Wang Number One Pick in the CPBL Draft

Former major leaguer Wang Wei-Chung was the first player selected in the China Professional Baseball League (CPBL) draft by the expansion team Wei Chuan Dragons. The 28 year old left handed pitcher got his major league opportunity as a Rule V pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2013. He made his major league debut in 2014.

It took him another three years to return to the major leagues. After a second season with an ERA in double digits Wang signed a contract with the NC Dinos of the KBO for the 2018 season, becoming the first Taiwanese player to wear a KBO uniform. His KBO season was fairly successful, getting 25 starts, allowing him the opportunity to return to the major leagues for the 2019 season.

For 2020 Wang expressed his interest to be eligible for the CPBL draft. Wang pitched for the 2004 Taiwan Little League World Series team. He becomes the first left handed pitcher selected as the first pick in the draft.

Because the Dragons are not playing in the CPBL this year it is possible that they may trade Wang to an established team seeking a playoff run and obtain a number of prospects in return. Don’t know if there are any restrictions that prevent Wang from playing for a team in the 2020 season.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.