Chi-Hung Hsu

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Chi-Hung Hsu (許基宏)

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 207 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Chi-Hung Hsu has been an infielder in the Chinese Professional Baseball League.

Hsu played in the 2004 Little League World Series. He was 3 for 4 for the Brother Elephants farm team in 2011. He hit .211 for Taiwan in the 2013 World Port Tournament and helped them win the Bronze at the 2013 East Asian Games. Hsu was picked by the Elephants in the second round of the 2014 CPBL draft. His first hit in the CPBL came off Yi-Chieh Hsiao as a pinch-hitter on September 3, 2014 and his first home run was two days later off Tzu-Kai Chiu. He hit .290/.429/.565 with 14 RBI in 21 games for the team in 2014, making an immediate impact.

He was hospitalized early in 2015 after being hit by a David Purcey pitch but suffered no lasting injuries from it. He produced at a .319/.432/.535 clip for the year with 13 homers, 54 runs and 56 RBI in 87 games. He played 36 games at 3B (fielding .859) and 14 at 1B (78 chances, no errors), presumably seeing significant action at DH as well. He was named CPBL Rookie of the Year.