Wang Wei-chung, who played for the NC Dinos in the KBO League in 2018, was named to the final roster for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) Taiwanese team.
On the 6th (Korean time), Taiwan’s ‘CPBL’ announced the roster of the WBC team to be held in March through its homepage. The Taiwanese team this time included a familiar figure even to Korean fans. Wang Wei is right there.
Wang Weizhong signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011 at the age of 19 and began his professional career in earnest. Wang Weizhong, who moved to the United States, transferred to the Milwaukee Brewers through the Rule 5 draft after the 2013 season, and stepped on the big league stage in 2104. However, Wang Weizhong had a 10.90 earned run average in 14 games in his first year of debut.
Wang Weizhong went down to the minor leagues again to gain experience, and was called up to the major leagues again as a bullpen pitcher in 2017, but only had a 13.50 ERA in eight games (1⅔ innings). Wang Weizhong, whose position had narrowed, turned his eyes to Asia and entered the KBO league after signing a contract with NC.
At the time, NC had been steadily watching Wang Wei-zhong’s growth, and considering that he threw a fast ball over 150 km, he took on a bold challenge. However, his performance was below expectations. Wang Wei-chung digested 141⅔ innings in 25 games, finished the season with an average ERA of 4.26 with 7 wins and 10 losses.
After breaking up with NC, Wang Weizhong chose to go to the United States again, and in 2019, Oakland Athletics and Pittsburgh appeared in 25 games in the 2019 season and marked 3 wins, undefeated average ERA of 3.77, but was released after the season. In the end, after taking a hiatus in 2020, Wang Weizhong participated in the 2021 CPBL rookie draft, wearing the Weiquan Dragons uniform and continuing his playing career.
In addition to Wang Wei-chung, there are other people familiar to Korean baseball fans on the Taiwanese national team. Chun Kwan-yu (Rakuten Taoyuan), who had harassed the Korean national team several times in past international competitions, and Jang Yu-cheng (currently independent), who recorded 14 home runs, 0.213 OPS, 0.639 in 196 games in 4 seasons for the Major League Cleveland Guardians Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins Lin Zhiwei (independent), who played a total of 102 matches in the 2018 World Cup, and Wang Bo-rung, who joined Japan’s Nippon Ham Fighters after recording a 40% mark in Taiwan, were also included. 카지노사이트
In addition, Woo Ning Ting, who has played in 341 games over 6 seasons with the Seibu Lions of the Nippon Professional Baseball, has 204 hits, 15 homers, 97 RBIs, 91 runs and a batting average of 0.226 OPS 0.627, and has 16 wins, 12 losses in 248 games, 6 seasons with the Rakuten Golden Eagles. Zhao Song, who is playing the role of a winning team with a save of 87 holds and an ERA of 2.96, also joined the national team.
Meanwhile, Taiwan is aiming to advance to the quarterfinals in Group A along with the Netherlands, Cuba, Italy and Panama.