Michael Pineda
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 7" 280LBS | Age: 34
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 2 0 3.38 5 5 0 26.2 25 1.20
2021 9 8 3.62 22 21 0 109.1 88 1.23
2022 2 7 5.79 11 11 0 46.2 26 1.41
9 Seasons 64 61 4.06 181 180 0 1,008.2 966 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 5 2-0 3.38 26.2 25 1.20
2021 22 9-8 3.62 109.1 88 1.23
2022 11 2-7 5.79 46.2 26 1.41
9 Seasons 181 64-61 4.06 1,008.2 966 1.20
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 26 2548 488 28 5.7 4.2 87.9 113.5 8.1 31.6 .242 .383 .322 .287 .360 34.2 23.4 3.1 4.37 3.36
2016 27 3017 489 33 6.7 4.4 89.8 114.3 9.5 35.6 .234 .410 .335 .304 .387 39.3 27.4 7.0 4.82 3.88
2017 28 1553 295 18 6.1 4.4 87.4 115.0 6.5 31.2 .257 .428 .325 .312 .380 33.3 22.4 5.1 4.39 4.18
2019 30 2278 427 31 7.3 5.2 89.7 112.2 16.9 35.4 .252 .443 .301 .313 .390 37.4 23.3 4.7 4.01 4.32
2020 31 455 78 6 7.7 5.4 86.0 111.6 15.3 30.8 .231 .336 .269 .283 .331 32.1 22.5 6.3 3.38 3.35
2021 32 1707 347 31 8.9 6.8 91.2 114.7 15.3 33.4 .282 .475 .320 .338 .402 46.7 19.2 4.6 3.62 4.92
2022 33 731 166 17 10.2 8.5 91.8 112.7 16.0 34.9 .299 .538 .385 .368 .411 44.0 13.0 4.0 5.79 5.90
Player 12289 2290 164 7.2 5.1 89.3 115.0 11.7 33.6 .253 .428 .323 .311 .383 38.3 22.9 5.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Pineda relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(59.2%) ,
Slider
(21.5%) ,
Changeup
(19.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 50.2 17.4 26.0 6.4 38.7 37.1 24.0 3.9 40.6 19.3 23.6 5.1 5.7 4.2
2016 46.0 24.1 26.2 3.7 37.8 36.2 26.0 2.5 36.0 22.5 26.2 6.1 6.7 4.4
2017 52.2 20.3 21.7 5.8 37.6 41.7 20.7 5.4 37.3 19.0 26.4 4.7 6.1 4.4
2019 36.5 30.4 27.2 5.9 35.8 40.3 23.9 2.3 26.0 28.3 23.4 8.2 7.3 5.2
2020 39.7 28.2 23.1 9.0 33.3 29.5 37.2 6.4 29.5 34.6 19.2 2.6 7.7 5.4
2021 40.9 26.5 25.6 6.9 37.2 41.8 21.0 4.0 26.5 27.1 27.4 6.1 8.9 6.8
2022 39.2 28.3 25.3 7.2 39.8 30.7 29.5 2.4 25.9 26.5 24.7 10.2 10.2 8.5
Player 44.5 24.2 25.5 5.9 37.5 38.1 24.4 3.5 32.9 23.8 25.0 6.3 7.2 5.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 Slider DET R 157 80.7 41.2 -0.6 -1 0.6 -6.9 -92
2022 4-Seamer DET R 433 89.9 19.8 -3.1 -19 5.5 0.1 1
2022 Changeup DET R 141 85.3 29.1 0.6 2 15.0 1.6 12
2021 Slider MIN R 494 81.2 40.9 -0.2 0 0.5 -5.5 -92
2021 4-Seamer MIN R 925 90.6 19.0 -3.2 -20 6.5 0.4 7
2021 Changeup MIN R 288 85.5 29.3 0.9 3 16.1 2.9 22
2020 4-Seamer MIN R 228 92.1 17.5 -2.4 -16 7.2 1.1 17
2020 Slider MIN R 175 82.4 39.9 0.0 0 0.5 -5.4 -91
2020 Changeup MIN R 52 85.6 30.1 1.9 7 16.4 3.7 29
2019 Changeup MIN R 334 87.1 27.6 -0.3 -1 15.4 2.4 18
2019 Slider MIN R 641 83.9 37.4 -0.1 0 1.4 -5.7 -132
2019 Sinker MIN R 24 91.9 21.7 -0.1 -1 10.5 -3.6 -25
2019 4-Seamer MIN R 1,181 92.5 18.5 -2.8 -18 6.1 -0.3 -5
2017 Slider NYY R 586 85.1 37.3 3.6 11 1.1 -4.6 -131
2017 4-Seamer NYY R 738 93.9 17.6 -4.1 -30 7.1 -0.3 -4
2017 Changeup NYY R 216 89.0 25.5 1.3 5 17.7 4.5 35
2017 Sinker NYY R 8 93.0 23.0 3.9 20 11.4 -3.0 -21
2016 Slider NYY R 1,206 86.1 34.6 2.7 9 3.5 -1.1 -24
2016 Cutter NYY R 80 94.4 16.5 0.0 0 2.7 -0.7 -20
2016 Sinker NYY R 41 95.3 16.5 -0.7 -4 7.3 -6.3 -46
2016 4-Seamer NYY R 1,427 94.7 15.0 -2.2 -18 3.6 -3.1 -46
2016 Changeup NYY R 251 89.1 21.8 -1.6 -7 12.5 0.3 2
2015 Sinker NYY R 30 94.4 -- -- 6.4 -7.2 -53
2015 Slider NYY R 876 86.1 -- -- 6.2 1.4 29
2015 4-Seamer NYY R 973 93.4 -- -- 1.6 -4.8 -75
2015 Changeup NYY R 299 88.8 -- -- 13.5 1.3 10
2015 Cutter NYY R 348 93.3 -- -- 3.5 0.2 7
2015 Curveball NYY R 1 73.6 -- -- 13.1 3.4 35
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 4-Seamer -1.1 -5 433 59.2 122 .348 .704 .451 11.1 9.0 12.8 .323 .644 .420 49.5
2022 Slider 0.5 1 157 21.5 42 .214 .262 .210 29.1 23.8 14.1 .221 .282 .219 40.6
2022 Changeup -2.6 -4 141 19.3 36 .265 .529 .356 24.3 13.9 11.4 .313 .498 .370 27.6
2021 4-Seamer 0.9 8 925 54.2 243 .284 .493 .364 14.6 14.8 14.6 .306 .555 .380 56.2
2021 Slider -0.1 0 494 28.9 143 .199 .346 .267 37.7 35.0 20.2 .208 .312 .246 33.7
2021 Changeup -0.6 -2 288 16.9 71 .333 .536 .382 17.9 2.8 4.9 .345 .533 .384 35.8
2020 4-Seamer -1.2 -3 228 50.1 51 .381 .524 .420 21.2 15.7 13.8 .286 .443 .375 47.2
2020 Slider 3.7 7 175 38.5 43 .119 .119 .121 46.2 39.5 22.4 .165 .242 .188 24.0
2020 Changeup 3.4 2 52 11.4 17 .235 .235 .212 6.7 0.0 0.0 .255 .306 .248 11.8
2019 4-Seamer 0.5 6 1,182 51.9 288 .275 .461 .348 19.8 19.4 18.5 .273 .508 .346 42.3
2019 Slider 0.1 1 641 28.1 194 .243 .470 .319 36.9 36.1 25.4 .214 .357 .266 30.4
2019 Changeup 1.4 5 334 14.7 88 .238 .321 .257 22.0 8.0 10.8 .280 .461 .321 32.1
2019 Sinker 2.2 1 24 1.1 8 .000 .000 .263 23.1 12.5 12.5 .254 .350 .426 75.0
2017 4-Seamer -0.6 -4 738 47.5 195 .318 .536 .397 16.9 14.9 17.5 .286 .488 .355 36.2
2017 Slider 1.0 6 586 37.7 162 .196 .373 .275 39.0 35.2 23.9 .201 .339 .251 28.9
2017 Changeup -0.5 -1 216 13.9 50 .292 .458 .342 20.4 12.0 14.3 .309 .471 .336 30.2
2017 Sinker -13.2 -1 8 0.5 2 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .620 .708 .591 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2022 Changeup 141 85.3 96 17.3 1:30 2:15 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 429 89.9 89 14.5 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Slider 155 80.7 10 2.5 5:15 7:15 -120
2021 Changeup 286 85.5 94 18.2 1:30 2:15 -45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 919 90.6 88 15.2 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Slider 483 81.2 12 2.7 5:45 6:30 -45
2020 Changeup 52 85.6 94 18.0 1:45 2:15 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 226 92.0 91 15.9 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Slider 168 82.4 10 2.1 5:30 6:15 -45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2011 692 2,672 9 23 -11 -9 11
2014 290 1,137 8 12 -3 -3 14
2015 668 2,548 -4 13 -6 -5 -2
2016 754 3,013 -8 16 -5 -10 -6
2017 409 1,548 -9 20 -6 -6 0
2019 578 2,181 6 17 -7 -5 12
2020 111 455 4 5 -3 -1 6
2021 457 1,707 1 16 -6 -5 6
2022 200 731 -3 2 -5 -1 -8
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,548 51.9 67.9 81.4 32.8 56.2 44.0 63.9 51.0 25.7 7.1 73.6
2016 3,017 45.4 66.5 82.5 34.0 45.3 43.1 67.4 48.8 31.1 6.5 77.4
2017 1,553 47.2 69.2 83.8 32.8 53.5 43.4 65.1 50.0 26.3 7.6 81.4
2019 2,278 50.0 71.7 82.6 33.5 53.6 43.9 64.4 52.6 25.5 7.4 80.2
2020 455 47.0 74.3 79.9 34.0 51.2 40.0 63.1 53.0 29.0 6.6 83.3
2021 1,707 49.8 69.2 85.9 34.3 60.2 42.9 69.9 51.7 22.1 7.3 86.3
2022 731 52.1 69.6 90.2 28.9 60.4 43.6 62.0 50.1 17.5 9.4 81.2
Player 12,289 48.9 69.0 83.3 33.3 53.0 43.4 65.7 50.7 26.1 7.2 79.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 74 51 51 50 88 14 31 56 39 71 99 74 83 60 28 82
2016 59 69 44 27 75 16 32 16 12 86 64 93 91 77 19 75
2017 51 35 34 39 74 39 47 43 49 56 94 65 92 65 21 66
2019 50 40 32 29 74 20 43 21 43 55 95 50 88 36 5 55
2020 75 58 79 86 77 46 41 88 80 46 78 67 92 32 3 53
2021 21 9 12 21 44 19 30 5 4 19 96 20 96 11 4 48
2022 6 2 39
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.0 27 27.9 -1 10 15 17 63.0
2017 22.6 20 17.4 3 7 10 8 40.0
2019 22.7 23 22.4 1 14 20 8 34.8
2020 -- 0 1.1 -1 3 1 0 --
2021 23.7 17 19.2 -2 6 14 8 47.1
2022 23.9 13 11.8 1 0 10 5 38.5
Player 23.1 100 99.8 0 40 70 46 46.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 27 29 27 31 29 25 30 28 22 24 26 34 30 25 28 31 20 27 24 30 28 23 32 31 30 28 26 36 30 30 22
2017 20 17 15 20 16 17 18 19 13 17 17 19 18 18 17 19 17 17 18 17 19 16 21 17 17 17 15 23 20 17 12
2019 23 27 21 29 23 22 26 22 17 15 18 25 28 24 22 20 20 19 24 22 24 22 30 27 23 22 17 22 29 20 13
2020 0 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 2 1 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1
2021 17 21 15 21 19 17 20 24 14 14 16 20 25 15 19 22 19 20 20 19 19 18 23 22 20 17 23 21 21 16 16
2022 13 10 9 13 13 13 15 9 12 10 12 15 11 10 14 15 11 11 11 13 10 10 15 13 8 10 15 13 11 11 10
Player 100 105 88 117 101 95 110 103 79 80 89 116 112 93 101 108 89 94 98 103 101 90 125 111 98 94 97 115 112 95 74
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.4 94.7 1.3 -- -0.8 -- -- 92.5 -- 92.1 -0.4 90.6 -1.5 89.9 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 88.8 89.1 0.3 -- -0.1 -- -- 87.1 -- 85.6 -1.5 85.5 -0.1 85.3 -0.2
Breaking Velocity 86.1 86.1 0.0 -- -1.0 -- -- 83.9 -- 82.4 -1.5 81.2 -1.2 80.7 -0.5
Exit Velocity 87.9 89.8 1.9 -- -2.4 -- -- 89.7 -- 86.0 -3.7 91.2 5.2 91.8 0.6
Launch Angle 8.1 9.5 1.4 -- -3.0 -- -- 16.9 -- 15.3 -1.6 15.3 0.0 16.0 0.7
Barrel % 5.7 6.7 1.0 -- -0.6 -- -- 7.3 -- 7.7 0.4 8.9 1.2 10.2 1.3
Hard Hit % 34.2 39.3 5.1 -- -6.0 -- -- 37.4 -- 32.1 -5.3 46.7 14.6 44.0 -2.7
Sweet Spot % 31.6 35.6 4.0 -- -4.4 -- -- 35.4 -- 30.8 -4.6 33.4 2.6 34.9 1.5
xBA .242 .234 -0.008 -- 0.023 -- -- .252 -- .231 -0.021 .282 0.051 .299 0.017
BA .278 .266 -0.012 -- 0.003 -- -- .253 -- .248 -0.005 .265 0.017 .304 0.039
xwOBA .287 .304 0.017 -- 0.008 -- -- .313 -- .283 -0.030 .338 0.055 .368 0.030
wOBA .322 .335 0.013 -- -0.010 -- -- .301 -- .269 -0.032 .320 0.051 .385 0.065
xSLG .383 .410 0.027 -- 0.018 -- -- .443 -- .336 -0.107 .475 0.139 .538 0.063
SLG .451 .462 0.011 -- 0.000 -- -- .430 -- .307 -0.123 .453 0.146 .576 0.123
K% 23.4 27.4 4.0 -- -5.0 -- -- 23.3 -- 22.5 -0.8 19.2 -3.3 13.0 -6.2
BB% 3.1 7.0 3.9 -- -1.9 -- -- 4.7 -- 6.3 1.6 4.6 -1.7 4.0 -0.6
Swing % 51.0 48.8 -2.2 -- 1.2 -- -- 52.6 -- 53.0 0.4 51.7 -1.3 50.1 -1.6
Whiff% 25.7 31.1 5.4 -- -4.8 -- -- 25.5 -- 29.0 3.5 22.1 -6.9 17.5 -4.6
In Zone % 51.9 45.4 -6.5 -- 1.8 -- -- 50.0 -- 47.0 -3.0 49.8 2.8 52.1 2.3
Out of Zone % 48.1 54.6 6.5 -- -1.8 -- -- 50.0 -- 53.0 3.0 50.2 -2.8 47.9 -2.3
Out of Zone Swing % 32.8 34.0 1.2 -- -1.2 -- -- 33.5 -- 34.0 0.5 34.3 0.3 28.9 -5.4
First Pitch Swing % 28.4 30.1 1.7 -- 0.1 -- -- 33.7 -- 36.9 3.2 32.1 -4.8 30.0 -2.1
First Pitch Strike % 63.9 67.4 3.5 -- -2.3 -- -- 64.4 -- 63.1 -1.3 69.9 6.8 62.0 -7.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 750 .334 417 25 6.0 333 198 59.5
2017 Shifts 408 .327 227 11 4.8 181 130 71.8
2019 Shifts 599 .301 342 113 33.0 257 98 38.1
2020 Shifts 111 .269 53 17 32.1 58 40 69.0
2021 Shifts 445 .324 254 24 9.4 191 148 77.5
2022 Shifts 200 .385 94 9 9.6 106 80 75.5
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo