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Birth Date10-3-1994
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age24 years, 5 months, 19 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2015
2016
0.02017
0.12018
0.12019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2017 CHN MLB 2 1 6.0 1 0 0 5 2 8 2 99 7.5 3.0 3.0 12.0 33% .231 1.17 6.34 7.50 107 5.20 110.7 0.0
2018 CHN MLB 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 4 0 3 1 103 18.0 0.0 4.5 13.5 57% .500 2.00 6.62 13.50 69 2.19 48.9 0.1
CareerMLB328.01009211310010.12.33.412.441%.3161.386.419.00974.4595.20.1

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 GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 TPE int WBQ 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.0 9.0 0.0 18.0 0% .000 1.00 2.81 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 TPE int WBC 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 9.0 18.0 9.0 9.0 0% .000 3.00 20.63 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 TPE int WBC 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 9.0 18.0 9.0 9.0 0% .000 3.00 20.63 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 KNC A MID 19 17 105.0 6 1 0 76 15 85 7 98 6.5 1.3 0.6 7.3 48% .239 0.87 3.27 2.40 94 3.23 69.8
2015 MYR A+ CAR 22 22 119.0 7 7 0 115 30 87 5 96 8.7 2.3 0.4 6.6 39% .301 1.22 3.29 3.55 107 2.73 63.5
2016 TEN AA SOU 22 22 113.3 6 8 0 138 32 69 12 98 11.0 2.5 1.0 5.5 49% .327 1.50 4.42 4.29 109 3.59 81.7
2017 CHN MLB NL 2 1 6.0 1 0 0 5 2 8 2 99 7.5 3.0 3.0 12.0 33% .231 1.17 6.34 7.50 107 5.20 110.7
2017 TEN AA SOU 15 15 90.3 7 3 0 79 24 83 7 97 7.9 2.4 0.7 8.3 41% .281 1.14 3.27 2.99 90 2.96 67.6
2017 IOW AAA PCL 9 9 55.0 6 1 0 48 14 39 5 98 7.9 2.3 0.8 6.4 55% .264 1.13 4.24 1.80 87 3.51 73.9
2018 CHN MLB NL 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 4 0 3 1 103 18.0 0.0 4.5 13.5 57% .500 2.00 6.62 13.50 69 2.19 48.9
2018 IOW AAA PCL 26 26 136.3 2 15 0 159 44 115 20 91 10.5 2.9 1.3 7.6 50% .327 1.49 5.13 6.27 101 3.87 83.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2017 106 0.4434 0.4434 0.7447 0.6383 0.2881 0.8667 0.5294 0.2553
2018 39 0.4103 0.6154 0.7083 0.8125 0.4783 0.8462 0.5455 0.2917
Career1450.43450.48970.73490.68520.33930.86120.53370.2651

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
2014-05-10 2014-06-09 Minors 30 0 - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CHN $
2017 CHN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 20 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/13/17.
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent from Taiwan 8/12/13. $1.625M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 1 0.8 0 3 3 27.6 24 8 23 3 .263 1.13 3.37 3.49 2.6 0.3
80o 1 0.9 0 3 3 23.1 21 7 19 3 .274 1.20 3.69 3.84 2.0 0.2
70o 0.9 0.9 0 3 3 20.0 19 6 16 2 .283 1.25 3.92 4.09 1.6 0.2
60o 0.9 1 0 3 3 17.4 17 5 14 2 .290 1.30 4.13 4.31 1.3 0.1
50o 0.9 1 0 3 3 15.0 15 5 12 2 .296 1.34 4.32 4.52 0.9 0.1
40o 0.9 1 0 3 3 12.7 13 4 10 2 .303 1.39 4.52 4.72 0.6 0.1
30o 0.9 1.1 0 3 3 10.2 11 4 8 1 .310 1.43 4.73 4.95 0.2 0.0
20o 0.8 1.1 0 3 3 7.4 8 3 6 1 .319 1.49 4.97 5.21 -0.2 0.0
10o 0.8 1.2 0 3 3 3.7 4 1 3 1 .330 1.57 5.32 5.58 -0.8 -0.1
Weighted Mean0.9103314.7155122.2951.334.304.51.00.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-16 21:00:00 (link to chat)Does Jen-Ho Tseng have any fantasy impact or is his ceiling not high enough? He's been solid but should I look for more?
(RDBL2014 from Burlingame)
In a deep league, he's a reasonable hold. But otherwise not enough ceiling for me. (Bret Sayre)
2015-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Just got offered the following in a dynasty league for Edwin Encarnacion: Greg Polanco, Miguel Sano, Jen-Ho Tseng, Michael Feliz/Chi Chi Gonzalez. Enough value coming back or should IU be looking for a different return?
(JaceP from Nevada)
That's fair if you can take the power hit this year. (Mike Gianella)
2015-01-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who's your favorite fantasy prospect that didn't make his team's BP top ten?
(Tom from Philly)
Jen-Ho Tseng without a doubt. There's not much projection there as his body is pretty maxed out and the profile is that of a safe 4 starter but I love watching that guy pitch. Moves the mitt around has a nice change he's a solid dude. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)BA left Jen-Ho Tseng off their top 20 MWL prospects. Where do you stand on Tseng?
(MKPJ from Chicago)
I think he's pretty handily in the top 20 MWL prospects. I like him quite a bit, but understand some of the red flags. I do believe he has a shot to be a #4 starter; the polish is impressive, and I like the stuff. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any observations or reports on Jen-Ho Tseng? Jukebox:Misfits "Where Eagles Dare".
(MKPJ from chicago)
I haven't seen him yet, so will have to pass that one on to the BP Prospect crew for now.

Dig the jukebox. If I ran with a list of all Misfits, then I would have a song for every question that I answered ... at least until "Come Back" hit on shuffle. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Paul Blackburn, Jen-Ho Tseng, Duane Underwood: Which intriguing Cubs low-A pitcher do you prefer?
(msquared from usa)
Tseng right now, but I can see Underwood growing up and taking over that spot in my heart. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Obviously you've seen Kane County a bunch this year. Is Underwood's stock close to Tseng's? Or is it much closer to Blackburn and Torrez at this stage?
(David from Malibu)
Let's talk pitching a bit.

Underwood has a higher ceiling than Tseng, the curveball has better snap and has potential to be special, but Tseng has a more polished profile and a higher ceiling. Underwood belongs in the C.J. Edwards, Jen-Ho Tseng, Pierce Johnson level, Blackburn and Torrez are in the tier below for me. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank the current and former KC Cougar starting pitchers - Jen-Ho Tseng, Paul Blackburn, Daury Torrez, Duane Underwood and Juan Paniagua (no need to ask about Tyler Skulina as I know he'd be at the bottom of your list)?
(Navin from Pasadena, CA)
Tseng, Underwood, Blackburn, Torrez, Paniagua, Skulina (yeah I don't like Tyler much) (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Can you grade Jen-Ho Tseng's pitches and command/control profile for the present and future?
(Jake from Chicago)
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=81 (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)I've seen you talk quite a bit about Jen-Ho Tseng. Could you talk about the rest of Kane County's intriguing rotation, including the recently promoted Juan Paniagua?
(Navin from Pasadena, CA)
Juan Paniagua was about 5 years too old for the MWL. He's got a fringy (at best) SL, and potentially an avg CH. Saw him up to 97. It's a lot of effort, and a reliever profile, but there was no reason for a mid 20s guy to be in Kane when he's throwing like that.

Blackburn- back of rotation command and control guy
Skulina- velo dip. non prospect. a lot of arm lag

Have seen KC about 12x, and keep missing Torrez. Hope to see him soon. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Why isnt Jen-ho Tseng getting more love? he is putting together a great year and when I went to go see him he dominated
(Taco from Taco)
Apparently you don't follow me on twitter. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jen-Ho Tseng always going to be an injury liablity, or do you think the shoulder has been a fluke? What's his ceiling in your mind?
(Steve from Chicago)
Shoulder's are never good, and pitchers break. Don't think any pitcher injuries are flukes. #3 starter upside. (Chris Rodriguez)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jen-Ho Tseng a Top 100 prospect at this point? With all the talk recently of Cubs' hitting prospects, is sure seems like Tseng is a forgotten man.
(Jonathan from Syracuse, NY)
I certainly liked what I saw from him this spring, and I've heard good things out of the Midwest League this year, but he's not a Top 100 guy for me yet, and I don't anticipate he will seriously enter the conversation this winter. (Mark Anderson)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Better long-term ceiling: Ben Lively, Aaron Blair, or Jen-Ho Tseng?
(Steve from Philly)
I would take Tseng. I dig it. (Jason Parks)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Outside of the big 4 + Alcantara, who impressed you the most from the Cubs back field scouting?
(Scott from Lincolnshire)
Jen-Ho Tseng. I really liked the profile. The FB showed plus velocity and life; the CB was tight and thrown for strikes. Advanced pitchability. Based on what I saw in camp, I would put him in the Cubs top ten. (Jason Parks)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is C.J. Edwards still the Cubs best pitching prospect or is Jen-Ho Tseng higher now?
(Steve from Peoria, IL)
Edwards is the better prospect (Jason Parks)


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