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Wei-Yin Chen | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 193
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Wei-Yin Chen was tagged for seven earned runs, nine hits and a walk with three strikeouts over four innings at Colorado on Friday.
Chen was getting ahead of hitters, throwing first-pitch strikes to 17 of the 22 batters he faced, but he was throwing it right over the dish for Colorado batters to hammer. His ERA ballooned from 5.91 to 6.70 as a result of the outing. He has just one victory across his past 10 starts dating back to April 28 when he beat the Rockies in his season debut. Jun 23 - 2:37 AM

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Wei-Yin Chen yielded three runs in six innings and was credited with a win over the Orioles on Saturday.

He allowed a two-run single to Manny Machado in the third inning and a solo homer to Jonathan Schoop in the sixth. Chen surrendered eight base hits and one walk while fanning just two batters in the quality start. He improves to 2-3 with a 5.91 ERA and 1.62 WHIP through 10 starts.
Jun 16 - 7:31 PM

Wei-Yin Chen gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings Monday in a no-decision against the Marlins.

Chen allowed one run through four before an ugly three-run fifth in which he issued back-to-back intentional walks, the second coming after a run-scoring balk. Chen's ERA stands at 6.13. The Marlins will probably keep him in the rotation, but things don't figure to get much better.
Jun 11 - 10:36 PM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed two earned runs, six hits and two walks with two strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision Wednesday in St. Louis.

Chen threw 61 of his 91 pitches for strikes, his second-most pitches of the season since he made his debut on April 28. He has just one quality start across eight outings. While he has limited his homers allowed lately, yielding just two long balls over his past five outings, he still has a long way to go before he re-gains the trust of fantasy owners. His next scheduled start is set for Monday against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants to kick off a two-start week, but he is only worth using in deeper NL formats at this point.
Jun 7 - 12:10 AM

Wei-Yin Chen surrendered four runs on four hits over just 1 2/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Padres.

Chen surrendered a two-run home run to Christian Villanueva in the first inning, but made it through the rest of the frame without serious issue. He actually then did well for himself with the bat, managing a two-run single off Jordan Lyles in the top of the second inning to tie up the game. Unfortunately, his own second inning on the mound would be quite the slog. It included a pair of two-out walks to load the bases and a subsequent two-run single off the bat of Eric Hosmer. Manager Don Mattingly had seen enough by that point, yanking Chen after he had thrown just 27 of his 47 pitches for strikes. This outing stands in contrast to his last start, which saw him fire off 7 1/3 innings of scoreless ball against the Nats (of all teams). While there's no arguing that Thursday's start was a mess, Chen had been pitching well of late. That said, he still owns a bloated 6.10 ERA and 1.52 WHIP for the campaign as a whole. He'll take on the Cardinals in a road start next time out.
Jun 1 - 12:12 AM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed one run on three hits over 7 1/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Nationals.

Chen struck out six and walked one in the strong outing. The only run to score while he was on the mound came in the eighth inning, when Wilmer Difo knocked him out of the contest via a solo game-tying home run. While Chen's overall marks -- a 5.22 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP -- do little to inspire, he's pitched well of late, having surrendered just three runs on 11 hits over 17 innings combined in his last three starts. He'll try to keep the good vibes going in a road date with the Padres next time he takes to the mound.
May 26 - 7:48 PM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no decision against the Braves on Sunday.

Chen gave up five hits, and he struck out five Atlanta hitters while walking just one. The 32-year-old left-hander has been much better over his last two starts; as he’s given up just the two runs in 10 innings while striking out eight. He still hasn’t recovered from his struggles in early May, however, as his ERA sits at 6.55 with an ugly 1.64 WHIP. Chen will not be a recommended streaming or DFS option when he faces the Nationals on Saturday.
May 20 - 5:28 PM

Wei-Yin Chen threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings in his start against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Chen was lifted after two of the first three hitters reached in the fifth, but Nick Wittgren was able to strand the runners. Chen has given up 14 runs over 16 2/3 innings in his four starts since coming off the disabled list. But, hey, he's better than the Dodgers right now.
May 15 - 10:23 PM

Wei-Yin Chen was tagged for seven hits and nine runs in three innings of work Wednesday in the Marlins’ loss to the Cubs.

Chen fanned one and walked two over 68 pitches. The Cubs did most of their damage off Chen in the third inning, torching him for six hits (five for extra bases), two walks and eight earned runs. Chen served up home runs to Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell before finally getting the hook from manager Don Mattingly. It was an abysmal outing for the left-hander, who now carries a laughable 10.22 ERA over three starts this season. He’ll look to rebound from Wednesday's disaster when he takes the hill next Tuesday against the Dodgers.
May 9 - 7:08 PM

Wei-Yin Chen was victimized by a pair of home runs on Friday as he surrendered four runs on five hits over four innings in a loss ot the Reds.

Chen also walked four while punching out two on the night. All of the damage against him came in the first inning, where Eugenio Suarez clubbed a three-run homer and Adam Duvall followed with a solo shot. He cleaned up his act and kept the Reds off the board the next three innings, but the damage had already been done. He'll look to get back on track when he takes on the Cubs in Chicago on Wednesday.
May 4 - 10:14 PM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed a run on four hits over 5 1/3 innings of work in his 2018 debut Saturday, earning a win against the Rockies.

Chen was efficient in stymieing a potent Rockies lineup, as he was removed after 68 pitches only because it was his first start of the year. His season was delayed as he continued to recover from a partially torn UCL sustained last year. Chen has a favorable matchup Friday against the Reds, but the southpaw just isn't much of a fantasy option at this point.
Apr 28 - 10:56 PM

Marlins activated LHP Wei-Yin Chen from the 10-day disabled list.

The veteran southpaw will make his regular season debut on Saturday night against the Rockies. He owns a 4.72 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 156 1/3 innings through his first two seasons with the Marlins and remains a middling fantasy option at best due to his poor strikeout rate.
Apr 28 - 2:58 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) is scheduled to make his season debut on Saturday night against the Rockies.

Chen struck out seven batters over five scoreless frames in his last minor league rehab start Sunday at High-A Jupiter, giving him a 1.17 ERA and 11/1 K/BB ratio in 7 2/3 total rehab frames. He's been an effective fantasy starter in the past and might be worth consideration in some deeper formats. The 32-year-old southpaw has missed the first four weeks of the 2018 regular season because of a partially torn ligament in his left elbow.
Apr 25 - 12:27 AM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) struck out seven across five scoreless frames in a rehab start with High-A Jupiter on Sunday.

Chen threw 60 of 73 pitches for strikes. The left-hander has now allowed just one run while boasting an 11/1 K/BB ratio across his first 7 2/3 rehab innings. Previous reports had indicated that Chen could join the Marlins' rotation as soon as April 27, but it's unclear whether that date is still on the table.
Apr 22 - 2:59 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) allowed one run over 2 2/3 innings in his rehab debut Tuesday night with High-A Jupiter.

Chen pitched pretty well overall, tallying four strikeouts. The veteran left-hander has logged just 33 innings at the major league level since the beginning of the 2017 season due to a partially torn ligament in his left elbow. He's aiming to join the Marlins' rotation on April 27 and would seem to be on track to meet that goal, but Chen is not worth stashing in standard fantasy formats.
Apr 18 - 12:49 AM

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