Yin-Lun Lan

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Yin-Lun Lan (藍寅倫)

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 191 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Yin-Lun Lan was the CPBL Rookie of the Year in 2014.

Lan played for Taiwan in the 2006 Asian Youth Championship and 2010 World University Championship (in which he went 3 for 4 with two RBI in a near-upset of the USA). He played for the La New Bears in the Taiwanese minors in 2009-2010, going 2 for 4 with a run and a RBI. He was picked for Taiwan for the 2011 World Port Tournament but was sidelined by injury. In the 2011 Baseball World Cup, he split the corner outfield spots with Yi-Kun Huang and Wei-Ting Lin; he was 2 for 14 with a walk, steal and five strikeouts; he had six putouts. He made Taiwan's team for the 2012 World University Championship but the event was cancelled due to lack of sufficient teams.

The Lamigo Monkeys picked Lan in the 7th round of the 2013 CPBL draft. He did better than the guys picked ahead of him, hitting .339/.377/.462 as a rookie with 20 steals (in 21 tries) and 47 runs in 88 games. He fielded .985. His first hit came off Hung-Wen Chen and his first homer against Yu-Ching Lin. He helped Lamigo win the 2014 Taiwan Series, being MVP of game 3 (4 for 5, 4 R). He tied Chih-Hsiang Lin for 5th in the 2014 CPBL in doubles (20), tied Chih-Hao Chang and Da-Hung Cheng for 4th in steals and would have been third in average had he qualified (behind Chin-Lung Hu and Yi-Chuan Lin). He was named Rookie of the Year, the second straight Lamigo winner after Chiu-Yen Kuo. He also joined Hu and Cheng-Wei Chang as the Best Ten picks in the outfield.