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Wei-Yin Chen

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Miami Marlins

2016 Stats

W-L

5-4

ERA

5.02

WHIP

1.28

K

95

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Chen was a model of consistency in his four seasons with the Orioles. He missed fewer than two months due to injury over the course of those four seasons, exceeding 185 innings in three of the four ye...

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2016 ADP:  203.34

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 200   DOB: 7/21/1985   BORN: Kaohsiung, Taiwan   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Wei-Yin Chen Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $80 million contract with the Marlins in January of 2016. The deal includes a sixth-year vesting option and an opt-out after the second season.

September 24, 2016  –  Wei-Yin Chen News

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Chen allowed two runs on four hits and struck out three over four innings in a victory over the Braves on Saturday.

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Wei-Yin Chen Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 22 JPN JPN 39 14 1 114.2 101 37 7 107 33 7 6 0 2.92 1.17
2009 23 JPN JPN 24 0 4 164.0 113 28 10 146 40 8 4 0 1.54 0.93
2010 24 JPN JPN 29 0 2 188.0 166 60 21 153 49 13 10 0 0 0 2.87 1.14
2011 25 JPN JPN 25 0 1 164.2 138 49 9 94 31 8 10 0 0 0 2.69 1.03
2012 26 MAJ BAL 32 32 0 192.7 186 86 29 154 57 12 11 0 0 0 4.02 1.26
2013 27 AA BOW 2 2 0 12.0 9 4 0 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 3.00 0.92
2013 27 MAJ BAL 23 23 0 137.0 142 62 17 104 39 7 7 0 0 0 4.07 1.32
2014 28 MAJ BAL 31 31 0 185.7 193 73 23 136 35 16 6 0 0 0 3.54 1.23
2015 29 A FRE 1 1 0 3.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
2015 29 MAJ BAL 31 31 0 191.3 192 71 28 153 41 11 8 0 0 0 3.34 1.22
2016 30 MAJ MIA 21 21 0 118.3 128 66 21 95 23 5 4 0 0 0 5.02 1.28
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3-Year Averages     28 28 0 171.3 175 68 22 131 38 11 7 0 0 0 3.57 1.24
Career  (View All)     138 138 0 825.0 841 358 118 642 195 51 36 0 3.91 1.26

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

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Wei-Yin Chen Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 24 Atl 4.0 4 2 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.02 1.28
Sep. 19 Was 4.3 4 3 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.04 1.29
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.2 IP/G
8.3 8 5 5 1 0 6 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 5.40 0.96
Last 30 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.2 IP/G
8.3 8 5 5 1 0 6 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 5.40 0.96
Last 60 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.2 IP/G
8.3 8 5 5 1 0 6 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 5.40 0.96

Wei-Yin Chen Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20168215325311.325
201518732639713.223
201418932748713.268

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016417802010323220.265
20156051213515343325.274
20145831042814536120.266

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201659.0110501475.491.36
2015108.06508315183.501.17
201491.08206716113.761.32

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201659.3430459144.551.20
201583.35307026103.131.28
201494.78406919123.331.14
Wei-Yin Chen Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 22 JPN JPN 39 14 114.2 8.43 2.60 3.24 0.55 76.4% 2.92 2.99 .304
2009 23 JPN JPN 24 0 164.0 8.01 2.20 3.65 0.55 87.4% 1.54 2.94 .246
2010 24 JPN JPN 29 0 188.0 7.32 2.35 3.12 1.01 79.9% 2.87 3.81 .278
2011 25 JPN JPN 25 0 164.2 5.15 1.70 3.03 0.49 75% 2.69 3.33 .259
2012 26 MAJ BAL 32 32 192.7 7.19 2.66 2.70 1.35 0.86 73.4% 91.0 MPH 4.02 4.52 .287
2013 27 AA BOW 2 2 12.0 6.00 1.50 4.00 0.00 63.6% 3.00 2.37 .258
2013 27 MAJ BAL 23 23 137.0 6.83 2.56 2.67 1.12 0.88 72.6% 91.4 MPH 4.07 4.19 .307
2014 28 MAJ BAL 31 31 185.7 6.59 1.70 3.89 1.11 1.20 75.6% 91.8 MPH 3.54 3.96 .305
2015 29 A FRE 1 1 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.87 .134
2015 29 MAJ BAL 31 31 191.3 7.20 1.93 3.73 1.32 1.12 79% 91.4 MPH 3.34 4.22 .298
2016 30 MAJ MIA 21 21 118.3 7.23 1.75 4.13 1.60 1.24 65.4% 90.7 MPH 5.02 4.56 .310
Next 7 Days     0 1 6.1 5.31 2.81 1.89 1.70 73.9% 4.33 5.41 .265
Rest Of Season     0 1 6.1 5.31 2.81 1.89 1.70 73.9% 4.33 5.41 .265
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3-Year Averages     28 28 171.3 6.88 2.00 3.45 1.16 75.9% 3.57 4.01 .303
Career     138 138 825.0 7.00 2.13 3.29 1.29 73.9% 3.91 4.24 .300

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2016 Stat Review for Wei-Yin Chen    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.13 K/BB
GOOD
7.23 K/9
WEAK
1.75 BB/9
ELITE
90.7 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.6 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.24 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.02 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.28 WHIP
AVERAGE
4.56 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.310 BABIP
HIGH
65.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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Wei-Yin Chen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Chen (elbow) threw 4.1 innings Monday against the Nationals, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out three and receiving a no-decision in his first start off the DL.

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The Marlins activated Chen (elbow) from the disabled list Monday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

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Chen (elbow) will start Monday for the Marlins, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

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Chen (elbow) threw 65 pitches in a simulated game Sunday and could be the Marlins' choice next time they need a spot starter, MLB.com reports.

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Chen (elbow) is scheduled to throw in a simulated game Friday at the Marlins' spring training complex, MLB.com reports.

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Chen (elbow) tossed 20 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday as he continues to target a mid-September return, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Chen (elbow) played catch Wednesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list July 25 and continues to target a September return, MLB.com reports.

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2016

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2015

Another middling arm with a career year helps explain how the Oís were able to run away with the American League East despite a bevy of star injuries that would've sunk just about any team in a normal season. Letís not overstate Chenís season, though, he was still only a bit better than league average despite lowering his ERA by half a run. Like teammate Bud Norris, Chen enjoyed a superb win-loss record that is sure to artificially inflate his price at the draft table in 2015. His 4.5% walk rate was 12th best among 87 qualified starters, but he paired it with a strikeout rate that ranked 61st. His hit and home run rates suggest the 4.00ish ERAs from 2012-13 are where his skill set still lies. Chen can be a serviceable arm to fill out an AL-only rotation, but someone who was found on waiver wires in mixed leagues last year will likely be drafted due in large part to the 16-6 record. Donít be the victim of that error.

2014

Aside for a slight uptick in his WHIP, Chen's 2013 numbers were nearly a carbon copy of his 2012 season. That accounts for an oblique injury that caused him to miss some time in the middle of the season. Chen had more success with his secondary pitches, particularly his slider and changeup, and less success with his fastball in 2013 despite a slight increase in velocity across most of his pitches. The upcoming season will be a contract year for Chen, and he is a lock to make Baltimore's rotation, while his first two big league campaigns suggest that another year in the neighborhood of a 7.0 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 is likely.

2013

Chen was the only member of Baltimore's rotation to hold down a spot for the whole season and he led the team with 12 wins. Prior to signing with the Orioles, Chen's velocity dropped in 2011. He was able to rebound to an average fastball velocity of 91 mph, which is more in line with his career numbers. Chen's 0.88 GB/FB ratio is cause for concern and supports his 29 home runs allowed. He is a virtual lock for a rotation spot in 2013, but it is believed that Chen's ceiling is not much higher than what his 2012 numbers reflect.

2012

Chen has been one of Japan's better pitchers since 2008 and an out clause in his NPB contract allowed him to move to MLB and sign three-year deal with the Orioles. Chen moved into Chunichi's rotation full time in 2009, and he had his best season with a 1.54 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 146:40 K:BB ratio. He got it done with electric stuff, working primarily off a fastball with movement that touched 96 mph on his best days, and a mid-80's slider with bite. While Chen has remained highly effective in the two years since, he hasn't repeated his dominant 2009 performance, on either the stats sheet or the radar gun. He's maintained very good, but not quite league leading, ERAs and WHIPs. In 2011 his strikeout rate dropped to 5.15 K/9IP, after hovering around 8.00 K/9IP in previous seasons. Stuff-wise, he's remained a fastball/slider pitcher, but his fastball velocity has cooled off, now sitting at 88-90 mph topping out around 93 mph, and his slider doesn't have quite as much movement. Chen turns 27 in June 2012, so he'll enter MLB with some prime baseball years ahead of him. Even if he can't find a way to stick in the Baltimore rotation, he should have enough stuff to succeed in a bullpen role.

2011

Chen is considered one of Japan's best pitchers and a name to watch in case he decides to come to MLB. Chen regressed a little from his breakout 2009 season, but set a career high with 188 IP, and posted solid rates including a 2.87 ERA and a 1.144 WHIP. But beyond numbers, Chen is a 25-year-old left-hander with an electric arm and is a valuable prospect. Chen is Taiwanese and joined Chunichi after high school, but unlike most foreign players in Japan he doesn't have contractual provisions that allow him to become a free agent if he chooses and is subject to the more restrictive rules governing drafted Japanese players. Chen and his representation are trying to negotiate an opt-out clause into his contract. If they are successful, we'll probably see him in MLB soon. If not, he is still about six years away from free agency.

2010

Chen has emerged as one of the best pitchers in Japan and is a name to watch in case he decides to move to the U.S. The 23-year-old lefty broke out in a big way in 2009, posting a 1.54 ERA in 164 innings. Chen is a rare power lefty, featuring a mid-90s fastball and a hard slider. He is a long way from having the service time he needs for NPB free agency, but his status as a foreign player may allow him to test the MLB market sooner.