Wei-Chun Weng

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Wei-Chun Weng (翁瑋均)

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 187 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Wei-Chun Weng has pitched in the CPBL.

Weng was drafted by the Lamigo Monkeys in the first round of the 2018 CPBL Draft.[1] He joined the rotation in 2019, and he was selected into the 2019 CPBL All-Star Games. Weng relieved Wei-Lun Pan in the 2nd inning in Game 1, and he pitched 2 innings, with a solo home run allowed to Hung-Yu Lin.[2] He ended up having a 3-6 record with a 6.14 ERA in 2019. In Game 2 of the 2019 Taiwan Series, he relieved Michael Nix in the first inning; he pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed 5 runs. The Monkeys still beat the CTBC Brothers in 5 games.

The Taichung native was still a regular starter in 2020, but his ERA rose to 7.02 in 23 starts; he had a 9-7 record. Weng only started 7 games in 2021 due to a right elbow injury, and he suffered from the same injury again in 2022, so he only pitched two games. The Monkeys then sent him to the Auckland Tuatara, and he was 4-1 with a 3.48 ERA in the 2022-2023 Australian Baseball League. Weng stayed in the minor league in the first half of the 2023 season, then the Monkeys traded him with Po-Jung Wang, Yin-Lun Lan and Yi-Cheng Wang to the TSG Hawks for Tzu-Wei Lin in August.

Weng's repertoire features a fastball that peaks at 93.8 mph, a slider, cutter and forkball.