Chin-Feng Chen...wife's name is You-Hsuan...compiled a .425 batting average with 40 home
runs and 115 RBIs in eight international amateur tournaments from 1996-1998...batted leadoff and played center
field for Taiwan's 1990 Little League World Series championship team at Williamsport, PA...Taiwan
defeated Shippensburg, PA, 9-0, in the title game...signed by Dodgers scout Jack Zduriencik.
Made his sixth stint with the big league club in his seventh season
of professional baseball...had contract purchased on July 4...at the time, was batting .287 with 10
homers, 12 doubles and 47 RBIs in 61 games for Triple-A Las Vegas...registered his first big league hit on July 4 at Colorado, a two-run
single off Bobby Seay...became the second Taiwanese player (first position player) to
register a hit in the Major Leagues, following Colorado's Chin-Hui Tsao...appeared in seven games for the Dodgers, going 2-for-8 (.250) with four
strikeouts...was designated for assignment on July 23 to make room for Milton
Bradley on the Major League roster.
Had three stints with the Major League club...was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on April 13 and
optioned back on April 24...in his first stint, he went 0-for-3 against San Diego and Colorado...was recalled
on July 9 and went 0-for-4 with a run scored in three games before being sent back to Las Vegas on July
19...was recalled for the final time on Sept. 7 and went 0-for-1 with two walks...played for Chinese Taipei in
the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece and batted .423 (11-for-26) with one homer, three doubles and eight
RBI in seven games...batted .289 with 20 homers and 65 RBI in 81 games for Triple-A Las Vegas while
becoming Las Vegas' career leader in home runs (72) and total bases (688)...ranks third on Dodgers' all-time
minor league home run list (131)...made first start of the season and went 0-for-3 on July 15 at
Arizona...entered as a pinch-runner on July 17 and scored a run (second career run)...entered the season
finale on Oct. 3 vs. San Francisco in the second inning and drew two walks while going 0-for-1.
Appeared in one game for the Dodgers, serving as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning on July 13 at Colorado and grounding out to third base...was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on July 11 when Ron Coomer was placed on the disabled list...was optioned back to Triple-A on July 17...batted .281 with 26 homers and 86 RBI for Las Vegas...led all Dodger minor leaguers in games (133), runs (84), total bases (251), homers (26) and RBI (86)...ranked among the Pacific Coast League leaders with 26 homers (T-3rd), a .530 slugging percentage (5th) and 61 extra-base hits (T- 1st)...appeared in left field (104 games), first base (13) and as the designated hitter (11)...went 3-for-5 with a homer and five RBI on June 17 at Edmonton...had an 11- game hitting streak from June 28-July 8, during which he batted .462 (18-for- 39)...went 3-for-4 with two homers and five RBI on July 3 vs. Fresno...had four twohomer games for the 51s...batted .275 with 10 homers and 21 RBI in 23 games in July...had six homers in his last 11 games of the season.
CAREER SUMMARY: Enters his sixth year in professional baseball...has been an offensive force throughout his five minor league seasons, batting .289 with 136 doubles, 111 home runs and 451 RBI in 662 games...the 111 homers rank seventh on the Dodgers' all-time minor league home run list, three behind Mike Busch and seven behind Claude Westmoreland...became the second Taiwanese player (Hsin-Min Tan pitched at Single-A in the Giants' farm system from 1974-75) to play in the minor leagues in the United States and went on to capture the California League and Dodger Minor League Player of the Year awards in 1999...became the first Taiwanese-born player ever to make a Major League roster when he was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sept. 9, 2002 and later became the first to see game action on Sept. 14 at Colorado, earning a walk as a pinch-hitter.
Became the first Taiwanese player ever to make a Major League roster when he was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sept. 9...a native of Yong Kang City in Tainan, Taiwan, he made his Major League debut on Sept. 14, earning a walk off reliever Kent Mercker as a pinch-hitter for catcher Paul Lo Duca in the sixth inning in the club's 6-3 win at Colorado...went on to score his first Major League run in the contest when Mike Kinkade doubled him in later that inning...made his first Major League start in the club's regular season finale vs. the San Diego Padres on Sept. 29 at Dodger Stadium...finished the minor league season with a .284 average, and led Triple-A Las Vegas with 26 homers and 84 RBI...his homer and RBI total also led all Dodger minor leaguers...batted .324 (82-for-253) with 14 doubles, three triples, 16 home runs and 46 RBI in 70 home games...recorded 38 multi-hit games and 20 multi-RBI contests...recorded two 13-game hitting streaks from April 18-May 2 and Aug. 8-22...batted .310 with four doubles, a triple, six homers and 19 RBI in 26 games in April...went 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBI on June 27 vs. Oklahoma...batted .333 (5-for-15) with a double, triple, home run and four RBI in four postseason games with the Las Vegas 51s.
Split the season playing for Single-A Vero Beach and Double-A Jacksonville, batting a combined .290 with 31 doubles, five triples, 22 home runs and 91 RBI in 128 games...began the season at Single-A Vero Beach following offseason right shoulder surgery and hit .268 in 62 games with five home runs and 41 RBI...used primarily as a designated hitter, appearing in left field for 11 games and DH the rest...promoted to Jacksonville on June 14 and hit .313 with 17 home runs and 50 RBI in 66 games...immediately had an impact on the league co-champion Suns as he hit .357 (10-for- 28) with four home runs, 20 runs scored and six RBI in his first seven games...homered in four straight games from July 18-21 and drove in seven runs in that stretch...reached base safely via hit or walk in his first 15 games at Jacksonville (June 14- July 5)...reached base safely via hit or walk in 57 of 60 starts...started 50 games in left field and 10 as the designated hitter...started the season on fire at Vero Beach, hitting safely in 16 of his first 18 games for a .352 average with six doubles, a home run and 14 RBI...had a season-best 10-game hitting streak from May 28-June 7, batting .368 (14-for-38) with nine RBI in that stretch...was batting .354 in 14 June games before his promotion to Double-A...following the season, starred for his native Chinese Taipei team which won a Bronze Medal in the World Cup tournament held in Taiwan...in the final game, a 3-0 win over Japan, he hit two home runs...finished World Cup competition with a .429 average, four home runs and 14 RBI in 10 games...he topped all batters with a 1.029 slugging percentage and was tied for first in RBI to earn tournament All-Star honors...also played in the Arizona Fall League for the league-champion Phoenix Desert Dogs and batted .332 with five home runs in 15 games and was selected to the AFL top prospect team.
Named the Dodgers' No. 2 prospect by Baseball America and ESPN.com entering the 2001 season...in his first full season in Double-A, batted .277 with six homers and 67 RBI...batted .344 (33-for-96) with two homers and 15 RBI in April...batted .298 (31-for-104) in July...hit .325 (40-for-123) off Texas League left-handers...with runners in scoring position, batted .338 (46-for-136) with 62 RBI.
Enjoyed his historic debut during first professional season at Single-A San Bernardino...named California League Player of the Year and Dodgers' Minor League Player of the Year after batting .316 with 31 home runs and 123 RBI in 131 games...set single-season club record for home runs and RBI...hit 14 home runs at The Ranch in San Bernardino, the toughest park in the league to hit home runs in 1999...his uniform No. 43 was retired by San Bernardino, joining previous honorees Rich Dauer (No. 25) and Ken Griffey, Jr. (No. 24)...became the second Taiwanese player in United States' minor leagues, joining Hsin-Min Tan, who pitched briefly at the Single-A level in the San Francisco Giants' farm system from 1974-75...named to Howe Sportsdata's annual All-Prospect Team and played for the World team in the inaugural All-Star Futures Game at Boston's Fenway Park on July 11...joined Major Leaguers Greg Vaughn (1987), Jeromy Burnitz (1991), Ruben Rivera (1994), Derrick Gibson (1995) and Andruw Jones (1996) as the only minor league players in the last 13 years to record at least 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in one season...became first 30-30 player in California League history...ended regular season on Sept. 1, going 4-for-4 with a double, two home runs and five RBI in 11-0 victory over San Jose...final home run was a 450- foot blast in sixth inning...missed final four games of regular season and California League playoffs, returning to his native country to play for the Taiwanese National Team in an Olympic qualifying tournament...among Cal League batters, ranked third in home run/at-bats ratio (1/16.45), tied for 10th in average, third in hits (161), tied for second in total bases (296), tied for fourth in triples (10), second in home runs, tied for first in RBI, fourth in extra-base hits (63) and third in slugging percentage (.580)...hit first home run April 18 vs. High Desert...went 14- for-28 with three home runs and nine RBI in seven games April 18-25...hit two-run home run in bottom of 13th inning to beat Lancaster, 6-4, on June 11...stole three bases on June 30 in 13-12 loss at High Desert...hit threerun home run on July 25 against Stockton to cap a 14-game hitting streak which featured five home runs, 16 RBI and eight stolen bases...hit grand slam Aug. 12 vs. High Desert...named to Cal League postseason All-Star team...batted season-high .347 in July with seven home runs and 24 RBI...batted .342 (55-for-161) with runners in scoring position and .360 (31-for-86) with runners on base and two outs...batted .287 (31-for-108) vs. left-handed pitchers with five home runs and 24 RBI...played in Arizona Instructional League.
Batted .444 with three home runs in the Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand in December 1998...one of the home runs was off then-Dodger right-hander Chan Ho Park, who was pitching for his native South Korea..set a record with four home runs in four consecutive games for the Taiwanese national team in the 1998 World Championship Games in Italy.