Han-Chou Tseng

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Han-Chou Tseng (曾漢州)

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Han-Chou Tseng was a designated hitter (and very rarely a first baseman) in six seasons in the CPBL.

Tseng was part of the star-laden Taiwan club that won the 1990 Little League World Series. He later played in the 1995 World Junior Championship, helping Taiwan win a Silver Medal. He was 1 for 5 with a double for Taiwan when they won Bronze in the 1997 World Port Tournament.

The Chinatrust Whales drafted Tseng in the second round of the 2002 CPBL Draft, and he hit .270/.348/.372 in 2002, and he went 0-for-2 in the 2002 Taiwan Series. In 2003, he batted .332/.431/.458 and was named to the Best Ten as the top DH in Taiwan. Had he qualified, he would have been 5th in the league in average behind Cheng-Min Peng, Chih-Yuan Chen, Hiroaki Yoshimi and Lien-Hung Chen. He fell to .179/.361/.214 in 2004 but rebounded to bat .272/.353/.416 and make the Best Ten again in 2002. In 2006, the 28-year-old hit .251/.329/.409, followed by .245/.368/.403 as the Whales captain in 2007. He attended the 2007 CPBL All-Star Game, and he was 2-for-3. After that season, he was suspended by the league due to his involvement in the game-betting scandal which destroyed the Whales.

Overall, Tseng hit .272/.365/.409 with 301 hits, 58 doubles and 31 homers in 6 seasons in the CPBL.