Wei-Yin Chen
Wei-Yin Chen

Wei-Yin Chen (SP)

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Miami Marlins pitcher Wei-Yin Chen returned from the disabled list on Monday and pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on four hits with three strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Chen did not walk anyone in the short outing. With the Marlins on the outside looking in (or, more accurately, in another neighborhood, looking in) of the Wild Card race, they may still try to push Chen to keep pitching, but his likely low pitch counts will keep him from having any fantasy relevance.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen was reinstated from the disabled list and will start Monday night's game against the Washington Nationals. (Source: MLB Roster Moves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chen did not get to pitch in any rehab outings because the minor league season is over. He did pitch in simulated games and threw a few bullpen sessions, but he's likely to be on a very strict pitch count.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen pitched in a simulated game on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Chen has been on the shelf with an elbow injury, but he began throwing again recently and today moved up to a sim game against other recovering Marlins. He hopes to make an appearance again this season, but won't have fantasy value and can be dropped by owners still holding on.

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Miami Marlins pitcher Wei-Yin Chen threw 20 fastballs in a bullpen session earlier this week and reported no issues. (Source: Joe Frisaro on MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Chen has been on the disabled list since July 25th with a sprain in his throwing elbow. It's a good first step for the lefty, but he still has a long way to go before he appears in a Marlins game.

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Wei-Yin Chen has been placed on the disabled list with a sprained elbow. He will be further examined to determine the extent of the issue. (Source: Joe Frisaro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Owners will need to monitor the situation, as this could be something more significant than initially noted. Chen was expected to provide more value than he has this season considering his new home ballpark. However, he's struggled to a 4.99 ERA and 1.30 WHIP, minimizing his fantasy usefulness.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen ended up tossing batting practice for the Phillies on Wednesday, allowing 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings, along with four runs.

Fantasy Impact: He walked none and struck out five, but he was very hittable despite facing a team that doesn't hit much. Chen has certainly not been what the Marlins expected when they handed him $80 million.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen surrendered four runs on six hits, including two home runs, in six innings. He walked one and struck out five.

Fantasy Impact: Chen has always been a fly ball pitcher, but he was expected to improve on his home run rate with the move from Camden Yards to Marlins Park. It hasn't happened yet, and he's struggled his way to a 4.90 ERA.

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Miami Marlins lefty Wei-Yin Chen was great on Tuesday, tossing seven innings and allowing just one run on three hits and a walk, with five strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Chen was great and continues his mercurial season. He can shut down an offense one day, then get shelled a few days later. He's frustrating to own in fantasy now, but has the upside to be worth a roster spot in deeper leagues.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen pitched on both sides of a rain delay on Thursday, but wasn't very effective. His line was 5 1/3 innings, four runs on eight hits and two walks, with two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Chen was coming off a great start but was very hittable in this one. It's been an up and down season for the lefty, with more downs than ups.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen was brilliant on Thursday, pitching seven innings while allowing two runs on five hits with no walks and seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Chen made it into the eighth inning having allowed just one run, but a David Ross solo homer knocked him out of the game. After a tough few starts, it was encouraging to see Chen put together a quality start.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen blew up on Saturday against the Rockies, lasting only 2 1/3 innings while allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: It was a rough third inning that did Chen in, as he had made it through the first two innings unscathed. His ERA now sits at 5.22 and he's been one of the bigger disappointments for the Marlins.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen allowed four solo home runs on Monday night in San Diego, but he was able to limit the Padres to only those four runs. His final line was six innings pitched, four runs on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Home runs have become a bit of a problem for Chen lately. He's always been a fly ball pitcher, but a slight dip in his fastball velocity this season is a concern.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen had a rough night in Minnesota on Wednesday, lasting just 5 1/3 innings while allowing five runs on nine hits and no walks.

Fantasy Impact: Chen only struck out two and allowed three home runs. He just didn't have it on a night the Marlins needed him to. He should be better next time out, but Chen has had a few of these frustrating outings already.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen took a no hitter into the seventh inning, but was removed after allowing a hit and a walk in the inning. For the night, he ended up with six inning pitched, allowing one hit and three walks to go with five strikeouts. He was charged with two earned runs.

Fantasy Impact: Marlins manager Don Mattingly pulled Chen from the game in the seventh inning with runners on first and second and gave the ball to the significantly inferior Dustin McGowan. McGowan let both of Chen's runs score as the bullpen once again let down the lefty starter.

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Miami Marlins lefty starter Wei-Yin Chen was solid, but lifted early on Saturday, pitching five innings and allowing one run on two hits with one walk and five strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: He was lifted after the fifth inning for Jose Urena and the Marlins lost their fifth game in a row against awful baseball team Atlanta Braves. Chen should continue to be solid and will hopefully be allowed to pitch deeper into games.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen was without his best stuff on Monday, lasting only 5 2/3 innings while allowing five runs on nine hits and three walks. He struck out three.

Fantasy Impact: Chen came in with one of the lowest walk rates in baseball but did not have that pinpoint command tonight. He did not record a single ground ball out on the night, and was quite lucky to only give up the runs that he did.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen posted a quality start on Tuesday, but was saddled with a loss. He pitched six innings, allowing two earned runs on six hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out six.

Fantasy Impact: Only two of the runs were earned as Chen lowered his ERA to 4.22. Aside from a pair of blow up games, Chen has been more than solid this season as the number two starter behind ace Jose Fernandez.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen was brilliant on Wednesday, tossing 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out twelve.

Fantasy Impact: The twelve punch outs matched a career high for Chen. He was through six shutout innings, but allowed two base runners in the seventh and the Marlins bullpen did what they do best, Bryan Morris allowed both inherited runners to score. The Chen start was a great sign after a tough start his last time out.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen was knocked around by the light-hitting Philadelphia Phillies, surrendering four runs on eleven hits and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Chen didn't strike anyone out and gave up a ton of hard hit balls. He simply didn't have it on Friday and could have had much worse results against a better hitting team. He should be much better his next time out.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen posted a quality start on Saturday in Milwaukee, pitching 6 2/3 innings while allowing three runs on four hits and two walks, striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: Chen left after allowing just one run, but reliever Craig Breslow did what he has done all season: allowed all of the runners he inherited to score. Chen is a solid starter who could be on track for the best season of his career.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen posted a quality start and earned a win on Monday. He pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing just two runs on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Chen gave up two solo home runs in the fourth inning, but was otherwise unscathed. He's been better since a rough first start and is set for a solid season from here on out.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen pitched a solid game, going seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven.

Fantasy Impact: Chen became the first Marlins pitcher to finish the seventh inning in 2016, but the offense could only muster a solo home run, losing the game 3-1. Chen should have a lot more starts like this one.

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Miami Marlins pitcher Wei-Yin Chen posted a quality start on Friday, pitching 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball, allowing four hits and one walk along with six strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Chen held the Atlanta Braves scoreless until the seventh inning, when he gave up two runs. Chen looked much better than he did on Opening Day and should be a great fantasy asset going forward.

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Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen's next start will be on Friday at home against the Atlanta Braves. (Source: Joe Frisaro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chen was hit on the elbow on Opening Day so he'll have his start pushed back a bit to make sure he's okay. Despite an uninspiring Marlins debut on Opening Day, Chen can be trusted against a weak Braves lineup.


Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen may have his next start pushed back depending on his health. (Source: Joe Frisaro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chen was hit in the elbow by a line drive on Opening Day. He did not suffer a severe injury, but the Marlins have said that if he not feeling comfortable, he may have his next start moved back a day or two.

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Wei-Yin Chen was hit on the throwing arm by a comebacker in his first game of the season. He's currently on track to make his next appearance Monday against the Mets. (Source: Marlins.MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: This could change depending on how the arm responds over the next few days. Owners will want to monitor the situation over the weekend before lineups are set.

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Miami Marlins Opening Day starter Wei-Yin Chen struggled on Tuesday, lasting only five innings while allowing five runs on nine hits.

Fantasy Impact: Chen walked none and struck out three. He may have had some Opening Day jitters, and took a line drive off the throwing arm early in the game. Chen should do better on his next turn.

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Miami Marlins lefty Wei-Yin Chen will get the Opening Day start against the Detroit Tigers. (Source: Clark Spencer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Everyone (with good reason) expected Jose Fernandez to get the nod for game one, but the team instead elected to go with their shiny new free agent acquisition. This was more about Jose though, as having him start game two allows for the team to give him more rest between starts.


Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen started off hot but struggled later on in Wednesday's game, totaling four innings pitched with four runs on seven hits allowed.

Fantasy Impact: Chen is in no danger of losing the number two spot in the rotation, but the Marlins and fantasy owners would like to see a few good starts after this rough one.

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Making his debut in a Miami Marlins uniform, lefty Wei-Yin Chen tossed two scoreless innings on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Chen was the big free agent signing for the Marlins this offseason, and he should improve on almost all of his already solid numbers with the move out of the AL East and Camden Yards.

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The Miami Marlins signed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen, formerly with the Baltimore Orioles, to a five year, $80 million contract. Chen has a vesting option for a sixth year as well as an opt out after the second year. (Source: Joe Frisaro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chen has been a solid pitcher in the AL East and now moves to a much better park and a much easier division. There is some sneaky upside here as Chen will likely perform better than other pitchers around his ADP.

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Wei-Yin Chen signed a five-year deal with the Marlins, moving a key piece off of the market. He signed an $80 million deal and can opt out of the contract after two years. Chen had a 3.34 ERA with the Orioles in 2015 and has a 3.44 over the last two seasons. (Source: Buster Olney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chen has progressively seen his ERA drop over the last three seasons, but had a 4.16 FIP in 2015, as he has allowed more than a hit per inning over his career. He also does not give much in the way of strikeouts, as he has averaged seven strikeouts per nine for his career. The Marlins will not help Chen in the way of wins and he will be best suited as a spot starter on fantasy teams.

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Chen went seven innings giving up one run. He allowed six hits while striking out seven. He won his 10th game of the season.

Fantasy Impact: He is 10-7 with a 3.36 ERA. The Orioles are out of it but he has been a bright spot for them.

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Wei-Yin Chen only lasted five innings for the Orioles as they lost to the Yankees Monday afternoon 8-6. In his five innings, Chen gave up nine hits and four earned runs in a no decision. Chen did record five strikeouts but was not efficient, throwing 104 pitches. He remains at 8-7 on the season with a 3.48 ERA.

Fantasy Impact: Chen was hit early and often in this one but was able to limit the damage to four runs. No Orioles pitcher is worth owning in fantasy leagues and are risky plays in DFS leagues. Chen doesn't go deep into games and when he does usually his strikeouts are low, he is a decent deep league option but isn't a premium play.

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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen gave up five runs over 4 2/3 innings, in the loss against the Rays on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: It was an uncharacteristic night for Wei-Yin Chen as he suffered his shortest outing since going 3 1/3 innings against Detroit on July 31. Chen had previously been on a bit of a hot streak as he was 3-0 with a 2.42 ERA over his last four games. He will look to rebound from Monday's loss as the Orioles take on the division-leading Blue Jays this weekend in Toronto.

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Wei-Yin Chen registered another quality start Wednesday, allowing three runs on 10 hits with a walk and four strikeouts over 6.2 innings against the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Chen has produced well in August, collecting three wins while posting an ERA of 2.90. His upside is limited by his strikeout totals, but his ratios aren't likely to hurt owners.

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Baltimore Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen carved the Mariners up in a dominating performance versus the Mariners on Monday. Chen got the win as he went 7 1/3 innings while striking out five and allowing one earned on three hits and walking two in the contest.

Fantasy Impact: The win makes Chen now 6-6 on the season. It's the 10th time this season where Chen has pitched at least seven innings. The Orioles head back home starting Friday as they will face the Oakland A's. Chen will look to take the success from his past start into this weekend's matchup as he is projected to get the start on Sunday afternoon. Chen has a 3.45 ERA at home this season.

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Baltimore Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen carved the Mariners up in a dominating performance. Chen got the win as he went 7 1/3 innings while striking out five batters and allowing one earned run on three hits and walking two in the contest.

Fantasy Impact: The win makes Chen 6-6 on the season. It is the 10th time this season where Chen has pitched at least seven innings. The Orioles head back home starting Friday as they will face the Oakland A's. Chen will look to take the success from his past start into this weekend's matchup as he is projected to get the start on Sunday afternoon. Chen has a 3.45 ERA at home this season.

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Wei-Yin Chen exits early in win

Thu, Aug 6th 2:15pm EDT
By Jack Keenan

The Orioles beat the Athletics Wednesday afternoon in extra innings 7-3. Wei-Yin Chen got the start and only lasted five innings giving up three runs and four hits while striking out four. Chen delivered 88 pitches before manager Buck Showalter decided to go with the bullpen. Chen remains at 5-6 on the year and has a 3.32 ERA.

Fantasy Impact: Chen has fallen off his early season pace where he was giving his club quality starts and keeping the ball in the ballpark. If Chen can't go more than five innings he isn't worth a spot on your DFS or Fantasy roster. Chen's upside has taken a hit lately but he is due to return to his old form. Bet on Chen for one more start in hopes he returns to early season form.

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Wei-Yin Chen only survived three and one third innings Friday night in the Orioles' 8-7 win over the Tigers. Although the birds got the win, Chen was horrific finishing the night giving up 10 hits and six earned runs. Chen's ERA jumped up from 2.88 to 3.24.

Fantasy Impact: Chen has been one of the most consistent pitchers this year for the Orioles but relapsed against the Tigers. Fantasy owners can't afford Chen to be significantly off like this because of his limited upside. Stick with Chen one more week in hopes this meltdown was just an anomaly.

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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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