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Jen-Ho Tseng (曾仁和)

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 198 lb.

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Jen-Ho Tseng debuted for the Taiwan national team when he was just 18 years old. His sister Chi Tseng has pitched for Taiwan's women national team.

Tseng was 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA in the 2011 Asian Junior Championship. In the 2012 World Junior Championship, he was superb at 3-0, 0.84 with a save. In 21 1/3 innings, he fanned 22 and allowed only 12 hits and 2 walks. He beat Canada, South Korea and Colombia. He was second in the event in strikeouts (four behind Shintaro Fujinami), led in wins and tied Jae-min Shim for the most appearances (6). He was named the tourney's All-Star relief pitcher.

Jen-Ho then was the only high schooler picked for Taiwan's squad in the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, 3 1/2 years younger than Yao-Lin Wang, the next-youngest). He made his lone appearance in their 9-0 win over New Zealand in the finale. Relieving Kai-Wen Cheng with a 7-0 lead in the 7th, he retired Moko Moanaroa then walked Beau Bishop. Tseng recovered to fan two players with minor league experience in the US, Alan Schoenberger and Tim Auty, to end the inning. He was replaced by Yen-Feng Lin in the 8th. He remained with Taiwan for the 2012 Asian Championship, going 1-0 and tossing six shutout innings; he beat rival South Korea to help ensure Taiwan getting a Silver Medal and Korea the Bronze.

Tseng throws a slider, sinker, changeup and knuckle-curve. His peak speed has been 95 mph as of 2012.

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