Hua-Ching Lin

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Hua-Ching Lin (林樺慶) (Colin)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 187 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Hua-Ching Lin has pitched in the CPBL and for the Taiwanese national team.

Lin pitched for Taiwan in the 2010 Asian Youth Championship. [1] The Lamigo Monkeys took him in the 2nd round of the 2014 CPBL draft. [2] He allowed one run in six innings for the Monkeys in 2014 and was 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA in the minors. [3] He then played in the Asia Winter League. [4] He had a 4.55 ERA in 19 games in 2015 and was 0-1 with a 6.46 ERA in 2016. In the 2017 CPBL, he had a 6-4, 5.25 record. He tied Jair Jurrjens, Fu-Te Ni and Bryan Woodall for 10th in the league in wins and was 4th in WHIP (1.40) for pitchers with 50+ IP. He fell to 3-6, 5.60 in 2018.

The right-hander made Taiwan's squad that won Bronze in the 2018 Asian Games. He was one of seven pitchers to each work one inning in a mercy rule win over host Indonesia, relieving Bo-Hao Chen in the 3rd with a 7-0 lead and a perfect game in progress. He retired Muharom on a grounder and struck out Zidney Fahmidyan before Diva Reza Fabil singled to break up the perfecto. He then recovered to whiff Rizki Ramadan. Yu-Pu Wang relieved in the 4th. He then got the start against Japan with a spot in the Gold Medal Game at stake but took the loss (5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, 3 K) as Japan shut down the Taiwan offense; Tsung-Hao Wang relieved him that game. His 4.05 ERA for the event was actually Taiwan's second-highest; only Yuh-Siang Lin was higher. [5]

His repertoire consists of a fastball (peak 91 mph), forkball, change-up, slider and knuckle curve. [6]


  1. Taiwan Baseball Wiki
  2. ibid.
  3. CPBL player page
  4. Taiwan Baseball Wiki
  5., 2018 Asian Games Final Report
  6. Taiwan Baseball Wiki