Wen-Cheng Hsu

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Wen-Cheng Hsu (許文錚)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 205 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Wen-Cheng Hsu has pitched in the Chinese Professional Baseball League for 4 years.

Hsu pitched for Taiwan in the 2010 World University Championship and 2010 Haarlem Baseball Week. In the latter event, he led the team with four outings but gave up 9 hits and 5 runs (3 earned) in 3 2/3 IP. He tied for the event lead in appearances. In a near-upset against Cuba, he blew it by giving up a run-scoring double to Alexei Bell in the bottom of the 8th. The Sinon Bulls took Hsu in the third round of the 2010 CPBL Draft. He led the Taiwanese minors with 12 wins in 2011, and that was still the CPBL minors record as of 2023.

The Penghu native was 1-4 with a 5.73 ERA for Sinon in his CPBL debut in 2012. In 2013, he was 0-1 with two unearned runs in two innings for the team (now the EDA Rhinos). In game one of the 2013 Taiwan Series, he gave up a 3-run double to Chih-Wei Teng in the 7th inning of a 10-7 loss to the Uni-President Lions, who swept them. He underwent Tommy John surgery, so he missed the 2014 season. He didn't have many chances after recovering, only having 8 appearances combined in the next two seasons. The Rhinos relelased him after the 2016 season, and his professional career ended. He then became a coach, and he started to coached the Fubon Guardians in 2022.

Overall, Hsu was 1-4 with a 5.98 ERA, struck out 19 and pitched 52 2/3 innings in 4 seasons in the CPBL.

Hsu is a submariner who threw a sinker, slider, changeup, curveball and fastball (peak 87 mph).