Che-Hsuan Lin Outfield

     
  Born: September 21, 1988
Hualien, Taiwan
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International free agent (June 2007)
High School: Nan-Ying (Taiwan)

Photo © Dave Letizi

Links
2009 Prospect Preview

The Ladder - 06.25.09
2010 Prospect Preview
Q&A with Che-Hsuan Lin

2011 Prospect Preview
2012 Prospect Preview

Claimed off waivers by Houston (Oct. 2012)

Scouting Report
:  Medium build, without much more room to fill out.  Solid athlete. Compact, level swing through the hitting zone.  Not much leverage or upward plane in swing.  Generates fringe-average batspeed.  Above-average approach and pitch recognition.  Excels at working counts.  Rarely chases offerings outside of his strike zone.  Shows bat control to spoil tough pitches, hang deep into counts, and get bat on the ball. Struggles to square up pitches.  Can struggle with balance at plate.  Swing requires maintenance.  Creates infrequent instances of backspin, with a lot of contact resulting in weak grounders or flares.   Below-average hit tool.   Does not barrel enough balls up to produce average batting averages at the major league level. Well below-average power projection.   Plus speed.  Ability to steal 20 bases in the big leagues.  Well-above average defender.  Possesses outstanding defensive instincts.  Seems to get a head start on balls off the bat.  Covers excellent ground from gap-to-gap.  Plus-plus arm, with improving accuracy.  Projects as a bench player at the major league level, with emphasis on role as defensive replacement/pinch runner.    

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2007 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 43 175 33 46 10 6 4 22 80 17 42 14 3 0.263 0.330 0.457 0.787
  2007 Lowell NYPL A Bos 18 11 43 7 7 2 0 0 3 9 5 10 3 2 0.163 0.265 0.209 0.475
2008 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 91 362 60 90 13 6 5 37 130 43 62 33 7 0.249 0.342 0.359 0.701
2008 Taiwan --- Olym --- 19 7 26 1 7 0 0 1 3 10 1 8 0 1 0.269 0.296 0.385 0.681
2009 Taiwan --- WBC -- 20 2 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 1 0.429 0.556 0.429 0.984
2009 Salem Car A Bos 20 131 478 76 126 23 2 7 54 174 67 75 26 11 0.264 0.355 0.364 0.719
2010 Portland East AA Bos 21 119 458 88 126 17 4 2 34 157 72 63 26 12 0.275 0.386 0.343 0.728
2011 Portland East AA Bos 22 34 138 23 37 5 2 0 11 46 20 14 12 3 0.268 0.373 0.333 0.706
2011 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 22 85 328 49 77 11 1 2 25 96 38 51 16 4 0.235 0.325 0.293 0.618
  2012 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23 113 396 42 98 11 5 2 30 125 42 65 15 4 0.247 0.323 0.316 0.638
  2012 Boston AL MLB Bos 23 9 12 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 0.250 0.250 0.250 0.500
  2013 Oklahoma City PCL AAA Hou 24 121 350 50 82 13 2 3 42 108 60 56 19 7 0.234 0.356 0.309 0.665
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: chay-shwan lin
First Pro Contract:
June 8, 2007 by Jon Deeble
Signing Bonus: $400,000
MiLB Debut: June 21, 2007 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: November 18, 2011
MLB Debut:
April 14, 2012 (Boston)
     
  Awards
Red Sox ML Defensive Player of the Month (June 2008)
2008 Futures Game World Team All-Star
2008 Futures Game World Team MVP
2008 Red Sox ML Defensive Player of the Year
Red Sox ML Base Stealer of the Month (June 2009)
2009 Carolina League Post-Season All-Star
Red Sox ML Defensive Player of the Month (May 2010)
Red Sox ML Defensive Player of the Month (June 2010)
2010 Red Sox ML Defensive Player of the Year
Red Sox ML Base Runner of the Month (May 2011)
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 15-21, 2007)

 


 
  

 
 

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