Wingnuts Search Near And Far For Latest Signees


Posted on April 18, 2014 in PressReleases


WICHITA, KS (April 18, 2014) – Way back in 1939 when Abner Doubleday wrote the rules for the sport we call baseball; the game was dominated by players from America. In the present day, however, there are talented players in every corner of the globe, giving teams an opportunity to search internationally for quality players to fill out their rosters. The Wichita Wingnuts have caught on, as evidenced by their latest round of additions: Dillon Hazlett from Topeka, Chad Kruse from San Antonio, Texas, Jose Roman from Puerto Rico, and Chun-Hsiu Chen
(pronounced CHUHN-sue-CHEN) from Taiwan.

 

 

自Abner Doubleday於1839創造了棒球及其規則,棒球這運動定義於美國人的運動。而現今,這世界上每個角落充滿了有棒球才能的人,也充滿著能給予那些有價值的球員打球機會的隊伍。威奇托碟型螺母隊抓到了這個機會,加入了來自美國堪薩斯托彼卡的Dillon Hazlett、德州聖安東尼奧的Chad Kruse、來自波多黎各的Jose Roman與來自台灣的陳俊秀。(編按:原文的年代誤植,應為1839年)

 

 

The 25-year old Chen has been playing affiliated ball in the Cleveland Indians organization since 2008 when he was signed at the age of 19. In Taiwan he played mainly as a pitcher and a third baseman, but was converted to catcher with the Indians. After starting his career slowly in rookie ball, Chen quickly adapted to the new position and advanced steadily through the organization. In 2011, with Akron (Double-A) he put up the best power numbers of his career by launching 16 home runs and driving in 70. In 2012 he was moved to first base and has played mainly that position since then.

 

 

自2008年,19歲陳俊秀加入了克里夫蘭印地安人到現在25歲。在台灣曾擔任過投手與三壘手,不過到了印地安人便轉練捕手。經過漫長的新秀球季,陳俊秀快速地適應了新守位並且在整個球隊裡穩固了表現。2011年他在印地安人2A展現出了生涯最佳的攻擊數字-16支全壘打與70分打點。2012年則轉往一壘,開始練習曾經站過的「新的位置」。

 

 

Wingnuts’ manager Kevin Hooper was looking for a big bat to add to the lineup and feels like he has found that in Chen, “I got great reports on him and I love the fact that he has a lot of experience at the upper levels in the minor leagues,” said Hooper. “I am anxious to see him produce in the middle of our order. He can DH, play first base, and is also capable of playing some outfield.”

 

 

碟型螺母總教練Kevin Hooper一直在尋找一個重砲手加入他的攻守名單,然後他找上了陳俊秀。
『我有收到一些球探報告而且我喜歡他在小聯盟高階的經驗,』Hooper說『我很想看到他在中心棒次的打擊表現。他可以擔任指定打擊、一壘手,也能夠偶爾擔任外野手。』

 

 
Last season Chen, born in Hualien County, Taiwan, played 38 games with Akron and 94 games with the Indians’ Triple-A affiliate in Columbus. He combined to hit .253 in 132 games with 15 home runs and 69 RBI. He also racked up 23 doubles, three triples, 13 stolen bases, and 60 walks. In 76 games at first base and 20 in left field, Chen finished with .987 fielding percentage, committing eight errors in 611 chances.

 

 
出生於台灣花蓮的陳俊秀,去年在Akron Aeros(印地安人2A,現已改名)出賽了38場、Columbus Clippers(印地安人3A)出賽了94場,合計在132場比賽裡繳出了2成53的打擊率與15支全壘打、69分打點,同時也有23支二壘安打、3支三壘打、13次盜壘成功以及選到60次保送。在76場比賽擔任一壘手與20場擔任左外野手的比賽裡,他繳出了0.987的守備率、611次守備機會裡有8次失誤。

 

 
“I am going to enjoy playing for the Wingnuts, they run everything as close to an affiliated team as possible,” said Chen. “They take care of their players, there aren’t a ton of teams that are worth playing for, but Wichita is one of them. I appreciate the opportunity and cherish what I have now.”

 

 
『我想要試著享受打球的快樂,而且Wingnuts的一切也都很類似小聯盟球隊。』陳俊秀說『他們非常照顧球員,有很多獨立聯盟球隊,但沒有一隊像Wingnuts一樣是值得的。我很感激這次機會,而且珍惜我現在擁有的。』

 

 
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其實會開始注意小聯盟新秀有多半是因為印地安人的兩名台灣小聯盟選手,

李振昌與陳俊秀,才去開始關心起整個在美國小聯盟打拼的台灣棒球選手,

小聯盟真的博大精深阿,

在幾乎每個人都高天花板的情況之下,要怎麼樣努力的增強自己的實力,

要怎麼樣在「你不往上爬,別人就會踩著你往上爬」的競爭壓力之下前進,

既殘酷又現實,而且是無奈的,

那些中、南美洲來的選手各個都很Athletic,

就算拚死拚活最終也可能只會換得受傷退出的下場。

 

可是不拚,出國的意義又在哪?

當然還是咬牙硬撐,繼續走在這一條鋼索上,

每天看到成績好、成績不好的球員時,

那種忐忑不安的感覺,

就好像在擔心自己的孩子一樣(雖然我未婚、也沒孩子)。

 

加油吧,陳俊秀以及各位在遙遠異鄉打拼的你們。

 

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