Chen-Yu Chung

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Chen-Yu Chung (鍾承佑)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb.

Chen-Yu Chung made his pro debut in 2008.

Chung played for Taiwan in the 2001 World Youth Championship, 2004 World University Championship (a team-high .387 average) and 2005 Asian Championship. He was a backup in the 2005 Baseball World Cup, going 0 for 3 with a walk and a run as a substitute for RF Chih-Yao Chan and CF Chun-Yu Kuo. Chung made Taiwan's preliminary roster for the 2006 World Baseball Classic but missed the final cut. He hit .294/.400/.353 in the 2006 Haarlem Baseball Week and appeared in the 2006 World University Championship.

The La New Bears drafted Chung in the third round in 2007. He played for Taiwan in the 2008 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament, going 0 for 2 with a walk while backing up Chien-Ming Chang in right; his only appearance was in a win over South Africa. He made his CPBL debut in 2008, hitting .252/.315/.389. He improved to .287/.329/.448 in 2009 and hit for the cycle on May 23 (the 6th player in league annals to do so). He then batted .288/.314/.446 with 28 doubles, 8 triples and 10 homers in 2010 as La New's #3 hitter and right fielder. The free-swinger (20 BB, 80 K) was 5th in the league in slugging, was 5th in RBI (64), tied Fu-Hao Liu for third in home runs, tied Cheng-Wei Chang for second in triples and was one double behind leader Ssu-Chi Chou.

Chung made Taiwan's roster for the 2010 Intercontinental Cup.