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Diamondbacks prospect Yu-Min Lin shines in High-A

While it is no secret that the Diamondbacks are home to one of the best farm systems in baseball, starting pitcher Yu-Min Lin is a name that has gone unnoticed this season.

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Yu-Min Lin is a 19-year-old prospect out of Taiwan who has been a part of the Diamondbacks organization since last June.

But, Yu-Min Lin has recently flipped a switch, entering a whole new level of unhittableness down in High-A with the Hillsboro Hops.

Over his past 28 innings, Min Lin has allowed just three earned runs and has struck out 41 batters in this span.

Lin’s fastball may not blow by a batter, but his changeup and curveballs combine to produce an extremely high strikeout rate.

In his start on June 3rd, he threw five innings of one-hit ball, displaying their deadly strikeout ability. With only 74 pitches, Lin struck out 13 of the first 17 batters.

At only 19 years old, Yu-Min Lin may emerge as a critical player in the Diamondbacks decision-making process heading into the upcoming trade deadline.

On one hand, Lin is an excellent speculative play that the D-backs could use to grab an already developed arm that they can use right away.

And on the other hand, Lin could very well be a crucial arm in the Diamondbacks starting rotation as they continue to try to find the right five for the job.

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