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IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date7-21-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age33 years, 2 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
1.12014
-0.32015
1.82016
0.52017
0.92018
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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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2012 BAL MLB 32 32 192.7 12 11 0 186 57 154 29 .263 103 8.7 2.7 1.4 7.2 39% .274 .263 1.26 4.36 4.02 113 4.99 114.3 0.4
2013 BAL MLB 23 23 137.0 7 7 0 142 39 104 17 .265 99 9.3 2.6 1.1 6.8 36% .305 .272 1.32 4.06 4.07 112 5.29 126.7 -0.6
2014 BAL MLB 31 31 185.7 16 6 0 193 35 136 23 .262 99 9.4 1.7 1.1 6.6 42% .296 .265 1.23 3.92 3.54 105 4.34 106.4 1.1
2015 BAL MLB 31 31 191.3 11 8 0 192 41 153 28 .259 110 9.0 1.9 1.3 7.2 43% .290 .258 1.22 4.12 3.34 108 5.19 121.3 -0.3
2016 MIA MLB 22 22 123.3 5 5 0 134 24 100 22 .262 88 9.8 1.8 1.6 7.3 42% .302 .287 1.28 4.53 4.96 99 4.06 89.8 1.8
2017 MIA MLB 9 5 33.0 2 1 0 25 9 25 3 .264 92 6.8 2.5 0.8 6.8 39% .234 .221 1.03 3.75 3.82 105 4.22 89.8 0.5
2018 MIA MLB 26 26 133.3 6 12 0 131 47 111 19 .261 90 8.8 3.2 1.3 7.5 38% .285 .272 1.33 4.39 4.79 108 4.88 109.0 0.7
CareerMLB174170996.3595001003252783141.262999.12.31.37.140%.289.2671.264.204.021084.79111.33.7

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 GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2005 CHU npb 10 1 19.3 0 0 1 29 6 20 3 .000 13.5 2.8 1.4 9.3 0% -.897 .000 1.81 4.07 6.06 0 0.00 0.0
2008 CHU npb 39 14 114.7 7 6 0 101 33 107 7 .000 7.9 2.6 0.5 8.4 0% .292 .000 1.17 2.85 2.90 0 0.00 0.0
2009 CHU npb 24 23 164.0 8 4 0 113 40 146 10 .000 6.2 2.2 0.5 8.0 0% .231 .000 0.93 2.52 1.54 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CHU npb 29 27 188.0 13 10 0 166 49 153 21 .000 7.9 2.3 1.0 7.3 0% .268 .000 1.14 3.73 2.87 0 0.00 0.0
2012 BAL MLB 32 32 192.7 12 11 0 186 57 154 29 .263 103 8.7 2.7 1.4 7.2 39% .274 .263 1.26 4.36 4.02 113 4.99 114.3
2013 BAL MLB 23 23 137.0 7 7 0 142 39 104 17 .265 99 9.3 2.6 1.1 6.8 36% .305 .272 1.32 4.06 4.07 112 5.29 126.7
2013 BOW AA 2 2 12.0 1 0 0 9 2 8 0 .273 100 6.8 1.5 0.0 6.0 50% .265 .177 0.92 2.48 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 BAL MLB 31 31 185.7 16 6 0 193 35 136 23 .262 99 9.4 1.7 1.1 6.6 42% .296 .265 1.23 3.92 3.54 105 4.34 106.4
2015 BAL MLB 31 31 191.3 11 8 0 192 41 153 28 .259 110 9.0 1.9 1.3 7.2 43% .290 .258 1.22 4.12 3.34 108 5.19 121.3
2015 FRD A+ 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .254 109 3.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 38% .125 .109 0.33 1.91 0.00 119 7.48 174.2
2016 MIA MLB 22 22 123.3 5 5 0 134 24 100 22 .262 88 9.8 1.8 1.6 7.3 42% .302 .287 1.28 4.53 4.96 99 4.06 89.8
2017 MIA MLB 9 5 33.0 2 1 0 25 9 25 3 .264 92 6.8 2.5 0.8 6.8 39% .234 .221 1.03 3.75 3.82 105 4.22 89.8
2017 JUP A+ 2 1 3.7 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 .236 78 9.8 2.5 0.0 4.9 54% .308 .289 1.36 3.03 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2017 MRL Rk 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .251 90 18.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 75% .500 .323 2.00 1.40 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2018 MIA MLB 26 26 133.3 6 12 0 131 47 111 19 .261 90 8.8 3.2 1.3 7.5 38% .285 .272 1.33 4.39 4.79 108 4.88 109.0
2018 JUP A+ 2 2 7.7 1 0 0 5 1 11 0 .247 84 5.9 1.2 0.0 12.9 39% .278 .184 0.78 0.99 1.17 64 3.15 64.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2012 3137 0.5327 0.4855 0.7899 0.6571 0.2899 0.8333 0.6776 0.2101
2013 2175 0.5264 0.4772 0.8054 0.6559 0.2786 0.8402 0.7143 0.1946
2014 2966 0.5249 0.4865 0.8184 0.6660 0.2881 0.8785 0.6650 0.1816
2015 3008 0.5399 0.5050 0.8078 0.6706 0.3107 0.8466 0.7093 0.1922
2016 1914 0.5037 0.4843 0.7929 0.6691 0.2968 0.8558 0.6489 0.2071
2017 492 0.5000 0.4837 0.8025 0.6463 0.3211 0.8491 0.7089 0.1975
2018 2205 0.4807 0.4467 0.7949 0.6377 0.2699 0.8536 0.6667 0.2051
Career158970.520.48270.80220.65960.2910.85120.68230.1978

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
2013-10-10 2013-10-10 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Bone Spur 2013-10-10 -
2013-05-13 - DTD - - Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-05-13 2013-07-10 15-DL 58 53 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2021 MIA $
2020 MIA $22,000,000
2019 MIA $20,000,000
2018 MIA $10,000,000
2017 MIA $15,500,000
2016 MIA $12,500,000
2015 BAL $4,750,000
2014 BAL $4,155,333
2013 BAL $3,655,333
2012 BAL $3,155,333
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$43,715,999
2018Current$10,000,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$53,715,999
2 yrFuture$42,000,000
9 yrTotal$95,715,999

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 0 dBoras Corp.5 years/$80M (2016-20), v 2021 option

Details
  • 5 years/$80M (2016-20), plus 2021 conditional option. Signed by Miami as a free agent 1/19/16. $13M signing bonus ($5M paid 11/30/17, $8M paid 6/30/18). 16:$6M, 17:$9M, 18:$10M player option, 19:$20M player option, 20:$22M player option, 21:$16M conditional player option. Chen must exercise 2018-'20 player options together within four days after end of 2017 World Series. Chen receives a player option for 2021 if he has 1) 180 innings pitched in 2020 or 360 IP in 2019-20 and 2) is not on DL at end of 2020 season and 3) is healthy for 2021 spring training. Total of $64.5M in 2016-21 salaries is deferred without interest ($3M in 2016, $4.5M in 2017, $8M in 2018, $16M in 2019, $17M in 2020, $16M in 2021). Chen to receive deferred payments of $3M on 11/30/16, $4.5M on 11/30/17, $2M on 11/30/18, $6M on 6/30/19, $4M on 11/30/19, $9M on 6/30/20, $5M on 11/30/20, $15M on 6/30/21, $1M on 11/30/21, $15M on 6/30/22. Chen exercised 2018-20 options 11/17.
  • 3 years/$11.388M (2012-14), plus 2015 club option. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 1/10/12. $0.25M signing bonus. 12:$3.072M, 13:$3.572M, 14:$4.072M, 15:$4.75M club option, $0.372M buyout. 2015 option increases to $6M with 56 starts or 360 innings in 2013-14 combined. May become a free agent at expiration of contract. Annual performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 30 starts, 200 innings. Award bonuses: $50,000 for All-Star selection. $0.15M for Cy Young ($75,000 for 2nd place in vote, $50,000 for 3rd place). Baltimore exercised 2015 option 10/30/14.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .266 .298 .375 .249
11 vs R (Multi) .269 .310 .480 .278
18 Split (Multi) -.003 -.011 -.104 -.030
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .325 .353 .425 .301
31 vs R (2016) .266 .303 .488 .284
38 Split (2016) .059 .050 -.063 .017
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-21 20:00:00 (link to chat)What is wrong with Wei-Yin Chen? What are the odds of him turning it around ROS?
(Phred from Philly)
I don't think anything's wrong with Chen. I think he's at the bad end of possible outcomes for himself, so his numbers the rest of the way will probably be a tiny bit better, but not much. The peripherals are all fairly close to where they were last year. His strikeout rate is slightly better this year, while his HR rate and his walk rate are slightly worse, but none of them are that far from where they were in 2015. (Scooter Hotz)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)International signings seem to have huge benefits: (Cespedes, Wei-Yin Chen, Darvish, Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu). Who are a couple of the next big players we should look out for?
(Silverback38 from VA)
There's not much coming out of Japan. Kenta Maeda is the next pitcher who will come over (likely for 2015), but he's a soft-tossing #4 profile. Cuba has some good hitters in Jose Fernandez and Yasmani Tomas, but who knows when or if they'll defect. (Bret Sayre)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a 20 team points league with a one SP per day maximum. Basically every SP or possible SP is owned. SPs go very early in our minor league draft. Without listing who all is available do you have any sleepers for the back half of the draft who could be low floor SPs? Staying a SP is a must because even 4th and 5th starters with secure jobs have lots of value. Thanks
(Brandon from Springfield MO)
Guys like Wei-Yin Chen are the go to guys here. Dan Staily is another guy to look for here, and I would take a gamble on (gulp) Edwin Jackson considering the league setup. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Computer sim league question. Would you deal Miguel Cabrera and Randall Delgado for Wei-Yin Chen and Anthony Rizzo? Getting picks for next year too but those are the players.
(joott41 from Wisconsin)
Are you getting all of the picks? If not, no. (Jeff Moore)
2013-03-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Resign Wei-Yin Chen for $7 in 10-team AL only?
(Mike from NYC)
I'm not much of a fantasy guy, so I'll put it to you this way. If you think what Chen did last season is worth $7 then I'd pay it. I think it's a repeatable performance give or take a bit in either direction. (Matthew Kory)
2012-10-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)My O's are going to start joe saunders in texas? it's like why bother. just pissing away this magical season in one disastrous move. talk me off the ledge, will you?
(Randy M. from Shocked)
I hear you, Randy, although if the regular season means anything, plenty of things we never thought possible have already happened.

The past is obviously ugly: As I wrote in the WYNTK this morning, Saunders is 0-6 with a 9.38 ERA in his career in Arlington, and he's given up something like 13 homers in 31 innings. But the problem is that Steve Johnson may not be fully recovered from his late-season knee injury, and the only other option is really to go with Wei-Yin Chen on short rest, which seems to have been ruled out. It's sort of a pick-your-poison situation, and regardless of who gets the ball, I'm sure they will be on a short leash. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-10-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm within 1 of multiple people in the HR and Win categories in a league. No one can catch me in the "conflicting" categories, like AVG or Hitter's strikeouts or Losses (which we have). Could you name 1 hitter and 1 pitcher you think most likely to hit a homer or win a game?
(SimplyFalco from Amherst)
Jonny Gomes is widely available, and if you have daily transactions, you'll get him against Martin Perez tonight. Wei-Yin Chen has pitched well against the Rays, is widely available, and pitches tonight, so he's a guy I'd gamble on. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just lost CC, Pettitte and Dempster to injury. This ain't pretty, but who would you pick up out of this group? Milone, Samardzija, Wei-Yin Chen, Floyd, Ervin Santana, Masterson, Hochevar, Bailey and Quintana.
(Struggling from NYC)
I like Samardzija, who's been strafed for a .331 BABIP but has good strikeout and home run rates. Chen has held his own in a tough park, and Masterson has been pretty decent besides the wins. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-02-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)Does Wei-Yin Chen hold any value?
(Joseph from Richmond)
His numbers in Japan were very strong, but not exactly Yu Darvish territory, and Japanese starters don't have a great track record of transitioning into MLB rotations. I'd take a flier on him in an AL-only league, but purely as a lottery ticket. (Cory Schwartz)


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