From BR Bullpen
Woo-chan Cha (차우찬)
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 1", Weight 176 lb.
- High School Gunsan Commercial High School
Woo-chan Cha has pitched for the Samsung Lions.
Cha debuted in 2006, allowing four runs in seven innings. He had a 6.11 ERA in 23 games in 2007 and a save and a 4.17 ERA in 25 outings in 2008. For the 2009 Lions, he went 6-9 with a 6.09 ERA, walking 82 in 109 1/3 IP. He was fifth in the 2009 KBO in walks.
At age 23, Cha made big strides in 2010, going 10-2 with a 2.14 ERA. He cut his homer allowed total from 17 to 5, his hits allowed from 129 to 100 and his walks from 82 to 56 even as he increased his inning total from 109 1/3 to 126. He tied for 10th in the league in wins, was first in winning percentage and would have been second to Hyun-jin Ryu in ERA had he qualified. He had a 10-6, 3.69 record in 2011, finishing 7th in ERA between imports Ben Jukich and Radhames Liz. In game 5 of the 2011 Korean Series, he dominated, tossing 7 shutout innings to beat the SK Wyverns and give Samsung its 5th title.