Chin-Yong Wang

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Chin-Yong Wang (王金勇)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 203 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Chin-Yong Wang was a corner infielder for the Brother Elephants.

Wang played for Taiwan in the 1990 World Youth Championship, 1993 World Junior Championship and 1997 Asian Championship. In the 1998 Baseball World Cup, he was 1 for 11 as their main third sacker and had one error in five chances. That year, he met George Brett when Brett came to Fu Jen Catholic University. He was picked in the first round of the 2000 CPBL Draft by the Brother Elephants.

Wang debuted in 2000 and hit .295/.338/.403. He set a record for most consecutive at bats without any strikeout from debut for 32 (broken by Tzu-En Tung in 2021). In 2001, he batted .288/.345/.401 and fielded .892. He was selected into the All-Star Game the first time in his career in the next summer, and he was 1-for-3. The next year, he hit .290/.349/.411. In 2003, his batting line was .260/.315/.382. He completed the first back-to-back-to-back which was composed with 3 local players with Chih-Chieh Lee and Yi-Feng Kuo. In the 2003 Taiwan Series, Wang hit .200/.261/.250 and the Brothers beat the Sinon Bulls in 6 games. He hit .261/.321/.372 in 2004 and .265/.314/.397 in 2005. In 2006, Wang batted .245/.296/.329. He followed with a .262/.325/.352 line in 2007 and .273/.353/.388 in 2008. Wang hit .261/.346/.696 with 3 homers in 2008 Taiwan Series, and was honored as the outstanding player of the series as the Elephants lost to the Uni-President Lions in 7 games.

The Taitung native hit .278/.332/.361 with 3 homers in 2009. In the 2009 Taiwan Series, Wang recorded a .316/.500/.474 batting line and won his fourth Taiwan Series Title with the Elephants. The veteran recorded a 8-for-37 and decided to retire at the end of the 2010 season and turned into a scout. Wang was the batting coach in 2014, and their scout from 2015 to 2017. He then served as a scout of the Philadelphia Phillies from 2018 to the present. He signed Wen-Hui Pan.

Overall, Wang hit .261/.326/.372 with 601 hits, 103 doubles and 35 homers in 11 seasons in the CPBL.