Foreign pitcher Kibas Sampson (32), who led the fall baseball of the Hanwha Eagles in 2018, continues his career in Taiwan Professional Baseball (CPBL).
Taiwan’s ‘ET Today’ reported on the 6th (Korean time) that the Tungyi Lions had agreed to a contract with Sampson. After making his first step in Taiwan by signing a contract with Tung Yi in July of last year, he succeeded in renewing his contract.
Sampson, a right-handed fastball pitcher, played for the Cincinnati Reds from 2015 to 2016, recording a total of 31 games (14 starts) in two major league seasons, 2-7 with a 5.60 ERA and 84 strikeouts.
He then moved to Korea by signing a contract with Hanwha in 2018. He went 13-8 with a 4.68 earned run average in 30 games and 161⅔ innings pitched. The 13 wins is the most wins in a single season by a Hanwha foreign pitcher. He also ranked first in strikeouts (195) with a high-speed ball of 154 km.
He led Hanwha to fall baseball for the first time in 11 years, but failed to renew the contract. I had difficulty controlling the number of pitches due to anxiety about pitching, and left Korea as my inning digestibility declined.