Wei-Yin Chen picked up his 13th win of the season after allowing three runs on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over 7.1 innings on Wednesday against the White Sox.
After ceding a two-run home run to Avisail Garcia in the first inning Chen was nearly spotless. He struck out seven, while only walking one. He's having a nearly identical season to 2013, sporting nearly the exact same peripherals. It's safe to say we can count on him for 4.00-ish ERA, 1.25-1.30 WHIP and just under seven strikeouts per nine. In essence, he's a solid starter for deeper mixed and AL-only, but only streamed in shallower formats.
Analyst: Spencer Silva View Profile
Chen has now thrown four solid, quality starts in his last five outings and has now posted a 30:6 K:BB in 34.2 innings over that span. He has been a very unassuming anchor for this Orioles rotation and probably doesn't get the credit he deserves. Look for him to continue this upward trend next week when he faces the Rays.
Analyst: Howard Bender View Profile