Wei-Yin Chen Scouting Report
Most will remember Wei-Yin Chen as a member of the Baltimore Orioles from 2012-15. He signed a five year deal in free agency with the Marlins, but has spent most of his first three years with elbow injuries. In 2018, he has a 6.14 ERA and 5.37 FIP through 55.2 innings. His last outing was one of his best of the year, as he allowed one run through 6.0 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
His repertoire, per Brooks Baseball
In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Slider (85mph), Change (83mph) and Curve (73mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (91mph).
His fourseam fastball has less armside movement than typical, has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers. His slider generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ sliders, has short glove-side cut and has less than expected depth. His change has surprising cut action. His curve has a sharp downward bite, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ curves and has slightly below average velo. His sinker is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers’ sinkers and has less armside run than typical.
|TAMPA BAY RAYS||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Kevin Kiermaier - CF||Derek Dietrich - LF|
|Matt Duffy - 3B||Brian Anderson - RF|
|Daniel Robertson - LF||J.T. Realmuto - C|
|Wilson Ramos - C||Justin Bour - 1B|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Starlin Castro - 2B|
|C.J. Cron - 1B||JT Riddle - SS|
|Carlos Gomez - RF||Miguel Rojas - 3B|
|Willy Adames - 2B||Lewis Brinson - CF|
|Nathan Eovaldi - RHP||Wei-Yin Chen - LHP|