Shih-Peng Chen

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Shih-Peng Chen (陳仕朋)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 174 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Shih-Peng Chen has pitched in the CPBL and for the Taiwanese national team.

Chen was with Taiwan for the 2012 U-15 Baseball World Cup and U-15 Asian Championship. [1] The EDA Rhinos took him in the 2nd round of the 2016 CPBL draft after going with Hao-Wei Shen in round one. [2] The team became the Fubon Guardians before he debuted with them in the 2017 CPBL (3 H, 5 BB, 5 R, 3 ER in 2 IP; 0-1). In 2018, he was 0-2 with a 7.24 ERA. [3] He made big strides in 2019 at 11-8, 3.48. He was 3rd in ERA after imports Mike Loree and Mitch Lively and tied for 4th in wins (with Michael Nix and Kai-Wen Cheng). He won the Most Improved Player Award. [4]

That earned him a spot on Taiwan's team for the 2019 Asian Championship. He pitched one game for the champs, starting against South Korea and going 3 2/3 IP, allowing 3 hits and 3 walks but no runs, while he fanned four. He was relieved by Hsin-Chieh Lin with a 1-0 lead and Taiwan won, but Lin got the decision as Chen had not worked five innings. [5]

His repertoire features a fastball that peaks at 90 mph, a slider, curveball and cutter.

Sources[edit]

  1. Taiwan Baseball Wiki
  2. ibid.
  3. CPBL player page
  4. Taiwan Baseball Wiki
  5. 2019 Asian Championship Final Report