November 30, 2018
TACHUNG – 2018 Taiwan’s Asia Winter Baseball League (AWB), which is in its sixth season and operated by the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) kicked off in Taichung on November 24, 2018.
The AWBL is a largely developmental league for younger players and up-and-coming prospects. It is an opportunity for players to showcase their ability, to work on specific skills, and to hone various areas of their game. AWB Teams comprise CPBL, Japan Amateur Baseball Association (JABA), Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) East, and Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) West.
Each team will play 16 games, from Saturday, November 24 to Thursday, December 13 at Douliu Baseball Stadium (18 games), and Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium (28 games), prior to two days of playoffs in Taichung, on December 14-15, to determine the league champion on December 16. The AWB 2018 season will feature several top young professional prospects.