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Wei-Yin Chen | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / BAL
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Wei-Yin Chen allowed eight hits and four runs over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Braves.
Chen's struggles this season continue, as his ERA climbed to 5.11 with a 1.32 WHIP through 16 starts following Thursday's outing. Some good fortune has his record at 4-3, but Chen's earned run average has grown in each of his three months thus far this season. The southpaw will try to buck that trend starting Tuesday against the Mets. Jul 1 - 1:03 AM

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Wei-Yin Chen struck out seven while allowing two runs over seven innings Thursday against the Cubs.

Chen allowed just five hits, including a solo homer to David Ross, without issuing a walk. It was a promising showing after Chen had struggled in his previous three starts. He didn't factor in the decision, keeping him at 4-2 on the year, and the 30-year-old owns a 5.00 ERA and 1.29 WHIP through 15 starts. An interleague date with the Tigers is on tap for Wednesday.
Jun 23 - 9:57 PM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed six runs on seven hits over 2 1/3 innings before being removed Saturday against the Rockies.

Amazingly, the Marlins still won the game, letting Chen off the hook for what would have been his third loss. The southpaw just didn't have much working, as he gave up two doubles and a triple among his seven hits allowed, and he struck out just one while walking two on the day. His ERA ballooned to 5.22 with the poor showing, certainly not what the Marlins expected when they gave him $80 million this past winter. He'll try to get back on the rails Thursday against the Cubs.
Jun 18 - 10:13 PM

Wei-Yin Chen could not keep the ball in the park during Monday's 13-4 win over the Padres, surrendering four solo homers across six innings.

Chen scattered seven hits and struck out seven. But about those home runs. Wil Myers, Matt Kemp, Adam Rosales and Melvin Upton Jr. all took the veteran southpaw deep before the metaphorical book was closed on his evening. He will carry a 4.68 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into a home start against the Rockies next time out.
Jun 14 - 2:19 AM

Wei-Yin Chen coughed up five runs in 5 1/3 innings, allowing nine hits and three home runs to the Twins on Wednesday night but did not factor in to the decision.

Chen gave up home runs to Joe Mauer, Trevor Plouffe and Brian Dozier but didn't take a loss because his opponent, Ricky Nolasco, was just as bad. Chen struck out only two batters but didn't walk anyone. Chen's ERA swelled to 4.56 on the season. His peripherals this year closely match his career rates, which indicates he is likely to deliver an ERA near 3.75 from here to the end of the year. He is a back-end fantasy starter in mixed leagues, not much more than a matchup play against weak opponents. He should probably be benched altogether against strong teams.
Jun 9 - 1:59 AM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed one hit, but two runs, over six innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Thursday.

Chen was working on a no-hitter when Jung Ho Park hit a double to lead off the seventh inning. After issuing a walk, one of his three in the contest, Chen was relieved by Dustin McGowan, who allowed both inherited runners to score on a two-out double by Matt Joyce. It was still a very strong outing for the 30-year-old, who owns a 4.25 ERA in 11 starts. An interleague date with the Twins is on tap for Wednesday.
Jun 3 - 12:28 AM

Wei-Yin Chen limited the Braves to one run on two hits over five innings but settled for a no-decision Saturday.

Chen wasn't rolling, per se -- he needed 90 pitches to get through five innings -- but he was certainly good enough to earn his fourth win. Alas, when his spot came up in the top of the sixth inning he was pinch-hit for, and the Braves promptly scored three runs against the Marlins bullpen in the bottom half of the inning. It was still a good outing for the 30-year-old after getting knocked around by the Rays his last time out. Chen remains 3-2 with a 4.37 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. He'll look for a better result Thursday against the Pirates.
May 28 - 7:28 PM

Wei-Yin Chen didn't have it Monday but escaped with a no-decision, allowing five runs over 5 2/3 innings in a 7-6 win over the Rays.

The southpaw yielded nine hits and issued three walks on the night, giving up a pair of home runs, as well. It was Chen's worst performance since Opening Day. The veteran left-hander boasts a nice 45/12 K/BB ratio over 54 2/3 innings this season but has posted a 4.61 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. He'll try to bounce back this weekend in Atlanta.
May 23 - 11:24 PM

Wei-Yin Chen pitched well but took a loss anyway Tuesday, holding the Phillies to three runs -- two earned -- over six innings.

He surrendered six hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out six. Chen was certainly good enough to win but was out-pitched by Vincent Velasquez. The Marlins' left-hander boasts an 18/2 K/BB ratio over his last two outings and has posted a quality start in six of eight tries. He'll face the Rays his next time out.
May 17 - 10:36 PM

Wei-Yin Chen danced his way through the Brewers lineup on Wednesday, whiffing 12 and only allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings.

Chen hadn’t issued a single walk until the seventh inning, when both free passes came around to score on back-to-back RBI singles from Jonathan Villar and Ryan Braun. The lefty feasted on a patient Brewers’ lineup before that point. He pounded the zone, added and subtracted velocity, and handcuffed guys all night. It was his strongest performance to date. He now has 36 strikeouts in 43 innings to go with a 4.40 ERA. Chen remains a strong mid-rotation starter in standard fantasy formats.
May 11 - 10:30 PM

Wei-Yin Chen yielded four runs over five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Phillies.

Chen was handed an early 4-0 lead, but he squandered it. The southpaw allowed 11 hits in all while walking one, so he was fortunate that his line didn’t look worse. He failed to strike out a batter for the second time in his career, so this was a disappointing outing all the way around. Chen owns a 4.66 ERA and 24/7 K/BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings through six starts this season. He’ll look for better results against the Brewers next week.
May 6 - 10:38 PM

Wei-Yin Chen handcuffed the Brewers on Saturday night before his bullpen failed to strand a pair of runners in the seventh, ultimately ending his night with three runs allowed on 6 2/3 innings.

After a rocky debut against the Tigers, Chen has put together a run of four consecutive quality starts. He has yet to surrender fewer than two earned runs in an outing, but he’s always been a solid mid-rotation starter and fantasy owners who expected anything else were merely deluding themselves. A two-run flare into center from Ramon Flores with two outs spoiled what was otherwise a lovely performance from the lefty. Chen has a 4.26 ERA in 31 2/3 innings with just a 1.71 BB/9 walk rate. He should be good for an ERA in the mid-to-high 3.00s and 150 strikeouts. Just a solid fantasy workhorse with solid statistics in all fantasy categories.
Apr 30 - 11:14 PM

Wei-Yin Chen pitched around two solo homers to pick up his first win for the Marlins on Monday.

The homers were the only runs he allowed in 6 2/3 innings. Chen has a 4.32 ERA after four starts, but his 20/4 K/BB ratio and 1.16 WHIP suggest that he deserves better.
Apr 26 - 1:20 AM

Wei-Yin Chen took a tough-luck loss on Wednesday against the Nationals, striking out seven over seven innings and only allowing three runs.

Chen inked a five-year, $80 million contract with the Marlins over the winter. And while he's seemingly gotten off to a slow start, things aren't as bad as his 4.91 ERA suggests. He's still throwing strikes, and his 3.23 FIP indicates that his core skills on the mound have actually been solid throughout his first three outings. Also, in the end, surrendering three runs in seven innings against the Nationals is respectable, as Washington owns the third-best slugging percentage in the National League through the first few weeks of the year. Chen will try to keep moving in the right direction against the Dodgers on the road next week.
Apr 20 - 9:58 PM

Wei-Yin Chen was charged with two runs over 6 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Braves.

He struck out six and walked just one. Chen was working on a gem most of the night, as he didn’t give up his first hit until the fifth and held the Braves scoreless over the first six innings. However, the Braves finally got to him in the seventh. Chen was pulled after giving up an RBI double to Adonis Garcia, who eventually came around to score. The Braves eventually came back to win, but it was an encouraging bounceback performance for Chen after he struggled in his season debut and took a comebacker off his elbow. He lines up for an interleague start against the Orioles next week.
Apr 15 - 10:39 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Adam Conley
5Justin Nicolino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Fernando Rodney
3Mike Dunn
4Kyle Barraclough
5Dustin McGowan
6David Phelps
7Nick Wittgren
8Bryan Morris
9Carter Capps