Tsung-Che Cheng Gains Valuable Experience in Winter Ball

Shortly after the 2019-20 international signing period began, the Pittsburgh Pirates added an exciting shortstop prospect from Taiwan named Tsung-Che Cheng.

When Cheng was signed, I was told he was exciting at the plate, in the field, and on the bases. His speed was described as elite, with the tools and athleticism to stick at shortstop in pro ball, to go along with being a line drive hitter who already made consistent contact, along with some signs of power, despite being just 5'8", 155 pounds at the time. He wasn't a seven-figure signing, but at $380,000 his bonus could have been described as a potential steal.

Due to the lost season in 2020, we had to wait to get our first glimpse of Cheng. He was at Spring Training this year and slated for the Florida Complex League. Shortly bef...



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