Kuan-Yu Chen

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Kuan-Yu Chen

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.

Kuan-Yu Chen has represented Taiwan at the junior, college and senior levels in international competition.

In the 2008 World Junior Championship, Chen beat Team Canada in the 5th-6th place game. He was 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA for Taiwan in the 2010 Haarlem Baseball Week. He nearly beat the Cuban national team, losing a 3-2 duel to Maikel Folch; one of the runs came unearned and another was off reliever Chen-Hua Lin. Chen allowed five runs (four earned) in seven innings in the 2010 World University Championship.

The Taipei County native made two appearances in the 2010 Intercontinental Cup. He tossed two shutout relief innings versus the Czech Republic. Starting in the semifinals against the Dutch national team, he allowed two runs in 5 2/3 IP in a battle with Diegomar Markwell and got a no-decision; Taiwan lost and wound up without a medal. In the 2010 Asian Games, he was hit hard with five hits (two home runs) and four runs in 1 2/3 IP. Taiwan got the Silver Medal.

Turning pro, he signed with the Yokohama BayStars for 2011. He was assigned to ni-gun and had a 3.38 ERA after ten games on the farm.

Chen's repertoire includes a fastball (peak 92 mph), curveball, sinker and forkball.

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