MLB

Bruce Chen #52 - P

  • Age: 37
  • DOB: 1977/06/19
  • POB: Panama City, Panama
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 215lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • MLB Seasons: 15
  • Signed by Atlanta in 1993.
GPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
Year to date1372400048.1694040716361.767.45
On Pace1692500059.084494991944-7.45

Scouting Report

AssetsShows great command and poise when on the mound. Changes speeds and locations very well, and also mixes in curveballs and change-ups effectively. Can both start and relieve.
FlawsA major concern with him is that he gets tagged with the long ball a little too much, since he lacks velocity on his fastball. Is also vastly inconsistent and somewhat in decline.
Career potentialVersatile veteran left-hander.

Honours and Awards

1998Southern League (AA) - Most Valuable Pitcher
1998Southern League (AA) - All-Star Team
1998Double-A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
1997South Atlantic League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/09/05Released by the Kansas City Royals.
2014/08/29Designated for assignment by the Kansas City Royals.
2014/06/24Missed 55 games (back injury).
2014/06/21Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (back injury).
2014/05/02Back injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 25th, 2014).
2014/04/19Missed 3 games (glute injury).
2014/04/16Glute injury, day-to-day.
2014/01/30Re-signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2011/11/23Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a two-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/06/24Missed 44 games (back injury).
2011/05/10Back injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 6th, 2011).
2011/01/15Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a one-year contract.
2010/04/23Contract purchased from Omaha (AAA).
2010/04/01Assigned by the Kansas City Royals to their minor league camp.
2009/12/11Re-signed by the Kansas City Royals to a minor league contract.
2009/09/23Oblique injury, late September.
2009/09/18Oblique injury, day-to-day.
2009/06/26Contract purchased from Omaha (AAA).
2009/03/01Signed by the Kansas City Royals to a minor league contract.
2007/11/03Opted for minor league free agency.
2007/04/28Outrighted to Oklahoma (AAA).
2007/04/21Designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers.
2007/03/31Contract purchased from Oklahoma (AAA).
2007/02/06Signed by the Texas Rangers to a minor league contract.
2006/11/01Filed for free agency.
2006/01/17Re-signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a one-year contract.
2004/08/25Contract purchased from Ottawa (AAA).
2004/05/02Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays.
2004/03/22Assigned by the Toronto Blue Jays to their minor league camp.
2003/11/26Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.
2003/06/05Outrighted to Pawtucket (AAA).
2003/06/01Designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox.
2003/05/09Added to the Boston Red Sox 25-man roster.
2003/05/07Claimed off waivers from the Houston Astros.
2003/05/03Designated for assignment by the Houston Astros.
2003/05/02Optioned to New Orleans (AAA).
2003/03/14Signed by the Houston Astros to a minor league contract.
2003/03/10Released by the Cincinnati Reds.
2003/03/08Assigned to Louisville (AAA).
2002/06/14Acquired from the Montreal Expos.
2002/04/05Acquired from the New York Mets.
2001/07/27Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies.
2001/07/06Optioned to Reading (AA).

Trades

2009/03/01Signed by the Kansas City Royals to a minor league contract.
2007/02/06Signed by the Texas Rangers to a minor league contract.
2004/05/01Toronto Blue Jays traded Bruce Chen to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later.
2003/11/26Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays to a minor-league contract.
2003/05/07Claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox from the Houston Astros.
2003/03/14Signed by the Houston Astros to a minor league contract.
2002/06/14Montreal Expos traded Bruce Chen to the Cincinnati Reds for Jim Brower.
2002/04/05Montreal Expos traded Scott Strickland, Phil Seibel and Matt Watson to the New York Mets for Bruce Chen, Dicky Gonzalez, Luis Figueroa and a player to be named (Saul Rivera- July 16th).
2001/07/27Philadelphia Phillies traded Bruce Chen and Adam Walker to the New York Mets for Turk Wendell and Dennis Cook.
2000/07/12Philadelphia Phillies traded Andy Ashby to the Atlanta Braves for Bruce Chen and Jim Osting.
1993/07/01Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves in 1993.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2014Kansas CityAL1372400048.1694040716361.767.45
2014OmahaAAA330100012.121121213131.958.76
2014NW ArkansasAA11000003.08222032.676.00
2013Kansas CityAL341594000121.010746441336781.183.27
2012Kansas CityAL34341114000191.221511410833471401.375.07
2011Kansas CityAL2525128010155.015271651850971.303.77
2011OmahaAAA22000009.011663181.336.00
2011NW ArkansasAA11010002.05440022.5018.00
2010Kansas CityAL3323127111140.113668651757981.384.17
2010OmahaAAA330100020.2133305200.871.31
2009Kansas CityAL1791600062.17442401225451.595.78
2009OmahaAAA14134203382.0573331823690.983.40
2008Tex-Injured-----------------
2007TexasAL500000010.0111183671.707.20
2007OklahomaAAA441100016.017111033121.255.63
2006BaltimoreAL40120700098.213781762835701.746.93
2005BaltimoreAL34321310010197.1187948433631331.273.83
2004BaltimoreAL872101047.2391916716321.153.02
2004OttawaAAA22174301195.085413412301081.213.22
2004SyracuseAAA330100010.11712104582.138.71
2004Total Syr/OttAAA252044011105.1102534416351161.303.76
2003BostonAL520100012.1128742121.145.11
2003HoustonNL1100000012.014882881.836.00
2003Total Hou/BosMLB1620100024.1261615610201.485.55
2003PawtucketAAA16155511185.08044401215731.124.24
2002CincinnatiNL3910200039.2372419720371.444.31
2002MontrealNL1552300037.1472929923431.886.99
2002NY MetsNL10000000.21000001.490.00
2002Total NYN/Mtl/CinNL5562500077.28553481643801.655.56
2001NY MetsNL11113200059.25637311028471.414.68
2001PhiladelphiaNL16164500086.19053481931791.405.00
2001Total Phi/NYNNL272777000146.0146907929591261.404.87
2001Scranton/WBAAA331000018.2148825141.023.86
2001ReadingAA11100006.03000070.500.00
2000PhiladelphiaNL15153400094.18139381427801.143.63
2000AtlantaNL2204000039.2351511419321.362.50
2000Total Atl/PhiNL371574000134.0116544918461121.213.29
2000RichmondAAA11100006.05000161.000.00
1999AtlantaNL1672200051.03832311127451.275.47
1999RichmondAAA14146300078.07336331026901.273.81
1998AtlantaNL442000020.1239939171.573.98
1998RichmondAAA442100024.01755119291.501.88
1998GreenvilleA2423137010139.1106575112481641.113.29
1997MaconA2828127011146.1120675719441821.123.51
1996EugeneA1184100035.223139114551.042.27
1995DanvilleR14134401070.1784231319561.383.97
1994GCL BravesR971410042.242211823261.053.80
TotalMLB39822582801411525.2156184077725454511361.384.58
TotalAL24816662621411084.211395945531753537481.384.59
TotalNL150592018000441.0422246224791923881.394.57
TotalAAA89822418155457.0410211192561364501.193.78
TotalAA331100011.0166620121.454.91
TotalA63592915021321.1249137117321064011.103.28
TotalR232058110113.01206349522821.263.90

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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