Sheng-Wei Wang

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Sheng-Wei Wang (王勝偉)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb.

Sheng-Wei Wang is an infielder for the Brother Elephants.

Wang was 2 for 13 with 2 walks playing for Taiwan in the 2004 Haarlem Baseball Week. He played for Taiwan in the 2005 Asian Championship and 2005 Baseball World Cup. In the latter event, he performed very well in a part-time role, hitting .417/.462/.833 with 4 runs in 5 games; the big negative was 4 errors and a .692 fielding percentage at third base. He also played in the 2005 Alaska Baseball League. In the 2006 Haarlem Baseball Week, Wang was 4 for 20 with a walk, one run and no RBI in a poor showing. He appeared in the 2006 World University Championship.

In 2006, Wang was drafted in the first round by the Brother Elephants. He hit .379 for the Blue minor league team in 2007, leading the Taiwanese minor league. He was back with the national team for the 2008 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament, going 0 for 2 with a run while backing up Chih-Sheng Lin at shortstop; Taiwan won a spot in the 2008 Olympics with their performance.

Promoted to the Elephants for 2008, he hit .257/.344/.339 in his Chinese Professional Baseball League debut, fielding .949. He stole 24 bases in 32 tries, leading the CPBL in swipes, one ahead of teammate Cheng-Min Peng.

Wang hit into double plays in both of his at-bats in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.