Pirates sign pitcher Po-Yu Chen as non-drafted free agent

October 7th, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed right-handed pitcher Po-Yu Chen as a non-drafted free agent. The 19-year-old Chen, who is from Taoyuan City, Taiwan, was a member of the 2019 U-18 world-champion Taiwanese national team, where he started two games against Panama and Korea during the tournament.

The 6’2’’, 187-pound Chen also earned the save in the gold medal game, closing out the final 2.0 innings against the United States. His father, Ping-Nan Chen, also played professionally in the Chinese Professional Baseball League.

The Pirates have now signed 48 players during the 2019-20 international signing period. A complete list is attached.