Thursday, September 20, 2007

9/20/07 News...

Chia-Chu Chen will be coming to America alongside Yen-Wen Kuo to participate in the Fall Instructional League (with which ML team is unclear) per The two kids both attended Chinese Culture University after graduating from HS this summer.

In other news, WMG - the Wasserman Media Group (see earlier post) will be sending 6 teenagers to the US (they will be in Los Angeles) for a showcase later this month.


Baseball America has named Che-Hsuan Lin as the #4 prospect in the GCL - he's ranked higher than teammate SS Oscar Tejeda who had an outstanding first year as a 17 year old.
Q: Jhon from California asks: Is Lin a better Prospect than Tejeda? Of the two who do you think has the higher ceiling? and Who has the better chance of reaching it?

Chris Kline (FROM BA): Interesting question, and I think while Tejeda will rank higher in the system next year, Lin was the better guy in this league this season. Both are middle-of-the-diamond talents with big upside; I ranked Lin where I did based on how well he did a little bit of everything. He's more of a pull conscious guy than Tejeda right now, but that'll change as he gets more experience. Both guys proved they weren't as raw as a lot of people thought they were, which is impressive given the ages and the performances. If Tejeda stays at SS, he has bigger upside. If not, it's pretty even.

Hanshin Tigers OF Wei-Chu Lin is rehabbing his way back into game shape - however, he has made it known that he will not be participating in the Baseball World Cup taking place in November.

CS Yang has been recalled by the Nippon Ham Fighters after spending some more time in the minors.*UPDATED*

Whales 5 - Bulls 3: Wei-Ming Chu won his 6th game of the year, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits over 6 IP - he had 5 K's and 0 walks allowed. Whales LF Tai-Yong Kuo smacked a 2-run double to support his SP. Da-Hung Cheng (1-3 with 2 RBI's) hit his 3rd HR of the season for the Bulls. Tarzan was 0-4 while teammate 2B Chao-Hsing Cheng was 3-4.

Lions 15 - Elephants 3: Nelson Figueroa won his second game of the season after an offensive outburst from his big guns. Lions sluggers Tilson Brito and KC Kao hit HR #'s 30 and 17 respectively. TB was 3-6 with 3 RBI's while game MVP KC Kao was 3-6 with a double and 5 RBI's. Tilson Brito is one HR away from tying the league record for most HR's hit in one season - the record of 31 was set in 1998. Lions CF Sung-Hsien Yang was 4-4 with a double and a RBI while RF Lien-Hung Chen was 2-2 with 2 RBI's. For the Elephants, CYC hit his 2nd HR of the season and was 1-4 with 2 RBI's while Chia-Chia was 1-4.


Anonymous said...

you think any ML teams will pick Chen Chia-Chu? Didnt know that Lin Wei-Chu was hurt.. howd he get injured - hope he gets back from rehab soon. How old is Lin Che Hsuan? isnt he 18... i heard he's got speed that rivals Ichiro

TTT said...

This will be a good opportunity for CC Chen to showcase his skills to potential suitors - so yeah I think he's got a shot.

I believe WC Lin hurt his shoulder diving for a ball - don't quote me on that though.

CH Lin turns 19 today!

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