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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Chien-Ming Wang does not have an outlook written for the 2018 season.
LEAGUE: Free Agent    Throws: R    HT: 6'2"    WT: 180 lbs.    DOB: 3/31/1980    Drafted: 2000Show Contract
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Chien-Ming Wang Contract Info:
Released by the Royals in September of 2016.
Released by Royals
PFree Agent  
September 22, 2016
Wang was released by the Royals on Thursday, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.
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2018 Stat Review for Chien-Ming Wang
2.13 K/BB
WEAK
9.87 K/9
GOOD
4.65 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
6.10 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.74 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.17 FIP
GOOD
0.409 BABIP
HIGH
62.3 % Strand Rate
LOW
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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2012
2011
2010
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2003
  1. Chien-Ming Wang 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  2. Chien-Ming Wang 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  3. Chien-Ming Wang 2011 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. Chien-Ming Wang 2010 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Chien-Ming Wang 2009 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Chien-Ming Wang 2008 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Chien-Ming Wang 2007 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Chien-Ming Wang 2006 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  9. Chien-Ming Wang 2005 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  10. Chien-Ming Wang 2004 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  11. Chien-Ming Wang 2003 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Released by Royals
PFree Agent  
September 22, 2016
Wang was released by the Royals on Thursday, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.
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DFA'd by Royals
PKansas City Royals  
Biceps
September 17, 2016
Wang (biceps) was designated for assignment by the Royals on Saturday.
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Placed on DL
PKansas City Royals  
Biceps
August 31, 2016
Wang was placed on the DL with bicep tendinitis, Joel Goldberg of FoxSports.com reports.
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Steady in first season out of bullpen
PKansas City Royals  
July 26, 2016
Wang has allowed four runs over nine innings pitched in July.
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PKansas City Royals  
May 28, 2016
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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