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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
2 139 .256 .348 .380 83 0.2
Birth Date2-15-1994
Height5' 9"
Weight155 lbs
Age24 years, 11 months, 3 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2014
2015
2016
0.12017
0.12018
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2017 BOS 23 25 66 15 0 2 0 9 17 0 1 1 .268 .369 .339 83 -1.1 0.0 -0.2 0.1
2018 BOS 24 37 73 16 6 1 1 8 17 0 0 1 .246 .329 .415 84 -1.1 0.2 -0.6 0.1
Career62139316311734012.256.348.38084-2.20.2-0.90.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2012 RSX Rk 29 130 .239 .313 .323 .329 107 1.2 4.0 -0.1 104 3 0.1 1.4 1.0 0.6
2013 LOW A- 60 261 .247 .315 .346 .298 97 -3.2 6.7 2.8 97 2 8.7 4.5 -0.2 2.5
2014 GRN A 102 467 .257 .326 .372 .272 112 -15.3 13.3 5.9 91 1 -0.5 0.0 -3.7 1.5
2015 SLM A+ 73 307 .248 .312 .352 .309 106 -1.5 8.3 3.5 102 1 -0.1 -0.3 0.9 1.3
2015 PME AA 46 194 .260 .319 .375 .238 103 -12.5 5.2 2.4 80 1 4.0 -0.9 -4.2 0.7
2015 SCO Wnt 14 54 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 PME AA 108 411 .257 .322 .383 .256 111 -18.3 11.1 3.1 84 1 0.6 0.6 -5.6 1.1
2017 BOS MLB 25 66 .257 .320 .427 .385 105 0.5 1.9 0.4 83 24 -0.2 0.0 -1.1 0.1
2017 PME AA 48 184 .252 .322 .393 .333 104 8.4 5.0 1.9 120 2 1.2 1.8 5.2 1.6
2017 PAW AAA 35 154 .253 .315 .385 .270 95 -6.3 4.6 0.8 85 2 -1.2 -0.6 -2.5 0.1
2018 BOS MLB 37 73 .270 .337 .454 .319 107 0.2 2.1 0.7 84 23 -0.6 0.2 -1.1 0.1
2018 PAW AAA 68 302 .247 .313 .385 .385 92 13.2 8.9 3.3 105 1 2.5 -0.4 2.4 1.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2012 RSX Rk 130 110 21 28 5 1 0 35 16 16 28 4 2 .255 .341 .318 .064 3 1
2013 LOW A- 261 230 34 52 9 2 1 68 20 28 59 12 4 .226 .312 .296 .070 1 1
2014 GRN A 467 402 55 92 22 1 1 119 42 54 74 10 7 .229 .315 .296 .067 7
2015 SCO Wnt 54 48 5 10 1 0 0 11 5 6 13 2 1 .208 .296 .229 .021 0 0
2015 PME AA 194 173 21 35 5 3 0 46 14 16 27 8 3 .202 .268 .266 .064 1 4
2015 SLM A+ 307 281 37 79 12 3 2 103 34 22 32 15 3 .281 .331 .367 .085 2 2
2016 PME AA 411 372 39 83 10 5 2 109 27 34 55 10 7 .223 .287 .293 .070 1 4
2017 PAW AAA 154 141 12 32 5 1 2 45 9 11 28 2 4 .227 .283 .319 .092 0 2
2017 PME AA 184 159 31 48 9 3 5 78 19 20 27 8 2 .302 .379 .491 .189 2 2
2017 BOS MLB 66 56 7 15 0 2 0 19 2 9 17 1 1 .268 .369 .339 .071 0 1
2018 PAW AAA 302 277 33 85 20 2 5 124 25 23 64 3 4 .307 .362 .448 .141 0 1
2018 BOS MLB 73 65 15 16 6 1 1 27 6 8 17 0 1 .246 .329 .415 .169 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2017 289 0.4844 0.4048 0.7607 0.5714 0.2483 0.9125 0.4324 0.2393 0.0000
2018 303 0.4620 0.4356 0.7273 0.5929 0.3006 0.7470 0.6939 0.2727 0.0000
Career5920.47290.42060.74360.58240.27510.82780.56620.25640.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-12 2014-07-27 Minors 15 0 - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 BOS $
2017 BOS $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 135 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Boston 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Boston 6/24/17.
  • Signed by Boston 6/16/12 as a free agent from Taiwan. $2.05M signing bonus (record for Taiwanese position player).

2018 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 158 20 40 6 2 3 16 14 29 4 2 .284 .346 .418 .262 5.6 SS 0, 2B 0 0.0
80o 136 17 31 5 1 2 13 11 26 3 2 .252 .311 .358 .248 2.9 SS 0, 2B 0 0.0
70o 121 14 27 4 1 2 11 10 23 3 1 .248 .311 .358 .238 1.3 SS 0, 2B 0 0.0
60o 107 12 24 4 1 2 9 8 21 2 1 .247 .305 .371 .230 0.2 SS 0, 2B 0 0.0
50o 95 10 20 3 1 1 8 7 19 2 1 .233 .290 .326 .222 -0.6 SS 0, 2B 0 0.0
40o 83 9 17 3 1 1 7 6 17 2 1 .227 .284 .333 .214 -1.2 SS 0, 2B 0 0.0
30o 69 7 14 2 1 1 6 5 14 1 1 .222 .279 .333 .205 -1.6 SS 0, 2B 0 0.0
20o 54 6 10 2 0 1 4 4 11 1 1 .204 .264 .306 .195 -1.8 SS 0, 2B 0 0.0
10o 32 3 5 1 0 0 2 2 7 1 0 .167 .219 .200 .182 -1.6 SS 0, 2B 0 0.0
Weighted Mean1011121311982021.231.293.319.225-0.3SS 0, 2B 00.0

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201925329356911363327687.235.298.359.2270.1-0.60.41.68.8-11.41.2
202026306336411363125646.234.298.365.2270.1-0.40.41.48.2-10.41.1
202127286316110362923595.236.299.367.2290.1-0.30.21.27.7-9.51.0
202228274305910362823575.235.300.364.2280.1-0.40.21.17.4-9.11.0
20232925528559262621534.238.302.371.2300.1-0.00.11.06.8-7.90.9
20243026530579362822553.240.305.375.2330.20.60.00.97.1-7.51.0
20253124828529252621523.237.302.370.2300.1-0.4-0.10.86.7-7.70.9
20263223526508252419492.238.302.373.2320.1-0.1-0.10.76.3-7.00.8
20273320823447252117442.237.302.371.2310.0-0.4-0.20.55.6-6.30.7

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3 92 Brian Dozier 2011 ? DNP
4 92 Justin Sellers 2010 ? DNP
5 92 Jorge Flores 2016 ? DNP
6 92 Ehire Adrianza 2014 ?
7 91 Adam Frazier 2016 ?
8 91 Cristhian Adames 2016 ?
9 91 Nick Shaw 2013 ? DNP
10 91 Pedro Lopez 2008 ? DNP
11 90 Oswaldo Navarro 2009 ? DNP
12 90 Nick Noonan 2013 ?
13 90 Christian Colon 2013 ? DNP
14 90 Josh Horton 2010 ? DNP
15 90 Brian Friday 2010 ? DNP
16 90 Darwin Barney 2010 ?
17 90 Ramiro Pena 2010 ?
18 89 Ozzie Martinez 2012 ? DNP
19 89 Joe Sclafani 2014 ? DNP
20 89 Cliff Pennington 2008 ?
21 89 Deven Marrero 2015 ?
22 89 Ryan Jackson 2012 ?
23 89 James Beresford 2013 ? DNP
24 88 Eric Stamets 2016 ? DNP
25 88 Jace Peterson 2014 ?
26 88 Rando Moreno 2016 ? DNP
27 88 Nick Ahmed 2014 ?
28 88 Andrew Ely 2017 ? DNP
29 88 Ramon Torres 2017 ?
30 88 Pete Kozma 2012 ?
31 88 Zach Vincej 2015 ? DNP
32 87 Francisco Soriano 2011 ? DNP
33 87 Gregorio Petit 2009 ?
34 87 Raul Navarro 2016 ? DNP
35 87 Daniel Kaczrowski 2011 ? DNP
36 87 Austin Nola 2014 ? DNP
37 87 Tim Hutting 2006 ? DNP
38 87 Andrew Romine 2010 ?
39 87 Tyler Smith 2016 ? DNP
40 87 Andy Gonzalez 2006 ? DNP
41 86 Stephen Perez 2015 ? DNP
42 86 Sean Jamieson 2013 ? DNP
43 86 Ildemaro Vargas 2016 ? DNP
44 86 Angelo Mora 2017 ? DNP
45 86 Wilberto Ortiz 2009 ? DNP
46 86 Daniel Lyons 2009 ? DNP
47 86 Diory Hernandez 2008 ? DNP
48 86 Darwin Perez 2014 ? DNP
49 86 Marwin Gonzalez 2013 ?
50 85 Jiovanni Mier 2015 ? DNP
51 85 Mark Hallberg 2010 ? DNP
52 85 Ryan Goins 2012 ? DNP
53 85 Tony Granadillo 2009 ? DNP
54 85 Jonathan Tucker 2008 ? DNP
55 85 Aderlin Mejia 2016 ? DNP
56 85 Jack Lopez 2017 ? DNP
57 85 Carlos Triunfel 2014 ?
58 85 Argenis Diaz 2011 ? DNP
59 85 Steve Tolleson 2008 ? DNP
60 85 Luis Nunez 2011 ? DNP
61 85 Omar Quintanilla 2006 ?
62 85 Jose Flores 2012 ? DNP
63 85 Tommy Field 2011 ?
64 85 Renny Osuna 2009 ? DNP
65 85 Matt Cusick 2010 ? DNP
66 84 Zack Cozart 2010 ? DNP
67 84 Juan Perez 2016 ? DNP
68 84 Christian Lopes 2017 ? DNP
69 84 Blake Allemand 2017 ? DNP
70 84 Alejandro Machado 2006 ? DNP
71 84 Carlos Garcia 2016 ? DNP
72 84 Joshua Riddle 2016 ? DNP
73 84 Casey Frawley 2012 ? DNP
74 84 Blake Davis 2008 ? DNP
75 84 Jeff McNeil 2016 ? DNP
76 84 Tony Renda 2015 ? DNP
77 84 Anderson Hernandez 2007 ?
78 84 Yadiel Rivera 2016 ?
79 84 Brandon Wikoff 2012 ? DNP
80 84 Taylor Lindsey 2016 ? DNP
81 84 Carter Jurica 2013 ? DNP
82 84 Kevin Medrano 2014 ? DNP
83 84 Drew Maggi 2013 ? DNP
84 84 Brandon Macias 2013 ? DNP
85 84 Zach Gentile 2011 ? DNP
86 84 Scott Sizemore 2009 ? DNP
87 84 Edgar Duran 2015 ? DNP
88 84 Justin Henry 2009 ? DNP
89 84 Adeiny Hechavarria 2013 ?
90 84 Josh Rodriguez 2009 ? DNP
91 84 William Bergolla 2007 ? DNP
92 84 Kelby Tomlinson 2014 ? DNP
93 84 Niuman Romero 2009 ?
94 84 Angel Chavez 2006 ? DNP
95 83 Jim Negrych 2009 ? DNP
96 83 Zelous Wheeler 2011 ? DNP
97 83 Whit Merrifield 2013 ? DNP
98 83 Juniel Querecuto 2017 ? DNP
99 83 Brandon Trinkwon 2016 ? DNP
100 83 Tyler Saladino 2014 ? DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 As a free agent who signed for $2.05 million out of Taiwan back in 2012—the largest bonus ever for a Taiwanese position player at the time—Tzu-Wei Lin’s calling cards are his plus glove and defensive versatility. A shortstop by trade, he also saw reps at second, third and center field across three levels in 2017, including the majors.
2014 In 2010, Tzu-Wei Lin signed with the Yankees as a 16-year-old before reneging after his country's Baseball Association raised a stink about him not finishing high school. Two years later, he joined Boston for a significantly larger bonus and is now a defense-first shortstop who largely held his own against older competition in the New York-Penn League.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-19 17:00:00 (link to chat)Any under the radar Sox pitching prospects out there? I haven't heard or seen much, and that scares me
(Jim from Mass)
Jalen Beeks was one of the two guys I was high on over the last few months(the other was Tzu-Wei Lin, but it seems very condescending to say that now). He's in Triple-A right now after a particularly impressive run in Portland. He's worth keeping an eye on, since decent pitchers in the Red Sox's high minors seems to be a rarity lately. (Brett Cowett)


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