Lin is among the fastest Taiwanese pitchers of the CPBL. He consistently throws around 145 km/h (90 mph), and when needed can reach back for more and has been clocked as fast as 154 km/h (96 mph). He features a slider as his out pitch.
At the end of 2006 season, he was diagnosed with a heart condition, and underwent surgery in May 2007. Afterward, he recovered quickly and was able to do limited pitching in late season.