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35 Michael Pineda SP

Minnesota Twins

Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
146.011504.0114028
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019MIN1154.012620000146.0141686523528140

Player Updates

July 3, 2020 12:00 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Suspension shorter than thought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda will miss the first 36 games, not the 39 originally believed, as Minnesota's three playoff games last season counted for his 60-game suspension, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Pineda was suspended 80 games in early September for taking a banned diuretic. The suspension was later reduced to 60 games after he argued it was not being used as a masking agent for a performance-enhancing drug, and he served the first 21 games of the penalty last season. A recent clarification from the league showed Minnesota's playoff games counted in his suspension. He will be eligible for a playoff roster in 2020. While three more games could give Pineda an extra start, he still may make just a handful of starts this season, making it hard to justify rostering him in most fantasy formats.

June 25, 2020 08:00 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Suspension remains in force
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda will miss the first 39 games of the 60-game regular season due to his drug suspension, Aaron Gleeman of TheAthletic.com reports. "Unfortunately for him, nothing is pro-rated," Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey said. "Michael will be part of our group, and ultimately count against our 60 (players in camp), but not be eligible and active."

Pineda was suspended 80 games in early September for taking a banned diuretic. The suspension was later reduced to 60 games after he argued it was not being used as a masking agent for a performance-enhancing drug, and he served the first 21 games of the penalty last season. He will be eligible for a playoff roster. Pineda may make just a handful of starts this season, making it hard to justify rostering him in most fantasy formats.

March 30, 2020 01:04 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: No suspension reduction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

If the 2020 season is less than 162 games due to the delay necessitated by the COVID-19 epidemic, the recent agreement between MLB and the MLB Players Association on a reduced season is believed to mean that Pineda will still need to serve the remaining 39 games of his drug suspension, Skor North 1500 KSTP-AM Minneapolis reports.

Pineda's fantasy value would decline as a result as he would have missed only 39 of 162 games and returned in mid-May under a full-season schedule. With a shortened season, however, he could now miss from one-third to one-half of the campaign. Pineda was suspended 80 games in early September for taking a banned diuretic. The suspension was later reduced to 60 games after he argued it was not being used as a masking agent for a performance-enhancing drug, and he served the first 21 games of the penalty last season.

December 5, 2019 08:28 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Headed back to Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (suspension) agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with the Twins on Thursday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Pineda became a free agent at the beginning of November after failing to receive a qualifying offer from the Twins, but he'll head right back to Minnesota following Thursday's signing. He'll be required to miss the first month of the 2020 campaign after being slapped with an 80-game ban in September of 2019 for taking a banned substance.

November 4, 2019 06:44 PM
Michael Pineda: Doesn't receive qualifying offer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (suspension) did not receive a qualifying offer from the Twins ahead of Monday's deadline, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

Pineda was a potential candidate for the offer after posting a 4.01 ERA in 26 starts last season, though the PED suspension which will cost him over a month to start the 2020 campaign certainly didn't help his chances. He'll now be free to sign anywhere without a draft-pick penalty attached.

September 7, 2019 07:32 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Hit with PED ban
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda was suspended 60 games Saturday for taking a banned substance, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

Pineda was originally hit with an 80-game ban, though the sentence was reduced on appeal after he made a compelling case that the banned diuretic found in his system was not being used as a masking agent for a performance-enhancing drug. The failed test still casts a bit of doubt on the validity of his solid 4.01 ERA in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, his best showing in that category since 2014. Pineda will miss the rest of this season and the playoffs as well as the first month and change of the 2020 campaign.

September 7, 2019 05:16 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Whiffs 10 in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda allowed one run on four hits and a pair of walks while striking out 10 over six innings but settled for a no-decision Friday versus the Indians.

Pineda was very effective, tallying double-digit strikeouts for the first time this season. The only damage on his line came from a Francisco Lindor solo shot in the third inning. Pineda lowered his ERA to 4.01 with a 1.16 WHIP and 140:28 K:BB in 146 innings spanning 26 starts. He'll take the hill against the Nationals in Thursday's interleague matchup.

September 2, 2019 12:32 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Strikes out nine in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (11-5) punched out nine with one walk and five hits while allowing two runs across six innings to earn a victory against the Tigers on Sunday.

The 30-year-old has been racking up the wins and strikeouts lately. He's won five of his last six outings, and over his most recent two starts, Pineda has 17 strikeouts in 11 frames. Pineda is 11-5 with a 4.11 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 130 strikeouts in 140 innings this season. He will start next in a key matchup against the Indians at home Friday.

August 28, 2019 07:16 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Fans eight in 10th win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (10-5) picked up the win in Tuesday's 3-1 victory over the White Sox, giving up one run on four hits and a walk over five innings while striking out eight.

A Tim Anderson solo shot in the fourth inning was the right-hander's only real mistake -- all the other Chicago hits were singles -- but Pineda still barely lasted long enough to qualify for the win, needing 89 pitches (60 strikes) to complete five frames. He'll carry a 4.16 ERA and 121:25 K:BB through 134 innings into his next start Sunday in Detroit.

August 21, 2019 02:08 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Picks up ninth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (9-5) earned the win against the White Sox on Tuesday, hurling seven innings and giving up four runs on six hits and no walks while striking out four.

Three of the four runs scored against Pineda came via home run, but the 30-year-old otherwise limited the damage against him by giving up only six hits and not issuing a walk. He was efficient in needing only 88 pitches to complete seven innings and was frequently ahead in the count, tossing first-pitch strikes to 21 of 26 hitters. Pineda owns a 4.26 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 113:24 K:BB in 129 innings this season and will face the White Sox again -- this time in Chicago -- when he makes his next scheduled start Tuesday.

August 16, 2019 01:52 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Earns win in return to rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (8-5) picked up the win against Texas on Thursday, pitching five innings and giving up three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out six.

Pineda had been sidelined since Aug. 3 with a triceps strain but was solid in his return, picking up his eighth win to keep Minnesota narrowly atop the AL Central. All three runs against Pineda came in the fifth inning after the Twins had established an 11-run lead, and he gave way to Devin Smeltzer in the sixth having thrown 86 pitches (55 for strikes). The 30-year-old now carries a 4.20 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 109:24 K:BB in 122 innings this season and will face the White Sox on Tuesday in his next scheduled start.

August 15, 2019 01:16 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Activated ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (triceps) was activated from the 10-day injured list Thursday ahead of his scheduled start against the Rangers.

As expected, Pineda will rejoin Minnesota's rotation after a brief stay on the injured list with a right triceps strain. The 30-year-old right-hander posted a 2.59 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 19:7 K:BB in four second-half starts (24.1 innings) prior to landing on the shelf. Randy Dobnak was sent to the minors to free up a roster spot for Pineda.

August 15, 2019 09:56 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Will get Thursday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins will activate Pineda (triceps) from the 10-day injured list to start Thursday's game against the Rangers.

Minnesota had been listing its starter for Thursday's series opener as "to be announced" this week, but Pineda will receive clearance to re-enter the rotation after coming out of his recent throwing sessions OK. Before being shut down with the right triceps strain two weeks ago, Pineda had been dialed in on the mound, posting a 2.72 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 50:12 K:BB in 53 innings over his prior nine starts. Pineda's return will likely result in Devin Smeltzer moving into the bullpen or receiving a demotion to Triple-A Rochester.

August 10, 2019 11:48 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Throws bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (triceps) threw a bullpen session Saturday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

This marks the first significant progress Pineda has made since being placed on the injured list last Saturday. Assuming there are no reported setbacks, he could return to the mound later this week.

August 3, 2019 08:16 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Injury not considered serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda's triceps strain that sent him to the injured list Saturday is not expected to be a long-term problem, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Manager Rocco Baldelli described the issue as "an odd, slightly uncomfortable feeling." Pineda will miss at least one turn in the rotation, though his exact timeline remains unclear.

August 3, 2019 08:12 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Heads to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right triceps strain Saturday.

It's unclear who will take the right-hander's spot in the rotation, though Devin Smeltzer is one candidate. Pineda is 2-1 with a 2.37 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in his past five starts.

August 2, 2019 11:08 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Continues to pitch well
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda allowed one run on seven hits with a walk and three strikeouts across six innings during a no-decision against the Marlins on Thursday.

It looked like Pineda was going to earn his eighth win, but the Twins gave up three runs in the ninth to blow the lead and then lost in extra innings. Still, the right-hander is pitching very well and owns a 3-1 mark with a 2.23 ERA in his last six outings. Overall, Pineda is 7-5 with a 4.15 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 103 strikeouts in 117 innings this season. He will pitch next against the Braves at home Tuesday.

July 27, 2019 08:08 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Sharp in seventh win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (7-5) picked up the win Friday, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out five in a 6-2 victory over the White Sox.

A two-run homer by Adam Engel in the third inning was the only blemish on Pineda's performance, as he delivered his fourth quality start in his last five trips to the mound and tossed a full seven frames for only the second time all year. The right-hander will carry a 4.30 ERA and 100:22 K:BB through 111 innings into his next outing Thursday in Miami.

July 23, 2019 12:44 AM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Walks five in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda allowed three runs on four hits and five walks over 5.1 innings Sunday, striking out eight during his no-decision in the win over Oakland.

Pineda's typically had shown terrific control this season, walking just 1.5 batters per nine innings before Sunday's wild outing. In fact, he hasn't walked five in one outing since 2011. The 30-year-old started the contest with four shutout innings before coughing up a two-run shot to Josh Phegley. Pineda will take his 4.41 ERA into Friday's road start against the White Sox.

July 17, 2019 02:36 PM
Twins' Michael Pineda: Yields one earned run in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineda (6-5) allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits with no walks and three strikeouts across six innings while taking a loss against the Mets on Tuesday.

A passed ball and an error allowed two runs to score in the first. He's allowed no more than one earned run in three straight appearances, but the defeat snapped his two-game winning streak. Pineda owns a 4.38 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 87 strikeouts in 98.2 innings this season. He will start next at home against the Athletics on Sunday.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Cleveland 10.000 0.900315
vs LHB 63.100 3.270751
vs RHB 82.200 4.5702189
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/26@CHW1007.06215
8/1@MIA0006.07113
8/15@TEX1005.06316
8/20CHW1007.06404
8/27@CHW1005.04118
9/1@DET1006.05219
9/6CLE0006.041210
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020MIN00---00000000000000
2019MIN1154.0126260000146.0141686523528140
2018MIN00---0000000.00000000
2017NYY844.391717000096.310355472022192
2016NYY6124.8232320000175.7184989427653207
2015NYY12104.3727271000160.7176837821321156
2014NYY551.89013000076.356181650759
2013NYY000.000000000.00000000
2012NYY000.000000000.00000000
2011SEA9103.740280000171.0133767118555173
Total51464.0401431000826.079339837111421185827
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020MIN000---00000------0---
2019MIN11181680.7000008.2531.15760010.73
2018MIN000---00000------0---
2017NYY0115771.5000115.2691.28741011.77
2016NYY11651401.2000207.2661.34975612.45
2015NYY01791331.3000004.2781.22666811.20
2014NYY076920.8054113.2000.8282907.45
2013NYY0000.0000000-0.0000.0000-0.00
2012NYY0000.0000000-0.0000.0000-0.00
2011SEA11381920.701010009.2111.09969610.16
Total37918021.0049354236.2501.184342010.88
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2006R-Seattle 20.1830210147140.451.045
2007R-Seattle 59.0151206104811702.291.373
2008A-Wisconsin138.126211860128351091.961.043
2009AFA-High Desert 44.01080420486292.860.795
2009R-Azl Mariners 3.02200004020.000.667
2010AAA-Tacoma Rainiers 62.0121203307617544.791.145
2010AA-West Tenn Diamond Ja 77.0131308107817672.221.091
2013AFA-Tampa Yankees 8.12200007271.111.111
2013AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 23.1660110266183.901.039
2013AA-Trenton Thunder 9.02201008664.001.333
2014AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 7.222001011191.251.389
2015AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 4.21100003032.140.714
2015AA-Trenton Thunder 3.01100100046.001.333
2018ROK-GCL Twins 2.01100003110.001.000
2018AFA-Fort Myers Miracle 6.02200004071.501.167
2018AAA-Rochester Red Wings 4.01001002222.251.000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-7/260
Birthdate:
1/18/1989
Age:
31
Hometown:
Yaguate, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
6