Wei-Ming Chu

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Wei-Ming Chu (朱尉銘)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 214 lb.

Wei-Ming Chu has been a relief pitcher in Taiwan.

Chu was a 7th-round draft pick of the Chinatrust Whales in 2003. He debuted in the Chinese Professional Baseball League in 2005 and went 2-1 with a 1.09 ERA in 36 games. That earned him a spot on Taiwan's roster for the 2006 World Baseball Classic. In the Classic, he tossed 2 2/3 shutout innings, with 3 strikeouts. Only Wei-Lun Pan and Po-Hsuan Keng had 0.00 ERAs for Taiwan in more innings.

Chu went 6-5 with a 4.37 ERA for the 2006 Whales and was 7-2 with a 3.23 ERA in 2007. In 2008, Wei-Ming posted a 4-5, 3.46 record. When the Whales folded in a gambling scandal, Chu was picked by the Uni-President Lions in the first round of the player dispersal draft. He fell to 7-4 with a 6.18 ERA in 2009.

His repertoire includes a slider, splitter and fastball (peak time of 93 mph).