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Wei-Chung Wang | Starting Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/25/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Brewers LHP prospect Wei-Chung Wang hurled 6 2/3 shutout frames Saturday in a win for Double-A Biloxi.
He finished with a season-high nine strikeouts while allowing just two hits and a pair of walks. 62 of his season-high 101 pitches went for strikes. Saturday's victory was Wang's first since April 21, ending an eight-game winless drought. Wang raced through the Brewers' system, making his major league debut in 2014 at age 21. He flamed out quickly, culminating in a demotion to High-A Brevard County last season. The left-hander holds a 4.07 ERA over 12 starts for Biloxi in 2016. Sun, Jun 26, 2016 04:18:00 PM

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Brewers sent LHP Wei-Chung Wang outright to High-A Brevard County.

Wang was designated for assignment by Milwaukee earlier this week and made it through waivers unclaimed. He has struggled this season in High-A ball and is now off the Brewers' 40-man roster. It'll be a challenge for the 23-year-old from Taiwan to make it back to the majors.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 02:29:00 PM

Brewers designated LHP Wei-Chung Wang for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Matt Dominguez on the 40-man roster. Wang, 23, appeared in 14 games with the Brewers last season and owns a rough 5.93 ERA over 12 starts in High-A this season.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 02:29:00 PM

Brewers optioned LHP Wei-Chung Wang to High-A Brevard County.

Wang pitched just 17 1/3 innings for the Brew Crew last season, as they tried to limit the Rule 5 pick's exposure as much as possible. The lefty will turn just 23 in April and has some developing to do, but he's an interesting project.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 07:36:00 PM

Wei-Chung Wang walked off the mound with a trainer after five innings in Arizona Fall League.

He was seen clutching his lower back. There's no word yet as to whether five innings was just what he had been scheduled to start, but it's not a good sign that he exited with a trainer. Wang missed two months with discomfort in his throwing shoulder, but at least for now that does not appear to be the issue.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 04:09:00 PM

Brewers activated LHP Wei-Chung Wang from the 15-day disabled list.

Wang missed nearly two months with discomfort in his left shoulder. The 22-year-old Rule 5 Draft pick has struggled mightily this season at the major league level and probably won't see many high-leverage appearances down the stretch.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 08:41:00 AM

Wei-Chung Wang (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with the Brewers' Arizona League club Sunday.

Wang figures to remain on a rehab assignment until September, as the Brewers want to keep the Rule 5 pick but have no intention of using him in any meaningful situations. He's already been on the active roster for the 90 days needed in order to retain him.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 12:39:00 PM

Brewers placed LHP Wei-Chung Wang on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder tightness.

Wang gave up two runs over a relief inning Thursday to push his ERA up to 11.12. The Rule 5 pick has some talent, but he's clearly not big league-ready and is probably better off being stashed on the DL. He's already been on the active roster for the 90 days needed in order to retain him, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he's kept out the rest of the season or at least until September.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 09:33:00 PM

Rule 5 pick Wei-Chung Wang gave up five runs and two homers in two-thirds of an inning before being pulled from Monday's game against the Braves.

Wang couldn't even get through his inning; he threw 40 pitches in getting two outs and the Brewers weren't going to extend him any longer. Instead, they turned to Lyle Overbay to get the final out of the bottom of the eighth, which he did. At this point, the Brewers have to either make up an injury for Wang or let him go. Wang might be a useful pitcher someday, but he'd be in high-A ball for the Pirates right now if not for his status as a Rule 5 pick.
Mon, May 19, 2014 11:15:00 PM

The Brewers are considering their options with Wei-Chung Wang.

Wang, a Rule 5 draft pick, would need to be offered back to the Pirates for $25,000 if the team decided to demote him. The decision will be based largely on need -- after playing two extra-innings games and dealing with Matt Garza's injury-shortened start over the last three days, the bullpen needs an extra arm heading into the weekend. Through six innings this year, the 22-year-old has a 15.00 ERA and 2.50 WHIP.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 06:40:00 PM

Making his second appearance with the Brewers already down 5-2, Wei-Chung Wang gave up six runs and two homers in his inning of work Thursday against the Pirates.

Wang was plucked out of the Pirates system in December's Rule 5 draft and is trying to hand in the majors after spending last year in Rookie ball. It's going to be a lot tougher for the Brewers to carry him all year, essentially leaving them with a 24-man roster, if they continue to set the pace in the NL Central.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 10:36:00 PM

Wei-Chung Wang has won a spot in the Brewers' bullpen.

Wang, 21, was selected from the Pirates in December's Rule 5 Draft. The Taiwanese southpaw has impressed this spring by posting a 2.45 ERA and 6/0 K/BB ratio over 11 innings.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 12:40:00 PM

Brewers selected LHP Wei-Chung Wang from the Pirates in the 2013 Rule 5 draft.

This pick is a pure upside play by Milwaukee management. Wang, a 21-year-old Taiwanese project, has never advanced beyond the GCL. He posted a 3.23 ERA and a 42/4 K/BB rate at the level this past season. Wang's fastball reaches 95, and he's showed the makings for two additional plus pitches (curveball and changeup).
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 10:22:00 AM

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