Daniel Pinero

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Daniel Pinero
Detroit Tigers
Shortstop / Third baseman
Born: (1994-05-02) May 2, 1994 (age 25)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Daniel Pinero (born May 2, 1994) is a Canadian professional baseball shortstop for the Detroit Tigers organization.


Pinero attended the Humberside Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario.[1] The Houston Astros selected Pinero in the 20th round of the 2013 MLB draft, but he did not sign with the team.[2] He enrolled at the University of Virginia, where he played college baseball for the Virginia Cavaliers.[3]

The Detroit Tigers selected Pinero in the ninth round of the 2016 MLB draft. He signed with the Tigers,[4] and made his professional debut with the GCL Tigers. After slashing .333/.448/.667 with two home runs and six RBIs in seven games, he was promoted to the Connecticut Tigers and he finished the season there, batting .261 with 16 RBIs in 43 games. In 2017, he played for the West Michigan Whitecaps where he batted .289 with four home runs and 56 RBIs in 120 games. He also played in eight games at the end of the season for the Lakeland Flying Tigers.[5]

International career[edit]

Pinero played for the Canadian national baseball team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic[6][7] and 2019 Pan American Games Qualifier.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Pinero's father, Reinaldo, played baseball for the Cuban national baseball team.[3]


  1. ^ "UVa shortstop a stabilizing force". Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.roanoke.com/sports/colleges/uva/virginia-s-daniel-pinero-shows-tall-can-work-at-short/article_2428cdb8-e00a-5282-9bd3-4e403c9cc151.html
  3. ^ a b Robinson, Tom. "Virginia's middle men are anchors of a stingy defense". Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "Daniel Pinero Inks Contract with Tigers". Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "Danny Pinero Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "15 from Tigers organization make World Baseball Classic rosters". Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  7. ^ http://augustafreepress.com/uva-alum-daniel-pinero-play-canada-world-baseball-classic/
  8. ^ "Baseball Canada announces roster for Pan Am Games Qualifier". Baseball Canada. January 9, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2019.

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