Su Chih Chieh Selected 1st in 2016 CPBL Draft

The Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions made infielder Su Chih Chieh the first overall pick of the 2016 Chinese Professional Baseball League draft on Monday afternoon.

Su is a 21-year-old who is currently training with the Chinese Taipei Under-23 national team. He stands 180 cm, weighs 88 kg and played his college ball at Chinese Culture University in Taipei. Su was also a part of the Under-21 national team that won gold at the Baseball World Cup in 2014.

With the second overall pick, the EDA Rhinos chose 18-year-old high school outfielder Shen Hao Wei. The Chinatrust Brothers followed with a high schooler of their own, 18-year-old pitcher Chen Hu. The Lamigo Monkeys rounded out the first round by choosing 21-year-old catcher Chang Min Shun, another member of both the U21 and U23 national teams.

In total, 36 players were selected: 16 pitchers, four catchers, 10 infielders and six outfielders. Both the Monkeys and Lions chose eight players, while the Brothers and Rhinos each selected 10.

1Su Chih Chieh INFShen Hao Wei OFChen Hu PChang Min Shun C
2Chen Chih Hsieh INFChen Shi Peng PChan Tsu Hsien OFYang Tai Chung INF
3Chen Yu Hsuan PLee Tsung Hsien INFYang Chih Lung PLiu Yu Yen P
4Wang Yu Pu PChen Min Hsuan PWu Dong Jung INFSen Jung Hung P
5Pan Yan Ting INFChang Kuan Ting CLin Shu Yi INFFeng Jian Ting INF
6Lin Wei Chih PWu Wei Hua PChen Tsu Hong INFJiang Chung Yuan C
7Lin Hang PLiu Jia Kai OFChen Wen Chieh OFCheng Jia Ming P
8Hong Hsin Chi PWu Chuan Hong INFLee Wu Yong Heng PLin Chih Yu OF
9No pickLin Chih Yang CHuang Chih Feng OFNo pick
10No pickPan Ting Feng PWu Che Yuan PNo pick

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