Thursday, October 08, 2009

Yi-Chuan Lin: A Rookie Like No Other......

23 year old CPBL rookie Yi-Chuan Lin has had an unbelievable first year with the Sinon Bulls. With only a few games remaining in the regular season, the young slugger has shattered several rookie league marks and is chasing a few all-time league records in numerous offensive categories.

(As of 10/7) Currently hitting .348 with 163 hits in 469 AB's, Lin also has 17 HR's and 107 RBI.

1)His 163 hits currently rank second in the league (behind teammate Wilton Veras's 169) and breaks the old league record of 152 hits held by Lions IF Kuo-Ching Kao (*the league expanded games played to 120 this year vs. 100 in past years). The old rookie mark was 117 H, held by Chih-Wei Shih in '04

2)He currently co-holds the league lead with 107 RBI (tying Bears slugger Chih-Sheng Lin). This also is the current league record (held by former Lions slugger Tilson Brito). The old rookie mark was 72 RBI, set by Tarzan way back in 1999.

3)His .348 BA is the 4th best in the league this year. The highest rookie BA is .342, held by former Elephants slugger/manager Kuang-Hui Wang (1990).

4)His 17 HR tie him for 3rd in the 2009 CPBL season, trailing only Bears sluggers Chih-Sheng Lin (30) and CFC (27). The rookie league mark is held by Ming-Hsiung Liao (18 set in '93 with the now defunct China Times Eagles).

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