第1棒 三壘手 陳重廷
第2棒 中外野手 王正棠
第3棒 右外野手 陳重羽
第4棒 左外野手 蘇智傑
第5棒 二壘手 吳桀睿
第6棒 一壘手 范國宸
第7棒 捕手 張閔勛
第8棒 指定打擊 施冠宇
第9棒 游擊手 林立
Baseball games at the Summer Universiade Taipei 2017 are starting tomorrow(August 20th). Let’s take a look at guest writer Chen Jie-An’s analysis of the Chinese Taipei Baseball Team and their chances on winning gold.
Trained under the reputable manager Kuo Lee Chien-Fu along with batting coach Cruz, Chinese Taipei Baseball team has won several awards over the past few years, including a silver medal at the Asian Baseball Championship as well as a golden medal at U21. Although several strong players such as Wang Bo-Rong and Chen Jie-Xian have left the team, we can still expect an outstanding performance from Chinese Taipei Baseball Team under the leadership of coaches Kuo Lee and Cruz.
Pitchers: With two amature left pitchers Leu Yan-Qing and Lin An-ke, and professional players Chen Ming-Xuan, Shi Zi-Qian, and Lin Zi-Wei, best candidates of young pitchers, Chinese Taipei Baseball Team is able to overcome their past disadvantage, a shortage of strong left pitchers, and combine the experiences of professional and prospective players.People should definitely keep an eye on the two main left pitchers for breakthroughs, but also the performances of the other pitchers, Jiang Guo-Hao, Li Zi-Yang, Wu Jun-Jie, and Wu Cheng-Yu. Although they aren’t as well-known, they all have a pitch speed around 150 km as well as vibrant personal styles. For example, Wu Cheng-Yu played in the Australian Baseball League, and Jiang Guo-Hao is chosen to be the closer of this game. This Universiade may be a stepping stone for all of them. Another point to mention is that these pitchers have a traditional style of pitching: with no extra time for warm ups, the pitcher’s’ ability and the coach’s’ immediate reaction are put under stress.
Although catcher Zhang Min-Xun has been reported to have some deficiencies on his throws, his records on defense, including caught stealing, and his leadership as vice captain during U21 makes him a valuable player. As long as he stays healthy, Zhang Min-Xun will be a soul player in Chinese Taipei Baseball Team. If something unfortunate happens, Wu Song-Xun from TCB Baseball Team is ready to take Zhang Min-Xun’s place. Of course, if Chinese Taipei Baseball Team wants to enhance its offense, maybe we’d get to see player Chen Chong-Yu guard the home base.
With both outstanding performances in fielding and batting, infielder Su Zhi-Jie has become one of the best in recent years’ training. Other players such as Fan Guo-Chen and Chen Qi-Yuan also make Chinese Taipei Baseball Team’s defense stronger. Lin Li-Jian from Taoyuan Baseball team has stable defense and pitch control, while Wu Jie-Rui and Zhang Hao-Wei are both excellent players. Taking both offense and defense into account, Chinese Taipei Baseball Team’s flexibility in changing team members when needed helps increase its chances of winning. Outfielders: The strength of the outfielders of Chinese Taipei Baseball Team is definitely a relief for Chinese Taipei Baseball Team’s supporter. With Chen Chong-Yu’s well-known power hits, Yue Dong-Hua’s wooden club batting skills, Wang Zheng-Tang’s game changing performances, and Shi Guan-Yu’s unbelievable slugging skills (which became famous while he was in Chinese Culture University), they are prepared to face any tricky situation.
Overall, players of the Chinese Taipei Baseball Team is complete and solid. Although there is a lack of diversity among the pitchers, with strong defense and hitters, and the manager’s leadership and on-the-spot reaction, let’s look forward to this group of young players in blue and white uniforms, as they passionately play baseball on our home court.