Michael Francisco Pineda Paulino (born January 18, 1989) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers from the Dominican Republic (MLB). He has played in Major League Baseball with the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, and Minnesota Twins.
Pineda grew up in the Dominican Republic’s Yaguate region. His father is a welder and his mother is a hairdresser. Pineda is the oldest of five children.
Pineda’s height and weight are reported as 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) and 265 pounds, respectively (120 kg). Baseball America ranked Pineda as having the greatest fastball and control in the Mariners’ organization in 2010, as well as the best fastball and slider throughout the Mariners’ season in 2011.
Pineda’s fastball averaged 94.7 miles per hour (152.4 km/h) in 2011, placing fourth in the American League behind Alexi Ogando, Justin Verlander, and David Price. Pineda also has a changeup in his arsenal. Since his shoulder surgery, his fastball has averaged 92–93 mph, with a maximum speed of 96–97.
According to our Database, He has no children as he has kept his interpersonal relationship away from the public eye. He is a private person.