The American independent league High Point Locus team announced on the 5th (Korean time) that Weiss had signed a contract with the Taiwan Professional Baseball (CPBL) Fubang Guardians club through the club’s social media rules. According to CPBL STATS, which delivers Taiwanese baseball news, the Fubang team has a total of five foreign players, including Anderson Franco,메이저사이트 Tanner Anderson, Matthew Kent, Stephen Woods Jr., and Weiss. Franco is a right-handed fastball pitcher who played for the Lotte Giants in the 2021 KBO League.
Weiss boasts a solid physique (height 1m93cm, weight 95kg). He was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 4th round, 129th overall, in the 2018 draft. His down payment is $400,000 (520 million won). In July of last year, he left Arizona on a waiver claim and transferred to the Kansas City Royals. His minor league career (5 years) record is 17-14 with 1 save and an earned run average of 4.88. He has not yet had a big league career, and this season he was in the Kansas City Minor League Triple-A before moving to the independent league last June. His independent league record was 5-3 with a 4.61 earned run average.
A native of South Elgin, Illinois, USA, Weiss spent his childhood as a Chicago Cubs fan. According to local media, Weiss’ parents divorced when he was young, but his father committed suicide when Weiss was 14 years old. Even his mother passed away from a heart attack in January 2018, causing people around him to feel sorry for him.