Ching-Ming Wang

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Ching-Ming Wang (王鏡銘)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 181 lb.

Ching-Ming Wang has pitched for Taiwan. He was with the country for the 2006 World University Championship. In the 2007 World Port Tournament, he was 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA. He spent 2008 in the minor league system of the La New Bears. During the 2009 World Port Tournament, he was 1-0 with a save and one run allowed in 8 innings. He tied Miguel A. González for fifth in the event in ERA. Wang remained with Taiwan for the 2009 Asian Championship.

Wang made his pro debut with the Uni-President Lions in March 2010, allowing one run in six innings. He finished the 2010 CPBL season 10-3 with a 3.83 ERA, tying for sixth in the league in wins. He won Rookie of the Year honors. In 2011, he was 10-6 with a save and a 3.90 ERA in 44 games. Had he qualified, he would have ranked 5th in ERA. He tied for fourth in wins, behind three foreign imports (Orlando Roman, Dan Reichert and Ken Ray); he was tied with Tyler Lumsden and rookie Ta-Yuan Kuan. He won games 2, 4 and 5 of the 2011 Taiwan Series to give the Lions the title (allowing one run in 9 1/3 IP for the Series); he was named Taiwan Series MVP. It was the fifth straight time the award went to a pitcher (following Luther Hackman twice, Nelson Figueroa and Jim Magrane) but the first time a Taiwanese player had won since Chin-Feng Chen in 2006. In the Series finale, he was timed at 95 mph, a record for a Taiwanese native in a Taiwan Series (Hackman had been timed faster among all pitchers). No reliever had ever won 3 games in a Taiwan Series before.

Wang's fastball has peaked at 95 mph.