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Wei-Yin Chen | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 193
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / BAL
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Wei-Yin Chen pitched seven hitless innings as the Marlins took a no-hitter into the ninth on their way to beating the Mariners 5-0 on Tuesday.
Brad Ziegler kept the no-no going in the eighth, but Mitch Haniger broke it up with a one-out double off Kyle Barraclough in the ninth. Chen threw 100 pitches to get through seven, and the Marlins weren't going to push him after his elbow problems last year (he threw 86 and 56 pitches in his first two starts). Chen got the win, moving him to 2-0 with a 3.94 ERA. He's not one of our preferred mixed-league starters, but there are worse options out there. He's due to get two starts next week, one in Philly and one at home against the Pirates. Apr 19 - 1:08 AM

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Wei-Yin Chen could do little right Thursday, yielding six runs -- including a pair of homers -- on seven hits over three innings against the Mets.

After a scoreless first inning, the Mets plated four runs in the second and scored two more in the third on back-to-back homers from Yoenis Cespedes and Wilmer Flores. The only good news for the southpaw was that the Marlins came back to tie the game, letting him off the hook, before eventually losing in the 16th inning. Chen has now had one good turn and one not-so-good turn -- both against the Mets -- in the 2017 season. He'll look to get back on track Tuesday in an interleague matchup with the Mariners in Seattle.
Apr 14 - 8:21 AM

Wei-Yin Chen spun six innings of one-run ball in a 7-2 win over the Mets on Friday.

Chen gave up an RBI double to Curtis Granderson in the first inning, but he shut the Mets down from there. The southpaw gave up seven hits in all while walking one and striking out five. Chen dealt with injuries during his first season with the Marlins while posting a 4.96 ERA over 22 starts, but he’s capable of better if healthy. The Marlins are going to need a turnaround to compete this year.
Apr 7 - 10:29 PM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed one run on four hits over three innings in a 3-2 Grapefruit League win over the Tigers on Saturday.

He managed only one strikeout against two walks but handled the Tigers' lineup efficiently nonetheless. He had a good spring, ending with a 3.32 ERA in 19 innings spread across six starts. He is solidly entrenched in the Marlins' starting rotation and will try to improve upon the 4.96 ERA he had in 22 starts last year in his first campaign in Miami.
Apr 1 - 3:04 PM

Wei-Yin Chen pitched five innings of two-run ball Tuesday in a loss to the Astros.

Chen allowed three hits, walked none and struck out six. Unfortunately, two of the three hits he allowed were homers, but the breeze out to right might have had something to do with those. Chen has a 3.27 ERA this spring.
Mar 21 - 4:03 PM

Wei-Yin Chen surrendered a pair of solo homers in three innings Friday in a loss to the Twins.

Those homers accounted for the only runs he allowed today and also the only ones he's allowed in six innings for the spring. We're rather skeptical about him returning to Orioles form after missing much of last year with a sprained elbow ligament, but it's encouraging that he hasn't had any setbacks this spring.
Mar 10 - 5:40 PM

Wei-Yin Chen pitched two perfect innings in his start Sunday against the Astros.

Most starters throw two and then three innings in the first two appearances of the spring, but the plan was always for Chen to throw one inning his first time out and then two innings today. He's right where the Marlins want him to be coming off a year ruined by an elbow sprain.
Mar 5 - 5:04 PM

Wei-Yin Chen threw a scoreless inning Tuesday in his start against the Mets.

Chen hasn't had any issues this spring, but the Marlins are still going easy on him after last year's elbow sprain. He could be something of a fantasy sleeper if he's throwing well at the end of the spring.
Feb 28 - 4:34 PM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed two runs over five innings in a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

Chen gave up a home run among his six hits allowed, and the southpaw struck out five compared to one walk issued. He made 22 starts in total in his first season with the Marlins, going 5-5 with a disappointing 4.96 ERA. A left elbow sprain cost him two months as well. The 31-year-old will be a bounce-back candidate in 2017.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 08:17:00 PM

Wei-Yin Chen allowed two runs over four innings of work Saturday against the Braves.

In his second start since coming off the disabled list, Chen threw 62 pitches -- four fewer than in his first start -- while allowing four hits and not issuing a walk. It was a similar line to his last start against the Nationals, and Chen now owns a 5.02 ERA and 1.28 WHIP through 21 starts this year. Chen will make his final start of 2016 Friday against the Nationals.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 12:08:00 AM

Making his first start in two months, Wei-Yin Chen yielded three runs over 4 1/3 frames in a 4-3 victory over the Nationals.

Chen faced the minimum through four innings but quickly ran into trouble in the fifth, permitting two one-out singles and then a three-run homer to Danny Espinosa. The left-hander was probably gassed after a long layoff, and the Marlins overall were probably encouraged with what they saw. He gave up just four hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out three. Chen should be able to go a bit deeper into this weekend's start versus the Braves.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 10:27:00 PM

Marlins activated LHP Wei-Yin Chen from the 15-day disabled list.

Chen has been out since late July with a left elbow sprain, but he'll make his return in a start Monday against the Nationals. The 31-year-old had a disappointing 4.99 ERA in 19 starts prior to the injury and makes for a risky play in mixed fantasy leagues.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 04:04:00 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) will rejoin the Marlins' rotation on Monday versus the Nationals.

It had been looking like a longshot for a while that Chen would make it back for a meaningful role this season, but he's gotten through a couple simulated games recently with no issues. The lefty has been out since late July with a left elbow sprain.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) will throw a simulated game on Tuesday.

Chen, out since late July with a left elbow sprain, made it through a simulated game on Friday and will continue to test himself for a return to game action. A minor league rehab assignment isn't an option at this point of the season, but the Marlins still hope to get him back sometime this month.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 08:57:00 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) will throw a simulated game on Friday at the Marlins' spring training complex.

The left-hander resumed throwing off a mound a week ago and is ready to face hitters now. The minor league season will surely be over by the time Chen will be ready for game action even in a best-case scenario, as he remains a long shot to contribute during the final month.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 05:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Marcell Ozuna
CF1Christian Yelich
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Adam Conley
3Edinson Volquez
4Dan Straily
5Tom Koehler
6Jeff Locke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Kyle Barraclough
3Brad Ziegler
4David Phelps
5Junichi Tazawa
6Dustin McGowan
7Jose Urena
8Jarlin Garcia