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Michael Pineda
ERA W-L K
4.39 8-4 92
Team: NY YankeesHt / Wt: 6-7 / 260 NFBC ADP: 195.74
Position: SPBorn: 1/18/1989 Birthplace: Yaguate, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Mariners (2005)


Latest News
July 14 10:34 AM PT11:34 AM MT12:34 PM CT1:34 PM ET13:34 ET17:34 GMT1:34 10:34 AM MST12:34 PM EST1:04 PM VEN21:34 UAE12:34 PM CT-The Yankees announced that Pineda has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The team has recommended he undergo Tommy John surgery that will end his season.
Analysis: Pineda will get a second opinion, but it's likely he's thrown his final pitch of this season and perhaps the last of his Yankee career. The impending free agent leads the team with eight victories but has won just once while posting a 7.30 ERA over his last five starts. Luis Cessa will fill the rotation spot for now, though the Yankees may look to bring in a starter at the upcoming trade deadline.
July 5 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET17:24 ET21:24 GMT5:24 2:24 PM MST4:24 PM EST4:54 PM VEN1:24 UAE (+1)4:24 PM CT-Michael Pineda allowed five runs on nine hits and one walk in 3.0 innings as the New York Yankees lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 on Wednesday. Pineda struck out one, ending the game with a 4.39 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Pineda served up three more home runs Wednesday and has now yielded six homers in his last three starts. He has struck out just eight over 13 innings in that same span.
July 1 9:20 PM PT10:20 PM MT11:20 PM CT12:20 AM ET0:20 ET4:20 GMT12:20 9:20 PM MST11:20 PM EST11:50 PM VEN8:20 UAE11:20 PM CT-Michael Pineda improved to 8-4, allowing three runs - two earned - on seven hits in 6.0 innings, as the New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros 13-4 on Friday. Pineda struck out three, ending the game with a 4.05 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Pineda went 0-1 with a 7.47 ERA in his previous three starts.
June 26 9:21 AM PT10:21 AM MT11:21 AM CT12:21 PM ET12:21 ET16:21 GMT0:21 9:21 AM MST11:21 AM EST11:51 AM VEN20:21 UAE11:21 AM CT-Michael Pineda fell to 7-4, allowing seven runs on six hits and one walk in 4.0 innings, as the New York Yankees lost to the Texas Rangers 7-6 on Sunday. Pineda struck out four, ending the game with a 4.12 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bad Mike showed up on this day as Pineda continued his trend of alternating good starts with shaky ones. With a 1-2 record and a 5.86 ERA over his last five starts, he'll be a risky play when he faces the powerful Astros in Houston on Friday.
June 21 9:19 PM PT10:19 PM MT11:19 PM CT12:19 AM ET0:19 ET4:19 GMT12:19 9:19 PM MST11:19 PM EST11:49 PM VEN8:19 UAE11:19 PM CT-Michael Pineda allowed three runs - one earned - on seven hits and one walk in 5.2 innings as the New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 on Tuesday. Pineda struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.56 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The right-hander is 1-1 with a 4.18 ERA in four starts this month.
June 15 10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE12:35 PM CT-Michael Pineda allowed five runs on 10 hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 7-5 on Wednesday. Pineda struck out two, ending the game with a 3.71 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Pineda was coming off a stellar outing in his previous start, yielding an unearned run and four hits over seven innings in a win over the Red Sox. He faces the Angels again in his next start, Tuesday in the Bronx.
June 8 8:53 PM PT9:53 PM MT10:53 PM CT11:53 PM ET23:53 ET3:53 GMT11:53 8:53 PM MST10:53 PM EST11:23 PM VEN7:53 UAE (+1)10:53 PM CT-Michael Pineda improved to 7-3, allowing one run - zero earned - on four hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Thursday. Pineda struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.39 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Pineda continue to dominate at Yankee Stadium, where he's now 6-1 with a sparkling 1.96 ERA and 51 strikeouts in seven starts this season. He sports a far less impressive 5.96 ERA on the road, where he'll be when he faces the Angels on Tuesday in his next assignment.
June 2 8:30 PM PT9:30 PM MT10:30 PM CT11:30 PM ET23:30 ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST11:00 PM VEN7:30 UAE (+1)10:30 PM CT-Michael Pineda fell to 6-3, allowing five runs on 10 hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the New York Yankees lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 on Friday. Pineda struck out one, ending the game with a 3.76 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Pineda snapped a career-best stretch of nine starts in which he allowed no more than three runs. He had won his previous three outings.
May 28 3:02 PM PT4:02 PM MT5:02 PM CT6:02 PM ET18:02 ET22:02 GMT6:02 3:02 PM MST5:02 PM EST5:32 PM VEN2:02 UAE (+1)5:02 PM CT-Michael Pineda improved to 6-2, allowing three runs - two earned - on three hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the New York Yankees defeated the Oakland Athletics 9-5 on Sunday. Pineda struck out five, ending the game with a 3.32 ERA and 1.04 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Pineda has been great in the Bronx this season, going 5-1 with a 2.31 ERA while holding opponents to a .194 average.
May 22 7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET22:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST9:30 PM VEN6:00 UAE (+1)9:00 PM CT-Michael Pineda improved to 5-2, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk in 6.1 innings, as the New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Monday. Pineda struck out six, ending the game with a 3.35 ERA and 1.04 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: This latest solid effort makes Pineda 5-1 with a 2.88 ERA in eight starts since his rough season debut at Tampa Bay. The towering right-hander has also been consistent in the strikeout department, logging at least six K's in eight of his nine outings. He's now 4-1 with a 2.18 ERA at home this season, and next gets the A's at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.
May 18 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Michael Pineda improved to 4-2, allowing four runs - three earned - on six hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-7 on Wednesday. Pineda struck out five, ending the game with a 3.42 ERA and 1.04 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The big right-hander was shaky throughout, but good enough to win for only the second time in 16 road starts. Pineda served up two more homers and has allowed 10 through eight starts. However, in the last seven, he's given up no more than three earned runs or six hits.
May 11 8:04 PM PT9:04 PM MT10:04 PM CT11:04 PM ET23:04 ET3:04 GMT11:04 8:04 PM MST10:04 PM EST10:34 PM VEN7:04 UAE (+1)10:04 PM CT-Michael Pineda fell to 3-2, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk in 6.2 innings, as the New York Yankees lost to the Houston Astros 3-2 on Thursday. Pineda struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.27 ERA and 0.99 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The towering right-hander was dealt his first loss since his season debut on April 5, ending a five-start unbeaten stretch in which he posted a 2.32 ERA and limited opposing hitters to a .186 average. Pineda also notched at least six strikeouts for a seventh straight time and now has 50 K's in 41 1/3 innings.
May 5 2:54 PM PT3:54 PM MT4:54 PM CT5:54 PM ET17:54 ET21:54 GMT5:54 2:54 PM MST4:54 PM EST5:24 PM VEN1:54 UAE (+1)4:54 PM CT-Michael Pineda allowed two runs on three hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the New York Yankees defeated the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Friday. Pineda struck out six, ending the game with a 3.12 ERA and 0.98 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Two of the three hits Pineda allowed were solo homers, and Brett Gardner got him off the hook with a three-run homer in the ninth. Since getting roughed up in his first start, Pineda is 3-0 with a 2.32 ERA in his last five while striking out 37 and allowing 21 hits and five walks over 31 innings.
Apr. 29 3:06 PM PT4:06 PM MT5:06 PM CT6:06 PM ET18:06 ET22:06 GMT6:06 3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST5:36 PM VEN2:06 UAE (+1)5:06 PM CT-Michael Pineda improved to 3-1, allowing two runs - zero earned - on five hits and one walk in 5.1 innings, as the New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 12-4 on Saturday. Pineda struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.14 ERA and 1.05 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Since getting roughed up in his first start, Pineda is 3-0 with a 2.16 ERA in his last four while striking out 31 and walking four over 25 innings.
Apr. 17 8:10 AM PT9:10 AM MT10:10 AM CT11:10 AM ET11:10 ET15:10 GMT23:10 8:10 AM MST10:10 AM EST10:40 AM VEN19:10 UAE10:10 AM CT-Pineda turned in a second straight strong start by yielding two runs over seven innings to defeat the Cardinals on Sunday. The right-hander struck out six while allowing six hits and one walk.
Analysis: Pineda (2-1, 3.44 ERA) has pitched brilliantly in each of his Yankee Stadium outings, but he'll next start on the road Saturday in Pittsburgh. The enigmatic hurler was 2-7 with a 4.91 ERA away from home last season and was blasted for four runs and eight hits over 3 2/3 innings in a loss at Tampa Bay in his 2017 debut.
Apr. 10 2:48 PM PT3:48 PM MT4:48 PM CT5:48 PM ET17:48 ET21:48 GMT5:48 2:48 PM MST4:48 PM EST5:18 PM VEN1:48 UAE (+1)4:48 PM CT-Pineda retired the first 20 batters he faced and ultimately held the Rays to a run over 7 2/3 while striking out 11 in an 8-1 win Monday.
Analysis: What a relief for Pineda, who didn't make it through four innings and allowed four runs against the same Rays on the road to open the season. This is what he's capable of.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2011 Sea 9 10 0 - 0 28 28 0 171.0 133 76 71 18 55 1 173 1.10 3.74
2014 NYY 5 5 0 - 0 13 13 0 76.1 56 18 16 5 7 0 59 0.83 1.89
2015 NYY 12 10 0 - 0 27 27 1 160.2 176 83 78 21 21 0 156 1.23 4.37
2016 NYY 6 12 0 - 0 32 32 0 175.2 184 98 94 27 53 1 207 1.35 4.82
2017 NYY 8 4 0 - 0 17 17 0 96.1 103 55 47 20 21 0 92 1.29 4.39
Career 40 41 0 - 0 117 117 1 680.0 652 330 306 91 157 2 687 1.19 4.05

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 Sea 28 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2015 NYY 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 NYY 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017 NYY 17 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .333
Career 117 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .182 .182 .182


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 759 98 89 93.6 48.94
Slider 583 89 80 84.9 37.59
Changeup 209 92 84 88.6 13.48

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