Chadwick Hudson Pinder (born March 29, 1992) is an American professional baseball utility player for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Pinder was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. He made his professional debut for the Vermont Lake Monsters that year and spent the whole season there, batting .200 with three home runs and eight RBIs in 42 games.
In 2014, he played in 94 games with the Stockton Ports, hitting .288 with 13 home runs and 55 RBIs. In 2015, he played for the Midland RockHounds where he slashed .317/.361/.486 with 15 home runs and 86 RBIs in 117 games.
Pinder won the Texas League Player of the Year Award that season. After the season, he played in the Arizona Fall League. He began the 2016 season with the Nashville Sounds.
In 2017, he began the season with Nashville but was recalled on April 16 for the rest of the season. In 87 games for the Athletics, he slashed .238/.292/.457 with 15 home runs and 42 RBIs. In 2019, Pinder hit .240 with 13 home runs and 47 RBI in 124 games.
In 2020 for the Athletics, Pinder slashed .232/.295/.393 with 2 home runs in only 61 plate appearances. In 2021, he slashed .243/.300/.411 with 6 home runs and 27 RBIs in 75 games.
Pinder’s brother, Chase, played college baseball for the Clemson Tigers and was selected in the seventh round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft by the St. Louis Cardinals and currently plays in their organization.
Chad Pinder’s parents are Chris Pinder and Beth Pinder, but unfortunately, there is no information about Chad’s parents.