Chih-Wei Hu
24-Year-Old PitcherRP
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Hu's ERA last season was largely the product of an unsustainable BABIP (.120) and left-on-base percentage (80.7 percent) -- his FIP was all the way up at 5.16. But that was all in a small sample, and Hu's performance over 61.2 innings at Triple-A Durham was solid (3.06 ERA and 3.97 FIP). He pitched almost exclusively in relief, starting just four games after appearing in only nine games in relief in the first four years of his career. The move seemed to have a positive impact, as Hu's strikeout rate jumped up while his walk rate fell. If those improvements hold in Hu's second season in relief, he should provide real-world value as a solid middle reliever, though his fantasy value will be limited unless he makes a rapid and unexpected jump up the depth chart. Read Past Outlooks
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Set for promotion Thursday
PTampa Bay Rays
September 19, 2018
Hu will be recalled from Triple-A Durham on Thursday.
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Hu has appeared in just three games for the Rays this season, posting a 5.40 ERA and 0.80 WHIP with nine strikeouts in 10 innings of relief. Look for him to serve in low-leverage spots upon his arrival prior to the series opener in Toronto.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-44%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-65%
BAA vs RHP
2017
Even Split
2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .194 40 7 4 7 0 0 3
Since 2016vs Right .109 50 14 3 5 2 0 1
2018vs Left .227 23 5 1 5 0 0 2
2018vs Right .080 27 7 2 2 1 0 0
2017vs Left .143 17 2 3 2 0 0 1
2017vs Right .143 23 7 1 3 1 0 1
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-2%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-20%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-43%
ERA at Home
2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 3.55 1.03 12.2 0 1 0 10.7 3.6 1.4
Since 2016Away 3.48 0.58 10.1 1 0 0 5.2 1.7 1.7
2018Home 4.50 1.00 8.0 0 0 0 10.1 3.4 1.1
2018Away 3.60 0.40 5.0 0 0 0 5.4 0.0 1.8
2017Home 1.93 1.07 4.2 0 1 0 11.6 3.9 1.9
2017Away 3.38 0.75 5.1 1 0 0 5.1 3.4 1.7
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Chih-Wei Hu compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
4.00
 
K/9
8.3
 
BB/9
2.1
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
92.8 mph
 
ERA
4.15
 
WHIP
0.77
 
BABIP
.169
 
GB/FB
0.42
 
Strand %
50.0%
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Hu provided plenty of reason for optimism in 2016 at Double-A Montgomery, where he posted a 2.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and surrendered only seven homers over 142.2 innings. He didn't fare as well in one start with Triple-A Durham, giving up seven earned runs over 4.2 innings. The 23-year-old righty has posted impressive strikeout rates at stops in the lower levels, but last season's 18.4 percent rate is more indicative of the type of pitcher Hu projects to be in the big leagues. He pounds the zone with a low-90s fastball and plus changeup, which is his best pitch, while also mixing in three other change-of-pace secondaries. The Taiwanese righty has advanced pitchability and should be able to serve as a No. 4 or No. 5 starter in the big leagues by the end of 2017. He could also move to the bullpen if there is a greater need there, as his fastball would play up, giving him a nasty fastball/changeup combination that would give hitters fits from both sides of the plate.
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Sent back to minors
PTampa Bay Rays
July 25, 2018
The Rays optioned Hu to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Called up from Durham
PTampa Bay Rays
July 23, 2018
Hu was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Monday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Sent back to Triple-A
PTampa Bay Rays
July 14, 2018
Hu was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Saturday.
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Promoted to big leagues
PTampa Bay Rays
July 12, 2018
Hu was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Returns to Triple-A
PTampa Bay Rays
May 4, 2018
The Rays optioned Hu to Triple-A Durham on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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