Michael Pineda

Michael Pineda #35

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 7"/260
  • Age: 26


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Michael Pineda 2015 Postseason Stats

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Michael Pineda Postseason Career Stats

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Michael Pineda Stats

12-10 4.37 160.2 156 1.23

Michael Pineda MLB Career Stats

26-25 3.64 408.0 388 1.10

Michael Pineda Bio

  • Full Name: Michael Francisco Pineda
  • Pronunciation: pin-ade-uh
  • Born: 1/18/1989 in Yaguate, Dominican Republic
  • Debut: April 5, 2011
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2015 Stats 12 10 4.37 27 27 0 160.2 156 1.23
MLB Career Stats 26 25 3.64 68 68 0 408.0 388 1.10
  • Status: Active

Michael Pineda Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Yankees AL 1207 Four-seam FB 92.81 93.07 2015.00 6.55 87.66
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.88 92.52 2212.00 6.16 89.92


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October 7, 2015 at 11:14 AM ET

Pineda leads Yankees in strikeouts in 2015

Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda finished the 2015 regular season with a 12-10 record, a 4.37 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP and 156 strikeouts across 160 2/3 innings.

September 24, 2015 at 11:32 PM ET

Pineda bests White Sox

Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda won after giving up one run on eight hits -- including one homer -- with no walks and six strikeouts in six innings Thursday vs. the White Sox.


Michael Pineda Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Seattle AL

AL Rookie of the Month

Month Team League
04/2011 Seattle AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/11/2015 NY Yankees AL

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Seattle AL

PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
07/06/2010 Tacoma PCL

MID Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
09/01/2008 Wisconsin MID

Michael Pineda Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2011 3.74 22nd in AL


Season W Rank
2015 12 19th in AL


Season SO Rank
2011 173 16th in AL
2015 156 18th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2011 1.10 8th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2011 .211 4th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2015 1 15th in AL

Michael Pineda Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 7, 2015 New York Yankees activated RHP Michael Pineda.
October 6, 2015 New York Yankees reassigned RHP Michael Pineda to the minor leagues.
August 26, 2015 New York Yankees activated RHP Michael Pineda from the 15-day disabled list.
August 20, 2015 New York Yankees sent RHP Michael Pineda on a rehab assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
August 16, 2015 New York Yankees sent RHP Michael Pineda on a rehab assignment to Trenton Thunder.
July 30, 2015 New York Yankees placed RHP Michael Pineda on the 15-day disabled list. right flexor forearm muscle strain
August 13, 2014 New York Yankees activated RHP Michael Pineda from the 60-day disabled list.
August 3, 2014 New York Yankees sent RHP Michael Pineda on a rehab assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
June 3, 2014 New York Yankees transferred RHP Michael Pineda from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Upper back inflammation
May 6, 2014 New York Yankees placed RHP Michael Pineda on the 15-day disabled list. Right shoulder muscle injury
April 24, 2014 RHP Michael Pineda roster status changed by New York Yankees.
September 30, 2013 New York Yankees recalled RHP Michael Pineda from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
August 6, 2013 Michael Pineda roster status changed by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
July 7, 2013 New York Yankees optioned RHP Michael Pineda to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
July 6, 2013 New York Yankees sent RHP Michael Pineda on a rehab assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
June 25, 2013 New York Yankees sent RHP Michael Pineda on a rehab assignment to Trenton Thunder.
June 8, 2013 New York Yankees sent RHP Michael Pineda on a rehab assignment to Tampa Yankees.
March 16, 2013 Michael Pineda roster status changed by New York Yankees.
October 31, 2012 New York Yankees activated RHP Michael Pineda from the 60-day disabled list.
May 4, 2012 New York Yankees transferred RHP Michael Pineda from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
April 4, 2012 New York Yankees placed RHP Michael Pineda on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 31, 2012. Right rotator cuff tendinitis.
January 23, 2012 New York Yankees traded C Jesus Montero and RHP Hector Noesi to Seattle Mariners for RHP Michael Pineda and RHP Jose Campos.
November 19, 2010 Seattle Mariners selected the contract of Michael Pineda from Tacoma Rainiers.
September 23, 2010 Michael Pineda roster status changed by Tacoma Rainiers.
August 28, 2010 Tacoma Rainiers placed RHP Michael Pineda on the temporarily inactive list.
June 21, 2010 RHP Michael Pineda assigned to Tacoma Rainiers from West Tenn Diamond Jaxx.
April 5, 2010 Michael Pineda assigned to West Tenn Diamond Jaxx from High Desert Mavericks.
March 5, 2010 RHP Michael Pineda assigned to Seattle Mariners.
August 18, 2009 Michael Pineda roster status changed by High Desert Mavericks.
August 9, 2009 sent RHP Michael Pineda on a rehab assignment to AZL Mariners.
May 19, 2009 High Desert Mavericks placed RHP Michael Pineda on the 7-day disabled list.
May 12, 2009 High Desert Mavericks activated RHP Michael Pineda from the 7-day disabled list.
April 30, 2009 High Desert Mavericks placed RHP Michael Pineda on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 27, 2009.

Michael Francisco Pineda Bio Info

Full name is Michael Francisco Pineda.

Made 13 starts in his first season with the Yankees, going 5-5 with a 1.89 ERA (76.1IP, 16ER)…prior to Pineda,the last Yankees pitchers to record an ERA of 2.00 or lower as a starter (min. 10GS) were Ron Guidry in 1978 (35GS, 1.74 ERA, 273.2IP, 53ER) and Spud Chandler in 1943 (30GS, 1.64 ERA, 253.0IP, 46ER)... Held opponents to a .200 batting average (56-for-280), the lowest mark for a Yankees pitcher as a starter(min. 75.0IP) since Dave Righetti held opponents to a .196 mark in 1981 (75-for-382, 105.1IP)... Produced an 8.43 strikeout-to-walk ratio (7BB, 59K), the highest-ever mark for a Yankees pitcher (min.75.0IP)…the previous Yankees record of 6.92 was set by Mariano Rivera in 2001 (80.2IP, 12BB, 83K)... Issued 0.83 walks per 9.0IP, the lowest mark ever for a Yankees pitcher (min. 75.0IP)…David Wells set the previousclub record of 0.85 in 2003 (213.0IP, 20BB)…was the Majors' second-lowest mark in 2014 (Phil Hughes-0.69)... Among pitchers who made at least 13 starts in 2014, Pineda ranked first in opponents' OBP (.219), second inERA (Clayton Kershaw-1.77) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (Phil Hughes-11.63) and fourth in opponents' battingaverage (Johnny Cueto-.194, Clayton Kershaw-.196, Felix Hernandez-.200)... Was one of only three pitchers in 2014 to record at least 75.0IP without hitting a batter (also Cleveland's Zach McAllister-86.0 IP and Minnesota's Anthony Swarzak-86.0IP)... Recorded at least 5.0IP and allowed 1ER or fewer in nine of his 13 starts…allowed 2ER or fewer in 12 of his starts... Made his Yankees debut in 4/5 loss at Toronto (6.0IP, 5H, 1ER, 0BB, 5K)…marked his first Major League appearance since 9/21/11 at Minnesota (w/ SEA)…earned his first victory as a Yankee in 4/10 win vs. Boston (6.0IP, 4H, 1ER,1HR, 2BB, 7K)…was his first win since 7/30/11 vs. Tampa Bay (w/ Seattle)... Pitched 6.0 scoreless innings in a 2-0 Yankees win vs. Chicago-NL on 4/16-G2 (4H, 1BB, 3K)…became the firstpitcher to allow one-or-fewer earned runs and pitch at least 6.0 innings in each of his first three-or-more games as a Yankee since Kevin Brown accomplished the feat in 2004 (also 3GS)…also became the first pitcher to recordat least 6.0IP and allow five-or-fewer hits in each of his first three games as a Yankee since Denny Neagle did sofrom 7/18-28/00 after being traded from the Reds... Was ejected in the second inning of 4/23 loss at Boston by HP Umpire and Crew Chief Gerry Davis for havinga foreign substance on his neck…was suspended by MLB for 10 games on 4/24 and reinstated on 5/6... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder muscle injury on 5/6…was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 6/3…made rehab appearances with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 8/3 vs. Syracuse and 8/8 vs. Columbus, combining to go 0-1 with a 1.17 ERA (7.2IP, 9H, 1ER, 1BB, 11K)…was removed from the 60-day D.L. on 8/13 after missing 87 games... Produced a 1.78 ERA (30.1IP, 6ER, 1BB, 19K) in five starts from 8/13-9/5, but the Yankees went 1-4 in those games…on 9/5 vs. Kansas City, Pineda became the first Yankees pitcher to lose a 1-0 game on an unearned run (7.0IP, 3H, 1R, 0BB, 4K) since Kenny Rogers did so at Anaheim on 5/28/96 (credit: Elias)... Pineda's fifth-inning walk of Ryan Haniganon 9/16 at Tampa Bay snapped a streak of 119 consecutive batters faced without issuing a walk or a hit-by-pitch, spanning 30.2IP and parts of six starts (8/20-9/16)...according to Elias, it was the longest such streak by a Yankee since David Wells faced 122 consecutive batters without issuing a BB or HBP from 9/7-28/03…Pineda recorded at least 6.0IP and issued 0BB in four consecutive starts from 8/25-9/11, joining David Wells as the only Yankees since 1973 to produce such an outing in four-or-more consecutive starts (Wells-four times)... Earned his fourth win of the season on 9/22 vs. Baltimore, allowing only one hit in 7.1IP during a 5-0 Yankees victory (1BB, 8K)…allowed one-or-fewer hits in a start for the second time in his career (also 1H in 6.1IP w/SEA on 7/30/11 vs. TB)…became the first Yankees pitcher to allow one-or-fewer hits and throw at least 7.1innings in a start since CC Sabathia did so on 9/2/10 vs. Oakland (8.0IP, 1H)... Started the Yankees' final game on 9/28 at Boston, earning the win (6.1IP, 3H, 1ER, 0BB, 10K)…became the first Yankee to record at least 10K and allow three-or-fewer hits without walking a batter since Randy Johnson accomplished the feat on 7/26/05 vs. Minnesota (8.0IP, 2H, 11K)…was the first Yankee to accomplish the featagainst the Red Sox since Mike Mussina on 9/2/01 at Boston (9.0IP, 1H, 13K)... Went 2-1 with a 1.20 ERA (15.0IP, 2ER) in four official spring training starts.

Began the season on the 60-day disabled list recovering from right shoulder surgery performed on 5/1/12. Began a rehab assignment with Single-A Tampa on 6/9 and combined to go 2-0 with a 2.82 ERA (22.1IP, 7ER) in five rehab starts with Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (9R, 10BB, 22K). Was returned from rehab, reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and optioned to Scranton/WB on 7/7. In six total starts with the RailRiders, went 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA (23.1IP, 10ER).

2012 Missed the entire season on the disabled list...opened the year on the 15-day disabled list...underwent season-ending surgery on 5/1 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York to repair an anterior labral tear in his right shoulder...the procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek with assistance from Yankees team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad...was transferred to the 60-day DL on 5/4...Made six official Spring Training starts with the Yankees, going 1-0 with a 5.68 ERA (19.0 IP, 12 ER) before being sidelined with an original diagnosis of right shoulder tendinitis...had his one extended Spring Training start on 4/21 cut short. 2011 Went 9-10 with a 3.74 ERA (171.0IP, 71ER) in 28 starts with the Mariners in his first Major League action...opponents batted .211 (133-for-629, 18HR); LH .237 (77-for- 325, 8HR), RH .184 (56-for-304, 10HR)...his .184 opponent average vs. right-handers was a Major League low (min. 225 batters faced) ... Finished fifth in American League "Rookie of the Year" Award voting, leading all AL rookies in strikeouts (173) and K/9.0IP (9.11), ranking second in innings pitched, opponents batting average (.211) and quality starts (19), tying for second in starts and ranking fourth in wins...both his strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.15, 173K, 55BB) and strikeouts/9.0IP are the second-highest all time by a qualifying AL rookie behind Brett Anderson (3.33, 2009 w/Oakland) and Herb Score (9.70, 1955 w/ Cleveland), respectively...fi nished second among all AL pitchers in K/9.0IP in 2011, trailing only Toronto's Brandon Morrow (10.19) ... His 173K were fifth-most by any pitcher at age 22 or younger since 1969, trailing only Dwight Gooden (276K in 1984), Kerry Wood (233K in 1998), Tom Griffin (200K in 1969) and Bobby Witt (174K in 1986)... were the sixth-most by an AL rookie over the last 30 years and second-most all time by a Mariners rookie behind Mark Langston's mark of 204 in 1984 ... Was named to the American League All-Star team as a replacement for Detroit's Justin Verlander after posting an 8-6 record with a 3.03 ERA (113.0IP, 38ER) in 18 starts in the first half...became the second rookie pitcher in Mariners history to be named to the All-Star team (also Matt Young in 1983)...tossed a scoreless third inning with 2K in the game, becoming the first rookie AL All-Star with at least 2K since Don Schwall in 1961 ... Opened the season in the Mariners' starting rotation and-at 22 years, 72 days (as of March 31)-was the third-youngest AL player on a 2011 Opening Day roster, behind Kansas City LHP Tim Collins (21 years, 222 days) and Chicago-AL LHP Chris Sale (22 years, 1 day)...became the first Mariners rookie pitcher to make the club's Opening Day starting rotation since Freddy Garcia in 1999 ... Made his Major League debut on 4/5 at Texas, allowing 5H and 3ER in 6.0IP (1BB, 4K) while recording the loss...struck out his first batter faced (Ian Kinsler) on three pitches...was the first Seattle rookie pitcher to make his Major League debut as a starter since Felix Hernandez on 8/4/05 ... Earned his first Major League win on 4/12 vs. Toronto (7.1IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 7K) ... Was named the April AL "Rookie of the Month," going 4-1 with a 2.01 ERA (31.1IP, 7ER) in five starts ... Recorded his first Major League hit in 6/23 loss at Washington, a sixth-inning single off Jason Marquis ... Won just one of his final 11 starts of the season beginning on 7/9, going 1-5 with a 5.71 ERA (63.0IP, 40ER) over the stretch ... Reached the All-Star break with 113K, becoming the first rookie pitcher in Mariners history to record at least 100K prior to the All-Star Break... was just the fourth rookie pitcher in the Majors over the previous 25 years (1987-2011) to record at least 113K by the break: also Kerry Wood (139K in 1998), Daisuke Matsuzaka (123K in 2007) and Hideo Nomo (119K in 1995) ... Struck out a career-high 10 batters and allowed 1H in 6.1IP in 7/30 win vs. Tampa Bay...combined with Jeff Gray (1.2IP) and Brandon League (1.0IP) on the second team one-hitter in Mariners franchise history...became just the second Mariners starting pitcher to throw at least 6.0 innings, allow 1H or less and strike out at least 10 batters, joining Randy Johnson who accomplished the feat six times (last: 7/16/98 vs. Minnesota) ... Went winless over his final seven starts of the season, despite posting quality starts in five of those contests and compiling a 3.60 ERA (30.0IP, 12ER) over his final five outings... each of his final seven starts were decided by three runs or less with the Mariners getting shutout in two of the contests. 2010 Named the Mariners Pitcher of the Year...combined to go 11-4, 336 (52 ER, 1391 IP) with 154 strikeouts in 25 starts with West Tenn (AA) and Tacoma (AAA)...Finalist for the USA Today Minor League Player of the Year...Tied for lead among Mariners minor leaguers with 154 strikeouts (with Mauricio Robles)...Went 8-1 with 222 ERA (19 ER, 770 IP) in 13 starts with West Tenn...Promoted to Tacoma on June 21 and made Rainiers debut with 60 shutout innings (1 H, 3 BB, 5 K) June 23 vs Salt Lake City...went 3-3, 476 in 12 starts for Tacoma...Posted back-to-back starts of 11 (6/28 at Sacramento) and 10 (7/4 at Salt Lake) strikeouts to earn Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week honors...Recorded 4 starts of 10+ strikeouts...averaged 995 K/90 IP for the season...Made final start of the season Aug 26...shut down for the season after reaching career highs in starts (25) and innings pitched (1391)...Named to Baseball America's Double-A All-Star team...also listed by the publication as the No 3 prospect in the Southern League and Pacific Coast League...selected as having the best fastball and as the best pitching prospect in the Southern League...Ranked by MLBcom as the No 13 prospect heading into the 2011 season...Participated in the Major League Baseball Rookie Career Development Program. 2009 Moved up to High Desert (A) in the California League...limited to 10 games due to 2 stints on the disabled list with a right elbow strain (April 27-May 12, May 17-Aug. 17); appeared in 2 games on rehab assignment with Peoria, Aug. 8-17...won 3 consecutive appearances, April 19-May 12...struck out 48 batters in 44.1 innings, including a seasonhigh 8 strikeouts on April 19 at Lancaster (W, 7.0,6,3,3,0,8,HR). 2008 Spent season with Wisconsin (A)...finished 2nd in the Midwest League with a 1.95 ERA, while his ERA and strikeouts (128) led all Mariners farmhands...named the Mariners Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Wisconsin's Pitcher of the Year...struck out careerhigh 14 batters in 1-hit shutout Sept. 1 at Quad Cities...named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week, Aug. 25-Sept. 1). 2007 Spent second season pitching in the Dominican Summer League...went 6-1 with a 2.29 ERA (15 ER, 59.0 IP) in 15 games, 12 starts...named Dominican Mariners by Valuable Pitcher by the Mariners...participated in the Mariners 2007 Arizona Instructional League. 2006 Played in the Dominican Summer League...went 2-1 with a 0.44 ERA (1 ER, 20.1 IP) in 8 games, 3 starts.