Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
3 days ago

Chen allowed two runs on three hits and struck out six over five innings in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Both runs scored on solo shots by Yuli Gurriel and prospect Derek Fisher. In fact, all four runs Chen has given up this spring have come on solo blasts, leaving him with a solid 3.27 ERA but unsightly 3.3 HR/9 through 11 innings. His 10:1 K:BB is strong, though, and should be considered a better sign of where the left-hander stands in his preparations for Opening Day.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
2 weeks ago

Chen allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over three innings while striking out three in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Both runs scored on solo home runs by J.R. Murphy and Byungho Park, not the best sign for a pitcher who allowed a career worst 1.61 HR/9 in 2016. Chen struggled in his first season with Miami, and while the club is expecting him to rebound this year, any improvement in his stat line will have to begin with finding a way to keep the ball in the yard.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
3 weeks ago

Chen allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless inning of work during Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

A double play quickly erased Jose Reyes' infield single, and Chen needed just nine pitches to complete his day. The 31-year-old is coming off his worst season in MLB, but a lot of the damage came later in his starts -- he had a 7.64 ERA after the fifth inning in 2016. The Marlins have a deeper bullpen this year and manager Don Mattingly has indicated that he won't hesitate to give his starters quick hooks if they get into trouble, so Chen's ratios should improve if he's only required to go through the opposition batting order twice at most, although that won't help his chances of racking up wins.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
6 months ago

Chen (5-5) gave up two earned runs on six hits and a walk over five innings in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Nationals. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran yielded little to the Nationals but got even less in the way of run support. Chen surrendered only an RBI single to Bryce Harper in the first and a 395-foot solo shot by Trea Turner in the third while firing 54 of 80 pitches for strikes. The 31-year-old did manage to coax his ERA back under 5.00 with the effort, but wraps up his first Marlins campaign with the lowest win total and highest ERA (4.96) of his five major league seasons while pitching a career-low 123.1 innings due to injury.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
6 months ago

Chen allowed two runs on four hits and struck out three over four innings in a victory over the Braves on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Miami led after four frames, but of course, Chen couldn't record the win having not gone five full innings. Since coming off the disabled list, Chen has allowed five runs on eight hits in 8.1 innings. In both starts, he threw under 70 pitches. Chen is 5-4 with a 5.02 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 95 strikeouts 118.1 innings this season. He is projected to make his final start of the year Saturday against Washington.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
6 months ago

Chen threw 4.1 innings Monday against the Nationals, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out three and receiving a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

The Nationals' damage came in the form of a three-run home run off the bat of Washington shortstop Danny Espinosa in the fifth inning, but was not enough as the Marlins fought back to win the game 4-3. Chen was on a pitch count Monday, throwing just 66 pitches before being removed. He held a 4.99 ERA over 110 innings prior to Monday's start, the highest ERA of his five-year career. Chen will likely get two more starts to finish up the regular season, one this weekend against the Braves and then a rematch with Washington, although pitch counts will likely cap Chen's ceiling substantially in those starts.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
6 months ago

The Marlins activated Chen (elbow) from the disabled list Monday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chen is ready to get back on the mound after missing nearly two months with his elbow injury. He will jump right back into the Marlins' rotation and take the ball Monday night versus the Nationals, a team he owns a 4.80 ERA against over five career matchups.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
6 months ago

Chen (elbow) will start Monday for the Marlins, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chen's elbow is apparently feeling just fine after he threw 65 pitches in a simulated game this past Monday. Expect him to be on a limited pitch count considering he hasn't appeared in a game since July 20 against Philadelphia. Chen has a solid 89:23 K:BB in 110 innings this year, but it hasn't translated into results, as he has a 4.99 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
6 months ago

Chen (elbow) threw 65 pitches in a simulated game Sunday and could be the Marlins' choice next time they need a spot starter, MLB.com reports

EDGE Analysis

According to manager Don Mattingly, Chen is done throwing simulated games. He could start as soon as next Monday against Washington, a start currently slated to be taken by prospect Jake Esch. It's also possible Chen could start even earlier, although it would be surprising if he makes his way to the mound before the weekend considering the amount of pitches he threw Sunday. Chen owns a career worst 4.99 ERA in 110 innings for Miami this season.

Wei-Yin Chen
SP MIA
7 months ago

Chen (elbow) is scheduled to throw in a simulated game Friday at the Marlins' spring training complex, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though he still remains a few weeks away, Chen has been steadily ramping up his activity in recent days. The veteran lefty held a 4.99 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 110 innings pitched this season, before landing on the disabled list in late-July. He's running out of season, but hope remains that Chen will contribute innings down the stretch.