Friday, May 09, 2008

Che-Hsuan Lin on the Rise....

A- Greenville won 5-2. Che-Hsuan Lin was 2-4 with a triple and 2 RBI's to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. Lin's on a roll, he's #6 on this week's Prospect Hot Sheet from Baseball America:

"Team: low Class A Greenville (South Atlantic)
Age: 19
Why he's here: .385/.500/.654 (10-for-26), 1 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBIs, 4 R, 1 SB
The Scoop: The Red Sox signed Lin for $400,000 out of Taiwan last June and he went on to hit .243/.317/.408 in the GCL and New York-Penn leagues in his U.S. debut. While his numbers at the plate weren't mind blowing, he showed off some impressive tools, particularly in the field where his speed, instincts, and arm strength caught scouts' eyes. This year, his bat has come along with his defense. Lin has emerged as Greenville's leadoff hitter as he's batting .291/.395/.425 on the season. He turned in three multi-hit games this week and is currently riding a 14-game hitting streak." - Baseball America

Also from BA's Q&A with Ben Badler -

"Q: james from texas asks:
could CHE-HSUAN LIN become a 5 tool prospect

A: Ben Badler: Lin is one of the most interesting prospects in the lower minors right now. He already has the 70 arm, plus speed and fielding skills, and he's got a good approach at the plate. The bat is a weapon too... not sure if that fifth tool, the power, will be an above-average tool, but there's some projection there too. Right now he's more of a line-drive hitter."

A - Asheville won 9-3. SA Kuo won his third game of the year after allowing 1 run on 5 hits in 7 IP. Box

A - Peoria lost 7-6. HW Chen started and earned a ND. He allowed 1 run on 3 hits in 4 IP. Box

A+ - High Desert is tied 2-2 in the 6th. KH Lo is currently 0-2 and struggling to stay above the Mendoza Line. Box

AAA - Tacoma lost 3-0. YC Chen was 0-4. Box

CL Hu is currently 0-2 as the Dodgers are down 6-0 to the Astros in the 6th inning. Game Day

Elephants 2 - Whales 1: Despite being held to only 3 hits as a team, the Whales would score 2 runs in the bottom of the eighth to erase a 1-0 deficit. Elephants 1B Chin-Yong Wang collected game MVP honors after driving in the GW run, he was 1-2 with a RBI. Collecting the other 2 hits for the team was RF Huai-Shan Chen who was 2-4. LF CYC was 0-3 with the team's other RBI. Elephants starter Kobayashi Ryokan earned a ND despite allowing only 1 unearned run on 5 hits over 7 IP to go along with 6K's and 2BB's.
Also earning a ND was Whales rookie starter Min-Ching Kao. He allowed 1 earned run on 2 hits over 7 IP (4K's, 3BB's). 2B Shui-Yin Lin collected half of the team's 6 hits (in 4 AB's).

T-Rex 12 - Bulls 3: T-Rex LF Chuan-Chia Wang earned game MVP honors after his 3-4, triple, 2 RBI night at the plate. Other T-Rex in the lineup: RF Ssu-Chi Zhou was 3-5 with a double and 2 RBI's/ 3B Napoleon Calzado was 2-6 with 3 RBI's/ 1B Wei Kao was 2-3 with a double and a RBI/ C Ko-Fan Chen was 2-4 with 3 RBI's/ 2B Jen-Wei Hu was 1-4 with a RBI.
T-Rex starter Cory Bailey improved his record to 2-0 after allowing 3 runs on 10 hits over 6 IP (2K's, 1BB). Earning a ND for the Bulls was starter Fu-Jen Shen. He allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits in 5 IP (3K's, 2BB's). Offensively for the Bulls: RF Chien-Ming Chang was 2-5/ 2B Chia-Hao Chang was 1-3 with a RBI/ CF Hua-Wei Tseng was 2-3/ C Chun-Chang Yeh was 1-3 with a RBI.

The Dragons beat the Giants 7-4. WY Chen pitched 1 perfect inning, K'ing 1. Box

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