Chad Pinder
Chad Pinder
26-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
Slugs 13th homer in win
2BOakland Athletics
September 27, 2018
Pinder went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Mariners on Wednesday.
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Pinder was one of four Athletics to leave the yard in the six-run win, as he provided his third long ball of September. The versatile 26-year-old has continued to see regular playing time due to his ability to fill in at multiple positions, and Wednesday's round tripper leaves him just two shy of equaling the career-best 15 he hit in his rookie 2017 campaign.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+11%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+17%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2016
 
 
+81%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .799 279 28 10 19 1 .274 .348 .452
Since 2016vs Right .718 417 55 19 54 1 .230 .284 .433
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
2016vs Left .810 29 1 1 1 0 .286 .310 .500
2016vs Right .448 26 3 0 3 0 .174 .231 .217
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+11%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+3%
OPS at Home
2016
 
 
+33%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .744 353 43 16 36 1 .227 .293 .451
Since 2016Away .757 343 40 13 37 1 .268 .327 .430
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
2016Home .733 29 2 0 2 0 .269 .310 .423
2016Away .551 26 2 1 2 0 .200 .231 .320
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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
0.31
 
BB Rate
8.1%
 
K Rate
26.4%
 
BABIP
.325
 
ISO
.178
 
AVG
.258
 
OBP
.332
 
SLG
.436
 
OPS
.769
 
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209 days ago
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209 days ago
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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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Pinch-hit homer
2BOakland Athletics
September 20, 2018
Pinder recorded a solo home run and also walked after entering the game as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning Thursday against the Angels.
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Losing playing time
2BOakland Athletics
September 16, 2018
Pinder is on the bench for the fourth time in five games Sunday against the Rays.
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Sitting again Friday
2BOakland Athletics
September 14, 2018
Pinder is out of the lineup for Friday's game at Tampa Bay, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Remains on bench
2BOakland Athletics
September 13, 2018
Pinder is not in the lineup Thursday against the Orioles.
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On bench Wednesday
2BOakland Athletics
September 12, 2018
Pinder is not in the lineup against Baltimore on Wednesday.
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