Manny Pina
Manny Pina
31-Year-Old CatcherC
Milwaukee Brewers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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Hits three-run home run
CMilwaukee Brewers
September 20, 2018
Pina went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's victory over the Reds.
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Pina has ceded a lot of starts to Erik Kratz in September, and his four at-bats Wednesday raise his total to just 26 this month. The two have worked in a pattern since Sept. 1 with Pina starting two games and Kratz starting the next three, so with Pina starting the last two games, there's a good chance Kratz will be behind the dish when the Brewers next play Friday night.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+19%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+28%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2016
 
 
+51%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .640 207 23 1 21 0 .249 .316 .324
Since 2016vs Right .763 556 63 19 60 4 .269 .323 .440
2018vs Left .577 74 11 1 4 0 .212 .274 .303
2018vs Right .740 249 26 8 22 2 .260 .317 .423
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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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+27%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2016
 
 
+24%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .702 388 42 13 47 3 .249 .294 .408
Since 2016Away .759 375 44 7 34 1 .280 .349 .411
2018Home .626 172 18 6 14 2 .214 .262 .365
2018Away .793 151 19 3 12 0 .291 .360 .433
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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Stat Review
How does Manny Pina compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.34
 
BB Rate
6.5%
 
K Rate
18.9%
 
BABIP
.283
 
ISO
.147
 
AVG
.249
 
OBP
.307
 
SLG
.396
 
OPS
.703
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2012
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.
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Out again Monday
CMilwaukee Brewers
September 10, 2018
Pina sits for the second game in a row Monday against the Cubs.
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Out of lineup Sunday
CMilwaukee Brewers
September 9, 2018
Pina is not in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Giants.
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Not starting Wednesday
CMilwaukee Brewers
September 5, 2018
Pina is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.
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Retreats to bench
CMilwaukee Brewers
September 3, 2018
Pina is not in the lineup Monday against the Cubs.
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Clears fences in loss
CMilwaukee Brewers
September 1, 2018
Pina went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday during the Brewers' loss to the Nationals.
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