Wang-Yi Lin

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Wang-Yi Lin (林旺億)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 210 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Wang-Yi Lin has played in the US minors, as has his twin brother Wang-Wei Lin (who was 7 minutes older).

Lin was signed by the Boston Red Sox in 2005 after being scouted by Jon Deeble. He made his pro debut for the 2006 GCL Red Sox and went 2-1 with a save and a team-best 1.31 ERA. He missed 2007 due to a right arm injury. In 2008, Lin pitched for the GCL Red Sox (0-2, 4.63) and Lowell Spinners (4 R in 2 2/3 IP). He returned to Lowell for 2009 but was ineffective (0-2, Sv, 9 R in 3 2/3 IP). The Red Sox let Lin go in November 2009.

The Tainan native then pitched for Taiwan in the 2009 Baseball World Cup, posting a 9.00 ERA in four games. The Lamigo Monkeys selected Lin in the first round of the 2011 CPBL Draft, but he only had a 8.27 ERA in 15 games with the big club in 2012. He never had any appearances in the CPBL in his entire season as he stayed in the minors, and the Monkeys released him after the 2013 season. After pitching for amateur teams for several years, the Wei-Chuan Dragons gave him a contract in 2019. However, Lin struggled even in the minor league as he allowed 10 runs in 4 innings, and he only pitched 3 games in 2021. The Dragons released him, and his professional career ended.

Lin throws a forkball, changeup and fastball (peak time of 91 mph).