Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Pipeline to Japan Continues....With Yu-Hung Lee

YH Lee

Another top young pitching prospect from Taiwan is heading to Japan. Following in the footsteps of phenom Yi-Hao Lin, lefty Yu-Hung Lee will reportedly join the Yomiuri Giants after his jr. HS graduation in June.

Lee, who plays at Shi-Yuan jr. HS, was the star for Taiwan during last year's Pony League World Series. The Puerto Rican PWS coach paid Lee the highest compliment possible when he said that Lee was a future major leaguer. Just like Yi-Hao, Lee who tops out ~ 86 mph, had his deal negotiated by his jr HS coach Wu-Hsiung Huang and Taiwan PE College head coach Hua-Wei Lin. Lee reportedly received a ~$100K signing bonus.

Here's YH Lee's site. The 15 year old (DOB: 2/22/93) lists himself as 6'0" tall and 175 pounds.

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