Po-Yu Lin

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Po-Yu Lin

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 221 lb.

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Po-Yu Lin was signed out of Taiwan by the Chicago White Sox in 2007. The White Sox gave the right-hander a 300,000 dollar signing bonus and assigned him to rookie-ball with the Bristol White Sox.

Lin is a veteran of the 2004 Junior World Championships, where he gave up 2 runs and struck out 9 over 9 1/3 innings pitched. Lin's fastball reportedly topped out in the low 90's in high school, but did not reach that level in spring training.

In 2006, he pitched for the Anchorage Bucs. Over the course of six outings, Lin's ERA was 3.03.

He debuted with the Bristol White Sox on June 22, 2007 against the Johnson City Cardinals. He pitched six shutout innings, allowed four hits and fanned seven; it was his first win in the organization. Lin pitched 62 2/3 innings for Bristol in 2007; he won six games and posted a 3.30 ERA.

Lin was on the original Taiwan roster for the 2008 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament but he failed a random drug test and was removed prior to the competition. In the 2008 minor league season, Lin was 1-2 with a 2.56 ERA in 6 games for Bristol and 1-0, 4.50 in 6 games for the Great Falls Voyagers. He was released after the season.

In the 2009 World Baseball Classic, Lin allowed two runs in three innings for Taiwan, with both scores coming on a home run by Keun-woo Jeong of South Korea.

Sources include Taiwanbaseball blog