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Wei-Yin Chen

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Miami Marlins

2018 Stats

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1-2

ERA

6.55

WHIP

1.64

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14

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Chen's performance when on the field was better in the second year of his five-year, $80 pact with Miami, but he was limited to just nine appearances (five starts) due to elbow issues. It was revealed...

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2018 ADP:  497.92

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 193   DOB: 7/21/1985   BORN: Kaohsiung, Taiwan   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By BAL In 2012   Show ContractHide Contract

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Wei-Yin Chen Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $80 million contract with the Marlins in January of 2016. The contract includes a sixth-year vesting option and player options in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

May 20, 2018  –  Wei-Yin Chen News

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Chen allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five across 5.1 innings Sunday as he didn't factor into the decision against the Braves.

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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
2015 29 A FRE 1 1 0 3.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
2015 29 MAJ BAL 31 31 0 191.3 192 71 28 153 41 11 8 0 0 0 3.34 1.22
2016 30 MAJ MIA 22 22 0 123.3 134 68 22 100 24 5 5 0 0 0 4.96 1.28
2017 31 A+ JUP 1 1 0 3.2 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.56
2017 31 R GUL 1 1 0 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
2017 31 MAJ MIA 9 5 0 33.0 25 14 3 25 9 2 1 0 0 0 3.82 1.03
2018 32 A+ JUP 2 2 1 7.2 5 1 0 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.17 0.83
2018 32 MAJ MIA 5 5 0 22.0 24 16 6 14 12 1 2 0 0 0 6.55 1.64
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3-Year Averages     20 19 0 115.9 117 51 17 92 24 6 4 0 0 0 3.96 1.22
Career  (View All)     153 149 0 885.0 896 390 128 686 217 54 40 0 3.97 1.26

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Wei-Yin Chen Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 20 @Atl 5.3 5 2 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.55 1.64
May. 15 LAD 4.3 3 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.56 1.80
May. 9 @ChC 3.0 7 9 9 3 2 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 10.22 1.95
May. 4 @Cin 4.0 5 4 4 2 4 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.82 1.61
Apr. 28 Col 5.3 4 1 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.69 1.13
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.2 IP/G
12.7 15 11 11 3 6 9 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 7.82 1.66
Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.4 IP/G
22.0 24 16 16 6 12 14 1 0 0 1-2 0 0 0 6.55 1.64
Last 60 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.4 IP/G
22.0 24 16 16 6 12 14 1 0 0 1-2 0 0 0 6.55 1.64
Wei-Yin Chen Minors 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 ERA WHIP
Apr. 22 St. Lucie 5.0 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 W 0 0.00 0.40
Apr. 17 Lakeland 2.0 3 1 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 4.50 2.00
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
5.0 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 1-0 0 0.00 0.40
Last 60 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 3.5 IP/G
7.0 5 1 1 0 1 11 0 0 0 1-0 0 1.29 0.86

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

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201823706102.261
201736527200.212
20168517326311.325

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20187871218514.290
20179620718223.205
2016435832110823221.266

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20189.71006510.931.24
201710.000010427.201.30
201659.0110501475.491.36

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201812.302087510.951.95
201723.021015512.350.91
201664.34405010154.481.21
Wei-Yin Chen vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Zack Wheeler NY-N 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000

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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
2015 29 A FRE 1 1 3.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.87 .134
2015 29 MAJ BAL 31 31 191.3 7.20 1.93 3.73 1.32 1.12 79% 91.4 MPH 3.34 4.22 .298
2016 30 MAJ MIA 22 22 123.3 7.30 1.75 4.17 1.61 1.25 66.2% 90.7 MPH 4.96 4.55 .311
2017 31 A+ JUP 1 1 3.2 5.63 2.81 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.89 .363
2017 31 R GUL 1 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .524
2017 31 MAJ MIA 9 5 33.0 6.82 2.45 2.78 0.82 0.97 64.5% 90.9 MPH 3.82 3.78 .244
2018 32 A+ JUP 2 2 7.2 13.75 1.25 11.00 0.00 83.3% 1.17 0.56 .350
2018 32 MAJ MIA 5 5 22.0 5.73 4.91 1.17 2.45 0.55 66.7% 90.6 MPH 6.55 7.25 .273
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.7 6.97 1.90 3.67 1.51 69.7% 4.44 4.46 .297
Rest Of Season     0 17 95.9 7.08 1.94 3.64 1.45 72% 4.19 4.37 .300
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3-Year Averages     20 19 115.9 7.14 1.86 3.83 1.32 72.6% 3.96 4.14 .299
Career     153 149 885.0 6.98 2.21 3.16 1.30 73.4% 3.97 4.29 .298

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Wei-Yin Chen Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2015 191.3 0 - 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 123.3 2 - 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 33 2 - 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2018 5.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Wei-Yin Chen    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.17 K/BB
TERRIBLE
5.73 K/9
TERRIBLE
4.91 BB/9
TERRIBLE
90.6 MPH Fastball
WEAK
2.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.55 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

Explain This

6.55 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.64 WHIP
TERRIBLE
7.25 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.273 BABIP
LOW
66.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Chen tossed 4.1 scoreless innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Dodgers, allowing three hits and three walks with three strikeouts.

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Chen (1-2) took the loss against the Cubs on Wednesday, surrendering nine runs on seven hits -- including three home runs -- and two walks over three innings while striking out one.

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Chen (1-1) took the loss against the Reds on Friday, allowing four runs on five hits and four walks over four innings while striking out two.

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Chen (1-0) picked up the win over the Rockies on Saturday, allowing one run on four hits and two walks over 5.1 innings while striking out three.

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Chen (elbow) was activated off the 10-day disabled list and will start Saturday against the Rockies, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

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Chen (elbow) will need to complete at least one more bullpen session before the Marlins activate him from the disabled list and get him back in the rotation, Doug Padilla of MLB.com reports.

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Chen (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list and start Saturday's game against the Rockies, Craig Mish of Sirius XM reports.

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Chen (elbow) made his second rehab start with High-A Jupiter on Sunday, turning in five scoreless innings and striking out seven. He conceded two hits and walked none in the 73-pitch outing.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Numbers-driven projection systems loved Chen as he was moving from hitter friendly Camden Yards in the AL East to the cavernous Marlins Park in the tamer NL East. Unfortunately, Chen had issues with the long ball before being sidelined a little after the All-Star break with a sprained throwing elbow. In terms of skills, Chen's strikeout and walk rates both improved a tick, just not nearly as much as expected moving to the favorable pitching environment. Chen saw his HR/9 spike to 1.6 despite inducing a career-high number of grounders. The increased homers and some misfortune in terms of left on base percentage ballooned Chen's ERA to a career-worst 4.96, though it should be noted his 4.18 xFIP was right in line with his tenure in Baltimore. The parts are still in place for the southpaw to have a sneaky good season at a minimal cost, especially if you can focus on his home starts. Just don't expect more than 170, maybe 180, innings.

2016

Chen was a model of consistency in his four seasons with the Orioles. He missed fewer than two months due to injury over the course of those four seasons, exceeding 185 innings in three of the four years. The lefty saw a slight uptick in strikeouts last season and maintained excellent control en route to 20 quality starts. Chen's body of work earned him a five-year deal from Miami in the offseason (opt-out after two), and the move to Marlins Park is ideal given his issues with the long ball in Baltimore last season. Throw in the fact that Chen now gets to pitch in the same division as the Braves and Phillies, and he has all the makings of a valuable rotisserie staff-filler.

2015

Another middling arm with a career year helps explain how the Oís 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 season. Letís not overstate Chenís season, though, he was still only a bit better than league average despite lowering his ERA by half a run. Like teammate Bud Norris, Chen enjoyed a superb win-loss record that is sure to artificially inflate his price at the draft table in 2015. His 4.5% walk rate was 12th best among 87 qualified starters, but he paired it with a strikeout rate that ranked 61st. His hit and home run rates suggest the 4.00ish ERAs from 2012-13 are where his skill set still lies. Chen can be a serviceable arm to fill out an AL-only rotation, but someone who was found on waiver wires in mixed leagues last year will likely be drafted due in large part to the 16-6 record. Donít be the victim of that error.

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.