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Wei-Yin Chen    \Way-In\

Wei-Yin Chen (twitter: @WeiYinChen16)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Team: Orioles 2012-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 2015 team option, 3 yrs/$11.09M (12-14) & 15 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 2.000, Free Agent: 2015 [*], 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 13 4 .765 3.76 24 24 0 0 0 0 143.2 151 61 60 21 25 2 109 3 0 1 597 103 4.10 1.225 9.5 1.3 1.6 6.8 4.36
3 Yrs 32 22 .593 3.95 79 79 0 0 0 0 473.1 479 220 208 67 121 4 367 10 1 6 1987 103 4.21 1.268 9.1 1.3 2.3 7.0 3.03
162 Game Avg. 14 9 .593 3.95 34 34 0 0 0 0 204 206 95 90 29 52 2 158 4 0 3 855 103 4.21 1.268 9.1 1.3 2.3 7.0 3.03
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 143.2 24 24 61 3.82 4.28 0.38 0.16 99.9 4.05 1 0.1 -0.1 1.4 17 .503 .500 $4,072,000
3 Seasons 473.1 79 79 220 4.18 4.41 0.10 0.17 101.4 4.54 14 1.5 -0.4 5.8 65 .519 .503 $10,716,000

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
1 ALDS 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

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 24 597 561 61 151 33 1 21 3 1 25 109 .269 .302 .444 .746 .299 249 11 3 4 4 2 2
3 Yrs 79 1987 1827 220 479 102 6 67 18 7 121 367 .262 .309 .435 .743 .292 794 39 10 11 18 4 11
162 Game Avg. 34 855 786 95 206 44 3 29 8 3 52 158 .262 .309 .435 .743 .292 342 17 4 5 8 2 5
MLB Averages .253 .317 .397 .715 .297

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 2.5 0.2 835 -0.1 13.3 -13.4 .94 -0.2 0.1 -2.3 -0.2 0.90 -2.8 0 0 0
2013 27 BAL AL 4.0 0.4 581 0.3 11.0 -10.7 1.05 0.4 -0.2 7.6 0.8 0.92 4.8 0 0 0
2014 28 BAL AL 3.8 0.4 602 0.2 9.7 -9.5 .92 -0.1 0.3 3.0 0.3 0.88 -0.3 0 0 0
3 Yrs 10.3 1.1 2018 0.4 34.1 -33.7 .96 0.2 0.2 8.2 0.9 0.90 1.7 0 0 0

Starting Pitching*

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 4.5 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 3.8 6.0 95 3 10 10 0 119
2014 28 BAL AL 24 24 13 4 7 6 0 15 9 .625 1 4 0 0 11 46% 52.4 76 26 14 0 0 12 4.7 5.0 6.0 96 1 15 8 0 109
3 Yrs 79 79 32 22 25 11 7 46 33 .582 8 11 0 0 41 52% 52 81 15 53 11 0 41 4.1 4.5 6.0 97 6 36 37 0 119
MLB Averages .500 52% 52 102 -16 4.2 4.2 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 597 26% 3.5% 18.3% 4.2% 9.2% 36% 0.70 0.97 73% 25% 8.9% 11% 90 11 12%
3 Yrs 1987 26% 3.4% 18.5% 6.1% 8.8% 37% 0.61 0.82 71% 23% 8.6% 14% 340 39 11%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 20.0% 7.9% 7.4% 33% 0.83 1.11 68% 22% 7.6% 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 -1 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 597 2302 3.86 1531 66.7% 25.7% 13.6% 30.7% 30.0% 74.3% 1.0% 49.6% 81.7% 61.0% 3.5% 21 15 28.3% 169 96 8 30 79 27.5% 14 4 0 0 0
3 Yrs 1988 7629 3.84 5052 66.3% 25.9% 14.5% 30.1% 29.5% 74.1% 0.5% 49.2% 80.4% 59.9% 4.6% 91 58 28.1% 558 351 35 103 264 28.1% 67 29 -1 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 63.9% 27.7% 16.0% 27.0% 29.2% 72.3% 1.4% 46.2% 77.8% 60.1% 4.6% 24.2% 24.1%

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 597 151 16 2 21 0 3 18 3 10 11 15 10 0 67% 2 1 0 203 3 1 75% 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 6 0
3 Yrs 1987 479 45 9 67 0 21 52 15 35 32 76 44 13 58% 11 6 2 691 18 7 72% 12 6 5 1 1 0 4 4 34 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

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 32 22 .593 3.95 79 79 0 0 0 0 473.1 479 220 208 67 121 4 367 10 1 6 1987 103 1.268 9.1 1.3 2.3 7.0 3.03 103

Neutralized Pitching

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 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 3.96 193.0 183 94 85 29 56 154 5 1.238 8.5 2.6 7.2 2.75 1.4 32
2013 27 8 7 .533 3.68 137.0 145 62 56 17 40 104 2 1.350 9.5 2.6 6.8 2.60 1.1 23
2014 28 9 7 .563 3.44 144.0 153 61 55 21 25 109 3 1.236 9.6 1.6 6.8 4.36 1.3 24
3 Yrs 28 24 .538 3.72 474.0 481 217 196 67 121 367 10 1.270 9.1 7.0 3.03 1.3 79



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins s c a p y
2014 AL  13 (4th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2014 AL  .765 (3rd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2014 AL  1.566 (6th)

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

Home Runs s c a p y
2012 AL  29 (7th)
2014 AL  21 (4th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2014 AL  4.360 (9th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 10 (1510), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 3 (1626), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1163rd), 5.7 career WAR/5.7 7yr-peak WAR/5.7 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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