Chad Pinder

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Chad Pinder
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Pinder in 2017.
Oakland Athletics – No. 18
Utility player
Born: (1992-03-29) March 29, 1992 (age 26)
Richmond, Virginia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 20, 2016, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Batting average .247
Home runs 29
Runs batted in 73
Teams

Chadwick Hudson Pinder (born March 29, 1992) is an American professional baseball utility player for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Amateur career[edit]

Pinder attended Poquoson High School in Virginia. He and teammate Kyle Crockett led their high school baseball team to state championships in 2009 and 2010.[1]

Pinder played college baseball at Virginia Tech for the Hokies from 2011 to 2013.[2][3] He played in 150 games, hitting .322/.389/.509 with 18 home runs.

Professional career[edit]

Pinder was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.[4] He made his professional debut for the Vermont Lake Monsters that year and spent the whole season there, batting .200 with three home runs and eight RBIs in 42 games. In 2014, he played in 94 games with the Stockton Ports, hitting .288 with 13 home runs and 55 RBIs. In 2015, he played for the Midland RockHounds where he slashed .317/.361/.486 with 15 home runs and 86 RBIs in 117 games. Pinder won the Texas League Player of the Year Award that season.[5] After the season, he played in the Arizona Fall League. He began the 2016 season with the Nashville Sounds.

Pinder was promoted to the Athletics on August 17, 2016.[6] Prior to his promotion, he was batting .258 with 14 home runs and 51 RBIs in 107 games for the Sounds.[7] He made his major league debut on August 20. Pinder spent the remainder of 2016 with Oakland after his promotion, batting .235 with one home run in 22 games. In 2017, he began the season with Nashville, but was recalled on April 16 for the rest of the season. In 87 games for the Athletics, he slashed .238/.292/.457 with 15 home runs and 42 RBIs.

Personal life[edit]

Pinder's brother, Chase, played college baseball for the Clemson Tigers and was selected in the seventh round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Brien, Marty (26 March 2014). "Former Poquoson stars Kyle Crockett, Chad Pinder get high marks as pro baseball prospects". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Focused Pinder leads Virginia Tech to brink of NCAA tournament". Daily Press. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "Chad Pinder: Improved Chad Pinder flourishes as Virginia Tech infielder". Daily Press. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  4. ^ "Pinder goes to Oakland in MLB draft". NewsAdvance.com. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "Players of the Year". Texas League. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  6. ^ Lee, Jane (August 17, 2016). "A's call up infield prospect Pinder". MLB.com. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  7. ^ "Chad Pinder Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  8. ^ Winkler, Adam (14 June 2017). "Poquoson product Chase Pinder drafted by St. Louis Cardinals". WTKR.com. Retrieved 9 August 2017.

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