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Masahiro Tanaka

25-Year-Old Pitcher – New York Yankees

2014 Stats

W-L

2-0

ERA

2.05

WHIP

0.77

K

28

SV

0

2014 RotoWire 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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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.

April 16, 2014  –  Masahiro Tanaka News

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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 3 3 0 22.0 15 5 2 28 2 2 0 0 0 0 2.05 0.77
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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
Apr. 16 ChC 8.0 2 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.05 0.77
Apr. 9 Bal 7.0 7 3 3 1 1 10 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.21 1.00
Apr. 4 @Tor 7.0 6 3 2 1 0 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.57 0.86
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 7.5 IP/G
15.0 9 3 3 1 2 20 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 1.80 0.73
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.3 IP/G
22.0 15 6 5 2 2 28 0 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 2.05 0.77
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.3 IP/G
22.0 15 6 5 2 2 28 0 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 2.05 0.77

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Masahiro Tanaka Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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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 3 3 22.0 11.45 0.82 14.00 0.82 1.63 80% 91.4 MPH 2.05 2.11 .276
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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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14.00 K/BB
ELITE
11.45 K/9
ELITE
0.82 BB/9
ELITE
91.4 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
1.63 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.05 ERA
ELITE
0.77 WHIP
ELITE
2.11 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.276 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
80.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Masahiro Tanaka (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Edwin Encarnacion TOR 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Melky Cabrera TOR 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Jonathan Schoop BAL 3 1 1 3 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Delmon Young BAL 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 .500 .750 1.250
Matt Wieters BAL 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .500 1.167
Adam Jones BAL 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 .333 .333 .667
Chris Davis BAL 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667
Junior Lake CHI-N 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667
Jonathan Diaz TOR 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667
Dioner Navarro TOR 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667

Best Matchups for Masahiro Tanaka (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
John Baker CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Luis Valbuena CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
Mike Olt CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Starlin Castro CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Colby Rasmus TOR 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Nelson Cruz BAL 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Emilio Bonifacio CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Bautista TOR 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Goins TOR 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Maicer Izturis TOR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Tanaka will start Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

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Tanaka will not make his scheduled start against the Cubs on Tuesday due to the postponement of Tuesday's game.

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Tanaka ended up with a no-decision after his Yankee Stadium debut Wednesday, allowing three earned runs, seven hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts.

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Tanaka made his much-anticipated MLB debut a winning one, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits over seven innings of a 7-3 Yankees win over Toronto on Friday night. He did not issue a walk and struck out eight.

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Tanaka will make his regular season debut versus the Blue Jays in the Yankees' fourth game of the season, according to the New York Post.

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Tanaka had his worst outing of the spring Saturday, as he allowed three runs in 5.2 innings.

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Tanaka will likely make his major league debut Apr. 4 in Toronto, according to Newsday.

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Tanaka will throw a simulated game Tuesday, according to Newsday.

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Tanaka made his first appearance for the Yankees on Saturday, striking out three batters over two scoreless innings in a Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.

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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.