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Scouting Yankees Prospect #25: Branden Pinder

The Yankees drafted right-handed pitcher Branden Pinder in the 16th round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of Long Beach State. A great command starting pitcher in college, his stuff quickly developed out of the bullpen for the Staten Island Yankees in his debut season last year and that allowed him to have a great success right out of the gate.

Vital Statistics: Name: Branden Pinder Position: Pitcher DOB: January 26, 1989 Height: 6'3" Weight: 210 Bats: Right Throws: Right "I thought it went well," he said. "I did what I had to do and I thought I had a good year. I'm just going to try and follow up what I did this next year." It might be difficult for him to match his debut season success after he posted a 2-2 record with 14 saves...

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