Yen-Feng Lin

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Yen-Feng Lin

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 215 lb.

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Yen-Feng Lin was a minor league pitcher who has been timed as fast as 94 mph. He pitched in the 2001 World Youth Championship. He was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in late 2005. He debuted in the minors in 2006, going 3-0 with 2 saves and a 3.92 ERA in 12 games for the GCL Phillies. In 2007, he was 0-2 with 3 saves and a 3.64 ERA in 19 outings with the Williamsport Crosscutters. He was on the preliminary 60-man roster for Taiwan for the 2008 Olympics but did not make the final cut. Lin split 2008 between Williamsport (0-1, 7.15) and the Lakewood BlueClaws (0-2, Sv, 4.65).

Lin was released at the end of spring training 2009. He was 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA in the 2009 World Port Tournament, giving up 10 hits in five innings.

For 2010, Lin signed with the Chiba Lotte Marines, becoming the first player from Taiwan to sign with a both a MLB and Nippon Pro Baseball club. He got a 10 million yen signing bonus with an annual salary of 2.4 million yen as well as incentives. He was assigned to Chiba Lotte's ni-gun team but injured his wrist in May and missed the remainder of the season. He pitched briefly in the minors in Japan in 2011 then came to his homeland with the 2012 Sinon Bulls.

Sources: 2008 Phillies Media Guide, Taiwan Baseball Blog, Chinese Wiki Baseball, 2009 World Port Tournament