Manny Pina
Manny Pina
33-Year-Old CatcherC
Milwaukee Brewers
10-Day IL
Injury Knee
Est. Return 2/1/2021
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Pina was left to fill a reserve role in 2019 after the Brewers brought in All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal in the offseason. The backstop appeared in 76 games for Milwaukee -- his lowest total since 2016 -- slashing .228/.313/.411 with seven home runs and 25 RBI. While Pina displayed a slight uptick in power, almost matching his career-high in homers (nine) in nearly half the plate appearances, he saw his strikeout rate increase to 27.9% while his contact rate dipped to 68.6%, both career-worst marks. He also showed heavy platoon splits, notching a .965 OPS against southpaws while struggling to a .524 mark against right-handers. Pina once again provided above-average defense behind the plate, as evidenced by his six defensive runs saved in 353.2 innings, but the 32-year-old is better suited for a backup role at this point in his career. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $1.6 million contract with the Brewers in January of 2019. Contract includes $1.85 million team option for 2020.
Undergoes knee surgery
CMilwaukee Brewers
Knee
September 1, 2020
Pina underwent surgery on the torn meniscus in his right knee Tuesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
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The Brewers haven't officially ruled Pina out for the season, but it seems very likely that the catcher is done for the year given the surgery's typical recovery time. Jacob Nottingham should back up Omar Narvaez behind the plate for the remainder of the campaign.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+8%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+55%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+84%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+28%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .752 181 18 5 16 0 .263 .333 .419
Since 2018vs Right .694 380 35 13 42 2 .233 .300 .394
2020vs Left .581 22 0 0 1 0 .211 .318 .263
2020vs Right .898 23 4 2 4 0 .250 .348 .550
2019vs Left .965 81 7 4 10 0 .319 .395 .569
2019vs Right .524 98 3 3 15 0 .151 .245 .279
2018vs Left .577 78 11 1 5 0 .217 .273 .304
2018vs Right .739 259 28 8 23 2 .262 .317 .422
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+408%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+44%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+25%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .749 283 29 13 33 2 .240 .304 .445
Since 2018Away .675 278 24 5 25 0 .245 .318 .357
2020Home 1.815 13 3 2 4 0 .500 .615 1.200
2020Away .357 32 1 0 1 0 .138 .219 .138
2019Home .850 93 7 5 14 0 .259 .344 .506
2019Away .591 86 3 2 11 0 .195 .279 .312
2018Home .628 177 19 6 15 2 .215 .260 .368
2018Away .785 160 20 3 13 0 .294 .358 .427
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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.

* 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.
BB/K
0.27
 
BB Rate
6.7%
 
K Rate
24.4%
 
BABIP
.269
 
ISO
.179
 
AVG
.231
 
OBP
.333
 
SLG
.410
 
OPS
.744
 
wOBA
.334
 
Exit Velocity
82.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
42.9%
 
Barrels/PA
9.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Pina spent most of last season as the Brewers' primary catcher, but he shared the duties with Erik Kratz down the stretch, despite hitting .295 after the All-Star break. Pina own a respectable .263 career batting average, which prevents him from doing too much damage in that category and has made him an option in two-catcher and NL-only fantasy formats. Pina's late-season success was nice, but any thought of him remaining the Brewers' primary catcher went out the window with the addition of Yasmani Grandal, one of the most durable backstops in all of baseball. Pina is now 31 and may never again clear 300 plate appearances.
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.
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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Could be done for season
CMilwaukee Brewers
Knee
August 28, 2020
Pina was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a torn meniscus in his right knee.
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Leaves with knee injury
CMilwaukee Brewers
Knee
August 27, 2020
Pina left Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Reds with a right knee injury, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
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Powers comeback win
CMilwaukee Brewers
August 12, 2020
Pina went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Twins.
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Returns to lineup
CMilwaukee Brewers
August 3, 2020
Pina (finger) is starting Monday against the White Sox.
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Likely unavailable Wednesday
CMilwaukee Brewers
Finger
July 29, 2020
Manager Craig Counsell said the Brewers would like to avoid using Pina against the Pirates on Wednesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
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