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Chih-Wei Hu
Chih-Wei Hu #58
Hu relies on 4 pitches. Slider (49%), Four Seamer (45.1%), Changeup (3.9%), Sinker (2%),

HT
6' 0"
WT
220
AGE
24
POS
P
BAT
R
THROW
R
BORN
Nov 4, 1993 
FROM
Taichung, Taiwan 
DEBUT
Apr 24, 2017  
DRAFTED
 
ACTIVE
YES

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 0 0 5.87 2 0 0 7.2 5 0.78
2 Seasons 1 1 4.08 8 0 0 17.2 14 0.85
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 2 0-0 5.87 7.2 5 0.78
2 Seasons 8 1-1 4.08 17.2 14 0.85

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2017 TB AL 1 1 2.70 6 0 0 10.0 5 4 3 2 4 9 0.90
2018 TB AL 0 0 5.87 2 0 0 7.2 5 5 5 2 1 5 0.78
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 50 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 60 | Palmball: 50 | Control: 55 | Overall: 45

Hu has shown impressive feel for a deep arsenal since signing with the Twins out of Taiwan for $220,000 in 2012. The Rays took notice of the right-hander's development and acquired him from Minnesota as part of the Kevin Jepsen deal at the Trade Deadline in 2015. Hu continued to excel against older hitters in his first year with the Rays, earning Double-A Southern League All-Star honors as well as a chance to pitch for the World team in the SiriusXM All-Stars Futures Game in July. Added to Tampa Bay's 40-man roster after the season, Hu made his big league debut as a reliever in April 2017, his first of six bullpen appearances with the Rays.

Hu operates in the low 90s with late life but shows consistent plus velocity in shorter bursts. His changeup is a plus pitch as well as his best secondary weapon, one he throws against hitters on both sides of the plate, and he's adept at mixing in a legitimate palmball. Hu also has a curveball and a slider, the latter flashing above-average potential with cutter action.

Though he lacks physical projection, Hu has proved plenty durable as a starter throughout his career. Working as a reliever, Hu provides the Rays with a quality long-relief option given his ability to work multiple frames, and he has the potential to once again be stretched out in a starting role should the need arise.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit %
2017 176 24 3 11.1 87.8 15.7 .220 .470 .243 .341 .402 40.7
2018 102 22 3 12.5 88.3 23.3 .279 .581 .247 .371 .436 37.5
ALL 278 46 6 11.8 88.0 19.3 .247 .520 .245 .354 .418 39.2
MLB 28058 6.1 87.3 10.8 .248 .409 .317 .317 .368 34.1

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/15/2018 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Chih-Wei Hu to Durham Bulls.
07/12/2018 Tampa Bay Rays recalled RHP Chih-Wei Hu from Durham Bulls.
05/05/2018 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Chih-Wei Hu to Durham Bulls.
04/29/2018 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Chih-Wei Hu from Durham Bulls.
04/17/2018 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Chih-Wei Hu to Durham Bulls.
04/16/2018 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Chih-Wei Hu from Durham Bulls.
03/16/2018 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Chih-Wei Hu to Durham Bulls.
09/21/2017 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Chih-Wei Hu from Durham Bulls.
08/28/2017 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Chih-Wei Hu to Durham Bulls.
08/24/2017 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Chih-Wei Hu from Durham Bulls.
06/11/2017 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Chih-Wei Hu to Durham Bulls.
06/10/2017 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Chih-Wei Hu from Durham Bulls.
05/31/2017 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Chih-Wei Hu to Durham Bulls.
05/30/2017 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Chih-Wei Hu from Durham Bulls.
05/05/2017 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Chih-Wei Hu to Durham Bulls.
05/04/2017 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Chih-Wei Hu from Durham Bulls.
05/03/2017 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Chih-Wei Hu to Durham Bulls.
04/23/2017 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Chih-Wei Hu from Durham Bulls.
03/15/2017 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Chih-Wei Hu to Durham Bulls.
11/18/2016 Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of Chih-Wei Hu from Montgomery Biscuits.
04/24/2016 RHP Chih-Wei Hu assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Durham Bulls.
04/22/2016 RHP Chih-Wei Hu assigned to Durham Bulls from Montgomery Biscuits.
04/05/2016 RHP Chih-Wei Hu assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Charlotte Stone Crabs.
08/14/2015 Charlotte Stone Crabs activated RHP Chih-Wei Hu from the 7-day disabled list.
08/11/2015 Charlotte Stone Crabs placed RHP Chih-Wei Hu on the 7-day disabled list.
08/01/2015 RHP Chih-Wei Hu assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
07/31/2015 Tampa Bay Rays traded RHP Kevin Jepsen to Minnesota Twins for RHP Chih-Wei Hu and RHP Alexis Tapia.
05/20/2015 RHP Chih-Wei Hu assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from Rochester Red Wings.
05/18/2015 RHP Chih-Wei Hu assigned to Rochester Red Wings from Fort Myers Miracle.
04/07/2015 RHP Chih-Wei Hu assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from Cedar Rapids Kernels.
07/07/2014 RHP Chih-Wei Hu assigned to Cedar Rapids Kernels from Elizabethton Twins.
06/19/2014 RHP Chih-Wei Hu assigned to Elizabethton Twins from GCL Twins.
02/10/2013 RHP Chih-Wei Hu assigned to GCL Twins.
08/03/2012 Minnesota Twins signed free agent Chih-Wei Hu.