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Tzu-Sheng Chen

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Tzu-Sheng Chen (陳子生)
formerly known as Cheng-Ta Chen

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tzu-Sheng Chen had pitched in the CPBL for 6 years.

Chen was drafted by the Lamigo Monkeys in the 10th round of the 2009 CPBL Draft, and he had a 3.93 ERA in 15 appearances in his rookie year.[1] He struggled in 2011 as he only pitched one game with the big club, and he bounced back soon in 2012. He had a 3.81 ERA in 25 appearances, and notched 5 holds and one save. In the 2012 Taiwan Series Game 2, Chen relieved Chia-Wei Lin in the 6th inning, but he allowed a hit to Yung-Chi Chen and walked Kuo-Ching Kao; Chin-Chih Huang relieved him. The Monkeys beat the Uni-President Lions in 5 games, and Chen won his only Taiwan Series title.[2]

The Chiayi native had his career year in 2013. He was selected into the 2013 CPBL All-Star Game, and he pitched a shutout inning with a strikeout. Chen ended up 3-3 with a 2.77 ERA in 52 relief outings, and collected 16 holds. He ranked 6th in appearances (12 behind Hiroki Sanada) and 4th in holds (16 behind Sanada). However, the 2013 season was Chen's last productive season. He only pitched 8 games in 2014, then he had a 7.04 ERA in 7 games in 2015. The Monkeys released him after the 2015 season, and his career ended.

Chen was a submariner. His repertoire features a fastball that peaks at 81.3 mph, a sinker, slider and curveball.

Overall, Chen was 4-7 with a 4.30 ERA, collected 23 holds and 64 strikeouts, while he pitched 104 2/3 innings in 117 appearances in 6 years in the CPBL.