Chadwick Hudson Pinder
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.
- School Virginia Tech
- High School Poquoson High School
- Debut August 20, 2016
Infielder Chad Pinder was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2nd round of 2013 amateur draft, out of Virginia Tech. The scout was Neil Avent. He played that season with the Vermont Lake Monsters of the New York-Penn League, hitting .200 in 42 games. He had a much better sophomore season, as in 2014, playing for the Stockton Ports of the California League, he hit .288/.336/.489 in 94 games, with 32 doubles and 13 homers. In 2015, he was the Texas League Player of the Year for the Midland RockHounds. In 117 games, he hit .317/.361/.486 with 32 doubles and 15 homers. He also scored 71 runs and drove in 86. He was assigned to the AAA Nashville Sounds in 2016 and made his major league debut in August of that season.
He chose his moment to collect his first career hit with the bases loaded, as it came against Tyler Clippard of the Toronto Blue Jays with the A's trailing 4-1 in the 8th inning on May 19, 2018. He hit a ball to the right field stands at the Rogers Centre for his first career grand slam, leading the A's to a 5-4 win.
- Jane Lee: "Pinder ready to seize any role with A's in '18: Utility man's versatility is valuable asset for Melvin's lineup", mlb.com, January 4, 2018.