Yu-Wei Hsu

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Yu-Wei Hsu (徐余偉)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 198 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Yu-Wei Hsu pitched for the Taiwanese national team and in the CPBL.

Hsu represented Taiwan in the 1997 World Junior Championship and 1998 Baseball World Cup. He pitched 1 1/3 shutout, hitless innings in the latter event, but walked two. In the The La New Bears drafted Hsu in the second round of the 2003 CPBL Draft. He had 18 relief outings in his rookie year, but recorded a 5.34 ERA. Hsu's ERA was still 4.96 in 2005, and he missed nearly the entire 2006 season because of a torn left shoulder labrum. The talented southpaw came back in 2007, starting 14 games with an elite 2.70 ERA. He also won the CPBL Most Improved Player Award this year. Hsu declined slightly in 2008, but his ERA was still 3.62 in 13 starts. Hsu allowed 2 runs in a inning before the Bears traded him to the Uni-President Lions on April 4 2009.

The Guangfu native struggled in the first year with the Lions, played 45 games with a 6.75 ERA. He bounced back a little in the 2010, recorded a 3-6 with a 4.11 ERA. Hsu's best year with the Lions was the 2011 season. He was 4-4 and pitched 57 innings in that year. However, this was the last productive year of Hsu. His ERA was 7.97 and 8.59 respectively in the next two years, and the Lions released him after the 2010 season. Hsu became a college coach after retiring, and coached Dahan Institute of Technology from 2021 to present(2023).

Hsu's repertoire included a fastball (peak 93.2 mph), curveball, changeup, and slider.

Overall, Hsu was 22-29 with a 4.28 ERA and pitched 496 2/3 innings in ten seasons in the CPBL.