2014 Draft Profile: Andrew Chin

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School: Boston College; Class: Redshirt Sophomore

Position: LHP; B/T: L/L

Height: 6-0; Weight: 191 pounds

Previously Drafted: Toronto Blue Jays, 5th round, 2011


Background: Sort of a major draft surprise coming out of high school, Chin, who shut it down just five innings into his senior season thanks to a wonky elbow that required Tommy John surgery, was grabbed by the Blue Jays in the fifth round in spite the health concerns.

Despite the obvious risks that come among along with TJ – and make no mistake about it, the surgery is far from guaranteed – Chin bypassed his chance at the pros, as well $275, 000, and headed to Boston College where he took a medical redshirt his freshman season.

The 6-foot left-hander had a nice little comeback last season, posting a decent 3.88 ERA while averaging 6.01 K9 and 3.74 BB/9. This season he’s pretty much maintained status quo: 78.1 IP, 52 strikeouts and 32 walks.


Projection: Looks like Chin made a mistake, at least monetarily speaking. The soft tossing southpaw isn’t likely to approach that bonus this season.

Two full years removed from the draft Chin’s production is very run-of-the-mill. He doesn’t miss a whole lot of bats and the control is below-average. Back-of-the-rotation-type arm at best. He falls into that dime-a-dozen category.


Ceiling: 0.5- to 1.0-win player

Floor: Replacement Level

Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Low 

Draft Projection: Eighth Round


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After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.