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Wei-Yin Chen    \Way-In\

Wei-Yin Chen (twitter: @WeiYinChen16)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: July 21, 1985 in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Signed
by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 2012. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 10, 2012 (Age 26.264, 17,751st in MLB history)   vs. NYY 5.2 IP, 7 H, 6 SO, 1 BB, 2 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Marlins 2012-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 2 yrs/$28M (16-17) & 18-21 player/vesting option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 4.000, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Scott Boras, previously: Octagon [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2012 26 BAL AL 12 11 .522 4.02 32 32 0 0 0 0 192.2 186 97 86 29 57 0 154 5 1 2 818 105 4.42 1.261 8.7 1.4 2.7 7.2 2.70 RoY-4
2013 27 BAL AL 7 7 .500 4.07 23 23 0 0 0 0 137.0 142 62 62 17 39 2 104 2 0 3 572 100 4.04 1.321 9.3 1.1 2.6 6.8 2.67
2014 28 BAL AL 16 6 .727 3.54 31 31 0 0 0 0 185.2 193 77 73 23 35 2 136 3 0 2 772 111 3.89 1.228 9.4 1.1 1.7 6.6 3.89
2015 29 BAL AL 11 8 .579 3.34 31 31 0 0 0 0 191.1 192 78 71 28 41 0 153 5 0 3 792 124 4.16 1.218 9.0 1.3 1.9 7.2 3.73
2016 30 MIA NL 5 4 .556 4.99 19 19 0 0 0 0 110.0 120 62 61 20 23 0 89 2 0 1 467 81 4.58 1.300 9.8 1.6 1.9 7.3 3.87
5 Yrs 51 36 .586 3.89 136 136 0 0 0 0 816.2 833 376 353 117 195 4 636 17 1 11 3421 105 4.20 1.259 9.2 1.3 2.1 7.0 3.26
162 Game Avg. 13 9 .586 3.89 34 34 0 0 0 0 204 208 94 88 29 49 1 159 4 0 3 855 105 4.20 1.259 9.2 1.3 2.1 7.0 3.26
BAL (4 yrs) 46 32 .590 3.72 117 117 0 0 0 0 706.2 713 314 292 97 172 4 547 15 1 10 2954 110 4.14 1.252 9.1 1.2 2.2 7.0 3.18
MIA (1 yr) 5 4 .556 4.99 19 19 0 0 0 0 110.0 120 62 61 20 23 0 89 2 0 1 467 81 4.58 1.300 9.8 1.6 1.9 7.3 3.87
AL (4 yrs) 46 32 .590 3.72 117 117 0 0 0 0 706.2 713 314 292 97 172 4 547 15 1 10 2954 110 4.14 1.252 9.1 1.2 2.2 7.0 3.18
NL (1 yr) 5 4 .556 4.99 19 19 0 0 0 0 110.0 120 62 61 20 23 0 89 2 0 1 467 81 4.58 1.300 9.8 1.6 1.9 7.3 3.87
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2012 26 BAL AL 192.2 32 32 97 4.53 4.54 -0.12 0.17 101.3 4.90 8 0.8 -0.1 2.6 27 .526 .505 $3,072,000 RoY-4
2013 27 BAL AL 137.0 23 23 62 4.07 4.38 0.11 0.17 103.0 4.56 5 0.6 -0.1 1.8 20 .525 .504 $3,572,000
2014 28 BAL AL 185.2 31 31 77 3.73 4.10 0.34 0.16 100.1 3.92 1 0.1 -0.1 1.8 21 .502 .500 $4,072,000
2015 29 BAL AL 191.1 31 31 78 3.67 4.32 0.01 0.17 103.3 4.62 18 2.1 -0.1 3.8 38 .567 .513 $4,750,000
2016 30 MIA NL 110.0 19 19 62 5.07 4.34 0.13 0.18 94.1 4.13 -10 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -2 .448 .494
5 Seasons 816.2 136 136 376 4.14 4.33 0.09 0.17 100.8 4.45 22 2.5 -0.6 9.9 105 .519 .504 $15,466,000
BAL (4 yrs) 706.2 117 117 314 4.00 4.33 0.08 0.17 101.8 4.50 32 3.5 -0.5 10.0 107 .530 .506 $15,466,000
MIA (1 yr) 110.0 19 19 62 5.07 4.34 0.13 0.18 94.1 4.13 -10 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -2 .448 .494

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2012 26 BAL AL ALDS L NYY 1 0 1.000 1.42 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.1 8 2 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 29 1.421 11.4 0.0 1.4 4.3 3.00
2014 28 BAL AL ALDS W DET 0 0 12.27 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.2 7 5 5 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 18 1.909 17.2 4.9 0.0 7.4
2014 28 BAL AL ALCS L KCR 0 1 .000 3.38 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 7 2 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 22 1.500 11.8 0.0 1.7 6.8 4.00
2 Yrs (3 Series) 1 1 .500 4.70 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.1 22 9 8 2 2 0 10 0 0 0 69 1.565 12.9 1.2 1.2 5.9 5.00
2 ALDS 1 0 1.000 5.40 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.0 15 7 6 2 1 0 6 0 0 0 47 1.600 13.5 1.8 0.9 5.4 6.00
1 ALCS 0 1 .000 3.38 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 7 2 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 22 1.500 11.8 0.0 1.7 6.8 4.00

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2012 26 BAL AL 32 818 743 97 186 34 4 29 11 3 57 154 .250 .305 .424 .729 .276 315 10 5 5 8 0 7
2013 27 BAL AL 23 572 523 62 142 35 1 17 4 3 39 104 .272 .321 .440 .761 .306 230 18 2 2 6 2 2
2014 28 BAL AL 31 772 725 77 193 43 2 23 5 1 35 136 .266 .301 .426 .727 .298 309 14 3 5 4 2 4
2015 29 BAL AL 31 792 733 78 192 50 4 28 5 2 41 153 .262 .302 .456 .758 .293 334 15 5 5 8 0 4
2016 30 MIA NL 19 467 436 62 120 25 3 20 1 0 23 89 .275 .313 .484 .796 .303 211 8 2 3 3 0 2
5 Yrs 136 3421 3160 376 833 187 14 117 26 9 195 636 .264 .307 .443 .750 .294 1399 65 17 20 29 4 19
162 Game Avg. 34 855 790 94 208 47 4 29 7 2 49 159 .264 .307 .443 .750 .294 350 16 4 5 7 1 5
MLB Averages .254 .318 .402 .719 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2012 26 BAL AL 2.4 0.2 835 -0.1 13.3 -13.4 .94 -0.2 0.0 -2.3 -0.2 0.90 -2.8 0 0 0
2013 27 BAL AL 2.4 0.2 581 0.2 11.0 -10.8 1.05 0.4 -0.2 6.9 0.7 0.92 4.1 0 0 0
2014 28 BAL AL 9.1 1.0 780 0.7 12.7 -12.0 .91 0.3 0.5 8.0 0.8 0.89 3.5 0 0 0
2015 29 BAL AL 15.9 1.7 802 1.3 14.3 -13.0 .97 -0.3 1.6 13.7 1.4 0.90 -3.4 0 0 0
2016 30 MIA NL -10.2 -1.0 470 -0.8 7.6 -8.4 .93 -1.0 0.2 -4.5 -0.4 0.90 -10.1 0 0 0
5 Yrs 19.6 2.1 3468 1.3 58.9 -57.6 .96 -0.8 2.2 21.8 2.3 0.90 -8.7 0 0 0

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2012 26 BAL AL 32 32 12 11 9 4 3 19 13 .594 4 5 0 0 17 53% 51.5 75 22 28 7 0 16 3.8 4.3 6.0 98 2 11 19 0 109
2013 27 BAL AL 23 23 7 7 9 1 4 12 11 .522 3 2 0 0 13 57% 51.1 81 15 11 4 0 13 4.0 3.7 6.0 95 3 10 10 0 119
2014 28 BAL AL 31 31 16 6 9 8 2 19 12 .613 1 4 0 0 15 48% 52.6 76 26 18 1 0 14 4.8 5.3 6.0 96 2 18 11 0 109
2015 29 BAL AL 31 31 11 8 12 2 4 19 12 .613 4 7 0 0 20 65% 54.3 82 22 17 3 0 16 4.7 4.0 6.2 97 2 15 14 0 117
2016 30 MIA NL 19 19 5 4 10 1 2 11 8 .579 6 3 0 0 9 47% 48.6 71 18 17 11 0 8 4.9 4.9 5.8 90 3 12 4 0 105
5 Yrs 136 136 51 36 49 16 15 80 56 .588 18 21 0 0 74 54% 52 82 15 91 26 0 67 4.4 4.4 6.0 96 12 66 58 0 119
MLB Averages .500 51% 52 104 -16 4.3 4.1 5.9 95

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2012 26 BAL AL 818 27% 3.6% 18.8% 7.0% 8.2% 36% 0.59 0.76 69% 17% 9.3% 16% 148 10 7%
2013 27 BAL AL 572 24% 3.0% 18.2% 6.8% 9.3% 37% 0.54 0.77 71% 27% 7.3% 15% 102 18 18%
2014 28 BAL AL 772 24% 3.0% 17.6% 4.5% 8.8% 35% 0.70 0.94 74% 24% 7.6% 13% 119 14 12%
2015 29 BAL AL 792 24% 3.5% 19.3% 5.2% 10.4% 43% 0.71 0.96 71% 24% 10.1% 18% 126 15 12%
2016 30 MIA NL 467 16% 4.3% 19.1% 4.9% 10.3% 40% 0.66 0.93 71% 28% 10.6% 10% 80 8 10%
5 Yrs 3421 24% 3.4% 18.6% 5.7% 9.3% 38% 0.64 0.87 71% 24% 8.9% 15% 575 65 11%
MLB Averages 46% 2.6% 20.2% 7.9% 7.6% 33% 0.84 1.12 68% 24% 7.9% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2012 26 BAL AL 819 3137 3.83 2078 66.2% 25.3% 15.5% 30.2% 29.0% 74.7% 0.0% 49.5% 79.2% 59.8% 5.4% 44 27 29.7% 243 160 15 43 111 27.9% 28 17 0 0 0
2013 27 BAL AL 572 2190 3.83 1443 66.1% 26.9% 14.1% 29.5% 29.6% 73.1% 0.8% 48.3% 80.8% 58.7% 4.5% 26 16 25.5% 146 95 12 30 74 28.8% 25 8 0 0 0
2014 28 BAL AL 772 2976 3.85 1978 66.6% 26.0% 13.3% 30.5% 30.2% 74.0% 0.8% 49.3% 82.0% 61.3% 3.5% 27 21 25.8% 199 111 10 35 101 25.7% 18 4 0 0 0
2015 29 BAL AL 794 3010 3.79 2044 67.9% 24.7% 14.3% 32.0% 29.0% 75.3% 0.0% 51.1% 81.0% 68.3% 2.5% 20 13 31.9% 253 148 19 35 118 22.9% 30 7 0 0 0
2016 30 MIA NL 467 1710 3.66 1134 66.3% 25.9% 15.4% 27.5% 31.1% 74.1% 0.0% 49.1% 79.2% 64.9% 3.4% 16 11 27.2% 127 68 4 18 71 20.2% 19 5 0 0 0
5 Yrs 3424 13023 3.80 8677 66.7% 25.7% 14.5% 30.2% 29.7% 74.3% 0.3% 49.6% 80.5% 62.6% 3.9% 133 88 28.3% 968 582 60 161 475 25.3% 120 41 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 64.0% 27.2% 16.4% 27.3% 29.1% 72.8% 1.3% 46.6% 77.4% 60.3% 4.5% 24.5% 23.8%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2012 26 BAL AL 818 186 15 4 29 0 7 22 7 17 12 35 21 7 60% 7 2 2 287 11 3 79% 8 2 3 1 0 0 2 2 18 0
2013 27 BAL AL 572 142 14 3 17 0 11 12 5 8 9 26 13 6 50% 2 3 0 201 4 3 57% 2 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 10 0
2014 28 BAL AL 772 193 21 4 23 0 4 20 3 11 12 21 12 2 57% 4 2 0 275 5 1 83% 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 8 0
2015 29 BAL AL 792 192 24 4 28 0 11 25 3 18 10 38 16 10 42% 4 3 0 248 5 2 71% 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 12 0
2016 30 MIA NL 467 120 10 0 20 0 8 19 1 6 14 23 12 5 52% 2 1 1 156 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
5 Yrs 3421 833 84 15 117 0 41 98 19 60 57 143 74 30 52% 19 11 3 1167 26 9 74% 18 8 7 1 1 0 5 5 53 0
MLB Averages 52% 72%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2012 26 12 11 .522 4.02 32 32 0 0 0 0 192.2 186 97 86 29 57 0 154 5 1 2 818 105 1.261 8.7 1.4 2.7 7.2 2.70 105
2013 27 19 18 .514 4.04 55 55 0 0 0 0 329.2 328 159 148 46 96 2 258 7 1 5 1390 103 1.286 9.0 1.3 2.6 7.0 2.69 103
2014 28 35 24 .593 3.86 86 86 0 0 0 0 515.1 521 236 221 69 131 4 394 10 1 7 2162 106 1.265 9.1 1.2 2.3 6.9 3.01 106
2015 29 46 32 .590 3.72 117 117 0 0 0 0 706.2 713 314 292 97 172 4 547 15 1 10 2954 110 1.252 9.1 1.2 2.2 7.0 3.18 110
2016 30 51 36 .586 3.89 136 136 0 0 0 0 816.2 833 376 353 117 195 4 636 17 1 11 3421 105 1.259 9.2 1.3 2.1 7.0 3.26 105

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2012 26 11 10 .524 3.78 193.0 178 90 81 28 55 154 5 1.207 8.3 2.6 7.2 2.80 1.3 32
2013 27 8 7 .533 3.48 137.0 141 59 53 17 39 104 2 1.314 9.3 2.6 6.8 2.67 1.1 23
2014 28 11 10 .524 3.29 186.0 193 76 68 23 35 136 3 1.226 9.3 1.7 6.6 3.89 1.1 31
2015 29 12 9 .571 3.16 191.0 188 74 67 27 40 153 5 1.194 8.9 1.9 7.2 3.83 1.3 31
2016 30 5 7 .417 4.83 110.0 125 66 59 21 24 89 2 1.355 10.2 2.0 7.3 3.71 1.7 19
5 Yrs 47 43 .522 3.61 817.0 825 365 328 116 193 636 17 1.246 9.1 7.0 3.30 1.3 136



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2015 AL  3.8 (9th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2015 AL  3.34 (7th)

Wins s c a p y
2014 AL  16 (4th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2014 AL  .727 (5th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2014 AL  1.697 (5th)
2015 AL  1.929 (7th)

Games Started s c a p y
2012 AL  32 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2012 AL  29 (7th)
2014 AL  23 (9th)
2015 AL  28 (6th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2015 AL  3.732 (10th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2015 AL  124 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2015 AL  16 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2015 AL  1.7 (9th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 16 (1260), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1313), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 14 (584), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (935th), 9.3 career WAR/9.3 7yr-peak WAR/9.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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