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Wei-Yin Chen

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

2014 Stats

W-L

2-1

ERA

4.76

WHIP

1.65

K

12

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 seas...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 195   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 three-year, $11.388 million deal with Baltimore in January of 2012.

April 14, 2014  –  Wei-Yin Chen News

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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 3 3 0 17.0 26 9 1 12 2 2 1 0 0 0 4.76 1.65
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3-Year Averages MAJ   27 27 0 164.8 164 74 23 129 48 9 9 0 0 0 4.04 1.29

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Wei-Yin Chen Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 14 TB 6.3 5 1 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.76 1.65
Apr. 8 @NYY 5.0 9 4 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 6.75 1.97
Apr. 3 Bos 5.7 12 4 4 0 0 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.35 2.12
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
11.3 14 5 5 1 2 7 0 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 3.97 1.41
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
17.0 26 9 9 1 2 12 0 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 4.76 1.65
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
17.0 26 9 9 1 2 12 0 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 4.76 1.65

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

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013135271027705.223
20122205215471017.232

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013437772911528112.286
20125981024213924322.257

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201364.7420541883.621.21
2012103.06608829174.111.28

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201372.3350502194.481.42
201289.76506628123.911.24
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 3 3 17.0 6.35 1.06 6.00 0.53 1.33 70.4% 91.8 MPH 4.76 2.91 .410
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Wei-Yin Chen
3-Year Averages MAJ   27 27 164.8 7.04 2.62 2.69 1.26 73% 4.04 4.32 .296

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2014 Stat Review for Wei-Yin Chen    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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6.00 K/BB
ELITE
6.35 K/9
WEAK
1.06 BB/9
ELITE
91.8 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.5 HR/9
ELITE
1.33 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.76 ERA
POOR
1.65 WHIP
TERRIBLE
2.91 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.410 BABIP
HIGH
70.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Wei-Yin Chen (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Billy Butler KC 12 7 2 4 0 1 0 .583 1.417 2.000
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 7 4 1 2 1 0 0 .571 1.143 1.768
Cody Ross AZ 5 3 0 1 0 1 0 .600 1.200 1.700
Mike Morse SF 8 4 1 2 1 3 1 .500 1.000 1.556
Eric Hosmer KC 11 5 2 4 0 0 0 .455 1.000 1.455
Daniel Nava BOS 11 6 1 3 1 2 0 .545 .818 1.402
Jeff Baker MIA 5 3 0 1 0 1 0 .600 .800 1.400
Dayan Viciedo CHI-A 6 2 1 1 0 2 0 .333 1.000 1.333
Dustin Pedroia BOS 22 11 0 4 2 1 0 .500 .773 1.314
Bryce Harper WAS 5 2 0 2 1 1 0 .400 .800 1.300

Best Matchups for Wei-Yin Chen (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brendan Ryan NY-A 9 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .100
Mike Aviles CLE 8 0 0 1 1 3 0 .000 .000 .100
Kyle Seager SEA 11 0 0 0 1 2 1 .000 .000 .083
Josh Reddick OAK 9 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Salvador Perez KC 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Dunn CHI-A 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Snyder BOS 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Howie Kendrick ANA 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Mark Trumbo AZ 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Chen gave up four runs on nine hits and zero walks, while striking out three over five innings, but got the win over the Yankees on Tuesday.

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Chen gave up four runs and 12 hits in 5.2 innings to take the loss against Boston on Thursday. He didn't walk a batter and struck out five.

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Chen allowed six runs on 10 hits in 3.2 innings during a loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

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Chen tossed three scoreless innings in Sunday's spring training game against the Pirates. He allowed one hit, walked none and struck out two.

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Chen (knee) allowed two runs in his first outing of the spring Tuesday, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Chen (knee) has been working on agility drills and he says his knee is no longer an injury concern, MASN Sports reports.

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Chen (knee) said that he will be ready for the start of the season, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

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Chen was examined Thursday and told that his right knee is looking good, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that Chen has been "a little slow" in his recovery from knee surgery, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.