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#1 John Bonnes

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

So Chih-Wei Hu seems to be absolutely unhittable as a 20-year-old in Low A and rookie league. His numbers have been astounding. Does his stuff match his numbers? Do we have a scouting report on him?


#2 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 01:23 PM

I was noticing the same thing today. He's had 4 starts, and each one has been better than the last. Only thing I could find online is that he throws in the low 90s (90-93). He was a 220k international signing, so there's a decent investment there. Lot to get excited about though.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 02:41 PM

Someone needs to adopt him. That's a pretty impressive start for a 20-year-old freshly promoted.


#4 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 02:46 PM

He was very accomplished as a Taiwanese prep in international tournaments.

95 mph last night and also throws a changeup, curveball and palmball (how that differs from a change, I don't know) according to someone in the know.

Edited by Jeremy Nygaard, 27 July 2014 - 02:47 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 02:53 PM

The velocity is up... that's a good sign.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 06:47 PM

He was very accomplished as a Taiwanese prep in international tournaments.

95 mph last night and also throws a changeup, curveball and palmball (how that differs from a change, I don't know) according to someone in the know.

 

Yeah if he throws both a change up and a palm ball they must come in at different speeds, but which one is faster? I'd Always assumed it roughly went 4 seamed Fastball, 2 seam Fastball, Split finger, Fork Ball,  Palm ball, Change up. From fastest to slowest. Maybe he gets more movement on the palm ball and uses it like a Screwball or a Circle change to throw hitters off of his curveball. 


#7 drjim

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:13 PM

Great memories of Tony Fiore.
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#8 Seth Stohs

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:38 PM

There's a pretty good scouting report, if I do say so myself, in the Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook 2014... available at LuLu.com... :)


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:50 PM

Hu are you? Hu, Hu, Hu, Hu.
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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:57 PM

Hu are you? Hu, Hu, Hu, Hu.


Awesome
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#11 Monkeypaws

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:21 PM

Hu's on 1st....


#12 Pius Jefferson

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:38 AM

Hu's on 1st....

Certainly not opposing hitters.

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