Tsung-Nan Lin

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Tsung-Nan Lin (林宗男)

  • Bats Both, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 167 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tsung-Nan Lin played in the CPBL and for the Chinese Taipei national baseball team.

Lin represented Taiwan in the 2004 World University Championship and 2006 Intercontinental Cup. He played 3 games as a backup infielder in the Intercontinental Cup (behind Chung-Shou Yang at SS and Yi-Chuan Lin at 3B), but didn't have any at-bats or chances in the field. The Sinon Bulls drafted Lin in the fourth round of the 2004 CPBL Draft. Lin hit .224/.287/.276 in his rookie year, and improved to .267/.350/.382 in 2007. He led the league in triples with 8 this year. Lin recorded a .262/.306/.344 batting line and collected 11 steals in 2008. However, due to his terrible defense, Lin was limited to 59 games played over the next two years. He was even moved to outfielder in 2010. When Chao-Hang Cheng was injured in 2011, the Pingtung native hit .244/.295/.322 and collected a career-high 100 hits this year. Lin also was selected into the All-Star game for the only time in his career. His appearances were reduced to 69 when Cheng came back and rookie Kai-Lun Chen joined the team.

2013 was Lin's career year. His batting line amazingly jumped to .320/.378/.402 and he won the CPBL Most Improved Player Award this year. Lin's good performance seems like a fluke in 2014, as he batted .254/.319/.307 with 67 game played. Lin decided to retire after 2015, and turned unto a coach. He was the defense coach for the EDA Rhinos minor team from 2016 to 2017, and served in the same position for the Wei-Chuan Dragons major from 2021 to 2022. He is the bench coach for the Dragons minor team from 2022 to present (2023)

Overall, Lin had hit .251/.311/.323 in ten seasons in the CPBL.