Tai-Yong Kuo

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Tai-Yong Kuo (郭岱詠)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.

Tai-Yong Kuo played in the Chinese Professional Baseball League. He is a cousin of Chih-Sheng Lin and the brother of Tai-Chi Kuo.

Kuo was drafted by the China Trust Whales in 2002 in the first round and went 0 for 4 that year with the club. In 2003, he hit .258/.274/.398 and stole 9 bases in 11 tries. He batted .273/.316/.398 in '04, playing almost every day. In 2005, he slumped to .224/.326/.296. He was even worse the next year, when his batting line was .187/.237/.252. He rebounded in the 2007 CPBL when he produced at a .292/.341/.379 rate. In 2008, Kuo hit .308/.383/.479 for the best season of his career. Through that year, his batting line in the CPBL was .267/.326/.381.

When the Whales folded due to a gambling scandal, Kuo was left without a pro team and returned to amateur baseball. He was four for 18 with a double for Taiwan in the 2009 World Port Tournament and was cut from the roster for the 2009 Asian Championship but returned for the 2009 Baseball World Cup.