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Yueh-Ping Lin (The Big Pancake)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 154 lb.

Yueh-Ping Lin is a pitcher for the Uni-President Lions. He throws a fastball (tops out at 96 mph), slider, forkball and curveball.

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 0-1 with a save and a 6.14 ERA in the 2003 World Port Tournament. he pitched in the 2003 Asian Championship.

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.

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