Po-Yu Chen: Looking At The Two Sides Of A Mixed 2021 Season

The Pittsburgh Pirates haven never been shy about dipping into the international market when it comes to sign their prospects, and Po-Yu Chen was no exception either.

Based out of Taiwan, Chen signed with the Pirates for $1.25 million, making his North American debut in 2021. The righty didn’t play much, making only 10 starts split between the Florida Complex League and Low-A Bradenton, but it was enough to generate some hype going into 2022.

The main reason behind the hype to Chen revolves around the control, as he didn’t walk a single batter in 26 FCL innings pitched. It was a different story once he hit Bradenton as he had a hard time finding that same command.

Whether it was him picking too hard at the strike zone, or struggling adjusting to the automated strike zone, Chen wal...

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