Yi-Cheng Wang

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Yi-Cheng Wang (王溢正)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Yi-Cheng Wang has pitched in Taiwan and Japan.

He pitched for Taiwan in the 2001 World Youth Championship. He allowed five runs in 7 1/3 IP in the 2009 World Port Tournament and remained with Taiwan for the 2009 Asian Championship. Wang had been on the La New Bears minor league team. In the 2009 Baseball World Cup, the southpaw was largely ineffective. He allowed 17 hits and 13 runs in 11 1/3 IP; his 12.27 ERA the worst on the Taiwanese staff. He pitched in 9 of Taiwan's 15 games.

Wang signed with the Yokohama BayStars for 2010, for a reported $208,000. He was 0-2 with a 8.40 ERA in the minors that year but improved his ERA to 3.55 in 2011. In 2012, he got a shot in Nippon Pro Baseball. He was 0-4 with a 8.88 ERA in six starts for the BayStars that year, allowing 32 hits and 19 walks in 24 1/3 IP. Yokohama was not interested in giving him another shot and he returned to Taiwan.

In the 2013 World Baseball Classic, he was one of the least-effective hurlers. In his lone outing, against Cuba, he allowed three runs and retired no one. He relieved Yu-Ching Lin with a 7-0 deficit in the bottom of the 6th and the bases loaded. He allowed a 3-run double to José Miguel Fernández, Frederich Cepeda doubled and José Dariel Abreu homered for a 13-0 score. Jen-Ho Tseng relieved Wang. He moved to the Lamigo Monkeys in Taiwan and was 3-2 with a 2.96 ERA in 8 starts in the 2013 CPBL.

Wang throws a slider, changeup and a fastball (peak speed 92 mph).