Lyle Lin has become the first Taiwanese to be picked up by a Major League Baseball (MLB) team.
The 18-year-old is a graduate of JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Originally from Taipei, Lin chose to attend high school in the U.S. to pursue his baseball dreams.
It paid off — the Seattle Mariners picked up Lin at their 16th round pick on June 11, the third and final day of the 2016 MLB Draft.
Lin had already agreed to attend Arizona State University, so he will have to make a decision on whether to continue with his school work or take up professional baseball immediately.