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Michael Pineda | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Michael Pineda allowed five runs over 6 1/3 innings but got the win as the Yankees topped the Orioles 6-5 on Monday.
Pineda allowed a pair of RBI doubles in the second inning, then served up a two-run home run to Adam Jones in the sixth. That was the bulk of the damage. Overall, Pineda surrendered nine hits, walked none, and struck out nine. As he showed in 13 starts last season, he can be utterly dominating for a long stretch of time, so don't sour on him after one bad start. Pineda is slated to take on the Rays on the road next. Apr 13 - 10:34 PM

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Michael Pineda yielded two runs in six innings and struck out six Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Pineda made Jose Bautista look awful in striking him out three times, and he might have finished his outing with a shutout intact had he gotten better play from the Yankee infield. He looked terrific all spring, and we don't see that changing right away.
Apr 8 - 10:47 PM

Michael Pineda pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball and struck out six as a Yankees split-squad beat the Pirates 6-2 on Thursday.

Pineda was one of the most impressive pitchers in Grapefruit League play, finishing up 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA and a 23/1 K/BB ratio in 19 innings. If he had a better health track record, he'd come with the highest of recommendations for 2015. Obviously, he doesn't, but he still seems like a pretty good value pick in fantasy leagues.
Apr 2 - 4:43 PM

Michael Pineda blanked the Phillies for five innings in the Yankees' rain-shortened, 10-0 victory Friday.

Since the game was called in the top of the sixth, Pineda will get credit for a rate spring training shutout. He allowed five hits, walked none and struck out five while throwing 62 pitches. He looks like he'll be one of the AL's better pitchers if he can stay healthy.
Mar 27 - 5:07 PM

Michael Pineda yielded two runs in 3 2/3 innings and struck out six Saturday against the Astros.

Chris Carter's two-run homer in the first did all of the damage. It was the first time Pineda was scored on in three starts this spring. He has a nice 12/1 K/BB ratio to go along with his 2.08 ERA in 8 2/3 innings. In all, Yankees pitchers fanned 14 today.
Mar 21 - 4:42 PM

Michael Pineda pitched three scoreless innings, striking out four, as a Yankees split-squad beat a Tigers split-squad 4-1 on Saturday.

Pineda looked terrific once again. He did walk Andrew Romine (with Austin Romine behind the plate), but he then picked him off, allowing him to face the minimum through three.
Mar 14 - 4:18 PM

Michael Pineda made his spring debut with two scoreless innings Monday as the Yankees beat the Rays 4-2.

Pineda cruised in this one, throwing 25 pitches in his two innings. Expect him to be one of the AL's top pitchers early on this year. Whether it lasts will all come down to health.
Mar 9 - 4:51 PM

Michael Pineda is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Monday.

The 26-year-old was outstanding in 13 starts for the Yankees in 2014, compiling a 1.89 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 59/7 K/BB ratio over 76 1/3 innings. While there are obvious health concerns, he's likely to be a very trendy and popular commodity in fantasy drafts this spring.
Mar 8 - 5:06 PM

Yankees and RHP Michael Pineda avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.1 million contract.

It's a nice raise for Pineda, who was in his first year of arbitration eligibility. The big right-hander was excellent when healthy in 2014, holding a 1.89 ERA and 59/7 K/BB ratio over 76 1/3 innings. He's a health risk but has loads of upside for 2015.
Jan 16 - 3:23 PM

Michael Pineda fanned 10 while limiting the Red Sox to one run and three hits in 6 1/3 innings Sunday in the Yankees' 9-5 victory.

It was a 'B' lineup that Pineda was facing, but he still would have been strong against David Ortiz and company given the chance today. He really ramped up the strikeouts in his last two starts, fanning 18 batters in 13 2/3 innings. Prior to that, he had 41 strikeouts in 62 2/3 innings this season. At this point, Pineda looks like the best bet of any Yankees starter for 2015.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Michael Pineda pitched 7 1/3 innings of one-hit ball in the Yankees' 5-0 victory over the Orioles on Monday.

Pineda's incredibly strong return from his shoulder/back injury is the best thing that's happened to the Yankees all year. He struck out eight and walked just one tonight before coming out after 106 pitches. Shawn Kelley, Rich Hill and David Phelps finished the one-hitter. Pineda has a 1.93 ERA and a 49/7 K/BB ratio in 70 innings.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 10:23:00 PM

Michael Pineda was solid on Tuesday, but wasn't backed by the Yankee offense as he took a loss despite yielding two runs (one earned) over 5 1/3 innings.

Pineda has been strong since returning to the Yankees' rotation on August 13, posting a 2.30 ERA in seven starts. Against the Rays, he relented four hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. Overall, he owns a 2.15 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and a 41/6 K/BB ratio. Pineda matches up against the Blue Jays at home on Sunday in his next outing.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:08:00 PM

Michael Pineda got a no-decision on Thursday, allowing four runs over 7 1/3 innings against the Rays.

Pineda appeared to be in line for a loss as Alex Cobb brought a no-hitter into the eighth inning, but the Yankees walked off winners. Pineda surrendered 10 hits, including two Yunel Escobar home runs that accounted for all four of the Rays' runs. He struck out two and did not issue a walk. It's the first time in 10 starts Pineda had allowed more than two runs. He'll take a 2.20 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and 36/4 K/BB ratio into another start against the Rays on Tuesday in Tampa.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 10:26:00 PM

Michael Pineda allowed one run in seven innings against the Royals on Friday.

Pineda was saddled with the loss despite giving up just one run, as he was opposite a brilliant James Shields. Norichika Aoki hit an RBI single off of Pineda in the third inning, but otherwise, Pineda produced a clean line. He struck out four and walked none in his seven innings of work. Pineda has been strong for the Yankees since his return from the DL in early August. He has not given up more than two runs in any of his five starts since August 13. His strikeout totals in these starts (4, 3, 5, 3, 4) have been relatively low, so it'll be interesting to see if he's able to bring those numbers up next year, after he's had a full winter of strength training with (hopefully) no injuries to rehab. On the season, Pineda has a 1.84 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 09:54:00 PM

Michael Pineda gave up two runs over six innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.

His only mistake on the day was a two-run homer by Jose Bautista in the first inning, but with Drew Hutchison dealing for Toronto, it was enough to put him on the losing side. He struck out three and walked none in the loss and owns a 2.31 ERA and 15/1 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings over four starts since coming back from the disabled list.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 03:47:00 PM

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