Tzu-Wei Lin Greenville Drive  |  Shortstop


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Age: 20
Born: February 15, 1994
Kaohsiung County, TW
Height: 5-9
Weight: 155
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International free agent (June 2012)
High School: Kao-Yuan HS (TW)

Photo William Parmeter

Scouting Report: Defensive-minded shortstop with an excellent glove, great range, and a strong arm. Small frame with limited projection. Quick-twitch athlete. Plus-to-better speed with fringe-average contact and poor present power. Slap hitter. Sound fundamentals with an advanced approach for his age, but has room to improve pitch recognition. Quick out of the box. Works counts well. Swing is short and direct to the ball. Potential solid-average-to-plus hit tool, but power potential is very limited. Received largest bonus ever for an amateur position player from Taiwan. Pursued by Yankees in earlier years. Ceiling of a starting shortop, but has long-odds to reach that ceiling. Profiles better as defensive backup.

2013 Prospect Preview
Scouting Scratch: Jamie Callahan and Tzu-Wei Lin (6.26.13)
2013 Top 40 Season in Review

  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2012 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 29 110 21 28 5 1 0 16 35 16 28 4 2 0.255 0.341 0.318 0.659
  2013 Lowell NYPL A Bos 19 60 230 34 52 9 2 1 20 68 28 59 12 4 0.226 0.312 0.296 0.607
  2014 Greenville SAL A Bos 20     stats                            
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: Sue-Way
First Pro Contract:
June 27, 2012 
Signing Bonus: $2,050,000
MiLB Debut: July 6, 2012 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2018
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2016
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2013):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2014): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
Red Sox ML Base Runner of the Month (July 2013) Awards






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