Wei-Chih Chen

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Wei-Chih Chen (陳威志)

  • Bats Both, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 198 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Wei-Chih Chen played in the CPBL and for the Chinese Taipei national baseball team.

Chen represented Taiwan in the 1993 World Junior Championship, 1995 Universiade and 1995 Intercontinental Cup. The Chinatrust Whales signed Chen in 1998, but he only played 15 games in the first year with the Whales. Chen hit .248/.307/.311 in 2000 and .229/.270/.305 in 2001. Due to the instability of his defense, Chen was used as a pinch-hitter in his entire career. His batting line was .271/.358/.458 in 2002 and remained steady at .271/.320/.314 in the next year. The Whales released Chen because their roster was full, and the Sinon Bulls picked him up. Chen's batting declined again with a .210/.289/.245 batting line. The veteran decided to retire after 2004 and turned into a coach. He was the manager of the Bulls' minor league team from 2005 to 2006 and 2010 to 2014. Chen became defense coach for the EDA Rhinos from 2014 to 2017, and then served as hitting coach for the Fubon Guardians from 2019 to 2022.

Overall, Chen had hit .240/.301/.306 in six seasons in the CPBL.