Sheng-An Kuo

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Sheng-An Kuo (郭勝安)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 190 lb.

Sheng-An Kuo began his professional baseball career in 2007.

Kuo helped his team to the 2000 Pony League World Series title alongside Ching-Lung Lo, a fellow future Colorado Rockies farmhand. Kuo played for Taiwan in the 2001 World Youth Championship and 2004 World Junior Championship (1 R in 2 IP, 4 K). Out of college and following a couple injuries since 2000, he was signed by the Rockies in 2007. At the time, his fastball was only clocked at 85 mph but scouts felt he projected well.

Kuo debuted with the Tri-City Dust Devils, going 5-4 with a 4.69 ERA as a regular member of the rotation and tied for the Northwest League lead with 15 starts. With the Asheville Tourists, the right-hander began 2008 with a 8-3, 3.64 record after 13 games.