Hsin-Chieh Lin

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Hsin-Chieh Lin (林鋅杰)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 198-250 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Hsin-Chieh Lin has pitched in the minors and for the Taiwanese national team. His cousin Cheng-Ling Lee has played in the CPBL. [1]

Lin was 1-1 with a 2.53 ERA in the 2014 U-15 Baseball World Cup, beating Italy and losing to Venezuela. [2] He was 1-0 with a 6.35 ERA in the 2017 U-18 Baseball World Cup, getting the win over Nicaragua. [3] He was signed by Philadelphia Phillies scout Youngster Wang in 2018. [4]

He pitched three shutout innings for the 2018 GCL Phillies East but walked four. He had a 2.70 ERA over four appearances in the 2018 World University Championship, tying for second in games pitched for the event, one behind Wing-Tung Mok. [5] He split the summer of 2019 between the GCL Phillies West (1-0, 0 R in 3 2/3 IP), Williamsport Crosscutters (1-0, 2.36 in 10 G) and Clearwater Threshers (0 R in 2 IP), fanning 44 in 40 innings and allowing 28 hits but walking 18 and throwing seven wild pitches. His one game with the GCL Phillies West, he teamed up on a no-hitter against his old GCL Phillies East club, teaming up with starter Brandon Ramey while being followed by Brian Marconi and Tyler Burch. [6]

Pitching for Taiwan in the 2019 Asian Championship, he threw three innings against Japan, facing the minimum. He allowed one run in three in relief versus South Korea to get the win over Hyeong-jun So. In the round-robin, he was 6th in ERA, 3rd in opponent average (.105, behind Dhananajaya Ambagaha Gedara and Po-Yu Chen) and tied for 5th in K (7, even with Romeo Jasmin Jr., Sheng-Feng Wu and Yoshiki Yamada). Taiwan won the Gold. [7] He also was with Taiwan for the 2019 Premier 12 but did not pitch. [8]

The 2020 minor league season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, he struggled for Clewater (0-3, 7.20, 19 BB, 28 K in 20 IP) and the FCL Phillies (6 R, 4 ER in 4 IP, 1-0). The Phillies then released him.

His fastball has been timed at 94.4 mph and he also throws a forkball and curveball. [9]