Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Top Players From Taiwan
By Noah Wright
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Taiwan hasn't produced many Major League Baseball players, but the Pittsburgh Pirates have a chance to break that trend with three highly touted prospects from the country
Taiwan isn't necessarily a hotbed for baseball talent. In Major League history, there have only been 16 players who were born in Taiwan to debut in America. Of those 16, just two have more than 100 plate appearances, and five have pitched in 50+ games throughout their big league careers. Among all the prospects ranked by FanGraphs, only two are from Taiwan.
But those two are Pittsburgh Pirates' prospects. Along with them, the Bucs also have a third unranked but still noteworthy Taiwanese prospect. The organization signed all three out of the international market. But there's a chance that they will find a productive Taiwanese prospect among their trio.