— Durham Bulls (@DurhamBulls) April 5, 2018
On Opening Day for minor league baseball, the Durham Bulls look to Chih-Wei Hu to take the mound to get the season started. Hu was looked upon as long relief bullpen option with the ability to start when called upon. The Rays 27th ranked prospect features a plus changeup and a fastball that touches in the lower 90’s. You will also see him mix it up with a palm ball to get hitters out. Hu will also mix in a curveball and a slider that scouts say “has above average potential”. The 24-year-old will use his changeup against both left and right handed hitters to get outs. There is plenty of room to grow and develop for Hu, but his solid numbers in Triple-A and his short stint with the Rays show a glimpse of what is potentially to come.
It’s official. Chih-Wei Hu gets the Opening Day start for the Bulls.
— Durham Bulls (@DurhamBulls) April 4, 2018
The Hu File
Height: 6 ft
Weight: 220 lb
System Rank: 27
ERA-3.06 IP-61.2 BB-12 K-57 WHIP-1.15
ERA-2.70 IP-10.0 BB-4 K-9 WHIP-0.90
Article featured image of Chih-Wei Hu – courtesy Durham Bulls on Twitter