major Leaguers Mark Langston, Kirk McCaskill, Tim Wallach, and Mike Fitgerald to help train the kids. In the process they are also evaluating future potential clients. WMG joins CSMG(representing Chien-Ming Wang/Hong-Chih Kuo/Chin-Feng Chen/Yung-Chi Chen/Sung-Wei Tseng/Chi-Hung Cheng....and the list goes on), Scott Boras (representing Chin-Hui Tsao/Chih-Hsien Chiang), Adam Chang of IBB (representing Po-Yu Lin/Chia-An Huang), Bros Sports Marketing Group (representing Tzu-Kai Chiu), Chi-Sheng Tsai (representing Ching-Lung Lo/Sheng-An Kuo/Wei-Yin Chen), and Tai-Yuan Kuo (representing Ying-Chieh Lin/En-Yu Lin) to help compete for the services of Taiwan's future stars. *

A couple of kids who were mentioned in the articles were 16 year old pitchers Rong-Hao Hsieh (91 mph fastball) and Wen-Hao Cheng (92 mph fastball). Unlike Hsieh who stands closer to 6'2", Cheng is only 5'9" so his upside is more limited (like Chih-Lung Huang)- then again that never stopped Sung-Wei Tseng from signing a sizable bonus with the Indians.

Rong-Hao Hsieh

Wen-Hao Cheng

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