Now we're here with a quick video previewing the Chinese professional baseball League that is taking place right now as we speak in just a matter of moments.
The first game, originally scheduled to be last morning last night yesterday, was rained out and there was a double header scheduled for today.
The first game was rained out, but now we have some alive baseball action happening in a matter of moments.
Over on twitch, you can check out the stream over on task of sports on Twitter.
We have linked to it on one of our previous sweets there.
So we're gonna be talking about this real quick under 10 minutes, previewing everything you need to know about the Chinese professional baseball league.
So first up, it is Corona virus pandemic.
That's why we are talking about it's one of the only professionals leagues still going on right now.
Do you do to the pandemic? But still, they are taking precautions.
No more than 500 people, including players, coaches, umpires, media and local officials and stadium staff, are allowed in the building s.
So that's good for general health concerns.
Biggest reason why you probably heard about the C P B.
L is because of their virtual fans.
That is, the racket in ******s announced that they were gonna have robot fans as quote the 10th player on the field end quote to kind of support the team and support the players, uh, during the empty stadium during this time right now.
So that's That's the biggest thing that they're actually at the first overseas.
A baseball league.
Attacks implement Digital fans That robot's hands back in 2014 the Eagles of the Korean Baseball, the Korea Baseball Organization, introduced quote fan box.
It was their digital cheerleaders.
They're controlled by fans who cannot actually be at the stadium.
And they kind of just bring a better atmosphere into the all right into the stadium racket in as you know, they're also the badge sponsor for the goals.
They awarded the MBA here stateside, and they just recently bought the ******s, uh, this past September, and they renamed the team the Racket and ******s in December record in their online commerce, featured in a Japan retail company as well.
So the baseball action here is this league worth watching.
The skill level is about on par with double A base well here in the States in the minor league levels, a step below Japan's baseball league, but not horrible it not better.
Better than some of the baseball we have here in professional ranks on the worst day could go down a class.
A advanced singlet, I've been told, but overall, it's about double A players with lower than experience in Single A a singlet or lower from here in the States that go over to China, pretty much generally struggle.
About 90% don't have a career in C p B l.
So it's about double double a level and what you need to know.
Overall, it's a very hitter friendly league.
It's not uncommon to see teams rack up scores of 10 or more runs on the score scoreboard.
That's due to a lack of high Teer pitching, stacked lineup, smaller strike zones and a hitter pitcher friend.
Familiarity, uh, so you'll see a lot of bullpens.
Two bullpens are weak and they'll give up runs and I'll give up lead so you'll have some late crazy comebacks in the 7th 8th or ninth inning and accuracy bunting.
A lot of stacked lineup lot of swinging Duke.
Also, due to this, you see a high number of balls in play on with lesser defenders attempting to make those players.
We overall see a higher trend in batting average on balls and play batting average and percentage of unearned runs almost 4% compared to Major League Baseball.
Run scoring in the CPB L is 13% higher than a major league baseball, while walks strikeouts combined.
Combined occurred 6.
4% less frequently compared to Major League Baseball.
For looking for what teams to root for, gotta recommend to right here first stuck the racket in ******s.
You gotta love them with their their robot fans, right? Well, they're up. You're hitting team.
They don't have much pitching depth or really any at all, but they make up for with their bats.
Every single player talkto bottom can swing on this team as a team.
In 2019 they hit 3 18 That's compared to the league average of 2 88 I treat the full stats on there, but they're slugging for 93 is compared to just 4 39 in overall the league average, so they're they're competitive team and they could swing the bat, and they've bullied the CPB l over the past decade.
They've won the time one series six times the past eight seasons, including five of the last six and each of the last three.
So they're They're kind of a combination of the Yankees and the Astros in terms of dominance, but also, everyone on their team can hit right now.
If you're looking for more about balanced, well rounded team, look no further than the Chinatrust Brothers.
Overall, they're the most popular team in the league.
They have the best looking logo and the best uniforms and are willing to spend big on Ford and talent.
They spend a ton of money off on in this offseason to bring in MLB pictures Ariel Miranda and Esmael Rodri Rogers, and they have one of the most entertaining starters in former Giants.
At Rocky's farmhand, Mitch Lively.
We put this on our Twitter.
He has a crazy wind up by death, recommend checking it out.
He steps back, and then he just cranks his arm almost like you sort of softball pitch.
The pictures are confused, the hitters are confused.
Even the pictures of the bullpen.
Men laugh, and they're confused.
What's going on with this guy doing? And he goes it in for a strike.
Young has to kind of tell the batter, step back in the box.
That's his style.
It's pretty crazy he'll miss the beginning the season due to a leg injury, but definitely somethingto watch as this even progresses if we see some more Mitch.
Lively highlights coming out of the sea.
PBL that president.
Foreign players in Taiwan that are limits Teams are limited to four foreign players per roster, three on the active roster and only two on the field at the same time.
The most foreign players are pictures.
Generally speaking, see BPL player.
Foreign players are mostly Triple A players with Major League Baseball experience.
Guys that are just kind of grinding, looking for a strengthening invite.
Probably not making it like a major league roster anytime soon and looking more for more opportunity and more money.
You also see players that are the faces of the Atlantic League, Mexican week or various Latin American winter leagues, and those rather places that the CBL tends to draw talent from foreign players cannot stress this enough.
They're the key to a lot of these teams.
They spend a big on these players.
We've mentioned the Chinatrust Brothers on Miranda.
They spent at least $600,000 as his base contract and that that doesn't even include a performance.
Incentives of shell with deathly rank up this year.
The U Bahn guardians they re signed Henry Sosa base salary between half a 1,000,006 $100,000.
Pretty happy price tag looks to contribute to this tea this year.
Another foreign player, but you might recognize the last name of I gotta mention his union Presidents 7 11 Lions eighth Josh Roenicke e ah.
He has 109 Major League Baseball appearances.
He's the most experienced former experienced former MLB player in the CPB l.
And he's actually currently on a 14 day mandatory quarantine here in the States down in Tampa Ah, he scouted city that witnessed the birth of his first child.
And he's right now just working out in his Ah, mandatory quarantine is like a hotel, but you can't leave.
He's just working on in there.
That team sent him dumbbells and exercise equipment.
Just toe workout in there.
He's not gonna have a regular throwing routine because he has to stay in the hotel and then just get checked regularly for symptoms, as everyone traveling back from Taiwan has to here in America now.
But he is actually the son of Gary, uh, Gary Wernecke and the nephew of the Red Sox manager Ron and brother in law of Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond's of this kind of some major league ties to a foreign player that's gonna be playing very soon in the sea.
PPL In terms of history of the league, it was established in 1990 with a four team structure.
It eventually expanded in 1997 after a couple expansions and reach a peak of a record high 11 teams.
But due to a string of game fixing scandals, the CBL has reduced down to just four teams since 9 2020 19 though they announced that they're gonna have the reach on Dragon's return to professional baseball, a za fifth team in the league.
The Dragons that began this season, though in the minor league system for the CPI bl and will begin in their inaugural season in 2021.
Last note. Here.
How long is this season? It's 120 games with 2 60 game haves for playoff formatting.
Hopefully, we'll be back to major league action.
But if not, we'll have plenty of Chinese baseball do pictures hit? No, they do not implement a d h rule in this league.
And are there any other weird rules you have to look out for when watching these streams? Well, if the game is declared the game, if you gave us tied after 12 innings is declared a draw, so just leave a note that we don't have here.
They keep playing extra innings here in the States.
Over there is declared a draw.
You know right now, we'll hit you tomorrow or later today on everything you know about the upcoming games.
That game previews game recap, all that good stuff.
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