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Masahiro Tanaka

25-Year-Old Pitcher – New York Yankees

2014 Stats

W-L

12-4

ERA

2.51

WHIP

1.01

K

135

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Tanaka, the top pitcher in Japan last season, agreed to a seven-year, $155 million contract to play for the Yankees in 2014. When Tanaka signed his 2013 contract with Rakuten in the Japanese Pacific L...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  9/15/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 11/1/1988
BORN: Itami, Japan   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: No  Show ContractHide Contract

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Masahiro Tanaka Contract Information:

Signed a seven-year, $155 million contract with the Yankees in January 2014.

August 28, 2014  –  Masahiro Tanaka News

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Tanaka (elbow) threw a 49-pitch simulated game Thursday morning and manager Joe Girardi was pleased with how it went, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

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Masahiro Tanaka Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2011 22 JPN JPN 27 27 6 226.3 171 32 8 241 27 19 5 0 0 0 1.27 0.87
2012 23 JPN JPN 22 22 3 173.0 160 36 4 169 19 10 4 0 0 0 1.87 1.03
2013 24 JPN JPN 28 26 2 212.0 168 30 6 183 32 24 0 1 0 0 1.27 0.94
2014 25 MAJ NYY 18 18 1 129.3 111 36 15 135 19 12 4 0 0 0 2.51 1.01
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Masahiro Tanaka Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 8 @Cle 6.7 10 5 5 2 1 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.51 1.01
Jul. 3 @Min 7.0 9 4 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.27 0.97
Jun. 28 Bos 9.0 7 2 2 2 1 8 0 0 1 L 0 0 0 2.10 0.95
Jun. 22 Bal 7.0 6 3 3 1 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.11 0.96
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 7.4 IP/G
29.7 32 14 14 5 3 22 0 0 1 1-3 0 0 0 4.25 1.18

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Masahiro Tanaka Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20142776010621307.235

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014231759491118.226

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201464.3520731392.100.96

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201465.072062662.911.05
Masahiro Tanaka Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2011 22 JPN JPN 27 27 226.3 9.58 1.07 8.93 0.32 87.4% 1.27 1.89 .291
2012 23 JPN JPN 22 22 173.0 8.79 0.99 8.89 0.21 81.7% 1.87 1.88 .329
2013 24 JPN JPN 28 26 212.0 7.77 1.36 5.72 0.25 87.6% 1.27 2.29 .281
2014 25 MAJ NYY 18 18 129.3 9.39 1.32 7.11 1.04 1.61 81.7% 91.2 MPH 2.51 3.13 .295
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 2 10.1 8.64 1.86 4.64 0.86 79.4% 2.69 3.14 .295
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2014 Stat Review for Masahiro Tanaka    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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7.11 K/BB
ELITE
9.39 K/9
ELITE
1.32 BB/9
ELITE
91.2 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
1.61 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.51 ERA
ELITE
1.01 WHIP
ELITE
3.13 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.295 BABIP
AVERAGE
81.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Masahiro Tanaka: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tanaka (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday and is slated to throw a simulated game Thursday, MLB.com reports.

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Tanaka (elbow) reported no pain Sunday morning after he completed a 35-pitch simulated game a day earlier, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

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Tanaka (elbow) said he felt fine after throwing 35 pitches in a two-inning simulated game Saturday, the Associated Press reports.

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Tanaka (elbow) will face live hitters Saturday in a simulated game setting, the New York Post's Joel Sherman reports.

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Tanaka (elbow) completed a 35-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

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Tanaka (elbow) is slated for a bullpen session Wednesday, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

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Tanaka (elbow) played catch Sunday and reported no issues, MLB.com reports.

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Tanaka (elbow) threw fastballs off the mound without pain Saturday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Tanaka may be the best pitcher in Japan after going 10-4 with a 1.87 ERA and 169:19 K:BB ratio in 172 innings last season. He told his team he wants to play in MLB and the Rakuten Eagles could post him after the 2013 season. He'll be just 24 years old next season, so he could be a major impact player in MLB and worth adding in keeper leagues where allowed.

2010

Tanaka may be Japanese baseball's best young prospect. The 21 year-old got off to a roaring 7-0 start to the 2009 season, and eventually finished at 15-6 with a 2.33 ERA. Tanaka has always had an electric arm, and learned how to dominate with it this season. Still, we may not see him come to the U.S. until at least 2016.