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Michael Pineda | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / SEA
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Michael Pineda hurled six shutout innings while whiffing eight batters during a 5-0 win over the Orioles on Wednesday.
He gave up five harmless hits and issued two walks. Pineda has a 4-9 record and 5.25 ERA despite fanning 127 batters and walking only 29 in 106 1/3 innings. He makes a tempting buy-low target. Jul 20 - 10:46 PM

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Michael Pineda was tagged for five runs over five innings in Friday’s loss to the Red Sox.

The five runs were the most he has allowed in a start since May 28. Pineda gave up five hits, with all of the damage coming on home runs. He served up three on Friday and has now allowed 18 homers through 18 starts this season. Pineda will look to bounce back when he brings a 5.56 ERA into a start against the Orioles next week.
Jul 15 - 10:22 PM

Michael Pineda took a rough loss to the White Sox on Wednesday, coughing up five runs in six frames.

He gave up five hits and three walks. The White Sox were able to bunch most of those together in the second inning to put four quick runs on the board. Pineda struck out five batters in the game. He will take a 3-8 record and 5.38 ERA into the All Star break. His 10.67 strikeouts and 2.45 walks per nine innings hint at better things to come for the very large right-hander.
Jul 6 - 11:35 PM

Michael Pineda fanned 12 while allowing one run over six innings in the Yankees' 2-1 victory over the Rangers on Thursday.

Pineda didn't factor into the decision. The Yankees lifted him from a 1-1 game after six because they were so excited about getting to their big three, and it worked out well, as Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman all pitched scoreless innings before the Yankees won on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth. Pineda probably had another inning left in him if needed. The one run he allowed came on a leadoff homer from Shin-Soo Choo that would have been a double or an out in most ballparks.
Jun 30 - 4:59 PM

Michael Pineda limited the Twins to one run over six innings Saturday as part of a no-decision.

While Pineda didn’t get the win, it was arguably his best start of the year. He allowed just two hits while walking one and striking out eight. The only run scored on a solo homer from Brian Dozier in the second inning. Pineda has allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his last five starts, so he’s slowly earning back the trust of fantasy owners. His ERA has improved from 6.92 to 5.51 during that time. He’ll face the Rangers next week.
Jun 25 - 4:10 PM

Michael Pineda pitched decently in a no-decision against the Twins on Saturday, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits over 5 1/3 innings.

The right-hander didn't walk a batter in the contest while punching out nine. The big blow against him was a two-run shot off the bat of Byung-Ho Park in the fourth inning. Pineda owns an outstanding 88/19 K/BB ratio over 77 1/3 innings on the year, but has given up too much hard contact and far too many home runs to have sustained success. He'll look to improve upon his 5.82 ERA and 1.49 WHIP when he takes on these same Twins in New York on Saturday.
Jun 18 - 5:19 PM

Michael Pineda pitched decently in Sunday's loss to the Tigers, striking out eight and yielding two runs over six innings.

A sacrifice fly by Nick Castellanos in the fourth inning and an RBI ground out by Victor Martinez in the fifth accounted for all of the scoring on Pineda's line. Unfortunately -- and Yankee pitchers are probably accustomed to this by now -- the offense was unable to back him with any sort of run support. The 27-year-old right-hander has put forth some horrific results at times this season, but appears to have stopped the bleeding (for the most). In his last three starts, he has allowed six runs on 17 hits over 18 2/3 innings. Baby steps in an attempt to lower his current 5.88 ERA and 1.51 WHIP. He will look to make another move toward respectability (or at least another step away from embarrassment) in a road date with the Twins next time out.
Jun 12 - 6:11 PM

Michael Pineda held the Angels to three runs over seven frames in Tuesday's 6-3 victory.

He gave up another home run, but it was a second straight quality outing for Pineda, who yielded just four hits and a couple walks on the night while striking out four. He'll look to get the ERA back under 6.00 this weekend against the Tigers.
Jun 7 - 10:19 PM

Michael Pineda put it together Thursday, striking out eight while allowing one run over 5 2/3 innings in a 5-4 Yankees win over the Tigers.

Pineda scattered seven hits -- and, importantly, no home runs -- while not walking a batter in the outing. It's those home runs, and just mistakes in general, that have killed the 27-year-old this year, as he's got a strong 67/15 K/BB ratio over 59 innings of work. If he can keep the ball in the yard like he did Thursday, his 6.41 ERA and 1.61 WHIP should come back to earth, too. He'll continue to work on those numbers Tuesday against the Angels.
Jun 3 - 1:22 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that even if Michael Pineda struggles against the Tigers on Thursday, he will retain his spot in the starting rotation.

"He’s in our rotation," Girardi said. "For me to think about [removing him], I think is somewhat silly." Not as silly, the horrific numbers Pineda has posted to date. Through 10 starts (53 1/3 innings), the 27-year-old right-hander holds a 6.92 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 59/15 K/BB ratio.
Jun 1 - 7:16 PM

Michael Pineda's rough 2016 season continued Saturday, allowing six runs over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rays.

Pineda gave up nine hits, including a two-run home run to Evan Longoria, while striking out just three. The loss was his sixth in 10 starts this year, and Pineda now owns a 6.92 ERA and 1.65 WHIP. He's just giving up too much contact, and they're hitting it too hard. He'll keep searching for a former dominance Thursday against the Tigers.
May 28 - 7:45 PM

Michael Pineda earned his second victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Athletics to three runs on six hits over his six frames.

Pineda racked up six strikeouts in the contest while issuing only one free pass. While he has shown flashes of his elite talent, the results this season have mostly been terrible for the right-hander, who sports a 6.34 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 56/15 K/BB ratio over 49 2/3 innings. He'll look to carry over momentum from this start when he takes on the Rays in Tampa Bay on Saturday.
May 22 - 7:42 PM

Michael Pineda provided a mixed-bag start in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks, striking out nine while yielding five runs over five innings.

In addition to his nine strikeouts, Pineda coughed up nine hits and walked one. The Diamondbacks spread their scoring out in the evening affair, bringing home a run in the second, two in the third and two more in the fifth. This was Pineda's fourth start with five or more runs allowed. His 6.60 ERA and 1.65 WHIP show that damage well enough. He will take to the road for a game against the A's next time he toes the rubber.
May 18 - 12:53 AM

Michael Pineda continued his disappointing campaign and surrendered six earned runs in 5 2/3 innings in Wednesday’s loss to the Royals.

Pineda has been far too hittable all season -- 49 hits in just 38 2/3 innings -- but his starts become disastrous when he starts issuing walks. The right-hander walked four and gave up six hits, and while he still managed to strikeout seven, that feels like little more than trying to celebrate the one "A" on a report card that’s littered with failing grades. Because Pineda still has huge stuff, there’s always a chance he could put together a quality stretch of starts. It just doesn’t feel likely anytime soon.
May 11 - 10:51 PM

Michael Pineda pitched six innings of two-run ball Friday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

Pineda bounced back from a poor first in which he gave up a two-run homer and a second two-strike hit, and while he wasn't quite stellar the rest of the way, the Red Sox never pushed another run across. Pineda lowered his ERA from 6.33 to 5.73.
May 6 - 10:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Rob Refsnyder
3Chris Parmelee
4Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4CC Sabathia
5Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Anthony Swarzak
5Richard Bleier
6Chasen Shreve
7Conor Mullee
8Branden Pinder
9Bryan Mitchell
10Chad Green