Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Getting to Know Yi-Jie Hsiao....

YJ Hsiao

As reported by UDN, Yi-Jie Hsiao - a RHP attending college in Japan (5'11'', 187 pounds) might be the next Taiwanese player selected in the upcoming NPB draft (Tu-Hsuan Lee - also known as Ping-Yen Lee on the blog was the last Taiwanese kid selected in the NPB draft). He has good movement of his fastball, has an average velocity of 86-90, while topping out at 92 mph. In the recent college tournament in Japan, he threw a 13 inning CG shutout (175 pitches) and in less than 24 hours, threw another 11 inning CG, although he earned a loss in that game. Unbelievably, he threw 331 pitches in less than 48 hrs! RHP Hsiao is a cousin of Taiwan Power SS Po-Ting Hsiao, who has drawn interest from the Detroit Tigers.

Hsiao Vid

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