Hung-Leng Chang

HUNG-LENG CHANG, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: October 7, 2001
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 159
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2022, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Taiwan
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Chang was 20 when he signed and is considered advanced for his age.  He throws five pitches, with a fastball that has reached 94, and he still has a lot of projection.

2022
R:  3-1-1, 4.76 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 22.2 IP, 3.2 BB/9, 10.7 K/9

Cheng had an interesting debut in the FCL.  Some of the time he seemed unhittable, at others he got hit around quite a bit.  In his four best appearances, he threw shutout ball and allowed only four hits and two walks over 12 innings, with 16 strikeouts.  In his other four, he gave up 12 earned runs and 16 hits over 10.2 IP.

Chang’s erratic season may have been just a product of inexperience.  He could be in the rotation at Bradenton in 2023.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $500,000
MiLB Debut: 2022
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible:2028
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2025
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
January 17, 2022: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.