Manny Pina

Manny Pina

35-Year-Old CatcherC
Atlanta Braves
Out
Injury Wrist
Est. Return 2/1/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Manny Pina in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Braves in November of 2021. Contract includes $4 million team option for 2024.
Transferred to 60-day IL
CAtlanta Braves
Wrist
June 1, 2022
Pina (wrist) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Pina underwent season-ending wrist surgery in mid-May, so his move to the 60-day IL is simply procedural and will clear a spot on the 40-man roster. William Contreras has served as the No. 2 catcher behind Travis d'Arnaud in Pina's absence.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+15%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+34%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+55%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .771 118 15 6 16 0 .210 .331 .440
Since 2020vs Right .668 152 17 9 24 0 .180 .270 .398
2022vs Left .000 4 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2022vs Right .508 13 0 0 2 0 .200 .308 .200
2021vs Left .854 92 14 6 15 0 .221 .348 .506
2021vs Right .638 116 13 7 18 0 .165 .250 .388
2020vs Left .581 22 0 0 1 0 .211 .318 .263
2020vs Right .898 23 4 2 4 0 .250 .348 .550
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+5%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+729%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+408%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .732 125 17 6 12 0 .188 .336 .396
Since 2020Away .694 145 15 9 28 0 .197 .262 .432
2022Home .100 10 1 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000
2022Away .829 7 0 0 2 0 .400 .429 .400
2021Home .665 102 13 4 8 0 .171 .324 .341
2021Away .785 106 14 9 25 0 .204 .264 .520
2020Home 1.815 13 3 2 4 0 .500 .615 1.200
2020Away .357 32 1 0 1 0 .138 .219 .138
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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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
1.00
 
BB Rate
5.9%
 
K Rate
5.9%
 
BABIP
.143
 
ISO
.000
 
AVG
.143
 
OBP
.235
 
SLG
.143
 
OPS
.378
 
wOBA
.188
 
Exit Velocity
81.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
21.4%
 
Barrels/PA
5.9%
 
Expected BA
.192
 
Expected SLG
.405
 
Sprint Speed
21.5 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
57.1%
 
Line Drive %
0.0%
 
Fly Ball %
42.9%
 
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Pina only appeared in 15 games in 2020 before he was shut down and sent for surgery on the torn meniscus in his right knee. The small sample actually provides a decent snapshot of his career -- 24.4 K%, 6.7 BB%, .179 ISO. His bat is not all that bad for the catcher position, and behind the plate Pina is a plus, especially so in regards to pitch framing. Those skills could lead to additional playing time in theory, but don't bet on it. Pina has been a career backup and that is unlikely to change at close to 34 years old. Pina is not a recommended play even in two-catcher leagues, but as a desperation fill-in at the second spot, you could do worse.
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.
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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Undergoing season-ending surgery
CAtlanta Braves
Wrist
May 11, 2022
Manager Brian Snitker said Wednesday that Pina will undergo season-ending wrist surgery, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
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Placed on 10-day IL
CAtlanta Braves
Wrist
April 28, 2022
Pina was placed on the 10-day injured list with left wrist inflammation Thursday, retroactive to April 25.
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Rejoins lineup
CAtlanta Braves
April 11, 2022
Pina (wrist) will start at catcher and bat eighth in Monday's game against the Nationals.
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Dealing with wrist injury
CAtlanta Braves
Wrist
April 5, 2022
Pina was scratched from the lineup ahead of Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays due to a sore left wrist.
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Signs with Atlanta
CAtlanta Braves
November 15, 2021
Pina joined Atlanta on a two-year, $8 million contract Monday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
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