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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 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball in a victory over the Royals on Monday.
This makes eight straight starts in which Pineda has allowed no more than three earned runs. He hasn't excellent every time out, but his only poor outing was his season debut versus the Rays. He's now 5-2 with a 3.35 ERA. May 22 - 11:05 PM

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Michael Pineda surrendered four runs -- three earned -- in six innings Wednesday in a win over the Royals.

Pineda hasn't dominated his last couple of times out, but he's keeping it together and staying away from the big innings that have plagued him in the past. He's now 4-2 with a 3.42 ERA. He'll get a rematch with the Royals next week.
May 18 - 12:15 AM

Michael Pineda allowed three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Astros on Thursday.

Pineda struck out seven while allowing six hits and a walk. The loss was Pineda's first since his season debut, and he still hasn't given up more than three earned runs in a single start since that disastrous outing on April 5. The right-hander is now 3-2 with a 3.27 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 50/6 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings. A visit to the ailing Royals on Wednesday should be a treat for Pineda's fantasy owners.
May 11 - 10:46 PM

Michael Pineda logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Cubs on Friday, allowing two runs on three hits over his six frames.

The big right-hander punched out six on the afternoon and issued just one free pass. The only damage against him in this one came via the long ball, with Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber each launching solo homers. Pineda now sports a 3.12 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 43/5 K/BB ratio through his first 34 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Thursday against the Astros.
May 5 - 7:06 PM

Michael Pineda beat the Orioles on Saturday by allowing two runs -- both unearned -- in 5 1/3 innings.

He struck out eight batters, walked one and surrendered five base hits. He was unscored upon through the first five frames and should have made it through the sixth unscathed but for a Chase Headley throwing error. Pineda has been dominant this season in the early going. He has 37 strikeouts against just four walks in 28 2/3 innings. He is now 3-1 with a 3.14 ERA after five starts. He has a tough challenge in his next start, facing the Cubs on the road on Friday.
Apr 29 - 5:03 PM

Michael Pineda gave up three runs in five innings of work but did not earn a decision in Saturday's lopsided win over the Pirates.

Home runs have been a problem for Pineda the last couple years and today was no exception. He struck out six batters and walked two while allowing five hits, two of which left the yard. Luckily both were solo homers -- by Andrew McCutchen and David Freese. Pineda's record holds at 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA. He has a fantastic 29:3 strikeout to walk ratio in 23 1/3 innings but needs to find a way to improve his home run rate. He has allowed five homers through his first four starts.
Apr 22 - 9:06 PM

Michael Pineda pitched well in Sunday's victory over the Cardinals, allowing six hits over seven innings of two-run baseball.

The right-hander punched out six on the night while issuing only one free pass. The Cardinals pushed a run across on a Greg Garcia single in the second inning, then Pineda kept them at bay until Yadier Molina's solo shot in the seventh. The maddeningly inconsistent right-hander now boasts an impressive 23/1 K/BB ratio through 18 1/3 innings in his three starts and has compiled a 3.44 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. He'll take on the Pirates his next time out in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Apr 16 - 11:26 PM

Michael Pineda allowed just one run over 7 2/3 innings and struck out 11 in Monday’s 8-1 win over the Rays.

Pineda flirted with a perfect game and didn’t allow his first baserunner until Evan Longoria doubled with two outs in the seventh. He gave up his first and only run when Logan Morrison homered in the eighth. Pineda was very efficient, throwing 67 out of 93 pitches for strikes while not issuing a walk. It was a brilliant outing, especially when you consider that Pineda gave up four runs over 3 2/3 innings against the Rays in his season debut last week. There’s no debating Pineda’s upside, but inconsistency remains an issue.
Apr 10 - 3:59 PM

Michael Pineda was touched up for four runs in 3 2/3 innings as he took a loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

He allowed a solo home run to the first batter he faced in the game -- Corey Dickerson. The Rays tacked on three more runs in the second inning. Pineda did manage to strike out six batters during the outing but gave up seven singles in addition to the lead-off homer. At least he didn't walk anybody. He will face the Rays again on Monday in the first of a two-start week.
Apr 5 - 11:24 PM

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

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

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PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Chris Carter
3Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
2Rob Refsnyder
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
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PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Tommy Layne
5Adam Warren
6Jonathan Holder
7Chasen Shreve
8Bryan Mitchell
9Chad Green