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Wei-Yin Chen (SP)

Baltimore Orioles - 40% owned

Bats: L, Throws: L

Chen allowed five extra base hits on Wednesday as Baltimore's offense faltered in a 4-2 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Chen appeared to have run up Justin Ruggiano for the third out in the fourth inning but John Hirschbeck had other ideas. Two pitches later, Ruggiano launched a two-run bomb to the left field bleachers to extend the lead to three. Although he allowed a season high four earned runs, Chen lasted seven innings for the third straight start. Usually one to benefit from the Orioles' potent offense, Chen was left out to dry as Roenis Elias shutdown the O's. One of the more consistent pitchers this season, Chen has logging quality innings for his fantasy owners over the past month in each start.


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On Saturday, Wei-Yin Chen pitched six innings on his way to a no decision. During the six innings, Chen allowed seven hits, and two runs while walking two and striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: Chen was able to build off of his last start, a no decision against the Boston Red Sox. In that start, he went eight innings, striking out five and walking one. With the no decision against the Rays, Chen stays at 0-1 over his first five starts of the season. Chen is pitching well for the Orioles and he is the perfect candidate to buy low on. He has very little risk that comes with picking him up and a ton of upside; get Chen now when he is a buy-low candidate.


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Chen was knocked around a bit in his four-plus innings last night, unable to qualify for the win as Baltimore downed Tampa Bay 6-5.

Fantasy Impact: Similar to last season, Chen once again benefitted from early run support as the O's jumped on top 6-0 to start the game. Although he only yielded three earned runs, he ran up a high pitch count with 96 pitches for 13 outs. Chen will face the Yankees next Monday, hoping to bounce back from a subpar first outing.


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