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Cleveland Indians Scouting Report
Hereis an intersting article from Cleveland.com. From the article:
Scouting director John Mirabelli just returned from a two-week trip to Japan and Taiwan. The Indians have spent the last three years increasing their presence in the Far East.

"There could be a number of high-profile guys coming out of Japan this year," Mirabelli said.

Japanese players usually become available through free agency or a posting system in November. Mirabelli said "three to 10 legitimate guys" could be available this winter.
. . .

Mirabelli, on his visit to Taiwan, offered a contract to an 18-year-old pitcher. Negotiations are ongoing.

"I'm not going to tell you his name because other teams are involved," Mirabelli said.
So who is this mystery 18-year-old-pitcher? Anyone have a clue who could it be? I wonder who all these players are that he's talking about. Ahh, this article is making me crazy.
Comments
Re: Cleveland Indians Scouting Report
[ Author: thetaiwaneseterror | Posted: Oct 13, 2005 3:13 PM ]

That's a great find Clancy!

18 year old pitchers in Taiwan that come to mind are:
  1. Tzu-Kai Chiu - a promising lefty who's been hurt
  2. Hsin-Tsung Wu - a tall righty who's also been injured
  3. Cheng-Lung Luo - best lefty not hurt right now
  4. Chu-Kuan Li - turns 18 in a few days
Can't wait to see who this kid is!
Re: Cleveland Indians Scouting Report
[ Author: thetaiwaneseterror | Posted: Oct 17, 2005 5:49 AM ]

The kid's name is Cheng-Chan Lee. More on him at Taiwan Baseball Blogspot if you're interested.
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