Frank Anthony Banda (born August 10, 1993) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB). San Jacinto Collegiate was his college baseball team.
Banda was drafted in the tenth round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. He debuted in Major League Baseball in 2017 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and has also played for the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Mets.
Banda made his major league debut on July 22, 2017, taking the loss in a game against the Washington Nationals. Banda was effective for the first two times through the division-leading Nationals’ batting order, giving up his only run on a titanic solo shot by Bryce Harper that reached the Chase Field concourse, but gave up three more runs and was pulled in the sixth inning.
He was optioned back to Reno the next day. He was recalled twice more and finished the season with a 2–3 record and 5.96 ERA in 24+2⁄3 innings.
In 22 starts (10th-most in the league) for Reno he was 8–7 with 12 wild pitches (2nd), 116 strikeouts (5th), 51 walks (7th), and a 5.39 ERA.
Anthony Banda has never been linked to anyone, and his social life is devoid of any dating adventures. At the moment, and does not have a spouse.