Saturday, October 22, 2011

Indians Sign Shao-Ching Chiang

Per BA, the Indians inked RHP Shao-Ching Chiang, marking the 5th time that the club has invested in a player from Taiwan.

Indians Prospect Insider has a nice read on Chiang. 

Chiang signed for about $250K and is represented by his HS (Ku-Pao) Manager Ming-Tang Tsai.

He also passed his physical despite having a slight labrum issue. 

He was on the 2011 Junior NT that placed 3rd in the Asian Championships, primarily DH'ing.   He hit .181 with a double, a triple, and a RBI.

DOB - 11/10/93
H: 185 cm
W: 75 kg

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Price is Right for Wang and the Pirates

*The Pirates were finally able to ink lefty Wei-Chung Wang, albeit at a significantly reduced signing bonus (original offer was $350 K).   The kid's agent didn't want him to sign, but Wang ultimately wanted to to play in the US.   He will also fly out to the US on the 12th and have an elective Tommy John surgery performed on his throwing appendage.  Props to the Pirates for giving Wang a chance and props to Wang for recognizing the long-term ramifications of his decision.   God-speed in his recovery. 

*The Yomiuri Giants released RHP Chih-Lung Huang.

*The senior NT disappointed in the World Cup, but managed to win its last 2 games in round 1 play