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Manny Pina | Catcher | #9

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / TEX
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Manny Pina went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead solo home run in Sunday's win over the Padres.
Pina snapped a 1-1 tie with his solo dinger off Luis Perdomo in the sixth inning. He picked up four hits in eight at-bats during the weekend series, including a homer on Friday in addition to his Sunday dinger. For the season as a whole, the 30-year-old backstop is hitting .312/.351/.493 with four homers and 20 RBI in 138 at-bats. Jun 18 - 5:05 PM

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Manny Pina went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Friday against the Padres.

Jett Bandy started out ahead of Pina this year, but Pina has overtaken him in recent weeks, starting 12 of the last 20 games. After tonight, Pina is hitting .306 with three homers and 13 doubles in 134 at-bats. He's also graded out better defensively than Bandy, so it doesn't seem likely that the roles will reverse again if Pina goes into a modest slump.
Jun 17 - 1:02 AM

Manny Pina went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI as the Brewers topped the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon.

Pina tacked on an RBI single in the sixth inning that ran the Brewers' advantage to 8-1. He has been swinging a hot bat this season in his limited action, slashing .315/.358/.483 with a pair of home runs and 13 RBI.
May 28 - 7:09 PM

Manny Pina (elbow) is available off the Brewers' bench Friday.

Pina exited Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks after being hit on the left elbow by a pitch, but he escaped with a bruise and is feeling much better. He'll probably get a start on Saturday.
May 26 - 5:53 PM

Manny Pina left Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks with a left elbow contusion.

He left immediately after getting drilled by a 94 mph fastball from Robbie Ray. Jett Bandy pinch-ran for Pina and is now playing behind the plate. We'll update Pina's status as soon as we know more.
May 25 - 9:00 PM

Manny Pina blasted a three-run homer in the eighth inning on Sunday, propelling the Brewers to an 11-9 victory over the Mets.

The Brewers trailed 7-1 after five innings but cranked three home runs en route to their comeback victory. Pina also doubled in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. He has done a nice job in his limited action, slashing .319/.355/.500 with a pair of homers and 10 RBI.
May 14 - 6:41 PM

Manny Pina went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored Friday against the Reds.

The Brewers actually trailed 3-0 early on, but Pina got the comeback rolling with a two-run double in the fourth inning. He had two doubles on the night. The 29-year-old earned a spot on the Opening Day roster with a great spring and he has faced it up by going 11-for-23 (.478) with four doubles and three RBI to begin the year. We wouldn’t get too carried away in fantasy leagues, though.
Apr 14 - 10:40 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said he doesn't have a "plan" for how Manny Pina and Jett Bandy will share playing time behind the plate.

Pina and Bandy will be the Brewers' Opening Day catchers while Andrew Susac recovers from trapezius discomfort. Combined the two have logged just 298 career at-bats in the big leagues. Ultimately it should be close to a 50/50 split, though neither are recommended fantasy options.
Mar 30 - 8:16 PM

Manny Pina slugged a two-run homer and scored two runs against the Reds on Friday.

Pina was told Wednesday that he made the Opening Day roster, but the push continues. The 29-year-old has hit four homers in his last five games and leads the Brewers with 13 RBI this spring while hitting .419 (18-for-43) over 17 games. With Andrew Susac (neck, back) expected to begin the year on the disabled list, Pina and Jett Bandy will share catching duties for Milwaukee. While Pina has been a nice story this spring, we wouldn’t recommend chasing after him in fantasy leagues.
Mar 24 - 8:21 PM

Manny Pina was told Thursday that he has made the Brewers' Opening Day roster.

It'll be the first Opening Day at the MLB level for the 29-year-old catcher. Pina is putting up big numbers in the Cactus League and could get a decent share of starts behind the plate in Milwaukee, but we still can't recommend drafting him in a standard fantasy league. Jett Bandy and Andrew Susac (trapezius) are also in the mix for playing time at catcher with the Brewers.
Mar 23 - 12:38 PM

Manny Pina swatted a three-run homer Tuesday in the Brewers' 5-4 Cactus League defeat of the Dodgers.

Pina went deep off Dodgers reliever Luis Avilan as part of the Brewers' four-run fifth inning. The 29-year-old catcher is batting .405 with a 1.178 OPS in 38 plate appearances this spring, with three home runs and 11 RBI in 15 games. But we still can't recommend drafting him in a standard fantasy league.
Mar 21 - 7:43 PM

Manny Pina went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Cubs.

Pina came through with his second home run of the spring on Saturday, this one coming with two aboard and two outs in the first inning. The 29-year-old backstop saw 71 at-bats with the Brewers last season, but managed just a .254/.346/.394 triple-slash in that space. There is no fantasy upside here, even if he does make the Opening Day roster as a bench piece.
Mar 18 - 7:40 PM

Manny Pina (wife having baby) flied out as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday night against the Pirates.

Pina welcomed a baby girl into the world on Tuesday afternoon and then rushed to Milwaukee's Miller Park for the end of Tuesday night's game. That's some kind of dedication. The backup catcher is 14-for-51 (.275) with one home run in 25 games this season at the major league level.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 08:48:00 AM

Manny Pina is away from the Brewers on Tuesday following the birth of his daughter.

That explains the sudden callup of Josmil Pinto. Pina should be back on the Brewers' bench Wednesday or Thursday.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 06:29:00 PM

Manny Pina went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI and a walk Thursday against the Braves.

After trading Jonathan Lucroy, the Brewers opted to give the 29-year-old Pina an opportunity, rather than turn to the newly acquired Andrew Susac. So far, he's 5-for-11 with two walks. He should probably begin starting over Martin Maldonado more frequently.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 05:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Manny Pina
3Jett Bandy
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
LF1Ryan Braun
2Hernan Perez
3Lewis Brinson
CF1Keon Broxton
RF1Domingo Santana
2Nick Franklin
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Junior Guerra
2Zach Davies
3Chase Anderson
4Jimmy Nelson
5Matt Garza
6Brandon Woodruff
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Jacob Barnes
3Oliver Drake
4Carlos Torres
5Jared Hughes
6Josh Hader
7Wily Peralta
8Paolo Espino
9Brent Suter