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Chien-Ming Wang

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2016 Stats

W-L

6-0

ERA

4.22

WHIP

1.46

K

30

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Chien-Ming Wang in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2016 ADP:  691.26

Rank (RP): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS:    THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 225   DOB: 3/31/1980   BORN: Tainan, Taiwan   COLLEGE: Taipei Ti Wu University   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Royals in September of 2016.

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Chien-Ming Wang 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
2004 24 AA TRE 19 19 0 115.0 121 53 6 93 28 6 6 0 4.15 1.30
2004 24 AAA COL 6 5 0 40.3 31 9 3 35 8 5 1 0 2.01 0.97
2005 25 AAA COL 6 6 0 34.0 40 16 4 21 6 2 1 0 4.24 1.35
2005 25 MAJ NYY 18 17 0 116.3 113 52 9 47 32 8 5 0 4.02 1.25
2006 26 MAJ NYY 34 33 1 218.0 233 88 12 76 52 19 6 1 3.63 1.31
2007 27 A TAM 1 1 0 5.0 5 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 5.40 1.20
2007 27 MAJ NYY 30 30 0 199.3 199 82 9 104 59 19 7 0 3.70 1.29
2008 28 MAJ NYY 15 15 0 95.0 90 43 4 54 35 8 2 0 4.07 1.32
2009 29 AAA SCR 2 2 1 13.0 7 0 0 7 3 1 0 0 0.00 0.77
2009 29 MAJ NYY 12 9 0 42.0 66 45 7 29 19 1 6 0 9.64 2.02
2011 31 A HAG 2 1 0 3.0 4 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00 1.33
2011 31 A POT 2 1 0 4.0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
2011 31 AA HAR 2 2 0 11.0 8 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.73
2011 31 AAA SYR 2 2 0 10.2 15 8 2 9 2 0 1 0 0 0 6.75 1.67
2011 31 MAJ WAS 11 11 0 62.3 67 28 8 25 13 4 3 0 0 0 4.04 1.28
2012 32 A POT 9 2 0 8.0 7 4 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.50 1.13
2012 32 A HAG 9 1 0 6.0 3 1 1 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.50 0.67
2012 32 AA HAR 9 9 0 45.1 59 34 7 33 9 1 5 0 0 0 6.75 1.51
2012 32 AAA SYR 9 3 0 20.2 26 10 1 8 5 2 0 0 0 0 4.35 1.53
2012 32 MAJ WAS 10 5 0 32.3 50 24 5 15 15 2 3 0 0 0 6.68 2.01
2013 33 AAA BUF 9 8 0 51.2 46 20 3 30 12 4 3 0 0 0 3.48 1.13
2013 33 AAA SCR 9 9 0 58.0 57 15 2 25 10 4 4 0 0 0 2.33 1.16
2013 33 MAJ TOR 6 6 0 27.0 40 23 5 14 9 1 2 0 0 0 7.67 1.81
2014 34 AAA CHA 9 9 0 53.1 71 30 2 23 12 5 3 0 0 0 5.06 1.56
2014 34 AAA LOU 19 19 0 119.1 129 49 4 50 45 8 5 0 0 0 3.70 1.46
2015 35 AAA TAC 11 10 1 68.0 89 43 8 23 14 4 5 0 0 0 5.69 1.51
2015 35 AAA GWI 11 10 0 62.0 96 42 3 28 21 2 6 0 0 0 6.10 1.89
2016 36 MAJ KC 38 0 0 53.3 60 25 6 30 18 6 0 0 0 0 4.22 1.46
3-Year Averages     38 0 0 53.3 60 25 6 30 18 6 0 0 0 0 4.22 1.46
Career  (View All)     174 126 1 845.7 918 410 65 394 252 68 34 1 4.36 1.38

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Chien-Ming Wang Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016114181223514.232

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201611712637702.333

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201631.0500171024.651.52

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201622.310013843.631.39
Chien-Ming Wang 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
2004 24 AA TRE 19 19 115.0 7.28 2.19 3.32 0.47 67.1% 4.15 3.07 .332
2004 24 AAA COL 6 5 40.3 7.81 1.79 4.38 0.67 83.3% 2.01 3.10 .262
2005 25 AAA COL 6 6 34.0 5.56 1.59 3.50 1.06 71.4% 4.24 4.02 .325
2005 25 MAJ NYY 18 17 116.3 3.64 2.48 1.47 0.70 68.4% 4.02 4.25 .270
2006 26 MAJ NYY 34 33 218.0 3.14 2.15 1.46 0.50 2.70 72.2% 3.63 3.96 .291
2007 27 A TAM 1 1 5.0 7.20 1.80 4.00 0.00 50% 5.40 2.80 .331
2007 27 MAJ NYY 30 30 199.3 4.70 2.66 1.76 0.41 2.16 70.7% 3.70 3.66 .293
2008 28 MAJ NYY 15 15 95.0 5.12 3.32 1.54 0.38 1.74 67.8% 91.8 MPH 4.07 3.75 .287
2009 29 AAA SCR 2 2 13.0 4.85 2.08 2.33 0.00 100% 0.00 2.82 .191
2009 29 MAJ NYY 12 9 42.0 6.21 4.07 1.53 1.50 2.36 51.3% 91.8 MPH 9.64 5.39 .397
2011 31 A HAG 2 1 3.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 6.00 2.20 .423
2011 31 A POT 2 1 4.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.70 .097
2011 31 AA HAR 2 2 11.0 2.45 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.65 .222
2011 31 AAA SYR 2 2 10.2 7.94 1.76 4.50 1.76 60% 6.75 4.87 .397
2011 31 MAJ WAS 11 11 62.3 3.61 1.88 1.92 1.16 1.82 72.2% 90.6 MPH 4.04 4.74 .281
2012 32 A POT 9 2 8.0 4.50 2.25 2.00 0.00 55.6% 4.50 2.95 .274
2012 32 A HAG 9 1 6.0 10.50 1.50 7.00 1.50 100% 1.50 3.53 .168
2012 32 AA HAR 9 9 45.1 6.59 1.80 3.67 1.40 55.7% 6.75 4.35 .356
2012 32 AAA SYR 9 3 20.2 3.56 2.23 1.60 0.45 70% 4.35 4.09 .338
2012 32 MAJ WAS 10 5 32.3 4.18 4.18 1.00 1.39 2.00 68.3% 91.0 MPH 6.68 5.95 .371
2013 33 AAA BUF 9 8 51.2 5.27 2.11 2.50 0.53 69.1% 3.48 3.55 .273
2013 33 AAA SCR 9 9 58.0 3.88 1.55 2.50 0.31 80% 2.33 3.36 .284
2013 33 MAJ TOR 6 6 27.0 4.67 3.00 1.56 1.67 2.61 59.1% 89.9 MPH 7.67 5.57 .360
2014 34 AAA CHA 9 9 53.1 3.90 2.03 1.92 0.34 65.4% 5.06 3.50 .353
2014 34 AAA LOU 19 19 119.1 3.78 3.40 1.11 0.30 73.5% 3.70 4.06 .304
2015 35 AAA TAC 11 10 68.0 3.04 1.85 1.64 1.06 63.2% 5.69 4.67 .324
2015 35 AAA GWI 11 10 62.0 4.06 3.05 1.33 0.44 65.8% 6.10 3.99 .388
2016 36 MAJ KC 38 0 53.3 5.06 3.04 1.67 1.01 2.07 73.6% 91.6 MPH 4.22 4.66 .310
3-Year Averages     38 0 53.3 5.06 3.04 1.67 1.01 73.6% 4.22 4.55 .310
Career     174 126 845.7 4.19 2.68 1.56 0.69 68.8% 4.36 4.19 .300

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2016 Stat Review for Chien-Ming Wang    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.67 K/BB
TERRIBLE
5.06 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.04 BB/9
AVERAGE
91.6 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
2.07 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.22 ERA
POOR
1.46 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.66 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.310 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
73.6% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

Chien-Ming Wang: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wang (biceps) was designated for assignment by the Royals on Saturday.

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Wang was placed on the DL with bicep tendinitis, Joel Goldberg of FoxSports.com reports.

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Wang has allowed four runs over nine innings pitched in July.

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Wang (3-0) surrendered two hits over two innings in Saturday's 8-7 victory over the White Sox. He struck out two.

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Wang pitched a scoreless inning, striking out two en route to the win in Tuesday's comeback victory over the Nationals.

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Wang was added to the Royals' 40-man roster on Sunday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Wang could be the leading candidate for a final spot in the bullpen, MLB.com reports.

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Wang signed a minor league contract with the Royals on Thursday, Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports.

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Wang agreed to a minor league contract with the Mariners, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Wang was released by the Braves on Friday, Kevin McAlpin of Braves Radio Network reports.

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Wang will begin the season as a member of the Triple-A rotation, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

There was no outlook written for Chien-Ming Wang.

2013

Well, you can not say the Nationals did not try. The club gave Wang two full years to try and regain some semblance of the form he showed in his heyday with the Yankees, but shoulder woes have turned his bowling ball sinker into something more like a lacrosse ball and it is hard to say whether the succession of lower body injuries he battled in 2012 prevented him from getting comfortable with his mechanics. Either way, unless he can somehow regain that extra velocity he lost in 2008, Wang's major league future is in serious jeopardy.

2012

Wang made 11 starts with the Nationals down the stretch in 2011 after injuries derailed him back in 2009. His velocity on his sinker isn't what it once was, but he still averaged 90.6 mph last season. He won't strike out more than 4.50 K/9IP, but he still gets groundballs at a 54 percent rate while posting a career-low walk rate (1.88 BB/9IP). Health will be a concern, but Wang will be given a starting spot for 2012. Expect a similar ERA for the season, but durability is a major concern here.

2011

After an offseason filled with reports of Wang being ahead of schedule in his recovery from shoulder surgery, reality threw a big bucket of cold water on that enthusiasm, and Wang ended up not pitching an inning all season. He's as likely to continue his comeback with the Nationals as anybody, but given how long he's been out of action just making it back to the majors might be a best-case scenario.

2010

Wang’s 2009 season was cut short by a shoulder injury that shelved him for good last July. Though he was originally expected to be out until July 2010, reports over the winter indicated that his recovery process was going so well that he could be ready by May 1 or earlier. If that’s true, the Yankees – widely presumed to let him walk – may decide to tender him a contract after all. His injury problems would make him a risk, but he was one of baseball’s most reliable pitchers from 2006 through the first half of 2008 and could wind up being a nice bargain for whatever team lands him.

2009

Wang was well on his way to another strong season atop the Yankees' rotation before getting derailed by a Lisfranc injury in late June. That ailment ultimately ended his season, taking a toll on the team's rotation depth since Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness of their own. For the second straight season, Wang improved his strikeout rate (5.12 K/9IP), even though that has come at the expense of an uptick in walks (3.32 BB/9IP). He's expected to be ready in time for the start of spring training, and Wang should benefit from sliding down in the rotation following the Yankees' addition of CC Sabathia over winter. Regardless of where he's at in the rotation, you can expect him to be a good source of wins and ERA, even if he doesn't miss an overwhelming number of bats.

2008

For the second straight season, Wang was the staff ace for the Yankees, although he wasn't a candidate for the AL Cy Young award despite improvements in strikeout rate and contact rate with a nearly identical BABIP mark (.293) from the previous season. He'll enter 2008 as the Yankees' ace, and so long as he has a healthy infield defense behind him, he should be among the AL leaders in wins with good peripherals, while another improvement in strikeouts would stand to improve his fantasy value.

2007

Wang was a major surprise for the Yankees in 2006 and became a legitimate Cy Young candidate by season's end. He's never going to overpower hitters or pile up impressive strikeout numbers, but like any decent starting pitcher in the Bronx, he'll get plenty of run support, so the wins will come. His consistently high groundball/flyball ratio (2.7 last year) lessens the blow from the lack of strikeouts, but pitchers with such low strikeout rates operate on such a thin margin for error. He'll still be valuable, but expect a little backslide in terms of ERA.

2006

Wang showed good stuff and even better poise after his promotion to the Bronx early last year. He was, in fact, the Yankees' most consistent starter before going down with a shoulder injury and rebounded well late in the year. He's fully healthy going into 2006 and could win his share of games despite a low strikeout rate given the strong lineup behind him.

2005

Wang established himself as a top prospect after a late-season promotion to Columbus, pitching two complete games in five starts with excellent control. He could end up either as an injury fill-in to the Yankees rotation or, more likely, as excellent trade bait. He's not far from major league-ready.

2004

Injuries have been a constant for Wang, who hasn't been able to make it unscathed through a full season. Last year he was felled by a blister on his pitching thumb, and he also missed the 2001 season with a shoulder injury. Still, Wang's stuff is electric, featuring a 95-mph fastball, and hard-breaking sliders and splitters. That's enough to make him a hot name in the Yankee organization.

2003

Wang, 22, was 6-1 with a 1.72 ERA at Staten Island, then went 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA in the playoffs as his team won the New York-Penn League. He'll start off 2003 in Class A ball.