Chih-Ping Lin

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Chih-Ping Lin (林智平)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 172 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Chih-Ping Lin has played in the Chinese Professional Baseball League, as has his cousin Hao-Jan Huang.

Lin played for Taiwan in the 2003 Asian Junior Championship. He was a 4th-round pick of the La New Bears in 2007. In 2008, he led the Taiwanese minors with a .398 average. He made his CPBL debut in 2009, hitting .275/.357/.329 while fielding .962, mainly at second base. In 2010, he fell to .238/.299/.270 and fielded .944 as a utility infielder. The team was renamed the Lamigo Monkeys in 2011 and Lin hit .292/.393/.380 for them, though he fielded only .905, playing primarily third base.

Chih-Ping produced at a .278/.360/.321 clip with 60 RBI in 102 games in 2012. He fielded .932 as the starting third baseman for Lamigo. In the 2012 Taiwan Series, he helped the Monkeys win it all, going 3 for 5 in the finale.