Li Lin

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Li Lin (林立)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Li Lin has starred in the CPBL.

Lin was on the Taiwanese team in the 2011 World Youth Championship. [1] He hit .346/.514/.500 with 10 runs, 8 RBI and 9 walks in 9 games while fielding 47 chances error-free in the 2013 World Junior Championship and was named the All-Star second baseman, beating out Yoan Moncada and Trace Loehr among others. He was 10th in OBP, tied Yasuhito Uchida for 2nd in runs, tied for 6th in RBI, led in walks (one ahead of Yusniel Diaz) and tied for 2nd in assists (26). [2] He played for the Battle Creek Bombers in the US Northwoods League in 2015. [3] He was in the Asian Winter League from 2015-2017. [4]

The Shoufeng native was taken by the Lamigo Monkeys in the 2017 CPBL draft, in the 2nd round (they took Chien-Fu Liao in the first round). [5] He homered off Chen-Yu Hung in his first CPBL at-bat and hit .340/.415/.511 with 11 RBI and 12 runs in 13 games after joining Lamigo late in 2017. [6] He produced at a .317/.352/.458 clip with 62 runs in 95 games in the 2018 CPBL, fielding .910 in 49 games at 3B, .956 in 35 at 2B and .778 in 3 games at SS. [7] Had he qualified, he would have made the league's top 10 in average.

The youngster really blossomed in 2019. He hit .389/.438/.639 with 29 doubles, 20 homers, 81 RBI and 97 runs in 103 games. He fielded .915 at third base, his main spot. He was 7th in the league in RBI, 2nd to teammate Hung-Yu Lin in runs, 3rd with 151 hits (behind teammates Hung-Yu Lin and Yu-Hsien Chu), tied Cheng-Tang Wang for 2nd in doubles, tied for 3rd in triples (4), 9th in homers (between Chun-Hsiu Chen and Tzu-Hao Chen), 3rd with 248 total bases, 2nd in OBP (.011 behind Chun-Hsiu Chen), 1st in slugging (.001 ahead of Tzu-Hsien Chan) and 1st in average (.008 ahead of Chun-Hsiu Chen). He hit .520 in the 2019 Taiwan Series as Lamigo won it in five games; in the clincher, he was 5 for 5 with a double, two homers, two walks, four runs and six RBI to lead a 20-3 rout of the Chinatrust Brothers. That followed a two-double, one-homer Game 4. He was named Taiwan Series MVP, an easy pick. [8] He won Best Ten honors at third base but Chu won CPBL MVP.

He then made Taiwan's team for the 2019 Premier 12.

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