Wei-Yin Chen

Wei-Yin Chen #16

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 0"/195
  • Age: 30


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Wei-Yin Chen Stats

11-8 3.34 191.1 153 1.22

Wei-Yin Chen MLB Career Stats

46-32 3.72 706.2 547 1.25

Wei-Yin Chen Bio

  • Full Name: Wei-Yin Chen
  • Pronunciation: Way-In
  • Born: 7/21/1985 in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  • Debut: April 10, 2012
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2015 Stats 11 8 3.34 31 31 0 191.1 153 1.22
MLB Career Stats 46 32 3.72 117 117 0 706.2 547 1.25
  • Status: Active

Wei-Yin Chen Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Orioles AL 1764 Four-seam FB 92.29 91.30 2084.00 5.86 88.35
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.88 92.52 2212.00 6.16 89.92


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October 6, 2015 at 7:06 PM ET

Chen makes strides in 2015

Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen finished the 2015 regular season with an 11-8 record, a 3.34 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP and 153 strikeouts across 191 1/3 innings.

September 19, 2015 at 10:06 PM ET

Chen excels against Rays

Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen won after allowing one run on six hits and no walks with seven strikeouts in seven innings against the Rays on Saturday.


Wei-Yin Chen Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2012 4.02 20th in AL
2014 3.54 20th in AL
2015 3.34 7th in AL


Season W Rank
2012 12 17th in AL
2014 16 4th in AL
2015 11 23rd in AL


Season SO Rank
2012 154 18th in AL
2015 153 22nd in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2012 1.26 15th in AL
2014 1.23 18th in AL
2015 1.22 16th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2012 .250 19th in AL
2015 .262 23rd in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2012 32 10th in AL
2014 31 21st in AL
2015 31 18th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2012 192.2 13th in AL
2014 185.2 23rd in AL
2015 191.1 18th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2012 7.19 18th in AL
2014 6.59 12th in AL
2015 7.20 15th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2012 2.70 19th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2012 57 22nd in AL


Season H Rank
2012 186 21st in AL
2014 193 16th in AL
2015 192 13th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2012 29 7th in AL
2014 23 9th in AL
2015 28 6th in AL

Wei-Yin Chen Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 26, 2015 Baltimore Orioles recalled Wei-Yin Chen from Frederick Keys.
June 16, 2015 Baltimore Orioles optioned LHP Wei-Yin Chen to Frederick Keys.
August 31, 2014 Baltimore Orioles recalled Wei-Yin Chen from GCL Orioles.
August 27, 2014 Baltimore Orioles optioned LHP Wei-Yin Chen to GCL Orioles.
September 1, 2013 Baltimore Orioles recalled Wei-Yin Chen from GCL Orioles.
August 28, 2013 Baltimore Orioles optioned Wei-Yin Chen to GCL Orioles.
July 10, 2013 Wei-Yin Chen roster status changed by Baltimore Orioles.
June 29, 2013 Baltimore Orioles sent LHP Wei-Yin Chen on a rehab assignment to Bowie Baysox.
May 14, 2013 Baltimore Orioles placed LHP Wei-Yin Chen on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 13, 2013. Strained right oblique.
October 7, 2012 Baltimore Orioles activated LHP Wei-Yin Chen.
January 10, 2012 Baltimore Orioles signed free agent LHP Wei-Yin Chen.

Wei-Yin Chen Bio Info

Married to Yi-Wen Tsai (eeee-wen sigh)...Couple had their first child, son Karsten, November 12, 2012.


Had the most wins (16) and lowest ERA (3.54) of his three-year career. His 16 wins were most by an Oriole left-hander since Jeff Ballard won 18 games in 1989. Ended 2014 with 35 career wins, the second-most by a Taiwanese born pitcher in big league history behind Chien-Ming Wang (62). Walked 35 in 185.2IP, the fewest walks for an O's pitcher with at least 175.0 IP in a single season in club history. Ranked third in BB/9 in club history (1.70) in a single season and ranked fifth in the AL this season. Posted a career-high five game winning streak, July 3-August 1 Threw his 500th career inning, September 15 vs. Toronto, the second lefty in club history to do it within his first three seasons withthe club (Steve Barber, 1960-62). Had 11 wins in the team's first 100 games, the third-most by a lefty in club history (Jimmy Key's 13 in 1997 and Erik Bedard's 12in 2006). Went 13-4 over his final 25 starts (beginning May 9). Started Game 2 of the ALDS, allowing five runs on seven hits with three strikeouts over 3.2 innings and did not factor in thedecision (Orioles won 7-6). Suffered the loss in ALCS Game 3 (5.1IP, 7H, 2ER, BB, 4K), his first postseason loss in three starts.


Was on the 15-day DL, May 13-July 10 with a right oblique strain... Had surgery following the season to remove bony ossicles from his right knee... In the first inning of his 23 starts in 2013, he pitched to a 2.35 ERA (23.0IP, 6ER) and allowed just two first-inning home runs... His 2.82 ERA before the All-Star break was the sixth-lowest in the AL among starters with eight or more starts... In his 10 home starts, was 4-2 with a 3.62 ERA (64.2IP, 26ER) with seven quality starts... In his 13 road starts, was 3-5 with a 4.48 ERA (72.1IP, 36ER) and six quality starts... In his last 23 road starts (since June 6, 2012), he is 8-8 with a 3.86 ERA (135.1IP, 58ER) and he has not recorded a win in his last nine road starts against AL East foes (since September 1, 2012)... In his last 30 starts, the Orioles have scored 74 runs while Chen was in the game (64 more after he was removed) and he is 7-11 (team is 15-15) and In his last 47 starts, the Orioles have scored three or fewer runs while he was in the game 31 times... The Birds have scored just 38 runs (2.1 per game) in his 18 career losses and have scored 96 runs (5.1 per game) in the 19 games when he recorded a win... Orioles are 3-10 in his career when he works fewer than 5.0 innings, but when he pitches 5.1 or more innings, they are 27-15, including a 13-2 mark when he works 7.0 or more innings (Chen is 11-1 in those 15 outings with his only loss coming August 4, 2013 vs. Seattle)... Since August 15, 2012, he has a 1-7 record within the division and is 7-4 against the rest of MLB... His 19 career wins are the second-most by a Taiwanese-born pitcher in major league history behind Chien-Ming Wang (62)… Chen passed Hong-Chih Kuo (13 wins) for second place with his April 26 win at Oakland

2012 Became first Taiwanese-born player in Orioles history ... Led club with 32 starts, the only pitcher to make more than 20 starts for the O's this season ... Struck out 12 in 5.1IP, 7/29 vs. OAK, setting a ML record for strikeouts in a game by a Taiwanese-born pitcher, breaking Chien- Ming Wang's record (10), set 6/17/07 ... It was the most strikeouts by an O's pitcher since Erik Bedard tied the franchise-record with 15 K's, 7/7/07 @TEX ... He became first Oriole to strike out 10 or more batters in fewer than 6.0IP ... His 12 wins are most by an Oriole pitcher since Erik Bedard won 13 in 2007 ... Began his major league career 4-0, the first Orioles starting pitcher to begin a season 4-0 since Erik Bedard (4/5-20/06) ... Became the 4th Taiwanese-born pitcher in ML history to win a game as he recorded his first ML win, 4/17 @CWS, joining fellow countrymen Chien-Ming Wang (61 wins), Hong-Chih Kuo (13) and Chin-hui Tsao (four) ... Allowed a HR to Derek Jeter, the first batter he faced in the majors, 4/10 at OPACY ... Became first pitcher since Cleveland's Zach Putnam to allow a HR to the first batter he faced in the bigs (Adrian Beltre, 9/13/11 in TEX) Struck out Curtis Granderson in the first inning April 10 for his first MLB strikeout ... Recorded first win, 4/17 @CWS ... Among qualifying AL rookies (1 INN/Team G), finished among the leaders in: IP (1st, 192.2); wins (T-4th, 12); strikeouts (3rd, 154); games started (1st, 32), opponents' average (4th, .250) and ERA (6th, 4.02) ... Earned the win in game 2 of the ALDS vs. NYY (6.1IP, 8H, 2R/1ER, BB, 3K), becoming the third Taiwanese-born pitcher in ML history to record a post-season victory. 2011 Spent fourth consecutive season with the Chunichi Dragons of the Japan Central League in Nippon Professional Baseball...Posted a 2.68 ERA (164.2IP, 49ER) in 25 games (24GS)...Was fourth consecutive year in which his ERA was lower than 3.00...Posted a better than 3:1 K-to-BB ratio for the fourth consecutive season...Combined to go 36-30 with a 2.48 ERA (631.1IP, 174ER) and 500 strikeouts in 117G (88GS) in four seasons with the Dragons. 2010 Set career-highs with 13 wins, 27 starts, 188.0 innings pitched and 153 strikeouts. 2009 Led the league with a 1.54 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and four shutouts in 164.0 innings. 2008 Went 7-6 with a 2.90 ERA (114.2IP, 37ER) in 39 games (14GS) in his first season with Chunichi at the age of 22...Member of the Chinese Taipei national baseball team in the Beijing Olympics...Went 1-0 in two starts in the Games, tossing 7.0 shutout innings in a 5-0 win over the Netherlands on August 13. 2004 Member of the Chinese Taipei national baseball team in the Athens Olympics.