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DiGiSyKo
12-04-2006, 09:11 AM
The White Sox signed 20 year old pitching prospect Po-Yu Lin with a sign-on bonus of ~ $300,000.
I didn't see this posted... anyone know more?:?:

Look under Monday, November 27, 2006:
http://taiwanbaseball.blogspot.com/

gr8mexico
12-04-2006, 09:51 AM
I didn't see this posted... anyone know more?:?:

Look under Monday, November 27, 2006:
http://taiwanbaseball.blogspot.com/
With the success of Chien-Ming Wang, it seems as if more MLB teams are interested in getting a foothold in the Taiwanese market. The White Sox signed 20 year old pitching prospect Po-Yu Lin with a sign-on bonus of ~ $300,000. The righty stands 6 feet tall and weighs 216 pounds. Lin was a member of the 2004 junior NT (http://www.baseball.ch/2003/t/3a/rosters/3arosTPE004.htm) that included fellow minor leaguers Chih-Hsien Chiang and Wang-Wei Lin. At the time, Lin was considered the ace of the staff. Lin's stats for the 2004 Junior World Championships can be found here (http://www.baseball.ch/2003/t/3a/totals/3a004TPE.htm). Lin gained additional exposure when he played this past summer for the Anchorage Bucs (http://www.anchoragebucs.com/stats.htm) in the ABL. Lin appeared in 6 games for the Bucs and had a 3.03 ERA. Lin played alongside fellow Taiwanese prospect and current NT member - Cheng-Lung Lo.
In high school, Lin was clocked around 90 mph. See video footage here (http://myweb.hinet.net/home8/joansnow1982/Http/daiyi.idv.st/lin_bo_you_144km.wmv) of Lin.

DiGiSyKo
12-04-2006, 09:59 AM
With the success of Chien-Ming Wang, it seems as if more MLB teams are interested in getting a foothold in the Taiwanese market. The White Sox signed 20 year old pitching prospect Po-Yu Lin with a sign-on bonus of ~ $300,000. The righty stands 6 feet tall and weighs 216 pounds. Lin was a member of the 2004 junior NT (http://www.baseball.ch/2003/t/3a/rosters/3arosTPE004.htm) that included fellow minor leaguers Chih-Hsien Chiang and Wang-Wei Lin. At the time, Lin was considered the ace of the staff. Lin's stats for the 2004 Junior World Championships can be found here (http://www.baseball.ch/2003/t/3a/totals/3a004TPE.htm). Lin gained additional exposure when he played this past summer for the Anchorage Bucs (http://www.anchoragebucs.com/stats.htm) in the ABL. Lin appeared in 6 games for the Bucs and had a 3.03 ERA. Lin played alongside fellow Taiwanese prospect and current NT member - Cheng-Lung Lo.
In high school, Lin was clocked around 90 mph. See video footage here (http://myweb.hinet.net/home8/joansnow1982/Http/daiyi.idv.st/lin_bo_you_144km.wmv) of Lin.

You forgot his picture!

CHIsoxNation
12-04-2006, 09:59 AM
Do they not pitch off of elevated mounds over there? That ball has some nasty movement on it though.

crazyozzie02
12-04-2006, 10:59 AM
any chances that he makes the team sometime within the next year or two?

Britt Burns
12-04-2006, 12:36 PM
any chances that he makes the team sometime within the next year or two?

Very doubtful. He's basically the same age as a college junior, and will have some time where he adjusts to the better competition, culture, etc. There's always the possibility of course, but I would imagine he's more like 3-4 years down the road to the majors.

caulfield12
12-04-2006, 03:27 PM
any chances that he makes the team sometime within the next year or two?

It's basically like the White Sox had an extra 2nd, 3rd, 4th round draft pick...but he's 2-3 years away.

Maybe less, if they're looking at him as reliever.

DaleJRFan
12-04-2006, 04:49 PM
http://www.southsidesox.com/images/admin/LinPoYu.jpg

soxfanreggie
12-26-2006, 09:57 PM
Definitely has some nice movement on his pitches...not like we paid $50 million to talk to him. "Only" a $300,000 bonus could turn out to very nice for us.

jabrch
12-26-2006, 10:02 PM
Very little risk there - Lots of upside.

At his age, he's likely several years away - but we have a bunch of guys ahead of him anyhow.

Can't say it's a good move - but certainly can't say it is a bad move.

Gammons Peter
12-27-2006, 08:16 AM
Mike North has no comment

Ol' No. 2
12-27-2006, 07:49 PM
Mike North has no commentMost intelligent thing to come out of his mouth in ages.

The Dude
12-27-2006, 07:52 PM
Mike North has no comment
:ass
"Dat being said, I'm in over my head in dis business!"

34 Inch Stick
12-28-2006, 11:47 AM
Hopefully he will be telling MLB hitters Po You every time the walk to the plate

NorthSideSox72
12-28-2006, 04:34 PM
With the success of Chien-Ming Wang, it seems as if more MLB teams are interested in getting a foothold in the Taiwanese market. The White Sox signed 20 year old pitching prospect Po-Yu Lin with a sign-on bonus of ~ $300,000. The righty stands 6 feet tall and weighs 216 pounds. Lin was a member of the 2004 junior NT (http://www.baseball.ch/2003/t/3a/rosters/3arosTPE004.htm) that included fellow minor leaguers Chih-Hsien Chiang and Wang-Wei Lin. At the time, Lin was considered the ace of the staff. Lin's stats for the 2004 Junior World Championships can be found here (http://www.baseball.ch/2003/t/3a/totals/3a004TPE.htm). Lin gained additional exposure when he played this past summer for the Anchorage Bucs (http://www.anchoragebucs.com/stats.htm) in the ABL. Lin appeared in 6 games for the Bucs and had a 3.03 ERA. Lin played alongside fellow Taiwanese prospect and current NT member - Cheng-Lung Lo.
In high school, Lin was clocked around 90 mph. See video footage here (http://myweb.hinet.net/home8/joansnow1982/Http/daiyi.idv.st/lin_bo_you_144km.wmv) of Lin.
I did some research on this guy, and I don't believe he played for the Anchorage Bucs. That player's name is Lin-Po You, not Po-Yu Lin. Different person, different name, even the "Yo" and "You" are different spellings. I looked all over the web for any coincidence of the name and Anchorage's team, and nothing came up.

rdivaldi
06-22-2007, 10:58 PM
Just as a sidenote, Po-Yu Lin made his first start for Bristol tonight.

Got the W and had a nice line too:
6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

veeter
06-23-2007, 09:35 AM
Diamond in the rough?

tick53
06-23-2007, 10:37 AM
Most intelligent thing to come out of his mouth in ages.

:rolling: Put that one on the board, YES!!

letsgosox1592
06-23-2007, 10:51 AM
Just as a sidenote, Po-Yu Lin made his first start for Bristol tonight.

Got the W and had a nice line too:
6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

very good start

chaerulez
06-23-2007, 11:14 AM
This is what I want to see more from the Sox, build the farm system through international signings because for some reason we don't draft players with high ceilings. The Yankees were able to succeed this way despite never drafting that well. Soriano, Cano, Melky, and now Jose Tabata. Even the Cubs have had what looks to be good success, with the signings of Pie and Marmol. They even were aggressive in the Asian market (although they pretty much failed) with Hee Seop Choi and Jae Kuk Ryu. Point is, at least they tried.

Daver
06-23-2007, 11:20 AM
This is what I want to see more from the Sox, build the farm system through international signings because for some reason we don't draft players with high ceilings. The Yankees were able to succeed this way despite never drafting that well. Soriano, Cano, Melky, and now Jose Tabata. Even the Cubs have had what looks to be good success, with the signings of Pie and Marmol. They even were aggressive in the Asian market (although they pretty much failed) with Hee Seop Choi and Jae Kuk Ryu. Point is, at least they tried.


International scouting is a very large expense for sometimes little in return, and the White Sox have never committed the dollars to make it work.

oeo
06-23-2007, 12:26 PM
Just as a sidenote, Po-Yu Lin made his first start for Bristol tonight.

Got the W and had a nice line too:
6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

No walks? We should put this guy in the bullpen.

rdivaldi
07-04-2007, 09:36 PM
Another outstanding start for Lin.

5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

He's not going to be at Bristol for long, he's breezing through hitters to the tune of a 0.64 ERA and a WHIP of 1.00.

California Sox
07-04-2007, 09:41 PM
He's not going to be at Bristol for long, he's breezing through hitters to the tune of a 0.64 ERA and a WHIP of 1.00.

I think Bobby Thigpen will be at the clubhouse door with a bat if anyone comes to tell the kid he's promoted. It's the only pitcher that team has.

veeter
07-10-2007, 03:16 PM
The kid is 3-0.

BeeBeeRichard
07-10-2007, 03:33 PM
Could give new meaning to the term Chisox.

102605
07-10-2007, 03:38 PM
Wilmur Rojas on the Bristol roster has impressive #'s too. K/BB ratios and ERA are outstanding.

102605
07-10-2007, 03:41 PM
http://images.southsidesox.com/images/admin/LinPoYu.jpg

KRS1
07-10-2007, 04:03 PM
Could give new meaning to the term Chisox.


I dont get it.:dunno:

DSpivack
07-10-2007, 04:34 PM
I dont get it.:dunno:

Chi for China, I assume.

KRS1
07-10-2007, 05:11 PM
Chi for China, I assume.

He's not from China though. He is Taiwanese.

HomeFish
07-10-2007, 08:06 PM
Most Taiwanese are ethnically Chinese.

Nellie_Fox
07-10-2007, 08:20 PM
Taiwan can be argued to be a breakaway republic of China, or the last remains of pre-communist Nationalist China, once (and China argues still) a part of China. The Nationalist Chinese under Chiang Kai-Shek set up a government there after being driven off of the mainland by the Maoist revolution, and have been there ever since, with China not recognizing their independence and periodically threatening to re-take it by force.

Note: this is not politics, this is history. DO NOT take it in a political direction.

chaerulez
07-10-2007, 08:25 PM
Most Taiwanese are ethnically Chinese.

Ethnically yes, but there are many Taiwanese people that would like their independence from China and a lot of debate about the "Chinese Tapei" name they have been forced to use by China in the Olympics and other international competitions because Taiwan referes to themselves as the Republic of China.