Manny Pina
Manny Pina
32-Year-Old CatcherC
Milwaukee Brewers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $1.6 million contract with the Brewers in January of 2019, avoiding arbitration. Contract includes $1.85 million team option for 2020.
Staying with Milwaukee
CMilwaukee Brewers
October 31, 2019
The Brewers have picked up Pina's $1.85 million option for 2020, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The 32-year-old backstop hit .228/.313/.411 (87 wRC+) with seven home runs in 179 plate appearances. However, he was a plus defensive catcher, making him worth 1.1 wins above replacement in just 76 games, per FanGraphs. The Brewers will attempt to bring in a better all-around option ahead of him on the depth chart.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Since 2017vs Left .747 261 30 5 29 0 .277 .335 .413
Since 2017vs Right .718 614 64 20 67 4 .250 .308 .410
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
2017vs Left .706 102 12 0 14 0 .287 .333 .372
2017vs Right .769 257 33 9 29 2 .275 .324 .445
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Home/Away Batting Splits
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OPS on Road
OPS at Home
OPS on Road
OPS on Road
Since 2017Home .721 452 49 17 56 3 .251 .299 .423
Since 2017Away .732 423 45 8 40 1 .266 .335 .397
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
2017Home .748 182 23 6 27 1 .282 .313 .435
2017Away .753 177 22 3 16 1 .275 .341 .413
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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.
    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.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
More Fantasy News
Passes concussion test
CMilwaukee Brewers
September 17, 2019
Pina passed his concussion test and will be available for Tuesday's game against San Diego, Adam McCalvy of reports.
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Closing in on return
CMilwaukee Brewers
September 16, 2019
Pina was scheduled for a full workout Monday, and if all goes well, he'll take the MLB's concussion test again, Adam McCalvy of reports.
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Needs more recovery time
CMilwaukee Brewers
September 13, 2019
Pina (concussion) took part in some light activity Thursday, though he's not ready to return just yet, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Won't return before Friday
CMilwaukee Brewers
September 10, 2019
Pina (concussion) won't return until Friday at the earliest, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Ready to resume activity
CMilwaukee Brewers
September 9, 2019
Pina (concussion) is slated to resume baseball activities Monday, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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