Nan Wang

From BR Bullpen

Nan Wang

  • Bats Right, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 4", Weight 184 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Nan Wang has pitched for the Chinese national team in several events.

Wang allowed one run in 4 2/3 IP in the 2002 World University Championship for the 2-2 Chinese team. He had a 5.40 ERA in three outings in the 2002 Asian Games, doing his best work in China's Bronze Medal Game loss to Japan (1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 K). He was with China for the 2003 Asian Championship. In 2003, he was 2-1 with a 2.35 ERA for the Beijing Tigers in the first season of the China Baseball League, finishing 5th in the league in ERA. Wang was the top pitcher in the CBL in 2005, with a 4-1, 0.62 record. He struck out 34 in 43 innings while walking only 3 and allowing a .162 average. He was named the Best Pitcher at the 2005 Asian Championship as China won its first Medal ever in an Asian Championship. In the 2005 Baseball World Cup, Wang was 0-3 with a 7.80 ERA. He allowed 26 hits in 15 innings. He got the start against the Taiwanese national team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic, allowing 3 runs (1 earned) in 3 1/3 IP, giving up 6 hits and a walk while striking out 2 in a loss.

Wang appeared in his hometown in the 2008 Olympics, going 0-1 with a 6.43 ERA for the last-place Chinese squad. He took a loss in the rout by Japan but held his own in a start against the Taiwan national team in China's lone win. He threw four shutout innings against Taiwan before a homer by Kuo-Hui Lo, a Mariners farmhand.