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Wei-Yin Chen

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

2014 Stats

W-L

16-6

ERA

3.54

WHIP

1.23

K

136

SV

0

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Another middling arm with a career year helps explain how the Os 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...

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2015 ADP:  334.3

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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:

Had his contract option exercised by the Orioles for $4.75 million in October of 2014.

March 5, 2015  –  Wei-Yin Chen News

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Chen went two shutout innings in his Grapefruit League debut Thursday, allowing one hit and striking out one.

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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
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3-Year Averages     28 28 0 171.8 173 73 23 131 43 11 8 0 0 0 3.82 1.26

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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
Sep. 27 @Tor 6.0 5 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.54 1.23
Sep. 22 @NYY 6.0 6 4 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.56 1.24
Sep. 15 Tor 5.7 9 2 2 0 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.58 1.23
Sep. 10 @Bos 7.0 3 1 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.59 1.21
Sep. 5 @TB 6.0 4 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.69 1.25
Aug. 31 Min 6.7 8 4 4 1 0 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.83 1.25
Aug. 26 TB 4.7 7 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.76 1.25
Aug. 20 @CWS 7.3 6 3 3 1 1 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.76 1.23
Aug. 15 @Cle 7.0 4 1 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.76 1.24
Aug. 6 @Tor 5.0 8 4 4 1 2 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.90 1.27
Aug. 1 Sea 7.3 5 1 1 0 1 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.76 1.24
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.9 IP/G
17.7 20 9 6 0 4 13 0 0 0 1-2 0 0 0 3.06 1.36
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
37.3 35 14 11 2 7 27 0 1 0 3-2 0 0 0 2.65 1.13
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
68.7 65 25 22 5 15 54 0 1 0 5-3 0 0 0 2.88 1.17

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

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201418932748713.268
2013135271027705.223
20122205215471017.232

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20145831042814536120.266
2013437772911528112.286
20125981024213924322.257

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201491.08206716113.761.32
201364.7420541883.621.21
2012103.06608829174.111.28

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201494.78406919123.331.14
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 31 31 185.7 6.59 1.70 3.89 1.11 1.20 75.6% 91.8 MPH 3.54 3.96 .305
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3-Year Averages     28 28 171.8 6.86 2.25 3.05 1.21 74.1% 3.82 4.17 .298

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2014 Stat Review for Wei-Yin Chen    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.89 K/BB
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6.59 K/9
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1.70 BB/9
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91.8 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.1 HR/9
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1.20 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.54 ERA
AVERAGE
1.23 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.96 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.305 BABIP
HIGH
75.6% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Wei-Yin Chen

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

Chen had his contract option exercised by the Orioles on Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Chen will start Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Dubroff reports.

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Chen is expected to start Game 3 of the ALCS against the Royals on Monday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

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Chen will start Game 2 of the ALDS against the Tigers on Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Chen fell to 16-6 on the season after throwing six innings and allowing three runs - two earned - on five hits with three strikeouts and one walk Saturday against the Blue Jays.

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Chen lost Monday against the Yankees as he pitched six innings and allowed four runs (two earned), six hits and two walks to go along with four strikeouts.

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Chen won Monday against the Blue Jays he pitched 5.2 innings and allowed two runs, nine hits and one walk to go along with six strikeouts.

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Chen (15-4) tossed seven innings of one-run ball in a win over the Red Sox on Wednesday, allowing just three hits with four strikeouts against no walks.

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Chen worked six scoreless innings Friday night against Rays, surrendering just four hits and three walks while striking out three.

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Chen allowed eight hits and four earned runs while striking out seven in 6.2 innings against Minnesota on Sunday.

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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.