The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have signed five international free agents, including the organization's first amateur signing out of Taiwan, pitcher Wei-Chieh ("Way-Jay") Huang, since the start of the 2014-15 international signing period on July 2, according to according to D-backs' Executive Vice President & General Manager Kevin Towers.
Huang, 20, was born in Taitung and attended Kao Yuan Tech High School in Kaohsiung followed by the National Taiwan University of Physical Education and Sports (NTUPES), the top ranked college baseball program in the country. Huang went 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA in 4 games during the 2012 Taiwan High School National Tournament, and later reached 95 mph during the preliminary round of the 2013 All-Taiwan Games.
The complete list of the D-backs' five signings:
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS' 2014 INTERNATIONAL SIGNINGS
Juan Araujo (Age 16), OF 6-2, 195, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Mailon Arroyo (Age 16), INF, 6-0, 200, Salcedo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Remy Cordero (Age 16), OF, 6-2, 170, San Pedro, Dominican Republic
Victor Rodriguez (Age 17), OF, 5-10, 140, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Wei-Chieh Huang (Age 20), RHP, 6-1, 170, Taitung, Taiwan