Tien-Hsin Kuo

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Tien-Hsin Kuo (郭天信) (Brother Tien)

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 154 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tien-Hsin Kuo has played in the CPBL and for the Taiwanese national team. His brother-in-law is his teammate Cheng-Lin Jan.

Kuo hit .364/.405/.445 with six RBI in eight games in the 2017 U-18 Baseball World Cup, but was only 3-for-8 in steal attempts. He played all three outfield spots, short, third and pitcher and got a save against South Africa. His best outing was a 3-for-5 in an extra-inning win over Canada in the opener. He tied for the team lead in RBI but led the Cup in times caught stealing, two more than Ji-hwan Bae. [1] He was the sixth pick of the Wei Chuan Dragons in the 2020 CPBL Draft. [2] In his rookie year, Kuo is the starter center fielder and leadoff hitter of the young Wei Chuan Dragons; he hit .308/.345/.384 with 22 stolen bases. Kuo showed good defense and leadoff skills, and won his first CPBL Gold Glove and Best Ten this year. However, he lost the Rookie of the Year to closer Jyun-Yue Tseng[3]

In 2022 CPBL, Kuo continued his elite performance, as he hit .301/.330/.350 with 25 steals in 31 tries. He led the league with 458 at-bats, was 2nd in steals (after Chen-Wei Chen) and 2nd in hits (2 behind Li Lin). He also won a Gold Glove and Best Ten again.[4] He then made Taiwan's roster for the 2023 World Baseball Classic. [5] He only appeared against Cuba, and he was retired by Miguel Romero then Livan Moinelo struck him out. He slumped to .247/.293/.315 in 2023, but he still won his third straight Gold Glove. In the 2023 Taiwan Series, Kuo hit .250/.250/.313 and the Dragons beat the Rakuten Monkeys in 7 games.