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Michael Pineda | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / SEA
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Michael Pineda pitched 1 2/3 innings and gave up three runs Monday in his start against the Nationals.
It's Pineda's first poor outing this spring (he has a 3.86 ERA and a 15/2 K/BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings), so we won't start with the "here we go again." Many are out of patience with Pineda, but our guess is that he proves to be a useful mixed-league starter this year and he'll come quite cheap. Mar 20 - 5:23 PM

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Michael Pineda pitched superbly in Wednesday's Grapefruit League showdown with the Phillies, hurling five perfect innings while striking out eight.

This was about as dominant a performance as you will see in spring training. It was a continuation of what has been a clean ramp up to the season. In 10 innings (three starts) this month, the 28-year-old right-hander has surrendered just two runs. Pineda does come with some risk for fantasy purposes -- he posted a 4.82 ERA in 32 starts last season -- but offers strikeout upside at the very least, having fanned 207 batters in 175 2/3 innings in 2016.
Mar 15 - 9:03 PM

Michael Pineda yielded two runs in three innings Thursday against the Braves.

Pineda allowed three hits to the first four batters he faced, resulting in both runs, and then retired eight in a row from there. He was sharp in his first start last weekend, striking out five in two scoreless innings. Spring training has never been his issue, though; he's 7-2 with a 2.84 ERA lifetime in March play. The Yankees are going to need a much better April and May from him that they got last year.
Mar 9 - 4:49 PM

Michael Pineda punched out five batters in two scoreless innings in an 11-1 win over the Tigers.

He allowed just one hit and no walks. It was a dominant outing for the big righthander. He struck out 207 batters in 175 2/3 innings last year but ended up with a 4.82 ERA in 32 starts.
Mar 4 - 6:02 PM

Yankees and RHP Michael Pineda avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.4 million contract.

Pineda was in his final year of arbitration eligibility. The big right-hander posted a 4.82 across 32 starts for the Yankees last season, but he also struck out 207 over 175 2/3 innings of work. He'll be hoping that the home run ball is less of an issue for him in his walk year.
Jan 13 - 4:29 PM

Michael Pineda was tagged for five runs in 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Orioles on Friday.

Pineda had allowed five earned runs combined over his five previous starts, so this isn’t the way he wanted to go out. He’ll finish the year at 6-12 with a 4.82 ERA. He put up a shiny 207/53 K/BB ratio over 175 2/3 innings, but he continues to be maddeningly inconsistent.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 10:47:00 PM

Michael Pineda held the Blue Jays to one run over 5 2/3 innings while recording seven strikeouts in a no-decision Sunday.

Pineda was inefficient as he often can be, but the only run he allowed on the day was a solo home run to Jose Bautista in the fourth inning. It was the big right-hander's fifth straight no-decision, and he hasn't picked up a victory since August 5. Pineda's final start of the season will come Friday against the Orioles.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 04:54:00 PM

Michael Pineda lasted just 5 1/3 innings but recorded 11 strikeouts in a no-decision Tuesday as the Yankees downed the Rays 5-3.

He needed 98 pitches to get through his 5 1/3 frames, but that can happen when you pile up 11 punchouts. Pineda surrendered a two-run triple to Brad Miller in the third inning but held the Rays off the scoreboard otherwise and was let off the hook when the Yanks rallied for four runs in the seventh inning. He'll take on the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 10:45:00 PM

Michael Pineda was not long for Wednesday's no-decision against the Dodgers, tossing four shutout innings.

Pineda struck out five, walked two and allowed two hits over his four innings of work. Weather and an escalating pitch-count knocked him out of the game, as he was lifted after a rain delay of about 25 minutes having thrown 82 pitches (50 strikes). He will carry a 4.94 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 184/46 K/BB ratio (160 1/3 innings) into a road start against the Rays next time out. Pineda has failed to make it through five innings in each of his last three starts.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 08:15:00 PM

Michael Pineda racked up seven strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday.

Pineda allowed six hits and two walks on the night. Aside from back-to-back solo homers from Steven Souza and Logan Morrison in the fourth inning, Pineda was dominant. Unfortunately for him and for fantasy owners, a lengthy rain delay cost him a shot at earning his seventh victory. While immensely talented, he has been far too inconsistent this season, leading to his disappointing 5.07 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. He'll do battle against the Dodgers on Wednesday in New York.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 12:34:00 AM

Michael Pineda managed only four-plus innings in Sunday's no-decision against the Orioles, allowing two runs on five hits over four-plus innings.

Joe Girardi gave Pineda every chance to limp through five innings in order to qualify for a decision in the eventual 5-2 victory, but Pineda would not comply. Opening the fifth inning, he surrendered a single to Adam Jones and an RBI double to Pedro Alvarez before Girardi decided he had seen enough. A home start against the Rays shows next on his schedule. He will carry a limp 5.49 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into that one.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 05:29:00 PM

Michael Pineda was charged with five runs in six-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Royals.

Pineda fanned eight. He bounced back nicely from a three-run first, shutting the Royals out over the following five innings. He was sent back out for the seventh afterwards and then pulled after a pair of singles. Both runners later came around to score as part of a five-run inning for the Royals.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 12:15:00 AM

Michael Pineda tossed five shutout innings before being pulled after a rain delay in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Pineda held the Jays to four hits and no walks while whiffing two over five frames, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi elected not to stick with the righty after a 44-minute rain delay. The Bombers' bullpen proceeded to give up 12 runs over the next four innings. It's not really fair to count Tuesday's outing, but Pineda has now gone beyond six innings just once in his last 12 starts. He'll take on the Mariners and Orioles next week.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 11:59:00 PM

Michael Pineda limited the Red Sox to two runs over six innings Thursday.

Pineda didn't get the win, but he did well to suppress the Red Sox despite eight hits and two walks. Still, he seems to have lost some of that magic he rediscovered in June. The right-hander owns a 5.07 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 152/38 K/BB ratio in 23 starts overall. Pineda will next take on the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 10:28:00 PM

Michael Pineda was charged with four runs in six innings but got the win anyway as the Yankees beat the Indians 13-7 on Friday.

He gave up six hits and walked one while striking out six in the game. He cruised through the first four innings but ran into trouble in the fifth when he gave up a three-run bomb to catcher Chris Gimenez. Pineda has a fantastic 149/36 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 125 1/3 innings but that has not translated into overall success this year. He is now 6-10 with a 5.17 ERA.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 11:16:00 PM

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