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Wei-Yin Chen (SP)

Baltimore Orioles - 55% owned

Bats: L, Throws: L

The Orioles defeated the Rays Sunday afternoon 5-2 behind a solid start by Wei-Yin Chen and excellent relief. Chen went five and one third innings giving up two runs, six hits, and one walk while striking out three. Chen earned his first win since July 1st, giving him a record of 5-6. Chen in ninth in the American League with a 2.88 ERA.

Fantasy Impact: Chen has been holding batters to a .244 average against him and has a 1.13 WHIP on the year. Chen is not a high upside option (only 96 strikeouts in 123 innings) but rarely suffers blowups and is as safe of an option as anyone. Chen's value will greatly increase if he can string a couple more consecutive wins.


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Wei-Yin Chen did what he's done all season Tuesday night against the Yankees, pitch to contact and not allow a lot of runs. Unfortunately for Chen, the Orioles could not muster enough run support falling to the Yankees 3-2. Chen was solid only allowing three runs in six and a third innings. Chen pitched to contact, succumbing 10 hits while striking out three. Chen's record is not 4-6 even though his ERA is still stellar at 2.86.

Fantasy Impact: Once again Chen is the hard luck loser as the Orioles just cannot seem to find a way to score when he's on the mound. Chen isn't a high caliber strikeout pitcher, but he is a consistent starter and reliable option for fantasy owners. Chen's upside lies in his ability to get the win and unfortunately that has not been prevelant this season. Chen is due to pick up his fifth win of the year if he keeps his consistent pace.


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Wei-Yin Chen continued his excellent season Sunday afternoon but was unfortunately given the loss in a tight 3-2 Orioles loss to the Nationals. Chen pitched eight innings and gave up three runs (two earned) and eight hits while striking out seven. The Orioles offense could only scrape together four hits against the Nationals, dealing Chen his fifth loss of the season. Chen now sits at 4-5 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the losing record, Chen has clearly been one of the Orioles' best pitchers of the year. His ERA is still superb, sitting at 2.78 and Chen has not allowed more than two earned runs in a start since May 30th. He is a consistently solid fantasy option with a high floor and decent upside. Chen is a great buy-low option because of his inevitable increase in victories.


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Wei-Yin Chen continued his excellent season with another quality start Monday night. Unfortunately, Chen's start was not enough to carry the Orioles to victory as they fell 4-2 in ten innings to the Twins. Chen pitched seven innings giving up only two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five. Chen ran into some trouble in the early innings (giving up homeruns to Torii Hunter and Aaron Hicks) but regained his composure and left the game giving the Orioles a chance at the win. Chen remained at 4-4 on the year and improved his ERA from 2.84 to 2.82.

Fantasy Impact: Chen was by no means perfect, but he gives the Orioles a great chance to win every time he starts and Monday's effort was no different. Chen has not allowed more than two earned runs in over a month now and is clearly one of the Orioles' top pitchers. Chen is extremely underrated and has pitched better than his 4-4 record indicates. Chen is quickly becoming a "must own" pitcher in almost all fantasy leagues.


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Wei-Yin Chen pithed eight strong innings on Wednesday night to deliver the Orioles a 4-2 win and avoid the sweep against the Rangers. Chen was efficient, recording 24 outs on just 87 pitches and giving up only four hits and one walk while striking out two. Chen settled down after giving up two solo home runs within his first four innings by only allowing one baserunner in his last four innings. Chen picked up his fourth win of the season and has lowered his ERA to 2.84 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Chen has been hot lately winning three of his last five starts and not allowing more than two earned runs since May 30th. Chen's 4-4 record is not indicative of how he's been pitching. Look for more wins to begin piling up if Chen continues his torrid pace. Chen isn't overpowering (78 strikeouts in 95 innings) but his electrifying ERA is more than enough reason to keep him in your starting lineup.


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Wei-Yin came back after his long absence to go six innings allowing two runs. The two runs came on two solo HR. He allowed a combine nine hits/walks (seven hits and two walks) while striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: He is a welcome return for both the Orioles and his fantasy owners. He has a 2.90 ERA and is s strong start in medium leagues.


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Wei-Yin Chen dominates Monday

Tue, Jun 16th 1:04am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Wei-Yin Chen dominated the Phillies on Monday, going eight shutout innings. He only allowed five base runners (four hits and a walk) while striking out nine.

Fantasy Impact: He has quietly been having a very good season, despite the 3-4 record. He now has a 2.89 ERA with a respectable WHIP and 71 Ks for the season. He is a sneaky good play in non-shallow leagues or in DFS.


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Wei-Yin Chen went five innings, allowing two runs and eight base runners (seven hits, one walk). He managed five strikeouts and was awarded the win.

Fantasy Impact: Chen is an effective option as a back of the rotation starter in deeper fantasy leagues. He has only allowed as many as four earned runs once in his last 10 outings. He is not an elite strikeout pitcher but he will not kill you given his 57 Ks in 68 innings.


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On Thursday, the Baltimore Orioles beat the Houston Astros 3-2. Wei-Yen Chen went 6 1/3, giving up two runs on five hits, while walking two, and striking out nine. (Source: Baltimore Orioles Official Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chen looked solid today striking out his season high of nine batters. Even though Chen earned a no decision, he looked very good in his outing. Chen this season is 1-4, with a 3.18 ERA in 68 innings pitched, and 57 strike outs. Chen's season has been dominated by pretty good starts, with little to no offensive support. Chen would be a solid middle of the rotation guy for a team looking for some depth at their pitching position. Chen will look to get back into the win column in his next start.


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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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