Ryan Pineda

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Ryan P. Pineda

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ryan Pineda has been a minor league infielder.

Pineda hit .400 with 15 steals as a high school senior. In 2008, he hit .325/.396/.529 with 38 runs in 54 games as a college freshman. He was named the Big West Conference Freshman of the Year. In 2009, he batted .294/.385/.500 with 10 homers and 44 RBI in 55 games, tying for 4th in the Big West in dingers. The next year, he improved to .316/.387/.589 with 16 homers, 24 steals, 57 runs and 66 RBI in 56 contests. He tied for second in the Big West in homers, was second in steals (behind Gary Brown), ranked 3rd in RBI and 5th in runs. He was named All-Conference at second base. He finished tied for 8th in school history with 142 career RBI, tied with Robert Fick, and was also among the school career leaders in doubles (44, 8th) and homers (32, 9th).

The Oakland Athletics took Pineda in the 28th round of the 2010 amateur draft; the scout was J.T. Stotts. He began his pro career with the AZL A's (2 for 14, 3 BB), quickly moving up to the Vancouver Canadians, where he hit .221/.336/.316 in 26 games. In 2011, he batted .255/.333/.373 for the Burlington Bees, playing 84 games in a utility role. During 2012, the Nevada native appeared for Burlington (.215/.262/.316 in 23 G) and the Stockton Ports (.249/.344/.384 in 71 G), serving as Stockton's main second baseman.

Pineda then joined the Philippines national team as their shortstop for the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. He was their top hitter by a fair margin, going 6 for 12 with a double, two walks, run and RBI in 3 games. His double off Yu-Ching Lin kept his team from being no-hit by Taiwan. His defense was less to his credit, as he made five errors.