TD's Top Prospects- #24 Pitcher

Posted by Lionel on March 2, 2009.

Hung-Wen Chen

Rank: #24 Pitcher (TD), Unranked Prospect (BA)

Age: 22

Position(s): SP, RP

Team(s): Peoria, Daytona

'08 Key Composite Stats: 4-5, 3.38 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 0.20 WIP, 29 appearances (22 starts)

Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent April '07
Breakdown: Chen started the year in Peoria before a mid-season promotion to Daytona in his first full season in the Cubs system (he pitched only 5 innings in 2007). His post-promotion ERA jumped up half a point, but he shaved 20 points off his batting average against. The most impressive stat for Chen is the number of walks he yielded in 2008, giving up just 25 in 128 innings pitched. The only concern you can find in right hander's repertoire is the number of HR's allowed (12 in 128 innings), but that isn't too surprising for a pitcher who goes after hitters.

For more on Chen, check out Team Taipei in the WBC.

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