Teenage international baseball veteran Yu-Min Lin signs with MLB's Arizona DBacks

Teenage international baseball veteran Yu-Min Lin signs with MLB's Arizona DBacks
16/02/2022
The 18-year old left-handed pitcher played for Chinese Taipei in the WBSC U-12, U-15, U-18 and U-23 Baseball World Cups.

Left-handed pitcher Yu-Min Lin signed for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). The signing bonus is reportedly US$ 525,000.

Lin impressed international scouts while playing for Chinese Taipei at the WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup 2021 despite being one of the younger players in the tournament.

He started two games against Cuba and Venezuela and struck out 14 over 8.2 innings of work. His fastball touched 149 kilometres (93 miles) per hour. He also throws a slider, curve, changeup and splitter.

Chinese Taipei finished the tournament in sixth place.

Lin made his international debut in 2015, when he appeared in every game for second place Chinese Taipei, including one as a pitcher, at the U-12 Baseball World Cup.

He played three games in center field and appeared in two games as a relief pitcher for third place Chinese Taipei at the U-15 Baseball World Cup.

As a 16-year old, Lin started two games for the World Champions Chinese Taipei at the U-18 Baseball World Cup 2019, winning against Spain and Australia. He pitched from the bullpen in two more games, including the final against the United States. He allowed only two earned runs over 14 innings of work, striking out 15.