Michael Pineda Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 7" / 280 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/18/1989 (33)
Michael Pineda Season Stats
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Michael Pineda News
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Pineda (finger) is not expected to need surgery to fix his fractured right middle finger, according to skipper A.J. Hinch. Pineda will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks. The veteran right-hander will likely be out for over a month, but Hinch said the team is optimistic that Pineda won't miss multiple months. The 33-year-old was off to a great start for Detroit before the injury, posting a 3.22 ERA and 1.07 WHIP with a 12:4 K:BB in five starts covering 22 1/3 innings pitched. If you have the room, Pineda is certainly worth stashing. With Matt Manning (shoulder) and Casey Mize (elbow) also sidelined, right-handed pitching prospect Alex Faedo could remain in the starting rotation for the time being.
The Detroit Tigers placed starting pitcher Michael Pineda (finger) on the 15-day injured list on Sunday. Outfielder Victor Reyes (quadriceps) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. This move comes as no surprise. Pineda fractured his right middle finger during Saturday's start against the Baltimore Orioles after being hit by a comebacker. Pineda has been pitching well for the Tigers this year, posting a 3.22ERA and a 1.07 WHIP over five starts. It's unclear exactly how long he'll be out, but we'd expect the team to be without him for a minimum of a month or so. Alex Faedo will make another start on Monday, but the team has yet to announce who will start this coming Friday's game, which Pineda was originally slated to start.
Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Pineda (finger) suffered a broken finger on his right hand and is expected to be placed on the injured list. He exited Saturday's start against the Baltimore Orioles early after being hit in the hand by a comebacker during the second inning. He sustained a broken right middle finger, and no word yet on surgery. The 31-year-old owned a 3.22 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 12 strikeouts over 22 2/3 innings this season. Pineda is set to face a lengthy absence.
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Michael Pineda only made five starts in 2020, but do not overlook the fact that he posted a 3.38 ERA with a 2.22 FIP, although the 4.46 xFIP is a little high. But his strikeout rate was over 22 percent for the fifth straight season and his walk rate continues to sit below seven percent. That means he will give you a good amount of strikeouts nearly one per inning but he also does a good job of limiting the free passes. And if you are still skeptical, just know that his 86 mph exit velocity and 32.1 percent hard-hit rate were both the lowest he's posted in the Statcast era. For years, the long ball was what would doom Pineda, but in 26 2/3 innings pitched in 2020, he did not allow a single home run. That could just be due to a small sample size, but perhaps less-frequent hard contact is helping Pineda, who also sports a near 40 percent ground-ball rate. The best part is you can get Pineda outside of the first 200 picks, as he currently has an ADP around 223 overall. He may not surprise anyone and win the Cy Young this season, but he can definitely provide strikeouts, innings and even some wins while pitching for the Twins in the American League East, all while not blowing up your ERA or WHIP.