Dec
01

Yankees sign Taiwanese infielder

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Via MLBTR, the Yanks have signed 18-year-old Taiwanese infielder Fu-Lin Kuo to a $150,000 bonus. He’s just the second Taiwanese player ever signed by the Yanks, the first being Chien-Ming Wang, of course. Taiwan Baseball says Kuo has the potential to hit for average and gap power with average range at second base, his likely destination. I’m guessing he’ll debut in Extended Spring Training next year, followed by a stint with the Rookie level GCL Yanks.

Categories : Asides, Minors

23 Comments»

  1. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    I doubt he ever makes it to The Show but you could certainly do worse than an average-to-good 2B with meh fielding in your farm.

    I think the Sox have a 2B from Taiwan in their farm, too. Heard he has better potential. (Not comparing the two. Just sayin’.)

  2. Drew says:

    This is the splash I’ve been waiting for!

    I’m foolin… heh

  3. pat says:

    Luckily I like you Axisa.

  4. Hot Stove: consider yourself fired up.

  5. Crazy Eyes Killa says:

    If he was any good teh Theo woulda signed him already

  6. Mike Pop says:

    Can’t hurt.

  7. mike c says:

    2014 starting SS

  8. Salty Buggah says:

    We can trade taht lazie Robbie now!?!!!

  9. Evil Empire says:

    I further investigated that MLBTR link and ended up finding my new favorite baseball site:

    http://taiwanbaseball.blogspot.com/

    That banner image is pure gold.

  10. JSquared says:

    Hey, You Never Know.

  11. A.D. says:

    If only we had an “Andy in Sunny Seoul” to get the low-down.

  12. [...] The Yanks farm system was again ranked middle of the pack, though they added Taiwanese infielder Fu-Lin Kuo. [...]

  13. American in Taiwan says:

    Barry… why would it “surprise” you that a Taiwanese baseball blog would have good content? They’re psychotic for baseball here.

    A.D… Seoul is in South Korea.

    Eyeroll.

  14. [...] season tomorrow. Should be a fun team to follow with Gary Sanchez, Cito Culver, Bryan Mitchell, and Fu-Lin Kuo. Share Categories : Down on the [...]

  15. [...] Rookie GCL Yanks start their season tomorrow. Should be a fun team to follow with Gary Sanchez, Cito Culver, Bryan Mitchell, and Fu-Lin Kuo. [...]

  16. [...] Flores, LF: 2 for 5, 2 K Fu-Lin Kuo, 3B: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 E (both fielding) – Yanks signed him out of Taiwan for $150,000 this winter Reymond Nunez, 1B: 0 for 4 Jose Toussen, DH: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 [...]

  17. [...] Tzu-Wei Lin out of Taiwan for $350,000. That’s $200,000 more than they gave Fu-Lin Kuo back in December, which I suppose gives us an idea of how much they like him. Goldstein’s mini-scouting report [...]

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