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.
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.”
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.”