Ming-Chin Lee

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Ming-Chin Lee (李明進)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 154 lb.

Ming-Chin Lee was a reliever in Taiwan for several seasons.

Lee pitched for Taiwan in the 1994 World Youth Championship and 1996 World Junior Championship. He turned pro in 2001 with the Taichung Agan, going 5-1 with two saves and a 3.53 ERA. In 2002, he was 3-10 with a save and a 3.21 ERA. Lee moved to the Macoto Gida in 2003 when the Taiwan Major League (of which the Agan were a part) folded. He was 9-5 with 4 saves and a 3.73 ERA in '03. He was 6-3 with four saves and a 1.87 ERA in 57 games during 2004.

In 2005, the right-hander posted a 5-5 record with six saves and a 2.44 ERA. He improved to 7-4, 2.05 in '06. That year, he led the Chinese Professional Baseball League with 62 appearances and 18 holds. The 652 games were a CPBL record, broken 3 years later by Chien-San Kao. In the 2007 CPBL, Lee fell to 2-5, 5.05 with a save. Macoto became the dMedia T-Rex in 2008 and Lee went 2-1 with 2 saves and a 2.79 ERA. the T-Rex folded that winter due to a gambling scandal; Lee went unclaimed in the player redistribution draft.

Overall, Lee was 35-38 with 24 saves and a 3.02 ERA in 361 games in the TML and CPBL from 2001-2008.

Lee allowed two runs in 5 2/3 IP for Taiwan in the 2009 World Port Tournament.