Chinese Taipei has released its roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Most of the players will come from the Chinese Professional Baseball League or CPBL. There will be a few that come from Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball and only two from the minor leagues in the USA. The Lamigo Monkeys of the CPBL did not make any of their players available for the tournament unlike the other three teams in the league.
Chinese Taipei will play in Pool A in Seoul going up against the host South Korea, Israel, and the Netherlands. It will not be an easy road to Round 2 coming out of Seoul, but Chinese Taipei will have a lot of talent. They open up the WBC on Monday March 6th against Israel.
The guys over at CPBL English have a great post that shows every player’s stats from a year ago. You can find that by clicking here.
Chinese Taipei 2017 World Baseball Classic Roster:
|Kun-Sheng Lin||CPBL||Fubon Guardians|
|Da-Hong Cheng||CPBL||Chinatrust Brothers|
|Chih-Sheng Lin||CPBL||Chinatrust Brothers|
|Chiang, Chih-Hsien||CPBL||Chinatrust Brothers|
|Chi-Hung Hsu||CPBL||Chinatrust Brothers|
|Yi-Chuan Lin||CPBL||Fubon Guardians|
|Chih-Hsiang Lin||CPBL||Uni Lions|
|Yung-Chi Chen||CPBL||Uni Lions|
|Sheng-Wei Wang||CPBL||Chinatrust Brothers|
|Dai-Kang Yang||NPB||Yomiuri Giants|
|Cheng-Wei Chang||CPBL||Chinatrust Brothers|
|Che-Hsuan Lin||CPBL||Fubon Guardians|
|Chin-Lung Hu||CPBL||Fubon Guardians|
|Kuo-Hui Kao||CPBL||Fubon Guardians|
|Chih-Hao Chang||CPBL||Chinatrust Brothers|
|Chen-Hua Lin||CPBL||Fubon Guardians|
|Ming-Chin Tsai||CPBL||Fubon Guardians|
|Fu-Te Ni||CPBL||Fubon Guardians|
|Sheng-Hsiung Huang||CPBL||Fubon Guardians|
|Wei-Lun Pan||CPBL||Uni Lions|
|Yun-Wen Chen||CPBL||Uni Lions|
|Ching-Ming Wang||CPBL||Uni Lions|
|Kuan-Yu Chen||NPB||Chiba Lotte Marines|
|Chun-Lin Kuo||NPB||Seibu Lions|
|Chia-Hao Sung||NPB-||Rakuten Golden Eagles|
|Hung-Wen Chen||CPBL||Chinatrust Brothers|
|Shao-Ching Chiang||A||Lake County Captains|
|Kuo-Hua Lo||A||Cedar Rapids Kernels|
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.