Banda was drafted in the tenth round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Banda debuted in Major League Baseball in 2017 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and has since played for the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Mets.
Banda was a baseball player for Sinton High School in Sinton, Texas. In the 2011 Major League Baseball draft, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected Banda in the 33rd round.
He did not sign and went to San Jacinto College, where he pitched 64+23 innings with a 1.95 ERA.
Banda was drafted in the tenth round of the 2012 MLB draft by the Milwaukee Brewers out of San Jacinto College.
That year, he signed with the AZL Brewers and made his professional debut, going 2–3 with a 5.83 ERA in 41.2 innings pitched.
He pitched for the Helena Brewers in 2013, posting a 3–4 record and a 4.45 ERA in 14 starts. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers were Banda’s first team in 2014.
The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Banda to the Tampa Bay Rays on February 18, 2018, in a three-team deal in which the New York Yankees received Brandon Drury from Arizona, the Diamondbacks received Steven Souza from the Rays and Taylor Widener from the Yankees, and the Rays received Nick Solak from the Yankees and two players to be named later (Sam McWilliams and Colin Poche) from the Diamondbacks.
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Frank Anthony Banda is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Pittsburgh Pirates.