Friday, November 27, 2009

BayStars Sign Yi-Cheng Wang and Wen-Hao Cheng....

YC Wang

The Yokohama BayStars signed LHP Yi-Cheng Wang for a reported ~$208 K ($138.5 K signing bonus + $69.25 K yearly salary). Read more about Wang here.

YC Wang recently partook in a charity auction that assisted in aiding the recovery from the August typhoon disaster. The list of 15 baseball celebs that participated in the event read like a who's who of Taiwanese baseball stars who play overseas including but not limited to: Chien-Ming Wang, Hong-Chih Kuo, Wei-Yin Chen, Fu-Te Ni, Che-Hsuan Lin, Chin-Lung Hu, Chia-Jen Lo, Yung-Chi Chen.

WH Cheng

Yokohama was also reported to have signed RHP Wen-Hao Cheng. Cheng would receive a reported ~ $23 K a year as part of the deal. Read more about the former junior star here. Interestingly enough, Cheng and his agent denied his signing as reported by the Liberty Times.

The official press announcement for the signings is expected to be some time next week (December 4th).

Other News:
*CJ Lo was ranked the #5 prospect in the Astros' farm system by BA

*In the Wood Bat Tourney, San-Hsin won 4-0 on Friday. San-Hsin appears to have another pro prospect on its pitching staff (three members of last year's pitching staff have already signed with ML clubs: Yao-Lin Wang, Tzu-An Wang, Hua-Wei Lo). Righty Kuo-Hua Lo came on in relief in Friday's game and was clocked at a high of 91 mph. Lo threw 2.2 scoreless innings, allowing no hits while K'ing 4 and walking one.

Lo also pitched in today's 3-2 loss to Cheng-Kung HS. His line: (5.2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 6 K's, 0 BB's).

Chiayi HS won a 4-3 decision on Friday. Leading the way was RHP Yu-Fan Tsai. Tsai allowed 2 runs (1 earned) over 9 innings on 3 hits. He also K'd 13 while walking 6.

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