Chad Pinder
Chad Pinder
27-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Oakland Athletics
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Pinder began 2018 in a utility role before missing 10 days in April with a hyper-extended knee. When he returned, Pinder saw some time at second but played primarily in left field. He and his fiancee were in a car accident in late July and Pinder was sent to the DL with a lacerated elbow. Upon returning, Pinder resumed his utility role. Pinder improved his on-base skills but fell back in power, with his flyball rate and HR/FB both dropping a little. Alone, neither inflicted much damage, but in tandem they cost Pinder a few long balls. Statcast data bodes well with Pinder checking in above average in both exit velocity and barrel rate. Oakland likes to get everyone involved, so regardless of whether he wins a starting job, Pinder will get plenty of action. Read Past Outlooks
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Stays hot at plate in win
2BOakland Athletics
April 24, 2019
Pinder went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and two runs in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
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Pinder's second straight multi-hit effort and seventh overall in April served as the latest installment in his red-hot start to the season. The 27-year-old is now hitting .314 across his first 74 plate appearances, and his production Tuesday pushed his April average to a blistering .358. Given his offensive success and considerable positional versatility, Pinder looks poised to continue enjoying regular playing time.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+11%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+27%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+17%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .819 282 30 10 22 1 .286 .355 .464
Since 2017vs Right .738 438 62 21 58 1 .238 .291 .447
2019vs Left .969 32 3 1 4 0 .375 .375 .594
2019vs Right .761 47 10 2 7 0 .279 .319 .442
2018vs Left .835 152 16 6 11 0 .289 .368 .467
2018vs Right .713 181 27 7 16 0 .233 .302 .411
2017vs Left .738 98 11 3 7 1 .247 .327 .412
2017vs Right .753 210 25 12 35 1 .234 .276 .477
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+45%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+11%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+3%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .742 375 46 17 41 1 .233 .294 .448
Since 2017Away .799 345 46 14 39 1 .282 .340 .459
2019Home .730 51 5 1 7 0 .292 .314 .417
2019Away 1.060 28 8 2 4 0 .370 .393 .667
2018Home .727 168 21 6 6 0 .226 .323 .404
2018Away .809 165 22 7 21 0 .289 .341 .467
2017Home .760 156 20 10 28 1 .221 .256 .503
2017Away .738 152 16 5 14 1 .255 .329 .409
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Stat Review
How does Chad Pinder 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
0.17
 
BB Rate
2.5%
 
K Rate
15.2%
 
BABIP
.344
 
ISO
.187
 
AVG
.320
 
OBP
.342
 
SLG
.507
 
OPS
.848
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Pinder didn't make the big club coming out of camp, but an injury to Marcus Semien resulted in his callup from Triple-A Nashville in mid-April. Pinder spent the rest of the season with the Athletics, though he did miss a little more than five weeks mid-season with a hamstring before having his season truncated via a concussion in late September. All told, the utility man appeared in 87 games, playing second base, shortstop and all three outfield spots, along with a handful of games at designated hitter. That's Pinder's likely role heading into 2018, offering a power bat off the bench while giving one of the regulars a day off a couple times a week. Pinder hit double-digit homers at three levels in the minors, so popping 15 in 208 plate appearances wasn't a shock. However, a 29.8 percent strikeout rate tempers his average, exposing him when playing full time. Pinder is the ideal endgame play in AL-only. He'll get his at-bats, but without a regular job, he won't draw much interest.
Pinder scraped out 22 major league games last year and failed to make a major impact. Though he had an encouraging stint at High-A Stockton in 2014 and has smacked double-digit homers in his last two minor league years, although he has often been taking advantage of very favorable hitting conditions. He occupied the bottom half of an A's platoon with Joey Wendle at second base near the end of 2016, but with Jed Lowrie presumably fully recovered from toe surgery, Pinder may open 2017 as a bench bat. He has enough defensive versatility and may display enough offense across the board -- including sneaky stolen-base ability -- to gain fantasy value as a compiler if he is ever given a regular role. However, he may need an injury ahead of him to receive that shot, and it would have to happen fairly quickly, as top prospect Franklin Barreto is nearing the majors and figures to slot in alongside Marcus Semien to form Oakland's double-play duo of the future.
Pinder built on his success at High-A in 2014 with another strong season at Double-A Midland. Pinder finished the year at .317 with an .847 OPS with 15 homers and 86 RBI over 477 at-bats. Back-to-back years with an OPS over .800 has elevated Pinder's stock within the A's system, especially with the trades of other shortstops, Addison Russell and Daniel Robertson. Even more exciting is how Pinder improved as the year progressed, hitting .340 after June 1st with a nearly .900 OPS. The 2013 2nd round pick out of VPI was rewarded for his season by being named the 2015 Texas League Player of the Year. Pinder had one of the best years in the A's farm system and could make an appearance in the Majors in the second half if he continues hitting.
Pinder, a second-round pick in 2013, spent his first full professional season at High-A Stockton in 2014. He had a nice first year, putting up a .824 OPS with 13 homers, 12 steals and 32 doubles over 403 at-bats. The extra-base hits were very nice after he managed only seven of them in 140 at-bats with Low-A Beloit in 2013. The A's front office has indicated that Pinder played though multiples wrist injuries in 2014, so it is possible that his offensive production could jump yet again in 2015. He moved to second base in 2014, likely because the A's already had stud shortstop prospect Addison Russell in the system, but it is possible that Pinder could be moved back to shortstop since the A's have since dealt Russell to the Cubs and Daniel Robertson to to the Rays.
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Sitting out Sunday
2BOakland Athletics
April 14, 2019
Pinder is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.
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Goes yard Wednesday
2BOakland Athletics
April 10, 2019
Pinder went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored Wednesday against the Orioles.
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Scores three runs
2BOakland Athletics
April 9, 2019
Pinder went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a walk in Tuesday's 13-2 win at Baltimore.
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Racks up three RBI in defeat
2BOakland Athletics
April 8, 2019
Pinder went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and a solo home run in a loss to the Astros on Sunday.
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Healthy, despite late scratch
2BOakland Athletics
April 2, 2019
Pinder, who was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup, is healthy, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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