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  Ryan Pineda

Ryan Pineda

Player Profile


Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Bonanza HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180






Ryan Pineda was selected in the 28th round by the Oakland Athletics with the 845th pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft ... is the first Northridge baseball player named to the All-Big West Conference First Team since Alberto Quintana earned similar recognition following the conclusion of the 2005 season ... this is the second time that Pineda has received such end-of-the-season accolades since he earned Honorable Mention and Big West Freshman of the Year accolades in 2008 ... led the Big West with 16 home runs, finished second in the conference with 66 runs batted in and 24 stolen bases, tied for fifth in the conference having scored on 57 occasions, finishing eighth amongst his peers with his .589 slugging percentage ... started in all 56 games, the only Matador to do so this season ... finished with a .316 batting average in addition to his 57 runs, 16 home runs, 66 runs batted in, 136 total bases, and 24 stolen bases - all team-high marks ... Pineda's 73 hits were the second highest total on the team, narrowly missing out on a conference top-ten finish ... secured eight place all-time having hit 44 doubles as a Matador during his three seasons at Northridge ... also occupies ninth place all-time with 32 career home runs, and is tied with Robert Fick (1995-96) for eighth place all-time with 142 runs batted in ... in addition to teammate C.J. Belanger, Pineda led the team with 22 multiple hit games ... led the team with 17 multiple RBI games and was one of only two position players to drive in five or more runs in a game, a feat he accomplished on three occasions ... his 13 game hit streak was the second-longest of any Matador on the season ... scored a team-high for runs,drove in five RBIs, hit two doubles and batted 4-for-5 vs. Bethune-Cookman (2/19) ... hit his first home run of the season vs. Southern (2/20) ... had two hits and drove in a run at San Diego (2/23) ... went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases (his fourth consecutive game with a stolen base), two runs, and hit his second home run of the season - a game-ending, walk-off home run vs. Pepperdine (2/28) ... earned Big West Player of the Week honors for his combined efforts against San Diego and Pepperdine (3/1) ... drove in three runs and hit his third home run of the season vs. Connecticut (3/7) ... batted 2-for-3 and hit his third double of the season vs. Connecticut (3/8) ... drove in four runs at LMU (3/12) ... stole a base in back-to-back games at LMU (3/13) and vs. LMU (3/14) ... hit his fifth home run of the season at Seattle (3/20, Gm. 2) ... had three hits and set a new career high with six RBIs in addition to hitting two home runs, one of which was his first career grand slam, at Seattle (3/21) ... drove in four runs and hit a home run vs. Sacramento State (3/27) ... drove in five runs and hit another home run vs. Sacramento State (3/28) ... hit his team-high ninth home run of the season, drove in three runs, and scored twice vs. Albany (3/29) ... batted 2-for-3, hit a double, scored twice, and drove in two runs at Pepperdine (4/6, Gm. 2) ... went 2-for-3 with a double at Cal State Bakersfield (4/9) ... scored a run and stole two bases for the second time in as many days vs. Cal Poly (4/16) ... hit two doubles, scored two runs, and had two RBIs vs. Cal Poly (4/17) ... hit his team-high tenth home run of the season at Pacific (4/25) ... hit a home run and drove in four of the Matadors' 11 runs vs. UC Davis (5/1) ... went 4-for-5, including two doubles and a home run, drove in two runs, and scored two runs at UC Santa Barbara (5/7) ... collected two hits and stole a team-high three bases at UC Santa Barbara (5/8) ... threw 15 pitches in his debut appearance on the mound at UC Riverside (5/14) ... had two hits and drove in a run at UC Riverside (5/15) ... hit his twelfth double of the season and scored once at UC Riverside (5/16) ... hit his team-high 14th home run of the season, drove in three runs, and scored twice at UNLV (5/18) ... had three hits, scored twice, drove in a run, and hit a double vs. Long Beach State (5/23) ... had two hits and drove in two runs vs. Long Beach State (5/23) ... finished with two hits, two RBIs, two runs scored, and hit a home run vs. San Diego (5/24) ... hit a home run for the second consecutive game, and drove in three runs vs. UC Riverside (5/25).


Pineda finished the season with a team high forty-four RBI's, ten home runs, and fourteen doubles and the second-highest amount of runs scored (38) and hits (63) to go with his .294 batting average, the fourth-highest mark on the team ...hit his first home run of the season, drove in 2 RBI's, and was hit by a pitch at Pepperdine (2/20) ... stole a base, added another RBI, and scored twice vs. Pepperdine (2/21) ... hit two doubles at Pepperdine (2/22) ... went 3-for-4, scored twice, and was hit by a pitch vs. Loyola Marymount (2/24) ... hit his third double on the season vs. Texas Tech (2/27) ... had two hits, drove in three runs, and hit a home run vs. Texas Tech (2/28) ... had two hits and one RBI vs. Texas Tech (3/1) ... went 2-for-4 with two RBI's, one double, and one home run at Nebraska (3/6) ... collected two doubles at Nebraska (3/7 Gm.1) ... has his safely in the Matador's first 16 games of the season ... drove in three RBI's on two home runs in a 2-for-5 effort vs. San Jose State (3/14) ... drove in two RBI's vs. Columbia (3/19) ... went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run at LMU (3/24) ... added two RBI's and another home run to his totals vs. UCSB (3/27) ... went 4-for-5 with three RBI's vs. UCSB (3/28) ... hit his eighth home run and drove in two runs at Cal Poly (4/3) ... hit a double and drove in one run at Cal Poly (4/4) ... hit his ninth double at Long Beach State (4/18) ... batted 3-for-5 with a double, and scored four runs vs. Pepperdine (4/21) ... scored three runs at UNLV (4/28) ... hit his ninth home run of the season at UNLV (4/29) ... hit his team-leading eleventh double at UC Irvine (5/1) ... scored a run in all three games at UC Irvine (5/1-3) ... went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored, and a RBI vs. USC (5/9) ... drove in three Matador runs vs. Pacific (5/17) ... finished 2-for-4 with a double, run scored, and drove in the game-winning run at Cal State Bakersfield (5/19) ... collected one hit and a RBI at UC Davis (5/22) ... drove in three RBI's for the fifth time this season and hit his tenth home run in 2009 at UC Davis (5/23).


Pineda earned Big West Conference Freshman of the Year honors, Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Honors, and was named All-Big West Honorable Mention team for his performance both at the plate and in the field for the Matadors ... started in 52 of the 54 games he appeared in last season ... possessed the third-highest batting average amongst all Matadors hitting .325 ... led the team in runs with 38, and tied for the team lead in hits with 72 ... led the team with 17 doubles, and finished tied for the team lead in home runs with six... led the team with a .529 slugging percentage...... drew the second highest amount of walks with 19 ...finished tied for second on the squad with 32 RBI's ... had the third-highest on-base percentage with .396 ... collected five hits vs. Cal State Fullerton on Apr. 13, a Matador individual game high ... drove in three Matadors vs. Northwestern on Feb. 22 ... hit 3-4 vs. LaSalle (2/29) ... hit 4-5 with 2 RBI's vs. LaSalle (3/4) ... went 3-3 with two doubles vs. St. John's on (3/8) ... went 2-3 with one RBI and double vs. Loyola Marymount (3/22) ... hit 3-3 with 2 RBI's vs. Cal Poly (4/4) ... hit 4-6 with 4 RBI's and two doubles at Cal State Fullerton (4/13) ... drove in four runs and hit a home run at UC Riverside (4/26) ... hit 2-5 with a double and home run vs. Portland (5/13) ... went 5-5, scored three runs, drove in three batters, and hit two home runs at Pacific (5/17) ... hit his sixth home run of the season vs. UC Davis (5/25).


Pineda earned four letters for the Bengals ... named to the All-City first team as a senior and second team as a junior ... as a senior, batted .400 with three home runs, 19 doubles, eight triples, 30 RBI, and 15 stolen bases.


Born April 17, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nev. ... parents are Cindy and Percy Pineda ... favorites include actor Will Smith, actress Eva Mendes, television show "South Park", and sushi ... greatest sports moment was hitting for the cycle in high school ... says the best part about being an athlete is competing ... favorite website is ... once met Manny Ramirez ... if a movie were being made about his life, he would be played by The Rock ... major is Business.