2013 CPBL

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The 2013 Chinese Professional Baseball League was the 24th CPBL season. There was one new franchise, as the Sinon Bulls became the EDA Rhinos. The Rhinos made an immediate splash, signing Manny Ramirez, the most prominent player to come to Taiwan to that point; he did very well before leaving in late June. The Rhinos did have some very solid performers as Yi-Chuan Lin led in average and homers and was second in RBI, Andy Sisco led in ERA and Chen-Hua Lin led in wins. They suffered a major loss when manager Sheng-Ming Hsu had a heart attack, going 13-20 after his death after a 49-37-1 start. The Rhinos dropped the 2013 Taiwan Series to the Uni-President Lions in a sweep.

Standings[edit]

  1. Uni-President Lions, 30-25-5 first half; 32-26-2 second half (Manager: Terushi Nakajima 33-39-1/Kuo-Chong Lo 2-1/Lien-Hung Chen 27-15-2)
  2. Lamigo Monkeys, 31-24-5 first half; 30-28-2 second half (Manager: I-Chung Hong)
  3. EDA Rhinos, 31-24-5 first half; 27-33 second half (Managers: Sheng-Ming Hsu 49-37-1/Chiung-Lung Huang 3-4/Sheng-Hsien Feng 1-2/Chi-Chen Tseng 9-14)
  4. Brother Elephants, 20-39-1 first half; 29-31 second half (Manager: Chang-Heng Hsieh)

Awards[edit]

Yi-Chuan Lin of the Rhinos was named the CPBL MVP after leading in average, hits, homers and total bases. He became the first position player to win the award twice, having previously won in 2009, and the fifth player to win it twice. His teammate Chiu-Yen Kuo won Rookie of the Year honors after hitting .314.

Gold Gloves[edit]

Best Ten[edit]

Offensive Leaders[edit]

Pitching Leaders[edit]