*Nan-Ying HS P Cheng-Han Tsai has signed an agent contract with Octagon. Tsai is a 6'2", 190 lb righty. He has a fastball that sits 84-86 (flashed an 88 mph fb in the national HS tourney in December of '09), throws a slow curveball and mixes in a changeup. He has good size and command but has slow arm action. A couple of teams seemed to have some interest in him (in the $50 to $100 K range). The kid will represent the country in Canada later this summer on the junior NT.
*The senior NT preliminary roster has been trimmed down to 30. Check this previous post for the 411. Players demarcated in blue are on the 30 man NT roster.
*A couple of amateur tourney updates:
-The Sadaharu Oh Cup (HS tourney) is going on right now.
-In the recently completed Golden Dragon Cup (for Little League aged kids), Tainan Municipal Chongsyue Elementary School won the championship. Famous school alumni include Chien-Ming Wang and Chin-Lung Hu. For the winning team, Chin Cheng (RHP/OF) led the tourney with a .705 BA while teammate Chi-Jung Liu (RHP/IF) was the tourney MVP.
-Taipei City (from Chongcing Junior HS) won the recently completed Association Cup. The team will represent Taiwan in the Pony Division of the PWS at the Asia-Pacific Regionals. Reppin' Taipei City, RHP Wei-Cheng Liao earned the top pitcher award 1 W, 0.00 ERA). Teammate Che-Wei Lin was the tourney MVP.