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From BR Bullpen
Yueh-Ping Lin (The Big Pancake)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 154 lb.
- High School Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School
Lin allowed 2 runs in 9 innings for Taiwan in the 2001 World Port Tournament. He was back in Holland the next year, with a 1-0, 1.74 record in the 2002 Haarlem Baseball Week. He also pitched for Taiwan in the 2002 Asian Games. In the 2002 Intercontinental Cup, he went 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA and struck out 16 in 13 innings. He finished 7th in strikeouts, trailing four South Koreans as well as Jose Ibar and Roger Deago.
Lin was drafted by the Uni-President Lions in 2003. He allowed one run in 3 1/3 IP for Taiwan in the 2004 Haarlem Baseball Week, his last national team appearance until late in 2006. In 2005, Yueh-Ping made his pro debut, going 7-3 with 3 saves and a 3.87 ERA for the Lions; he struck out 111 in 135 innings.
Lin was 5-6 with a save and a 3.22 ERA for the 2006 Lions. Back with the national team, he appeared in the 2006 Intercontinental Cup (1 run in 4 innings) and the 2006 Asian Games. In the 2007 CPBL, Lin only pitched 2 1/3 innings due to heart problems that required surgery.
Lin was back in action by 2008, now being used as the Lions' closer. He was 7-4 with 17 saves and a 3.87 ERA for the top team in the CPBL regular season. Despite being a reliever, he was used as Taiwan's starter in the 2009 World Baseball Classic against China; the move did not pay off as Lin gave up 3 runs in 4 2/3 innings in taking the loss, Taiwan's second ever against China.