Biographical

Portrait of Tzu-Wei Lin

Tzu-Wei Lin 2BRed Sox

Red Sox Player Cards | Red Sox Team Audit | Red Sox Depth Chart

2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
111 .223 3 12 10 1 63 -0.1
Birth Date2-15-1994
Height5' 9"
Weight155 lbs
Age25 years, 9 months, 5 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2015
2016
0.12017
0.12018
-0.12019
proj
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 88 -0.8 0.0 -0.2 0.1
2018 BOS 24 37 73 16 6 1 1 8 17 0 0 1 .246 .329 .415 80 -1.6 0.2 -0.6 0.1
2019 BOS 25 13 22 4 2 0 0 2 6 0 1 1 .200 .273 .300 71 -0.7 0.0 -0.4 0.0
Career75161358311940023.248.338.36982-3.10.1-1.20.2

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2012 RSX Rk GCL 29 130 .239 .313 .323 .329 107 1.2 4.0 -0.1 102 0 0.1 1.4 0.3 0.5
2013 LOW A- NYP 60 261 .247 .315 .346 .298 96 -3.1 6.7 2.8 87 0 8.7 4.5 -9.1 1.5
2014 GRN A SAL 102 467 .257 .326 .372 .272 111 -15.2 13.3 5.9 81 0 -0.5 0.0 -16.9 0.2
2015 SLM A+ CAR 73 307 .248 .312 .352 .309 106 -1.5 8.3 3.5 119 0 -0.1 -0.3 -0.5 1.2
2015 PME AA EAS 46 194 .260 .319 .375 .238 97 -12 5.2 2.4 51 0 4.0 -0.9 -13.0 -0.2
2015 SCO Wnt AFL 14 54 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 PME AA EAS 108 411 .257 .322 .383 .256 110 -18.3 11.1 3.1 61 0 0.6 0.6 -18.5 -0.3
2017 BOS MLB AL 25 66 .257 .320 .427 .385 105 0.4 1.9 0.4 88 12 -0.2 0.0 -0.8 0.1
2017 PME AA EAS 48 184 .252 .322 .393 .333 105 8.2 5.0 1.9 137 0 1.2 1.8 7.0 1.8
2017 PAW AAA INT 35 154 .253 .315 .385 .270 96 -6.5 4.6 0.8 62 0 -1.2 -0.6 -5.6 -0.2
2018 BOS MLB AL 37 73 .270 .337 .454 .319 108 0.1 2.1 0.7 80 9 -0.6 0.2 -1.6 0.1
2018 PAW AAA INT 68 302 .247 .313 .385 .385 92 13.2 8.9 3.3 134 0 2.5 -0.4 10.4 2.5
2019 BOS MLB AL 13 22 .238 .307 .402 .286 102 -1.5 0.7 0 71 13 -0.4 0.0 -0.7 0.0
2019 PAW AAA INT 59 250 .262 .338 .437 .311 93 -10.1 8.5 0.9 84 0 7.5 1.5 -4.7 1.2

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2012 RSX Rk GCL 130 110 21 28 5 1 0 35 16 16 28 4 2 .255 .341 .318 .064 3 1
2013 LOW A- NYP 261 230 34 52 9 2 1 68 20 28 59 12 4 .226 .312 .296 .070 1 1
2014 GRN A SAL 467 402 55 92 22 1 1 119 42 54 74 10 7 .229 .315 .296 .067 7
2015 SCO Wnt AFL 54 48 5 10 1 0 0 11 5 6 13 2 1 .208 .296 .229 .021 0 0
2015 PME AA EAS 194 173 21 35 5 3 0 46 14 16 27 8 3 .202 .268 .266 .064 1 4
2015 SLM A+ CAR 307 281 37 79 12 3 2 103 34 22 32 15 3 .281 .331 .367 .085 2 2
2016 PME AA EAS 411 372 39 83 10 5 2 109 27 34 55 10 7 .223 .287 .293 .070 1 4
2017 PAW AAA INT 154 141 12 32 5 1 2 45 9 11 28 2 4 .227 .283 .319 .092 0 2
2017 PME AA EAS 184 159 31 48 9 3 5 78 19 20 27 8 2 .302 .379 .491 .189 2 2
2017 BOS MLB AL 66 56 7 15 0 2 0 19 2 9 17 1 1 .268 .369 .339 .071 0 1
2018 PAW AAA INT 302 277 33 85 20 2 5 124 25 23 64 3 4 .307 .362 .448 .141 0 1
2018 BOS MLB AL 73 65 15 16 6 1 1 27 6 8 17 0 1 .246 .329 .415 .169 0 0
2019 PAW AAA INT 250 224 30 55 11 1 4 80 22 21 58 6 2 .246 .308 .357 .112 2 3
2019 BOS MLB AL 22 20 3 4 2 0 0 6 1 2 6 1 1 .200 .273 .300 .100 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2017 289 0.4671 0.4048 0.7607 0.5852 0.2468 0.9114 0.4474 0.2393 0.0000
2018 303 0.4620 0.4356 0.7273 0.6000 0.2945 0.7619 0.6667 0.2727 0.0000
2019 80 0.4750 0.5125 0.7317 0.6842 0.3571 0.7692 0.6667 0.2683 0.0000
Career6720.46570.43150.74220.60370.28140.82710.57240.25780.0000

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
2019 BOS $
2018 BOS $
2017 BOS $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 135 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Boston 3/19.
  • 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).

2019 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 DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 174 20 42 7 1 5 19 13 36 2 2 .266 .324 .418 88 5.0 SS 0, 2B 0 0.5
80o 153 17 35 6 1 4 16 11 32 2 2 .252 .309 .396 79 2.2 SS 0, 2B 0 0.3
70o 137 15 30 5 1 3 14 9 29 2 1 .240 .294 .368 73 0.6 SS 0, 2B 0 0.1
60o 124 13 27 5 1 3 12 8 27 1 1 .239 .293 .381 68 -0.5 SS 0, 2B 0 0.0
50o 111 11 24 4 1 3 11 7 24 1 1 .235 .288 .382 63 -1.3 SS 0, 2B 0 -0.1
40o 98 10 18 3 0 2 9 6 22 1 1 .198 .253 .297 58 -2.0 SS 0, 2B 0 -0.2
30o 85 8 16 3 0 2 8 5 19 1 1 .205 .250 .321 53 -2.5 SS 0, 2B 0 -0.3
20o 69 6 12 2 0 1 6 4 16 1 1 .188 .235 .266 46 -2.7 SS 0, 2B 0 -0.3
10o 48 4 7 1 0 1 4 3 11 0 0 .159 .213 .250 38 -2.5 SS 0, 2B 0 -0.3
Weighted Mean11712254131282511.234.291.37465-1.0SS 0, 2B 0-0.1

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 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 DRC+ WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
202026249275610162715553.247.295.380620.0-0.1-0.31.36.4-7.50.2
202127257285610162617613.239.293.36460-0.0-0.6-0.31.36.6-8.20.2
202228255295710162816562.246.297.381630.0-0.1-0.41.26.6-7.50.2
20232921424488152314472.246.298.38163-0.0-0.2-0.41.05.5-6.30.2
20243022426529162515501.249.302.386650.00.0-0.40.95.8-6.30.2
20253124228549162717551.247.303.387650.0-0.1-0.50.96.2-6.80.2
20263218220417152012410.243.297.37863-0.0-0.5-0.40.74.7-5.40.1
20273317620407141912390.245.299.38164-0.0-0.4-0.40.64.5-5.10.1
20283414917346141610340.245.300.38064-0.0-0.4-0.30.53.8-4.30.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 82)

Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 90 Chase d'Arnaud 2012 71
2 88 Brock Holt 2013 86
3 88 Omar Quintanilla 2007 53
4 88 Chin-lung Hu 2009 75
5 87 Deven Marrero 2016 75
6 86 Dixon Machado 2017 75
7 86 Brian Dozier 2012 75
8 86 Justin Sellers 2011 77
9 86 Tyler Saladino 2015 68
10 85 Tyler Smith 2017 66
11 85 Matt Reynolds 2016 61
12 85 Brandon Phillips 2006 87
13 85 Josh Wilson 2006 0 DNP
14 84 Wilmer Difo 2017 78
15 84 Zack Cozart 2011 95
16 84 Nick Ahmed 2015 77
17 84 Rey Navarro 2015 94
18 84 Jace Peterson 2015 77
19 84 Dylan Moore 2018 0 DNP
20 83 Brandon Crawford 2012 71
21 83 Chad De La Guerra 2018 0 DNP
22 83 Cristhian Adames 2017 63
23 83 Chris Taylor 2016 79
24 83 Jack Mayfield 2016 0 DNP
25 83 Logan Watkins 2015 0 DNP
26 83 Ehire Adrianza 2015 74
27 83 Carter Jurica 2014 0 DNP
28 82 Jordy Mercer 2012 73
29 82 Trevor Plouffe 2011 84
30 82 Jake Lemmerman 2014 0 DNP
31 82 Devin Lohman 2014 0 DNP
32 82 Danny Worth 2011 79
33 82 Eduardo Escobar 2014 95
34 82 Darwin Barney 2011 86
35 82 Josh Horton 2011 0 DNP
36 82 Ryan Goins 2013 73
37 81 Leonardo Reginatto 2015 0 DNP
38 81 Sean Jamieson 2014 0 DNP
39 81 Carlos Triunfel 2015 0 DNP
40 81 Argenis Diaz 2012 0 DNP
41 81 Alberto Gonzalez 2008 84
42 81 Eric Patterson 2008 64
43 81 Andy Ibanez 2018 0 DNP
44 81 Andrew Ely 2018 0 DNP
45 81 Francisco Soriano 2012 0 DNP
46 81 Lance Zawadzki 2010 69
47 81 Eduardo Nunez 2012 86
48 81 Justin Turner 2010 76
49 81 Jed Lowrie 2009 79
50 81 Kevin Frandsen 2007 85
51 80 Joaquin Arias 2010 71
52 80 Donnie Murphy 2008 58
53 80 Anderson Hernandez 2008 101
54 80 Ryan Jackson 2013 85
55 80 JT Riddle 2017 68
56 80 Johnny Giavotella 2013 92
57 80 Pedro Florimon 2012 59
58 80 Jim Negrych 2010 0 DNP
59 80 Sean Kazmar Jr. 2010 0 DNP
60 80 Carlos Asuaje 2017 83
61 80 Brian Dinkelman 2009 0 DNP
62 80 Kris Negron 2011 0 DNP
63 80 Alen Hanson 2018 78
64 80 Stephen Bruno 2016 0 DNP
65 80 L.J. Mazzilli 2016 0 DNP
66 80 Luis Nunez 2012 0 DNP
67 80 Tommy Field 2012 76
68 79 Cliff Pennington 2009 92
69 79 Adam Frazier 2017 96
70 79 Phillip Evans 2018 74
71 79 Gregorio Petit 2010 0 DNP
72 79 Steve Tolleson 2009 0 DNP
73 79 Adrian Cardenas 2013 0 DNP
74 79 Tyler Pastornicky 2015 0 DNP
75 79 Zach Vincej 2016 0 DNP
76 79 Nathan Orf 2015 0 DNP
77 79 Austin Davidson 2018 0 DNP
78 79 Tyler Bortnick 2013 0 DNP
79 79 Ramon Torres 2018 83
80 79 Kevin Russo 2010 71
81 79 Nick Noonan 2014 0 DNP
82 79 Eric Young 2010 70
83 79 Brian Friday 2011 0 DNP
84 79 Matt Antonelli 2010 0 DNP
85 79 Tim Torres 2009 0 DNP
86 79 Erich Weiss 2017 0 DNP
87 79 Yamaico Navarro 2013 78
88 79 Bradley Boyer 2009 0 DNP
89 79 Ryan Cavan 2012 0 DNP
90 78 Jake Peter 2018 0 DNP
91 78 Maicer Izturis 2006 105
92 78 Jorge Flores 2017 0 DNP
93 78 Josh Rodriguez 2010 0 DNP
94 78 Scott Sizemore 2010 76
95 78 Alejandro Machado 2007 0 DNP
96 78 Russ Adams 2006 73
97 78 Nate Spears 2010 0 DNP
98 78 Tyler Kuhn 2012 0 DNP
99 78 Angelys Nina 2014 0 DNP
100 78 Peter Ciofrone 2009 0 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
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.

BP Articles

Click here to see articles tagged with Tzu-Wei Lin

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)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Hitter Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC