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Michael Pineda

Michael Pineda

Age: 31Bats: RThrows: R

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #127
Best / Worst #86 / #191
ADP #312




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Michael Pineda reportedly re-signing with Twins for two years

Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports Michael Pineda and the Minnesota Twins have come to terms on a two-year, $20 million contract.

Fantasy Impact

Pineda went 11-5 with a 4.01 ERA before being suspended for PEDs this past season. He’ll miss the first five weeks of the 2020 campaign due to the length of his 60-game ban, but he’ll be worth picking up in fantasy once he returns.

Michael Pineda monitored by Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have checked in on free agent SP Michael Pineda.

Fantasy Impact

Pineda pitched for the Twins in 2019 prior to receiving a 60-game ban for performance-enhancing drug use. As a result, he'll be sidelined for just over the first month of the 2020 season. This will certainly impact his fantasy value, as will his ultimate landing spot this winter. When he was active in 2019, Pineda was effective, tossing a 4.01 ERA and 1.158 WHIP with nearly a strikeout per inning over 146 frames spanning 26 starts.

Blaine Blontz7 weeks ago
Michael Pineda suspended for 60 games for drug violation

Michael Pineda has been suspended for 60 games for a drug violation, according to Jeff Passan.

Fantasy Impact

Although this type of suspension is usually 80 games, Pineda reportedly made a compelling case that the banned diuretic he used was not a masking agent and, therefore, his ban was lowered to 60 games on appeal. Regardless, Pineda's season is over, which is a huge blow for the contending Twins. It's unclear who will take his spot in the rotation, but Pineda can be dropped in all formats.

Dan Harris20 weeks ago
Michael Pineda strikes out 10

Minnesota Twins right-hander Michael Pineda was excellent in a 6-2 loss to the Indians on Friday. Pineda allowed one run over six innings while striking out 10.

Fantasy Impact

Pineda took a no-decision in the 11-inning loss. The veteran hurler has an 11-5 record, 4.01 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 140 strikeouts in 146 innings of work. He will face the Nationals in his next start.

Matthew Terelle20 weeks ago
Michael Pineda strikes out nine

Minnesota Twins right-hander Michael Pineda was excellent in an 8-3 win over the Tigers on Sunday. Pineda allowed just two runs over six innings while striking out nine.

Fantasy Impact

Pineda picked up a fourth straight win, improving his record to 11-5. He has a 4.11 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 130 strikeouts in 140 innings of work.

Matthew Terelle20 weeks ago
Michael Pineda


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