Tater Talk: 2044.007 – GM Lederer Grabs Big Wang, Expects Little

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Tater Talk: 2044.007 – GM Lederer Grabs Big Wang, Expects Little

Post by jleddy » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:52 pm

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In international scouting news, Boise has signed amateur free agent pitcher Yeow-whye Wang out of China on Wednesday. Peter Holder, Boise's lead amateur scout in East Asia, signed the sixteen-year-old right hander after a showcase tournament in Bangkok featuring unsigned amateur Asian prospects. "Wang isn't the best player I've ever seen, but we're happy have him as a member of our International Complex. Wang is big. Not thick, but lanky. It's a good body-type for a pitcher his age and projects to grow as he develops. His fastball needs to some velo so don't expect him to come inside to any batters right now. He's got a good head on his shoulders and we'll just be looking to refine his mechanics and work on his control. He's had bouts of quick, premature outings so our staff will be working closely with him. It'll take time, it's not like there's a pill to take to cure that or anything. The key to his success will be pounding balls down in the zone or else he'll get in trouble as he faces stiffer competition. I'll definitely be pulling for him."

Wang is not related to the other teenage Chinese prospect in the BBA named Yeow-whye Wang, a catcher in the San Antonio international system. "Two Wangs? That's a lot to handle," Holder said.

Image Wang (left) was playing for the Keio Rockets, a regional all-star team
of 18-and-under amateur players, prior to signing with Boise.
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Re: Tater Talk: 2044.007 – GM Lederer Grabs Big Wang, Expects Little

Post by HoosierVic » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:55 pm

Troubling on every conceivable level ...

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Re: Tater Talk: 2044.007 – GM Lederer Grabs Big Wang, Expects Little

Post by jleddy » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:59 pm

HoosierVic wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:55 pm
Troubling on every conceivable level ...
On-the-field performance (or lack thereof) has me stooping to immature, sophomoric humor. It's not pretty, Vic, and I don't like it any more than you do.
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Re: Tater Talk: 2044.007 – GM Lederer Grabs Big Wang, Expects Little

Post by Dington » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:17 pm

Great writing
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Re: Tater Talk: 2044.007 – GM Lederer Grabs Big Wang, Expects Little

Post by shoeless.db » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:41 pm

I think it should be required for GMs to write a team news about every international find.
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Re: Tater Talk: 2044.007 – GM Lederer Grabs Big Wang, Expects Little

Post by RonCo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:22 am

Can't wait to see what Wang can do against stiffer competition.
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