Biographical

Portrait of Wei-Yin Chen

Wei-Yin Chen PMarlins

Marlins Player Cards | Marlins Team Audit | Marlins Depth Chart

2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
Subscribe today for access to projection data!
Birth Date7-21-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age30 years, 11 months, 4 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
3.12012
2.62013
3.02014
3.02015
2.32016
+proj
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2012 BAL MLB 32 32 192.7 186 57 154 29 .263 103 8.7 2.7 1.4 7.2 39% .274 .263 1.26 4.37 4.02 100 3.81 3.1
2013 BAL MLB 23 23 137.0 142 39 104 17 .265 99 9.3 2.6 1.1 6.8 36% .305 .272 1.32 4.07 4.07 99 3.36 2.6
2014 BAL MLB 31 31 185.7 193 35 136 23 .262 99 9.4 1.7 1.1 6.6 42% .296 .265 1.23 3.92 3.54 97 3.50 3.0
2015 BAL MLB 31 31 191.3 192 41 153 28 .259 110 9.0 1.9 1.3 7.2 43% .290 .258 1.22 4.13 3.34 98 3.77 3.0
2016 MIA MLB 15 15 86.3 92 19 72 16 .261 92 9.6 2.0 1.7 7.5 40% .297 .293 1.29 4.62 5.00 106 4.11 1.2
CareerMLB132132793.0805191619113.2621029.12.21.37.040%.291.2671.264.183.86993.6812.9

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2005 CHU npb 10 1 19.3 29 6 20 3 .000 13.5 2.8 1.4 9.3 0% -.897 .000 1.81 4.07 6.06
2008 CHU npb 39 14 114.7 101 33 107 7 .000 7.9 2.6 0.5 8.4 0% .292 .000 1.17 2.85 2.90
2009 CHU npb 24 23 164.0 113 40 146 10 .000 6.2 2.2 0.5 8.0 0% .231 .000 0.93 2.51 1.54
2010 CHU npb 29 27 188.0 166 49 153 21 .000 7.9 2.3 1.0 7.3 0% .268 .000 1.14 3.73 2.87
2012 BAL MLB 32 32 192.7 186 57 154 29 .263 103 8.7 2.7 1.4 7.2 39% .274 .263 1.26 4.37 4.02
2013 BAL MLB 23 23 137.0 142 39 104 17 .265 99 9.3 2.6 1.1 6.8 36% .305 .272 1.32 4.07 4.07
2013 BOW AA 2 2 12.0 9 2 8 0 .273 100 6.8 1.5 0.0 6.0 50% .265 .177 0.92 2.49 3.00
2014 BAL MLB 31 31 185.7 193 35 136 23 .262 99 9.4 1.7 1.1 6.6 42% .296 .265 1.23 3.92 3.54
2015 BAL MLB 31 31 191.3 192 41 153 28 .259 110 9.0 1.9 1.3 7.2 43% .290 .258 1.22 4.13 3.34
2015 FRD A+ 1 1 3.0 1 0 2 0 .254 109 3.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 38% .125 .109 0.33 1.92 0.00
2016 MIA MLB 15 15 86.3 92 19 72 16 .261 92 9.6 2.0 1.7 7.5 40% .297 .293 1.29 4.62 5.00

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2012 3137 0.5327 0.4855 0.7899 0.6571 0.2899 0.8333 0.6776 0.2101
2013 2175 0.5264 0.4772 0.8054 0.6559 0.2786 0.8402 0.7143 0.1946
2014 2966 0.5249 0.4865 0.8184 0.6660 0.2881 0.8785 0.6650 0.1816
2015 3008 0.5399 0.5050 0.8078 0.6706 0.3107 0.8466 0.7093 0.1922
2016 1346 0.5045 0.4792 0.8047 0.6642 0.2909 0.8692 0.6546 0.1953
Career126320.52850.48830.80510.6630.29260.85210.68610.1949

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-10-10 2013-10-10 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Bone Spur 2013-10-10 -
2013-05-13 - DTD - - Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-05-13 2013-07-10 15-DL 58 53 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2021 MIA $
2020 MIA $22,000,000
2019 MIA $20,000,000
2018 MIA $10,000,000
2017 MIA $15,500,000
2016 MIA $12,500,000
2015 BAL $4,750,000
2014 BAL $4,155,333
2013 BAL $3,655,333
2012 BAL $3,155,333
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$15,715,999
2011Current$12,500,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$28,215,999
4 yrFuture$67,500,000
9 yrTotal$95,715,999

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 0 dBoras Corp.5 years/$80M (2016-20), v 2021 option

Details
  • 5 years/$80M (2016-20), plus 2021 conditional option. Signed by Miami as a free agent 1/19/16. $13M signing bonus ($5M paid 11/30/17, $8M paid 6/30/18). 16:$6M, 17:$9M, 18:$10M player option, 19:$20M player option, 20:$22M player option, 21:$16M conditional player option. Chen must exercise 2018-'20 player options together within four days after end of 2017 World Series. Chen receives a player option for 2021 if he has 1) 180 innings pitched in 2020 or 360 IP in 2019-20 and 2) is not on DL at end of 2020 season and 3) is healthy for 2021 spring training. Total of $64.5M in 2016-21 salaries is deferred without interest ($3M in 2016, $4.5M in 2017, $8M in 2018, $16M in 2019, $17M in 2020, $16M in 2021). Chen to receive deferred payments of $3M on 11/30/16, $4.5M on 11/30/17, $2M on 11/30/18, $6M on 6/30/19, $4M on 11/30/19, $9M on 6/30/20, $5M on 11/30/20, $15M on 6/30/21, $1M on 11/30/21, $15M on 6/30/22.
  • 3 years/$11.388M (2012-14), plus 2015 club option. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/10/12. $0.25M signing bonus. 12:$3.072M, 13:$3.572M, 14:$4.072M, 15:$4.75M club option, $0.372M buyout. 2015 option increases to $6M with 56 starts or 360 innings in 2013-14 combined. May become a free agent at expiration of contract. Annual performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 30 starts, 200 innings. Award bonuses: $50,000 for All-Star selection. $0.15M for Cy Young ($75,000 for 2nd place in vote, $50,000 for 3rd place). Baltimore exercised 2015 option 10/30/14.

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .236 .271 .351 .223
11 vs R (Multi) .272 .315 .474 .273
18 Split (Multi) -.036 -.044 -.123 -.051
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.058 -.023
30 vs L (2015) .223 .250 .326 .203
31 vs R (2015) .274 .318 .496 .275
38 Split (2015) -.051 -.068 -.171 -.072
39 LgAvg (2015) -.016 -.018 -.053 -.020

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

BP Articles

Wei-Yin Chen is referenced in the following articles.

BP Premium requires BP Premium access to view, BP Fantasy requires BP Premium or BP Fantasy access to view

  Title Author Date
Raising Aces: Command and ConquerDoug Thorburn2016-06-25
What You Need to Know: Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good Teams? Nicolas Stellini2016-06-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11Greg Wellemeyer2016-06-10
BP Unfiltered: You're the Ump!Sam Miller2016-06-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Draft Rankings: The Updated Top 300Bret Sayre2016-05-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Draft Rankings: The Updated Top 300Mike Gianella2016-05-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessUpdating the Tiers: Starting PitchersMike Gianella2016-05-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week NineGreg Wellemeyer2016-05-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week SevenGreg Wellemeyer2016-05-13
What You Need to Know: Psst: Jake Arrieta Has A 0.91 ERA Over His Past 169 InningsAshley Varela2016-04-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week TwoGreg Wellemeyer2016-04-08
What You Need to Know: Noah Syndergaard and the 95 mph SliderEmma Baccellieri2016-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Picking Up Where They Left OffDaniel Rathman2016-04-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessMy Model Portfolio: Spreading the Dollars and Mitigating RiskScooter Hotz2016-03-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessMy Model Portfolio: Sweet Bryce, Do It for Me TwiceWilson Karaman2016-03-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessMy Model Portfolio: $30-Plus Players Need Not ApplyMatt Collins2016-03-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPlaying Time Battles: National League EastGreg Wellemeyer2016-03-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Draft Rankings: The Top 300Mike Gianella2016-03-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Draft Rankings: The Top 300Bret Sayre2016-03-17
Winter Is Leaving: Miami MarlinsBryan Grosnick2016-03-16
Transaction Analysis: Fifty Million Cardinals Fans Can't be WongMatthew Trueblood2016-03-04
Transaction Analysis: Fifty Million Cardinals Fans Can't be WongR.J. Anderson2016-03-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2016-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers, Part Two: 51-125J.J. Jansons2016-03-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe -Only League Landscape: American League Starting PitchersMike Gianella2016-03-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessEarly ADP Analysis: Starting PitchersGeorge Bissell2016-02-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 77: Scoresheet Draft PreviewJared Weiss2016-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 77: Scoresheet Draft PreviewBen Murphy2016-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Adjuster: Starting PitchersWilson Karaman2016-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 77: Scoresheet Draft PreviewIan Lefkowitz2016-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part One: 1-55Mike Gianella2016-02-25
Transaction Analysis: Floyd the BarberBryan Grosnick2016-02-08
Transaction Analysis: Floyd the BarberR.J. Anderson2016-02-08
Transaction Analysis: Floyd the BarberEzra Wise2016-02-08
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Ian KennedyDoug Thorburn2016-01-20
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: Deferred PreferredMatthew Trueblood2016-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Wei-Yin ChenDoug Thorburn2016-01-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Southpaw to South BeachWilson Karaman2016-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Southpaw to South BeachBryan Grosnick2016-01-13
Rubbing Mud: The Significance of Three Unsigned StarsMatthew Trueblood2016-01-11
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: The Best Position To BuyMatthew Trueblood2015-12-18
2016 Prospects: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 ProspectsEzra Wise2015-12-17
2016 Prospects: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: Opposite Ways on the B-W ParkwayMatthew Trueblood2015-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Make That Three Areas of WeaknessGeorge Bissell2015-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Make That Three Areas of WeaknessSahadev Sharma2015-12-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Categorical Breakdowns: ERA: Over/UnderachieversJ.P. Breen2015-11-23
Baseball Therapy: What Should the QO Number Be? Russell A. Carleton2015-11-19
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: Reach For the StarsMatthew Trueblood2015-11-09
Painting the Black: The 2016 Free Agent 50R.J. Anderson2015-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Darkest Before The DonR.J. Anderson2015-10-23
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: The Qualifying Offer Slows as it GrowsMatthew Trueblood2015-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: TINSTAABOPPJeff Long2015-09-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: The DRA vs. ERA DivideGeorge Bissell2015-09-10
Expert FAAB Review: Week 23Mike Gianella2015-09-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22Wilson Karaman2015-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 6, 2015Steven Jacobson2015-08-06
Fantasy Rounders: Countdown to LaunchDoug Thorburn2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 16Wilson Karaman2015-07-17
Fantasy Rounders: Bridled HorseDoug Thorburn2015-07-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: Pitcher Batted-Ball Exit VelocitiesGreg Wellemeyer2015-07-02
Fantasy Rounders: The Slump BusterDoug Thorburn2015-07-01
Fantasy Rounders: Change is AfootDoug Thorburn2015-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: The Wonderful World of Throwing to FirstRussell A. Carleton2015-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Sour Chen MusicR.J. Anderson2015-06-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11Wilson Karaman2015-06-12
Fantasy Rounders: Take a BauerDoug Thorburn2015-06-10
What You Need to Know: June 5, 2015Steven Jacobson2015-06-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week EightMike Gianella2015-05-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week EightKeith Cromer2015-05-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week EightWilson Karaman2015-05-22
Fantasy Rounders: The Life of BryceDoug Thorburn2015-05-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Early-Season Back-End BreakoutsWilson Karaman2015-05-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week FiveKeith Cromer2015-05-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week FiveMike Gianella2015-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: April 14, 2015Chris Mosch2015-04-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Buyer's Guide: Shane GreeneJ.P. Breen2015-04-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week TwoWilson Karaman2015-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: A Shift in ColoradoChris Mosch2015-04-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2015-02-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting PItchers, Part TwoDoug Thorburn2015-02-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe -Only League Landscape: American League Starting PitchersNick Shlain2015-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: How to Outperform Your Prospect StatusJeff Long2015-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Quoth PECOTA "Nevermore"Zachary Levine2015-02-12
The Lineup Card: Eight Final MovesBaseball Prospectus2015-01-28
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Best and Worst Mechanics: AL EastDoug Thorburn2015-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Yoenis Cespedes Is Always Good, FitDaniel Rathman2014-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Interested Teams Are Way In On ChenDaniel Rathman2014-12-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Baltimore OriolesCraig Goldstein2014-11-26
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Every Choice Ned Yost Must Make: ALCS Game 3Sam Miller2014-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Three PreviewsDoug Thorburn2014-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Three PreviewsSahadev Sharma2014-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALCS Series Preview: Royals vs. OriolesSam Miller2014-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Baseball Nirvana Game PreviewsJeff Quinton2014-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Baseball Nirvana Game PreviewsDoug Thorburn2014-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Baseball Nirvana Game PreviewsSahadev Sharma2014-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Baseball Nirvana Game PreviewsMike Gianella2014-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Baseball Nirvana Game PreviewsJ.P. Breen2014-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Recap: Detroit Shock CityR.J. Anderson2014-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Orioles vs. TigersR.J. Anderson2014-10-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 26Wilson Karaman2014-09-19
Painting the Black: The Plightin' ShowaltersR.J. Anderson2014-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Pitchers Live For the Applause-plauseSam Miller2014-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 11, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22Wilson Karaman2014-08-22
Daily League Strategy: Rollin' on RossPaul Sporer2014-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 7, 2014Chris Mosch2014-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 25, 2014Chris Mosch2014-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Weekend Shift: Coco DefenseChris Mosch2014-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Our Long National All-Star Break Is OverDaniel Rathman2014-07-18
BP Unfiltered: Cat-and-Mouse with Kevin KiermaierChris Mosch2014-07-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 15Wilson Karaman2014-07-03
Overthinking It: June in Catcher FramingBen Lindbergh2014-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Odrisamer Despaigne's DebutDaniel Rathman2014-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13Wilson Karaman2014-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Players PECOTA Has MissedBen Lindbergh2014-06-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 12Wilson Karaman2014-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/9Daniel Rathman2014-06-09
Daily League Strategy: Just Joshin'Paul Sporer2014-06-06
Daily League Strategy: Get Your PhilPaul Sporer2014-05-27
BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines, 5/23Sam Miller2014-05-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week NineWilson Karaman2014-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Bullish on DozierR.J. Anderson2014-05-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week ThreeWilson Karaman2014-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The New Class of Shift CandidateDaniel Rathman2014-04-08
BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching LinesSam Miller2014-04-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15BP Fantasy Staff2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15Paul Sporer2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersJared Weiss2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersBen Murphy2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2014-02-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting PitchersPaul Sporer2014-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: What Ervin is AskingDaniel Rathman2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessMock Auction Analysis: AL- and NL-Only Mike Gianella2014-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Plenty of Arms AvailableDaniel Rathman2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Orioles Adding Arms?Daniel Rathman2014-01-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Baltimore OriolesPaul Sporer2013-12-11
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: The Cost of a Cost-Controlled WinRussell A. Carleton2013-11-11
One Move: American League EastBen Carsley2013-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Weekend's Playoff DevelopmentsDaniel Rathman2013-09-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 26Paul Sporer2013-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 19, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Flipping the BirdsR.J. Anderson2013-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Should I Play for "The Money"?Mike Gianella2013-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 17, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 5, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-05
Painting the Black: The Holding CompanyR.J. Anderson2013-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Unsung Member of the Red Sox RotationDaniel Rathman2013-08-05
BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 53 is Live!Paul Sporer2013-08-02
BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 53 is Live!Mike Gianella2013-08-02
BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 53 is Live!Jason Collette2013-08-02
BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 53 is Live!Bret Sayre2013-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 31, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18Paul Sporer2013-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 20, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 9, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Dodging BulletsWill Woods2013-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Better in BaltimoreBen Lindbergh2013-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 15th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: American League, Week SevenPaul Singman2013-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 14th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week SixPaul Sporer2013-05-03
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-04
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 4, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Tiered Rankings: American League Starting PitchersPaul Sporer2013-03-26
Rumor Roundup: Cold at the CornersWill Woods2013-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: Average LoveJason Wojciechowski2013-01-25
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Year in Pitchers Not Getting Focal DystoniaSam Miller2013-01-21
Rumor Roundup: Friday, January 18Daniel Rathman2013-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Has Baltimore Been Busy Enough?Zachary Levine2013-01-03
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Winter's Quietest ContendersBen Lindbergh2012-12-22
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: Managing ExpectationsJason Wojciechowski2012-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Friday, November 9Daniel Rathman2012-11-09
Internet Baseball Awards: American LeagueDave Pease2012-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALCS Game One Preview: Yankees vs. TigersDaniel Rathman2012-10-13
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Recap: Orioles 3, Yankees 2Ben Lindbergh2012-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Preview: Yankees at OriolesDaniel Rathman2012-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Orioles-Yankees Division Series PreviewBen Lindbergh2012-10-07
Playoff Prospectus: American League Wild Card Game (UPDATED)Derek Carty2012-10-05
What You Need to Know: Monday, October 1Daniel Rathman2012-10-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Revisiting the Foreign ImportsDerek Carty2012-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Portrait of a HackerGeoff Young2012-09-25
What You Need to Know: Monday, September 24Daniel Rathman2012-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: No Ace, No Problem?Ben Lindbergh2012-09-20
What You Need to Know: Wednesday, September 19Daniel Rathman2012-09-19
What You Need to Know: Friday, September 14Daniel Rathman2012-09-14
What You Need to Know: Thursday, September 13Daniel Rathman2012-09-13
What You Need to Know: Friday, September 7Daniel Rathman2012-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Zack Greinke Parlour GameSam Miller2012-08-13
BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 16: It Is Not All LuckPaul Sporer2012-08-10
BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 16: It Is Not All LuckJason Collette2012-08-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessWeekly Planner: Week 20Paul Sporer2012-08-10
Weekly Planner: Week 17Paul Sporer2012-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: AL EastR.J. Anderson2012-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: AL EastKevin Goldstein2012-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: AL EastJeff Euston2012-07-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessWeekly Planner: Week 14Paul Sporer2012-06-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessWeekly Planner: Week 12Paul Sporer2012-06-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessWeekly Planner: Week 11Paul Sporer2012-06-08
What You Need to Know: Friday, June 1Daniel Rathman2012-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Stras WarsDoug Thorburn2012-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Yeah, But is it Gonna Fly?Jay Jaffe2012-05-18
What You Need to Know: Tuesday, May 15Daniel Rathman2012-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Game of the Week: A Strange Start in BaltimoreJonathan Bernhardt2012-05-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessWeekly Planner: Week SevenPaul Sporer2012-05-11
What You Need to Know: Thursday, May 10Daniel Rathman2012-05-10
What You Need to Know: Wednesday, May 9Daniel Rathman2012-05-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Starting Pitching for 5/3/12Paul Sporer2012-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessHeartburn Hardball: Centerpiece in Center Field?Jonathan Bernhardt2012-04-25
Pre-Season Predictions: Staff Picks for 2012Baseball Prospectus2012-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: AL Rotation RumbleJay Jaffe2012-03-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: AL Starting PitchersDerek Carty2012-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessHeartburn Hardball: Starting OverJonathan Bernhardt2012-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason PreviewJason Collette2012-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason PreviewR.J. Anderson2012-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessHeartburn Hardball: The Race to the Bottom in 2012Jonathan Bernhardt2012-02-16
The BP First Take: Friday, February 10Daniel Rathman2012-02-10
Transaction Analysis: AL on the Rise, and Extensions All AroundBen Lindbergh2012-01-26
This article requires BP Premium accessHeartburn Hardball: The Hawk and the DragonJonathan Bernhardt2012-01-18
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Sustainability of DeceptionR.J. Anderson2012-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Scouting the Newest ImportDerek Carty2012-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Far East-East Coast ConnectionR.J. Anderson2012-01-11


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-21 20:00:00 (link to chat)What is wrong with Wei-Yin Chen? What are the odds of him turning it around ROS?
(Phred from Philly)
I don't think anything's wrong with Chen. I think he's at the bad end of possible outcomes for himself, so his numbers the rest of the way will probably be a tiny bit better, but not much. The peripherals are all fairly close to where they were last year. His strikeout rate is slightly better this year, while his HR rate and his walk rate are slightly worse, but none of them are that far from where they were in 2015. (Scooter Hotz)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)International signings seem to have huge benefits: (Cespedes, Wei-Yin Chen, Darvish, Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu). Who are a couple of the next big players we should look out for?
(Silverback38 from VA)
There's not much coming out of Japan. Kenta Maeda is the next pitcher who will come over (likely for 2015), but he's a soft-tossing #4 profile. Cuba has some good hitters in Jose Fernandez and Yasmani Tomas, but who knows when or if they'll defect. (Bret Sayre)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a 20 team points league with a one SP per day maximum. Basically every SP or possible SP is owned. SPs go very early in our minor league draft. Without listing who all is available do you have any sleepers for the back half of the draft who could be low floor SPs? Staying a SP is a must because even 4th and 5th starters with secure jobs have lots of value. Thanks
(Brandon from Springfield MO)
Guys like Wei-Yin Chen are the go to guys here. Dan Staily is another guy to look for here, and I would take a gamble on (gulp) Edwin Jackson considering the league setup. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Computer sim league question. Would you deal Miguel Cabrera and Randall Delgado for Wei-Yin Chen and Anthony Rizzo? Getting picks for next year too but those are the players.
(joott41 from Wisconsin)
Are you getting all of the picks? If not, no. (Jeff Moore)
2013-03-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Resign Wei-Yin Chen for $7 in 10-team AL only?
(Mike from NYC)
I'm not much of a fantasy guy, so I'll put it to you this way. If you think what Chen did last season is worth $7 then I'd pay it. I think it's a repeatable performance give or take a bit in either direction. (Matthew Kory)
2012-10-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)My O's are going to start joe saunders in texas? it's like why bother. just pissing away this magical season in one disastrous move. talk me off the ledge, will you?
(Randy M. from Shocked)
I hear you, Randy, although if the regular season means anything, plenty of things we never thought possible have already happened.

The past is obviously ugly: As I wrote in the WYNTK this morning, Saunders is 0-6 with a 9.38 ERA in his career in Arlington, and he's given up something like 13 homers in 31 innings. But the problem is that Steve Johnson may not be fully recovered from his late-season knee injury, and the only other option is really to go with Wei-Yin Chen on short rest, which seems to have been ruled out. It's sort of a pick-your-poison situation, and regardless of who gets the ball, I'm sure they will be on a short leash. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-10-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm within 1 of multiple people in the HR and Win categories in a league. No one can catch me in the "conflicting" categories, like AVG or Hitter's strikeouts or Losses (which we have). Could you name 1 hitter and 1 pitcher you think most likely to hit a homer or win a game?
(SimplyFalco from Amherst)
Jonny Gomes is widely available, and if you have daily transactions, you'll get him against Martin Perez tonight. Wei-Yin Chen has pitched well against the Rays, is widely available, and pitches tonight, so he's a guy I'd gamble on. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just lost CC, Pettitte and Dempster to injury. This ain't pretty, but who would you pick up out of this group? Milone, Samardzija, Wei-Yin Chen, Floyd, Ervin Santana, Masterson, Hochevar, Bailey and Quintana.
(Struggling from NYC)
I like Samardzija, who's been strafed for a .331 BABIP but has good strikeout and home run rates. Chen has held his own in a tough park, and Masterson has been pretty decent besides the wins. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-02-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)Does Wei-Yin Chen hold any value?
(Joseph from Richmond)
His numbers in Japan were very strong, but not exactly Yu Darvish territory, and Japanese starters don't have a great track record of transitioning into MLB rotations. I'd take a flier on him in an AL-only league, but purely as a lottery ticket. (Cory Schwartz)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Wei-Yin Chen has thrown 12,896 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Slider (85mph), Change (84mph), Curve (76mph) and Sinker (91mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (86mph).