Kai-Wei Teng

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Kai-Wei Teng (鄧愷威)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 4", Weight 260 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Kai-Wei Teng has pitched in the minors and for the Taiwanese national team.

Teng was signed by Minnesota Twins scout Cary Broder in 2017. [1] He made his pro debut with the GCL Twins in '18, going 3-3 with a 3.59 ERA and fanning 47 in 42 2/3 innings. He began 2019 with the Cedar Rapids Kernels and was excellent (4-0, 1.60 in 9 G, 8 GS). He was then dealt with Prelander Berroa and Jaylin Davis to the San Francisco Giants for Sam Dyson. [2] Assigned to the Augusta GreenJackets, he was 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA to finish the season at 7-0, 1.58 between his two stops. His fastball was timed at 96 mph that year. [3]

The big right-hander then was on Taiwan's team for the 2019 Asian Championship. He started against Japan in the round-robin, going 3 innings and allowing one unearned run, two hits and two walks before Sheng-Feng Wu relieved. He took the loss as Makoto Hori was blanking Taiwan. He had done well enough, though, to earn the start against Japan in the Gold Medal Game. He was hit harder that time with four hits, two walks and three runs (two earned) in two innings before Yu-Hao Cheng took over. Taiwan would rally to win the Gold. [4]

Sources[edit]

  1. 2020 Giants Media Guide, pg. 519
  2. CBS Sports
  3. Taiwan Baseball Wiki
  4. 2019 Asian Championship Final Report