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Full Name: Bruce Kastulo Chen Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/150 First Game: September 7, 1998
Birthdate: June 19, 1977 MLB Experience: 9 years
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
Bat/Throw: Left/Left


Biography

Born on June 19, 1977 in Panama City, Panama, Bruce Chen (Bruce Kastulo Chen) played for the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles over the course of his 9 year career. Chen broke into the bigs on September 7, 1998 with the Atlanta Braves, and put up a 5.47 ERA in 51 innings pitched in 1999, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Bruce Chen's best season was 2005, when he posted a 3.83 ERA, won 13 games and struck out 133 batters.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1998 ATL N 4 4 2 0 3.98 17 9 9 0 0 0 20.1 23 3 9 1 0 1
1999 ATL N 16 7 2 2 5.47 45 32 31 0 0 0 51 38 11 27 3 0 2
2000 PHI N 15 15 3 4 3.63 80 39 38 0 0 0 94.1 81 14 27 2 4 1
2000 ATL N 22 0 4 0 2.50 32 15 11 0 0 0 39.2 35 4 19 2 0 1
2000 TOT N 37 15 7 4 3.29 112 54 49 0 0 0 134 116 18 46 4 4 2
2001 PHI N 16 16 4 5 5.00 79 53 48 0 0 0 86.1 90 19 31 4 2 1
2001 NY N 11 11 3 2 4.68 47 37 31 0 0 0 59.2 56 10 28 0 3 0
2001 TOT N 27 27 7 7 4.87 126 90 79 0 0 0 146 146 29 59 4 5 1
2002 NY N 1 0 0 0 .00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2002 MON N 15 5 2 3 6.99 43 29 29 0 0 0 37.1 47 9 23 3 3 1
2002 CIN N 39 1 0 2 4.31 37 24 19 0 0 0 39.2 37 7 20 2 1 1
2002 TOT N 55 6 2 5 5.56 80 53 48 0 0 0 77.2 85 16 43 5 4 2
2003 HOU N 11 0 0 0 6.00 8 8 8 0 0 0 12 14 2 8 1 0 2
2003 BOS A 5 2 0 1 5.11 12 8 7 0 0 0 12.1 12 4 2 0 0 0
2003 Total 16 2 0 1 5.55 20 16 15 0 0 0 24.1 26 6 10 1 0 2
2004 BAL A 8 7 2 1 3.02 32 19 16 1 0 0 47.2 39 7 16 0 0 0
2005 BAL A 34 32 13 10 3.83 133 94 84 1 0 0 197.1 187 33 63 0 2 9
2006 BAL A 40 12 0 7 6.93 70 81 76 0 0 0 98.2 137 28 35 3 1 0
2007 TEX A 5 0 0 0 7.20 7 11 8 0 0 0 10 11 3 6 1 0 0
Total NL 150 59 20 18 4.57 388 246 224 0 0 0 441 422 79 192 18 13 10
Total AL 92 53 15 19 4.70 254 213 191 2 0 0 366 386 75 122 4 3 9
Total 242 112 35 37 4.63 642 459 415 2 0 0 807 808 154 314 22 16 19

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1998 ATL N P 4 4 20.1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000
1999 ATL N P 16 7 51 0 3 1 0 0 0 6 3 0 .750
2000 PHI N P 15 15 94.1 1 11 0 0 0 0 5 5 3 1.000
2000 ATL N P 22 0 39.2 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000
2000 TOT N P 37 15 134 1 14 0 1 0 0 6 5 3 1.000
2001 PHI N P 16 16 86.1 2 10 0 1 0 0 6 1 1 1.000
2001 NY N P 11 11 59.2 2 11 1 0 0 0 4 6 6 .929
2001 TOT N P 27 27 146 4 21 1 1 0 0 10 7 7 .962
2002 NY N P 1 0 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2002 MON N P 15 5 37.1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.000
2002 CIN N P 39 1 39.2 4 4 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 1.000
2002 TOT N P 55 6 77.2 6 6 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 1.000
2003 HOU N P 11 0 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2003 BOS A P 5 2 12.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000
2003 Total P 16 2 24.1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.000
2004 BAL A P 8 7 47.2 4 7 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 1.000
2005 BAL A P 34 32 197.1 10 25 2 1 0 0 17 8 4 .946
2006 BAL A P 40 12 98.2 6 12 0 0 0 1 9 6 3 1.000
2007 BAL A P 5 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total P 242 112 807 31 90 4 4 0 4 54 34 18 .968

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1998 ATL N 4 7 0 1 0 1 .143 .143 .143 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0
1999 ATL N 16 11 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0
2000 PHI N 15 25 0 1 0 1 .040 .077 .040 0 0 1 17 0 5 0 0 0
2000 ATL N 22 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
2000 TOT N 37 30 0 1 0 1 .033 .065 .033 0 0 1 20 0 7 0 0 0
2001 PHI N 16 28 1 3 0 0 .107 .107 .107 0 0 0 10 0 3 0 0 0
2001 NY N 11 19 0 3 0 0 .158 .158 .158 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 0 1
2001 TOT N 27 47 1 6 0 0 .128 .128 .128 0 0 0 19 0 5 0 0 1
2002 NY N 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 MON N 15 12 3 5 0 1 .417 .417 .500 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
2002 CIN N 39 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
2002 TOT N 55 15 3 5 0 1 .333 .333 .400 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0
2003 HOU N 11 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 BOS A 5 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Total 16 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 BAL A 8 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 BAL A 34 3 0 1 0 0 .333 .500 .333 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 BAL A 40 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 TEX A 5 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 150 111 4 13 0 3 .117 .125 .126 1 0 1 53 0 17 0 0 1
Total AL 92 4 0 2 0 0 .500 .600 .500 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 242 115 4 15 0 3 .130 .145 .139 1 0 2 53 0 17 0 0 1

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Atlanta Braves (July 1, 1993).
  • Traded by Atlanta Braves with Jimmy Osting to Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Andy Ashby (July 12, 2000).
  • Traded by Philadelphia Phillies with Adam Walker to New York Mets in exchange for Dennis Cook and Turk Wendell (July 27, 2001).
  • Traded by New York Mets with Dicky Gonzalez, Luis Figueroa and a player to be named later to Montreal Expos in exchange for Scott Strickland, Phil Seibel and Matt Watson (April 5, 2002); Montreal Expos received Saul Rivera (July 16, 2002).
  • Traded by Montreal Expos to Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Jim Brower (June 14, 2002).
  • Released by Cincinnati Reds (March 10, 2003).
  • Signed by Houston Astros (March 14, 2003).
  • Claimed on waivers by Boston Red Sox from Houston Astros (May 7, 2003).
  • Granted free agency (October 3, 2003).
  • Signed by Toronto Blue Jays (November 26, 2003).
  • Sent to Baltimore Orioles by Toronto Blue Jays for future considerations (May 1, 2004).
  • Granted free agency (October 31, 2006).

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