Acquired: Drafted in the second round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (OAK).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: .258 with 14 homers and 51 RBIs in 107 games at Nashville (Triple-A) with 23 doubles and a .425 SLG.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Nashville August 17 when IF Tyler Ladendorf was placed on the 15-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 8/20/2016
|August 20, in a 6-2 loss to the White Sox. The starting second baseman, he batted ninth and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. In his first at-bat in the third inning, facing pitcher Chris Sale, he led off the inning with a grounder back to the mound. In the fifth inning he struck out swinging. In the eighth inning he fanned swinging on three pitches. In the ninth inning, he flew out to center field to end the game.|
|Pinder was the reigning Texas League MVP from 2015 when he hit .317 with 15 homers, 86 RBIs and 32 doubles at Midland (Double-A) as he has steadily moved his way up through the Athletics’ ranks one level at a time since raking as a Hokie. He spent his first full season, 2014, at Stockton (High A) where he hit .288 with 13 homers, 55 RBIs and 32 doubles in just 94 games for a .489 SLG. Drafted as a second baseman, he’s seen most of his time at shortstop and could also profile at third so there are lots of options for that bat and glove. He appeared in this summer’s Pacific Coast League All-Star Game but spent his formative years on the East Coast. Raised near Virginia Beach in Poquoson, his brother Chase is and up-and-coming player and they both learned a lot from their dad, Chris, who was a minor league pitcher in the Orioles’ and Indians’ organizations in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s (disclaimer: Your humble scribe saw him pitch in the Carolina League at Kinston when she was cutting her own baseball-writing teeth! Team Delmont!)|
|If you want to know more about Pinder, there is no better place to find out than from 2080 corntributor Melissa Lockard, who shares the scoop at Scout.com!|