Michael Pineda SP NYY 8 hours ago

Pineda improved to 3-0 Friday night, allowing one run on five hits, he did not walk a batter, and struck out seven over 7.2 innings in the Yankees 6-1 win over the Mets.

He lowered his ERA to 3.86 in his best start of the season. The key was being much more efficient as he tossed 100 pitches (78 for strikes) in covering the 7.2 innings. If he can stay healthy, when he settles in Pineda has the skill set to be a significant contributor to a fantasy rotation.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 5 days ago

Pineda picked up his second win of the season on Sunday against the Rays, giving up three runs and striking out five over 5.2 innings.

The big righty lowered his ERA to an even 5.00 on the year, and while he hasn't been at his best, he still has a 2-0 record to show for his efforts. Pineda has been mildly victimized by the longball in his last two starts and would become a solid fantasy starter if he could maintain his strikeout rate and limit the home run damage.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 2 weeks ago

Pineda didn't have his best stuff Monday, but still earned the win despite allowing five runs in 6.1 innings of work.

Pineda was overpowering with nine strikeouts, but allowed nine hits, including four for extra bases. The big righty has been effective when healthy, and will look to get back on track when he takes the mound against the Rays this weekend.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 2 weeks ago

Pineda was sharp in his season debut Wednesday, striking out six while allowing two runs on six hits and a walk over six innings against visiting Toronto. He received no decision in the eventual win.

If Pineda can stay healthy, he should provide a great return on investment for fantasy owners who took the plunge. It's a big if, considering he's only made 13 starts in the last three seasons combined (all of which were last season), but the big, talented righty is looking good right now.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 2 months ago

Pineda pitched two scoreless innings with two strikeouts in his Grapefruit League debut Monday.

Pineda was impressive in his first spring appearance, missing the plate just once in his two innings of work. The 26-year-old will enter the season fully healthy with high expectations after posting a 1.89 ERA and 59:7 K:BB ratio in an injury plagued season last year. If he can avoid the injury issues he's dealt with for the first few seasons of his career, Pineda seems primed for another strong campaign.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 3 months ago

Pineda and the Yankees avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.1 million deal Friday, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

If he can avoid the injury issues that repeatedly disrupted his progress early on in his career, Pineda should provide the Yankees with a strong return on this deal. Aside from a diminished strikeout rate, Pineda was as strong in 2014 as he was in his highly encouraging 2011 rookie season. Indeed, despite his K/9 dropping from 9.11 to 6.96, Pineda improved his ERA from 3.74 to 1.89 while showing significant improvement with his BB/9 and HR/9, too. He'll start the year second in the Yankees' rotation.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 7 months ago

Pineda allowed three hits and one earned runs over 6.1 innings Sunday against the Red Sox. He struck out 10 and walked none in the winning decision.

Pineda was able to finish strong after suffering through injuries for the majority of the season. The 25-year old allowed two or fewer earned runs in seven of his eight starts since returning from a back injury in August. In that eight-start stretch spanning 51.2 innings, he logged an impressive 40:4 K:BB ratio. Overall this season he posted a 1.89 ERA and 0.83 WHIP across 76.1 innings.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 7 months ago

Pineda won Monday against the Orioles as he allowed one hit and one walk to go along with eight strikeouts in 7.1 scoreless innings.

Pineda continues to dominate as he has a 1.93 ERA and 0.86 WHIP this season. He is only 4-5 due to a lack of run support, but could be in for a big 2015 campaign if he can stay healthy.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 7 months ago

Pineda allowed four runs and 10 hits, while striking out two over 7.1 innings against Tampa Bay on Thursday. He did not issue a walk, throwing 76 of 96 pitches for strikes.

Pineda pitched better than his stat line would indicate, as Yunel Escobar hit a pair of homers off of him to account for all the damage. While it's not a big simple size, Pineda entered Thursday's start with great numbers at home, posting a 1.08 ERA and 0.76 WHIP in 25 innings. He'll make two starts next week, one on the road against the Rays, and then against Toronto in Yankee Stadium.

Michael Pineda SP NYY 8 months ago

Pineda was dazzling Friday night, allowing just one run on three hits, he did not walk a hitter and struck out four over seven innings, but was a hard-luck loser in a 1-0 loss to Kansas City.

Pineda (3-4, 1.80 ERA) has come back strong, and will continue to be a key component of the Yankees rotation if they are going to challenge for a playoff spot. He'll take on the Rays in Yankee Stadium next time out.