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Masahiro Tanaka

27-Year-Old Pitcher – New York Yankees

2016 Stats

W-L

7-2

ERA

3.00

WHIP

1.09

K

104

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There were major concerns around Tanaka entering 2015 and while he didnít make it through unscathed (late-Apr. DL stint for forearm strain cost him a month-plus), he was upright and pitching well for ...

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2016 ADP:  121.16

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   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.

July 23, 2016  –  Masahiro Tanaka News

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Tanaka did not factor in the decision Friday against the Giants despite firing six scoreless frames and giving up only four hits. He struck out four and walked two.

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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 20 20 1 136.3 123 42 15 141 21 13 5 0 0 0 2.77 1.06
2015 26 AAA SCR 2 2 0 6.0 6 3 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.33
2015 26 MAJ NYY 24 24 0 154.0 126 60 25 139 27 12 7 0 0 0 3.51 0.99
2016 27 MAJ NYY 20 20 0 129.0 115 43 11 104 25 7 2 0 0 0 3.00 1.09
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3-Year Averages     22 22 0 145.2 124 51 20 140 24 12 6 0 0 0 3.16 1.02
Career  (View All)     64 64 1 419.3 364 145 51 384 73 32 14 0 3.11 1.04

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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. 22 SF 6.0 4 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.09
Jul. 17 Bos 6.0 3 1 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.15 1.09
Jul. 10 @Cle 4.7 10 7 3 1 2 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.23 1.11
Jul. 5 @CWS 7.7 6 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.12 1.05
Jun. 29 Tex 6.0 8 6 6 1 1 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.35 1.06
Jun. 24 Min 6.0 7 3 3 0 2 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.01 1.03
Jun. 17 @Min 8.0 7 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.91 1.00
Jun. 11 Det 6.3 6 5 5 2 1 4 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.08 1.02
Jun. 6 LAA 7.0 6 2 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.76 1.01
Jun. 1 @Tor 6.0 7 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.78 1.00
May. 27 @TB 7.0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 W 0 0 0 2.89 0.96
May. 21 @Oak 7.0 5 1 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.24 1.05
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.6 IP/G
16.7 17 8 4 2 5 16 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 2.16 1.32
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
36.3 38 17 13 3 9 36 0 0 0 3-0 0 0 0 3.22 1.29
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
77.7 71 28 23 5 15 58 1 2 0 6-2 0 0 0 2.67 1.11

Masahiro Tanaka Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016247488551414.232
201528971146013313.223
20142956510671407.238

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016275561760807.237
201532068136620012.219
20142477611561218.242

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201669.03106014104.301.13
201587.37407815173.711.00
201469.7620771392.070.96

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201660.0410441111.501.03
201566.7530611283.240.99
201466.773064863.511.16
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 20 20 136.3 9.31 1.39 6.71 0.99 1.72 79.1% 91.2 MPH 2.77 3.11 .307
2015 26 AAA SCR 2 2 6.0 9.00 3.00 3.00 1.50 71.4% 4.50 4.37 .314
2015 26 MAJ NYY 24 24 154.0 8.12 1.58 5.15 1.46 1.54 72.7% 91.8 MPH 3.51 4.05 .255
2016 27 MAJ NYY 20 20 129.0 7.26 1.74 4.16 0.77 1.98 75.2% 90.4 MPH 3.00 3.32 .286
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 6.6 6.96 2.06 3.38 2.23 70.6% 4.40 5.56 .224
Rest Of Season     0 12 78.6 6.17 2.15 2.87 2.08 69% 4.44 5.56 .222
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3-Year Averages     22 22 145.2 8.68 1.49 5.83 1.24 75.8% 3.16 3.56 .279
Career     64 64 419.3 8.24 1.57 5.26 1.09 75.6% 3.11 3.49 .282

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2016 Stat Review for Masahiro Tanaka    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.16 K/BB
GOOD
7.26 K/9
WEAK
1.74 BB/9
ELITE
90.4 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
1.98 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.00 ERA
GREAT
1.09 WHIP
GREAT
3.32 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.286 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
75.2% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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

Tanaka will get the start against the Giants on Friday, Wallace Matthews of ESPN.com reports.

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Tanaka is still listed as the Yankees' probable starter for Friday's game against the Giants, but it remains possible that his start will be pushed to Saturday, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

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Tanaka's next scheduled start is expected to be pushed from Friday to Saturday in an effort to give him an extra day of rest this week, the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand reports.

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Tanaka allowed just one run with seven strikeouts and one walk across six innings en route to his seventh win of the season Sunday versus the Red Sox.

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Tanaka (6-2) lasted just 4.2 innings Sunday, allowing seven runs (three earned) on 10 hits and two walks while striking out five, but escaped with a no-decision in an 11-7 win over the Indians.

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Tanaka (6-2) threw 7.2 scoreless innings and allowed six hits in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday. He struck out six and walked one.

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Tanaka (5-2) allowed six runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out seven over six innings, but received no decision Wednesday against the Rangers.

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Tanaka (5-2) struck out seven and gave up seven hits, three earned runs and two walks over six innings in Friday's 5-3 victory over the Twins.

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Tanaka (4-2) allowed one run on seven hits while striking out five over eight innings to earn the win Friday at the Twins.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Tanaka came in with exorbitant expectations and actually found a way to outdo them, taking the league by storm with a 2.10 ERA in his first 16 starts. His next two starts were uncharacteristically poor outings and eventually resulted in elbow inflammation that sidelined him for the next two and a half months. He somehow avoided what felt like an inevitable trip under the knife and returned for a pair of late-September starts, though the second of them was a shellacking in Boston. Now with a potential Tommy John surgery hanging over his head, Tanaka will again be one of the most polarizing players at the draft table, albeit for markedly different reasons this time around. Drafting him sight unseen will require a significant discount, but even seeing him in spring training wonít alleviate the worry surrounding him in 2015. Tread cautiously. The payoff is high, but the price wonít always be lowered enough to take the risk.

2014

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 League, he expressed his desire to move to MLB prior to qualifying for free agency. He went on to have a legendary 2013 season, going 24-0 and leading the Rakuten to its first NPB championship. His video game numbers (24-0, 1.27 ERA and 183:32 K:BB in 212 IP) in 2013 are well documented, but what might get overlooked is that those numbers aren't really out of the ordinary for Tanaka. In 2012 he missed a few starts with some muscle strains, but he still managed a 1.87 ERA in 173 IP, with 169 strikeouts against just 19 walks. Tanaka passes the eyeball tests as well. He is a sturdy 6-2, 200, and features three pitches that project as above average: a fastball that runs from 90-96 mph, a sharp splitter at 85-90 mph and a sweeping slider. His only concerns are his workload in Japan -- Tanaka threw 160 pitches in Game 6 of the Japan Series before closing the clincher -- and a strikeout rate that has dropped in each of the last three seasons, from 9.6 K/9 in 2011 to 7.8 in 2013, but those aspects appear minor given his body of work. While Tanaka's new home park isn't the best environment for a pitcher, it hasn't limited fellow Japanese native Hiroki Kuroda from having two strong season in the Bronx. All signs point to Tanaka also making a strong transition to MLB.

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.