Manny Pina
Manny Pina
31-Year-Old CatcherC
Milwaukee Brewers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Pina spent most of last season as the Brewers' primary catcher, but he shared the duties with Erik Kratz down the stretch, despite hitting .295 after the All-Star break. Pina own a respectable .263 career batting average, which prevents him from doing too much damage in that category and has made him an option in two-catcher and NL-only fantasy formats. Pina's late-season success was nice, but any thought of him remaining the Brewers' primary catcher went out the window with the addition of Yasmani Grandal, one of the most durable backstops in all of baseball. Pina is now 31 and may never again clear 300 plate appearances. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.6 million contract with the Brewers in January of 2019, avoiding arbitration.
Back in lineup
CMilwaukee Brewers
March 20, 2019
Pina (knee) is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.
Pina had been held out for a few days with a minor knee issue. He appeared off the bench Tuesday against Texas and will start the game Wednesday, catching and batting cleanup.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
Since 2016vs Left .639 211 23 1 22 0 .250 .314 .324
Since 2016vs Right .761 566 65 19 61 4 .270 .322 .439
2018vs Left .577 78 11 1 5 0 .217 .273 .304
2018vs Right .739 259 28 8 23 2 .262 .317 .422
2017vs Left .706 102 12 0 14 0 .287 .333 .372
2017vs Right .769 257 33 9 29 2 .275 .324 .445
2016vs Left .555 31 0 0 3 0 .200 .355 .200
2016vs Right .840 50 4 2 9 0 .283 .340 .500
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OPS at Home
Since 2016Home .701 393 43 13 48 3 .249 .293 .409
Since 2016Away .757 384 45 7 35 1 .281 .348 .409
2018Home .628 177 19 6 15 2 .215 .260 .368
2018Away .785 160 20 3 13 0 .294 .358 .427
2017Home .748 182 23 6 27 1 .282 .313 .435
2017Away .753 177 22 3 16 1 .275 .341 .413
2016Home .836 34 1 1 6 0 .241 .353 .483
2016Away .674 47 3 1 6 0 .262 .340 .333
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How does Manny Pina compare to other hitters?
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Seeing extensive action for the first time in his career despite turning 30 years old in June, Pina excelled both at the plate and behind it. He regularly threw out opposing baserunners, posted respectable numbers in the triple slash categories, and played the most games of any Brewers catcher despite being slowed by an injury late in the year. His performance last season likely makes him the Brewers' primary catcher heading into this year, but the team figures to use him similarly to how they did in 2017, giving him roughly three starts out of every five games. He doesn't offer much in terms of power or speed, and the lack of playing time will bump him down draft boards a bit. Still, he could hit for a high enough average and compile enough counting stats to be useful in deeper formats.
Pina broke into the majors last season for the first time since 2012 after the Brewers traded away Jonathan Lucroy, giving him a backup role behind Martin Maldonado. That call-up rewarded four years of patience after his last ride with the Royals, one that saw him outrighted from Kansas City and later traded twice, the latter landing him in Milwaukee as a player to be named in the Francisco Rodriguez trade. Between those major league stints, Pina turned into a minor league masher. His .329/.371/.506 line at Triple-A Colorado Springs in 2016 made him a Pacific Coast League All-Star, so it might not be too crazy to think he's a late bloomer at age 29. Of course, Colorado Springs helps make plenty of bats look better than they are. Still, his .254/.346/.394 line in the majors was also decent for a catcher, though in a very limited sample of 81 plate appearances. Jett Bandy and Andrew Susac sit ahead of him on the depth chart entering spring training, so Pina will likely open the year back at Triple-A.
Pina showed last season at Triple-A Omaha that he can take a walk. That's where the positives end as he hit for a poor .238 average with not much power (.371 slugging percentage) over his 259 plate appearances. Going into his age-25 season, it's hard to see Pina contributing much offensively to the major league squad as his struggles to make contact are pronounced. If pressed into duty, owners would be wise to avoid Pina at this point in his career.
More Fantasy News
Over knee issue
CMilwaukee Brewers
March 17, 2019
Pina (knee) has been cleared to return to Cactus League action, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Notches second spring homer
CMilwaukee Brewers
March 8, 2019
Pina went 1-for-3 with an inside-the-park home run in Thursday's spring game.
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Settles, set for backup role
CMilwaukee Brewers
January 11, 2019
Pina agreed to a one-year, $1.6 million deal with the Brewers, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
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Not in Friday's lineup
CMilwaukee Brewers
September 28, 2018
Pina is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers.
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Not in Wednesday's lineup
CMilwaukee Brewers
September 26, 2018
Pina is out of the lineup against St. Louis on Wednesday.
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