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Wei-Yin Chen
ERA W-L K
3.54 16-6 136
Team: BaltimoreHt / Wt: 6-0 / 195 NFBC ADP: 390.42
Position: SPBorn: 7/21/1985 Birthplace: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: Undrafted by Orioles (2012)


Latest News
Oct. 30 8:20 PM PT9:20 PM MT10:20 PM CT11:20 PM ET23:20 ET3:20 GMT11:20 8:20 PM MST10:20 PM EST10:50 PM VEN7:20 UAE (+1)9:20 PM CT-The Orioles have exercised a $4.75 million option on Chen.
Analysis: Chen, 29, was 16-6 with a 3.54 ERA in 31 starts, setting a career best for wins. He had 54 starts in the past two seasons, two shy of the amount needed for his 2015 salary to become guaranteed at $6 million.
Sep. 23 3:06 PM PT4:06 PM MT5:06 PM CT6:06 PM ET18:06 ET22:06 GMT6:06 3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST5:36 PM VEN2:06 UAE (+1)5:06 PM CT-Chen was charged with four runs in six innings Monday.
Analysis: Chen's next start could be over the weekend or in the postseason so stay tuned for manager Buck Showalter's decision on the matter.
Sep. 16 8:13 AM PT9:13 AM MT10:13 AM CT11:13 AM ET11:13 ET15:13 GMT23:13 8:13 AM MST10:13 AM EST10:43 AM VEN19:13 UAE10:13 AM CT-Chen allowed two runs over 5 2-3 innings to beat Toronto 5-2 on Monday.
Analysis: Chen continues to rack up victories, going 9-1 with a 2.88 ERA since the start of July.
Aug. 2 11:42 AM PT12:42 PM MT1:42 PM CT2:42 PM ET14:42 ET18:42 GMT2:42 11:42 AM MST1:42 PM EST2:12 PM VEN22:42 UAE1:42 PM CT-Chen was fully focused as he won his fifth consecutive start and had a season-high eight strikeouts Friday to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 2-1 victory over the Mariners.
Analysis: Chen shined even though his thoughts were with his family and friends thousands of miles away in his native Taiwan where a deadly gas explosion in Kaohsiung reportedly killed at least 25 people and injured close to 300. "Unfortunately back in my hometown there was a horrible accident," Chen said. "So today this win I would like to give out to my home people and I would like to send out my best wishes to them and hope everybody is all right there."
July 28 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET21:35 GMT5:35 2:35 PM MST4:35 PM EST5:05 PM VEN1:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Manager Buck Showalter will give Wei-Yin Chen a few extra days between starts.
Analysis: Chen will next take the mound Friday when Seattle visits Camden Yards. "Wei-Yin had his top pitch count of the year (109 Thursday) and I want to keep guys on turn," Showalter said. Adjust your fantasy rotation accordingly.
July 25 12:27 PM PT1:27 PM MT2:27 PM CT3:27 PM ET15:27 ET19:27 GMT3:27 12:27 PM MST2:27 PM EST2:57 PM VEN23:27 UAE2:27 PM CT-Chen won his fourth straight start Thursday, yielding five hits over eight scoreless innings in a 4-0 victory at Seattle.
Analysis: Chen is 4-0 with a 2.92 ERA over his last four outings.
July 20 4:47 PM PT5:47 PM MT6:47 PM CT7:47 PM ET19:47 ET23:47 GMT7:47 4:47 PM MST6:47 PM EST7:17 PM VEN3:47 UAE (+1)6:47 PM CT-Chen allowed three runs and five hits over five innings, earning the win in Saturday's 8-4 victory at Oakland.
Analysis: Chen has won each of his three starts this month despite a 4.32 ERA. He is 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA in five matchups against the A's.
July 11 2:37 PM PT3:37 PM MT4:37 PM CT5:37 PM ET17:37 ET21:37 GMT5:37 2:37 PM MST4:37 PM EST5:07 PM VEN1:37 UAE (+1)4:37 PM CT-Chen earned his team-leading ninth win in a 4-3 victory over Washington on Thursday night.
Analysis: Chen (9-3, 4.15 ERA) gave up three runs and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings, walking none and striking out six. The Taiwanese left-hander is 6-1 with a 4.08 ERA in 12 starts since May 3, and has a run support average of 5.27. He was 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA in his previous two starts against the Nationals.
July 4 1:27 PM PT2:27 PM MT3:27 PM CT4:27 PM ET16:27 ET20:27 GMT4:27 1:27 PM MST3:27 PM EST3:57 PM VEN0:27 UAE (+1)3:27 PM CT-Chen shut down Texas again as the Baltimore Orioles completed a four-game sweep of the Rangers with a 5-2 victory on Thursday night.
Analysis: Chen (8-3, 4.12 ERA) allowed two runs and six hits with four strikeouts and two walks in six innings. He is 4-0 in four starts against Texas with a 1.67 ERA.
June 29 10:08 AM PT11:08 AM MT12:08 PM CT1:08 PM ET13:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE12:08 PM CT-Chen fell to 7-3 on Saturday.
Analysis: Chen gave up a season-high five runs, seven hits and a pair of walks. The Taiwanese left-hander was 4-0 in nine starts since May 3 and 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA in two games against Tampa Bay. He faces the BoSox next.
June 24 12:42 PM PT1:42 PM MT2:42 PM CT3:42 PM ET15:42 ET19:42 GMT3:42 12:42 PM MST2:42 PM EST3:12 PM VEN23:42 UAE2:42 PM CT-Chen did not get a decision on Monday.
Analysis: Chen lasted 5 2-3 innings, allowing three runs with two walks. He draws the Rays next.
May 4 12:15 PM PT1:15 PM MT2:15 PM CT3:15 PM ET15:15 ET19:15 GMT3:15 12:15 PM MST2:15 PM EST2:45 PM VEN23:15 UAE2:15 PM CT-Chen fell to 3-2 on Saturday.
Analysis: Chen threw a season-high 108 pitches in five innings, allowing three runs. "I tried to make a good pitch to get hitters out and I couldn't do it like in my previous outing," Chen said through a translator. "So I was kind of having trouble."
Apr. 27 11:46 AM PT12:46 PM MT1:46 PM CT2:46 PM ET14:46 ET18:46 GMT2:46 11:46 AM MST1:46 PM EST2:16 PM VEN22:46 UAE1:46 PM CT-Chen did not get a decision Saturday.
Analysis: Chen allowed two runs, nine hits and two walks over a season-high seven innings. The left-hander ended his outing with his sixth strikeout, against Alex Gordon with two on and two outs. He faces the Twins next.
Apr. 22 8:06 AM PT9:06 AM MT10:06 AM CT11:06 AM ET11:06 ET15:06 GMT23:06 8:06 AM MST10:06 AM EST10:36 AM VEN19:06 UAE10:06 AM CT-Chen got credit for Monday's win.
Analysis: Chen gave up three runs in five innings, improving to 3-1. He faces the Royals next.
Apr. 9 12:04 PM PT1:04 PM MT2:04 PM CT3:04 PM ET15:04 ET19:04 GMT3:04 12:04 PM MST2:04 PM EST2:34 PM VEN23:04 UAE2:04 PM CT-Chen got an undeserved win Tuesday.
Analysis: He weathered five innings for the win, giving up four runs and nine hits as the O's cruised past the Yanks 14-5.
Apr. 4 10:52 AM PT11:52 AM MT12:52 PM CT1:52 PM ET13:52 ET17:52 GMT1:52 10:52 AM MST12:52 PM EST1:22 PM VEN21:52 UAE12:52 PM CT-Chen lost his first start of 2014, allowing four runs and 12 hits over 5 2-3 innings of Thursday's defeat to Boston.
Analysis: The 12 hits allowed by Chen were a career high.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2012 Bal 12 11 0 - 0 32 32 0 192.2 186 97 86 29 57 0 154 1.26 4.02
2013 Bal 7 7 0 - 0 23 23 0 137.0 142 62 62 17 39 2 104 1.32 4.07
2014 Bal 16 6 0 - 0 31 31 0 185.2 193 77 73 23 35 2 136 1.23 3.54
Career 35 24 0 - 0 86 86 0 515.1 521 236 221 69 131 4 394 1.27 3.86

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 Bal 32 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Bal 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 Bal 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 86 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2012 Bal Total 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.1 8 2 1 0 1 0 3 1.42
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.1 8 2 1 0 1 0 3 1.42
2014 Bal Total 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 9.0 14 7 7 2 1 0 7 6.52
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 3.2 7 5 5 2 0 0 3 12.27
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.1 7 2 2 0 1 0 4 3.38
Career 1 1 0 - 0 3 3 0 15.1 22 9 8 2 2 0 10 4.70


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1954 96 84 91.8 65.81
Curveball 208 80 67 73.9 7.01
Slider 459 88 78 82.3 15.46
Changeup 348 88 79 83.5 11.72

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