Monday, January 09, 2012

Chen Coming to America

Reports have it that lefty Wei-Yin Chen has agreed to a 3 year deal (11 million +) with the Baltimore Orioles.   The deal is pending Chen passing his physical. 

Chen is the 4th member from Kao-Yuan HS's graduating class ('03) to join a MLB organization.   Other HS teammates included Ching-Lung Lo who made the biggest initial splash with his large signing bonus with the Rockies; Chi-Hung Cheng with the Jays; Kuo-Hui Lo with the Mariners. 

Chen - Wiki

Here's a look at Chen in 2009 in arguably his most dominant year in the NPB.   These are the highlights (K's) of his 4 shutouts thrown that year.