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WBC: Chinese Taipei Names 36 To Roster

 Leif Skodnick  |    Jan 15th, 2023 12:16am EST

By Conor Liguori
World Baseball Network
Jan. 14, 2023

Chinese Taipei has announced its’ 36-man preliminary roster for the 2023 World Baseball Classic. Training camp will begin on January 28 and the roster will be cut to 30 players on February 6. Of the 36 players on the roster, 28 come from the Chinese Professional Baseball League, four are from Nippon Professional Baseball, and four play in MLB or for a minor league affiliate. 

Four players on the Chinese Taipei roster have MLB/MiLB experience. Teng Kai-Wei, a right-handed pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization, has a 3.96 ERA across all minor leauge levels, recently playing with Double-A Richmond in 2022. Yu Chang, a free agent infielder, has played four seasons in the MLB, totaling 196 games. Chang played with four different organizations in 2022, batting .208 with four home runs. Tzu-Wei Lin has played five years in the Major Leagues with the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins. He holds a career .223 batting average. Tsung-Che Cheng is an infielder in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and recorded a .795 OPS in 2022 with Single-A Bradenton. 

Chinese Taipei will compete in Pool A with the Netherlands, Cuba, Italy, and Panama. The first round of play will take place from March 8th through the 13th in Taichung, Taiwan. 

Here is the full 36 man roster for team Chinese Taipei: 

Right Handed Pitchers
Teng Kai-Wei – San Francisco Giants (MiLB) 
Sung Chia-Hao – Rakuten Golden Eagles (NPB) 
Cho Yaku – Seibu Lions (NPB) 
C.C Lee – CTBC Brothers (CPBL)
Wu Che-Yuan – Rakuten Monkeys (CPBL)
Chen Yu-Hsun – Rakuten Monkeys (CPBL)
Huan Tzu-Peng – Rakuten Monkeys (CPBL)
Tseng Jen-Ho – Rakuten Monkeys (CPBL)
Hu Chih-Wei- Uni-President 7- Eleven Lions (CPBL) 
Chiang Shao-Ching – Fubon Guardians (CPBL)
Tseng Jyun-Yue – Fubon Guardians (CPBL) 
Lin Kai-Wei – Wei Chuan Dragons (CPBL)
Chen Kuan-Wei – Wei Chuan Dragons (CPBL) 

Left Handed Pitchers
Wang Wei-Chung – Wei Chuan Dragons (CPBL) 
Chen Kuan-Yu – Rakuten Monkeys (CPBL) 
Chen Shih-Peng – Fubon Guardians (CPBL)
Lu Yen-Ching – CTBC Brothers (CPBL)

Catchers
Giljegiljaw KungKuan – Wei Chuan Dragons (CPBL)
Lin Dai-An – Seibu Lions (NPB)
Dai Pei-Feng – Fubon Guardians (CPBL)
Kao Yu-Chieh – CTBC Brothers (CPBL)

Infielders 
Yu Chang – MLB Free Agent 
Tzu-Wei Lin – MLB Free Agent 
Cheng Tsung-Che – Pittsburgh Pirates, MiLB 
Wu Nien-Ting – Seibu Lions (NPB)
Lin Li – Rakuten Monkeys (CPBL)
Chiang Kun-Yu – CTBC Brothers (CPBL)
Wang Wei-Chen – CTBC Brothers (CPBL)
Yueh Tung-Hua – CTBC Brothers (CPBL)
Fan Kuo-Chen – Fubon Guardians (CPBL)

Outfielders 
Wang Po-Jung – Nippon Ham Fighters (NPB)
Chen Chen-Wei – Rakuten Monkeys (CPBL)
Cheng Chin – Rakuten Monkeys (CPBL)
Chen Chieh-Hsien – Seibu Lions (NPB)
Kuo Tien-Hsin – Wei Chuan Dragons (CPBL)

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