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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 25)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
95 .230 2 10 8 1 62 -0.1
Birth Date2-15-1994
Height5' 9"
Weight155 lbs
Age25 years, 2 months, 4 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2015
2016
0.12017
0.12018
-0.12019
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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 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 75 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career63140316311734012.254.345.37783-2.40.2-0.90.2

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 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 -4.5 0.1
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 3.6 1.5
2017 PAW AAA INT 35 154 .253 .315 .385 .270 96 -6.5 4.6 0.8 63 0 -1.2 -0.6 -7.9 -0.4
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 3.3 130 0 2.5 -0.4 6.0 2.1
2019 BOS MLB AL 1 1 .087 .160 .087 .000 99 -0.3 0.0 0 75 6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2019 PAW AAA INT 7 31 .254 .331 .425 .381 90 1.3 0.9 0.3 0 0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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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 31 28 2 8 3 0 0 11 3 3 7 2 1 .286 .355 .393 .107 0 0
2019 BOS MLB AL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
2019 3 0.3333 0.3333 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000 1.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000
Career5950.47220.42010.74490.58450.27370.82870.56340.25510.0000

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).

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 158 20 39 8 1 4 15 12 32 2 2 .273 .331 .427 88 4.6 SS 0, 2B 0 0.5
80o 137 16 31 6 1 3 12 10 28 2 1 .250 .309 .387 79 2.0 SS 0, 2B 0 0.2
70o 121 14 27 5 1 3 11 8 26 2 1 .245 .300 .391 73 0.6 SS 0, 2B 0 0.1
60o 108 12 24 5 1 2 9 7 23 1 1 .245 .299 .378 67 -0.4 SS 0, 2B 0 0.0
50o 95 10 20 4 1 2 8 6 21 1 1 .230 .284 .368 62 -1.1 SS 0, 2B 0 -0.1
40o 82 9 16 3 0 2 6 5 18 1 1 .211 .256 .329 57 -1.6 SS 0, 2B 0 -0.2
30o 69 7 13 3 0 1 5 4 16 1 1 .203 .250 .297 52 -2.0 SS 0, 2B 0 -0.2
20o 53 5 10 2 0 1 4 3 12 1 0 .204 .250 .306 46 -2.1 SS 0, 2B 0 -0.2
10o 32 3 6 1 0 1 2 2 7 0 0 .207 .258 .345 37 -1.7 SS 0, 2B 0 -0.2
Weighted Mean1011121412872211.228.287.35965-0.8SS 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 91 Chase d'Arnaud 2012 71
2 89 Brock Holt 2013 86
3 88 Chin-lung Hu 2009 75
4 87 Omar Quintanilla 2007 53
5 86 Deven Marrero 2016 75
6 86 Dixon Machado 2017 75
7 86 Brian Dozier 2012 75
8 86 Tyler Saladino 2015 68
9 86 Justin Sellers 2011 77
10 85 Tyler Smith 2017 66
11 85 Matt Reynolds 2016 61
12 85 Josh Wilson 2006 0 DNP
13 84 Wilmer Difo 2017 78
14 84 Zack Cozart 2011 95
15 84 Dylan Moore 2018 0 DNP
16 84 Chris Taylor 2016 79
17 84 Chad De La Guerra 2018 0 DNP
18 84 Nick Ahmed 2015 77
19 84 Brandon Crawford 2012 71
20 84 Rey Navarro 2015 94
21 84 Jace Peterson 2015 77
22 83 Jack Mayfield 2016 0 DNP
23 83 Cristhian Adames 2017 63
24 83 Ehire Adrianza 2015 74
25 83 Logan Watkins 2015 0 DNP
26 82 Jordy Mercer 2012 73
27 82 Trevor Plouffe 2011 84
28 82 Jake Lemmerman 2014 0 DNP
29 82 Carter Jurica 2014 0 DNP
30 82 Eduardo Escobar 2014 95
31 82 Devin Lohman 2014 0 DNP
32 82 Danny Worth 2011 79
33 82 Darwin Barney 2011 86
34 82 Sean Jamieson 2014 0 DNP
35 82 Leonardo Reginatto 2015 0 DNP
36 81 Josh Horton 2011 0 DNP
37 81 Andy Ibanez 2018 0 DNP
38 81 Eric Patterson 2008 64
39 81 Ryan Goins 2013 73
40 81 Alberto Gonzalez 2008 84
41 81 Jed Lowrie 2009 79
42 81 Brandon Phillips 2006 87
43 81 Carlos Triunfel 2015 0 DNP
44 81 Eduardo Nunez 2012 86
45 81 Lance Zawadzki 2010 69
46 81 Argenis Diaz 2012 0 DNP
47 81 Johnny Giavotella 2013 92
48 81 Donnie Murphy 2008 58
49 81 Francisco Soriano 2012 0 DNP
50 80 Justin Turner 2010 76
51 80 Andrew Ely 2018 0 DNP
52 80 Carlos Asuaje 2017 83
53 80 Pedro Florimon 2012 59
54 80 Anderson Hernandez 2008 101
55 80 Kevin Frandsen 2007 85
56 80 Kris Negron 2011 0 DNP
57 80 JT Riddle 2017 68
58 80 Jim Negrych 2010 0 DNP
59 80 Joaquin Arias 2010 71
60 80 Alen Hanson 2018 78
61 80 Ryan Jackson 2013 85
62 80 Brian Dinkelman 2009 0 DNP
63 80 L.J. Mazzilli 2016 0 DNP
64 80 Stephen Bruno 2016 0 DNP
65 80 Ildemaro Vargas 2017 85
66 80 Tommy Field 2012 76
67 80 Steve Tolleson 2009 0 DNP
68 79 Sean Kazmar 2010 0 DNP
69 79 Adam Frazier 2017 96
70 79 Phillip Evans 2018 74
71 79 Nathan Orf 2015 0 DNP
72 79 Adrian Cardenas 2013 0 DNP
73 79 Tyler Pastornicky 2015 0 DNP
74 79 Tyler Bortnick 2013 0 DNP
75 79 Yamaico Navarro 2013 78
76 79 Kevin Russo 2010 71
77 79 Austin Davidson 2018 0 DNP
78 79 Cliff Pennington 2009 92
79 79 Eric Young 2010 70
80 79 Scott Sizemore 2010 76
81 79 Gregorio Petit 2010 0 DNP
82 79 Matt Antonelli 2010 0 DNP
83 79 Zach Vincej 2016 0 DNP
84 79 Erich Weiss 2017 0 DNP
85 79 Ramon Torres 2018 83
86 78 Jake Peter 2018 0 DNP
87 78 Ryan Cavan 2012 0 DNP
88 78 Brian Friday 2011 0 DNP
89 78 Tim Torres 2009 0 DNP
90 78 Nick Noonan 2014 0 DNP
91 78 Peter Ciofrone 2009 0 DNP
92 78 Ali Castillo 2014 0 DNP
93 78 Renny Osuna 2010 0 DNP
94 78 Rafael Ynoa 2013 0 DNP
95 78 Josh Rodriguez 2010 0 DNP
96 78 Joshua Tobias 2018 0 DNP
97 78 Russ Adams 2006 73
98 78 Tyler Kuhn 2012 0 DNP
99 78 Bradley Boyer 2009 0 DNP
100 78 Christian Lopes 2018 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.

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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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