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Friday, September 28, 2007

Breaking News - Red Sox Sign Chia-Chu Chen!!!



The Boston Red Sox inked 18 year old catcher Chia-Chu Chen (DOB: 4/7/1989), who was arguably the top hitting prospect on the 2007 junior NT. I had an opportunity to watch Chen earlier this summer. The 5'10", 160 pounder makes good contact with the bat and calls a pretty good game from behind the plate. He is an excellent defensive catcher. Here's a brief vid of Chen at the plate - also if you check the 4 vids that I posted of CH Lin vs. RH Hsieh + Lin scoring from second base - CC Chen is behind the plate catching Rong-Hao Hsieh. The kid bats lefty and throws righty and was a member of the 2006 and 2007 junior NT's. He is the 5th kid from the 2006 junior NT and the first from the 2007 junior NT to sign with a MLB team. CC Chen received a signing bonus in the area of $150 - 200K.



***In other news, Baseballfly.blogspot.com (in Chinese - although the memo is in English) is reporting that WMG held a workout for 4 pitchers yesterday at Pierce College in Southern Cal. The 4 kids listed are:
1)Kan I Che - this kid is supposedly the best of the 4, topping out at 90 mph
2)Shieh Chieh Hsu - this kid was a member of the 2007 junior NT
3)Lo Chiao Hao
4)Shih Li Wei

Baseballfly is also reporting that amateur P Chih-Lung Huang is now represented by Jerry Sung and his sports agency called US Giants Sports Management.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh, great! glad to hear he got signed. I guess he performed well in his visit to the US along with Yen Wen Kuo. Hu went 1-3 today with a K and a rbi single. He'll get the chance to get some more quality ABs during the arizona fall league so we'll see how he improves by next season. glad to hear lin jacked another homer. do you think Yung Chi Chen will be back from his injury soon enough to participate in the Arizone Fall League?

TTT said...

Yeah, YC Chen is scheduled to play in the AFL.

charlesys said...

he's actually going to FIL along with Lin(Fall Instructional League), instead of AFL.

TTT said...

Charlesys,
We were talking about Yung-Chi Chen (Mariners).