Chad Pinder

Chad Pinder

30-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Oakland Athletics
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Pinder's defensive versatility has helped keep him in the majors for parts of the last six seasons, but he could finally find an everyday role in the lineup with Oakland in complete rebuild mode. He has hit .241/.294/.412 with a 91 wRC+ in 223 games over the past three seasons. Pinder played more than five games at five different positions last season, with the bulk of those coming in the corner outfield spots. He could get a chance to win the starting third base job this spring. Pinder has power and always features above-average exit velocity, so it's possible he could thrive in regular duty and be a late bloomer at age 30. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#573
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$Agreed to a one-year, $2.725 million contract with the A's in November of 2021.
Sitting again Tuesday
OFOakland Athletics
May 17, 2022
Pinder is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Pinder is 3-for-17 with six strikeouts over his past five appearances and finds himself on the bench for the second consecutive contest. Luis Barrera will man left field in his absence Tuesday.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
2
2
4
4
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vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
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4
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+24%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+26%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+61%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+37%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .781 167 21 8 25 2 .250 .307 .474
Since 2020vs Right .630 218 25 3 20 1 .238 .275 .354
2022vs Left .560 29 3 1 3 1 .192 .214 .346
2022vs Right .703 66 5 2 8 1 .277 .288 .415
2021vs Left .884 114 15 5 18 1 .291 .360 .524
2021vs Right .550 119 15 1 9 0 .198 .244 .306
2020vs Left .558 24 3 2 4 0 .130 .167 .391
2020vs Right .764 33 5 0 3 0 .300 .364 .400
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+12%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+27%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+14%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+74%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .653 177 16 2 17 1 .239 .301 .352
Since 2020Away .729 212 30 9 29 2 .248 .283 .446
2022Home .780 29 0 0 2 1 .346 .357 .423
2022Away .612 66 8 3 9 1 .215 .227 .385
2021Home .661 109 12 2 13 0 .224 .294 .367
2021Away .755 124 18 4 14 1 .259 .306 .448
2020Home .539 39 4 0 2 0 .200 .282 .257
2020Away .937 22 4 2 6 0 .286 .318 .619
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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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a batter in feet per second.
BB/K
0.05
 
BB Rate
2.1%
 
K Rate
38.9%
 
BABIP
.385
 
ISO
.143
 
AVG
.253
 
OBP
.266
 
SLG
.396
 
OPS
.662
 
wOBA
.287
 
Exit Velocity
84.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.9%
 
Barrels/PA
6.7%
 
Sprint Speed
23.2
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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We should appreciate players for what they are rather than lament what they are not. Pinder has versatile skills at the plate and in the field, and comes into 2020 with 2B and 3B eligibility in many formats and will gain OF eligibility in-season in one-to-five-game eligibility formats. The righty has been an above-average offensive producer against lefties, setting aside the 26 PA from last season where he was rather unproductive but salvaged it by doing better against righties than previous efforts. He has improved his strikeout rate each of the past four seasons, although he has not been rewarded by any batting average improvement. Still, Pinder hits the ball hard (career 90.6 mph exit velocity) and he had the highest gain in max exit velocity from 2019 to 2020 in the majors, besting Teoscar Hernandez.
Pinder's bat has upside, but health is an issue as he once again failed to reach 400 plate appearances. In his defense, Oakland's roster was deeper in 2019 than it had been in previous years, so once someone went down with an injury or was in a slump, they could stay down awhile. The other strike against Pinder is that he is better on the short side of a platoon as his OPS against lefties is 77 points higher than it is against righties over the course of his career. He retains his position flexibility in 2020, and has three-position eligibility in some formats, but the platoon splits will always put a cap on his potential as an everyday player. If he gets over 400 plate appearances, he has either had a huge breakout at the plate, or Oakland has had several players break down at once. He is not mixed-league relevant, but handy for AL-only rosters since you can move him around in-season.
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.
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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Not in Monday's lineup
OFOakland Athletics
May 16, 2022
Pinder isn't starting Monday against the Twins.
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On bench for evening game
OFOakland Athletics
May 14, 2022
Pinder will sit for the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Angels.
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Not starting Thursday
OFOakland Athletics
May 12, 2022
Pinder is not in the lineup for Thursday's matchup with the Tigers.
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Back in lineup Wednesday
OFOakland Athletics
May 11, 2022
Pinder (knuckle) is starting Wednesday against the Tigers.
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Tending to knuckle injury
OFOakland Athletics
Hand
May 10, 2022
Pinder is out of the lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Tigers due to a small laceration on one of his knuckles, Dawn Klemish of MLB.com reports.
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