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Masahiro Tanaka
ERA W-L K
2.87 1-0 28
Team: NY YankeesHt / Wt: 6-3 / 215 NFBC ADP: 121.16
Position: SPBorn: 11/1/1988 Birthplace: Itami, Japan
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Yankees (2014)


Latest News
Apr. 24 12:56 PM PT1:56 PM MT2:56 PM CT3:56 PM ET15:56 ET19:56 GMT3:56 12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST3:26 PM VEN23:56 UAE2:56 PM CT-Tanaka continued to pitch well early in the season with seven strong innings in Saturday's 3-2 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: He gave up two runs and five hits while walking one and striking out seven.
Mar. 31 1:59 PM PT2:59 PM MT3:59 PM CT4:59 PM ET16:59 ET20:59 GMT4:59 1:59 PM MST3:59 PM EST4:29 PM VEN0:59 UAE (+1)3:59 PM CT-Tanaka will be the New York Yankees' opening day starter Monday against the Houston Astros.
Analysis: Manager Joe Girardi announced the decision Thursday. He says Tanaka ''felt good today'' and is ''confident he's ready to go.'' Tanaka rebounded from a slow spring training start by allowing one run over four innings in Tuesday's game against Philadelphia. He had a procedure in October to remove a bone spur from his throwing elbow.
Mar. 28 1:38 PM PT2:38 PM MT3:38 PM CT4:38 PM ET16:38 ET20:38 GMT4:38 1:38 PM MST3:38 PM EST4:08 PM VEN0:38 UAE (+1)3:38 PM CT-Tanaka's final spring training start Tuesday against Philadelphia will likely determine whether he will be the New York Yankees' opening-day starter.
Analysis: Tanaka has a 7.36 ERA in four starts and gave up seven runs in four innings against Washington on Wednesday. Tanaka had surgery on October to remove a bone spur from his throwing elbow.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2014 NYY 13 5 0 - 0 20 20 3 136.1 123 47 42 15 21 0 141 1.06 2.77
2015 NYY 12 7 0 - 0 24 24 1 154.0 126 66 60 25 27 0 139 0.99 3.51
2016 NYY 1 0 0 - 0 5 5 0 31.1 24 11 10 2 6 0 28 0.96 2.87
Career 26 12 0 - 0 49 49 4 321.2 273 124 112 42 54 0 308 1.02 3.13

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 NYY 20 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .111 .111 .111
2015 NYY 24 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .125 .000
Career 49 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 .063 .118 .063

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2015 NYY Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 4 2 2 2 3 0 3 3.60
    WC 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 4 2 2 2 3 0 3 3.60
Career 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 4 2 2 2 3 0 3 3.60


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 139 94 88 90.7 29.7
Curveball 32 78 72 75.1 6.84
Slider 118 88 80 83.8 25.21
Split-Finger 164 90 83 86.6 35.04
Cut Fastball 15 90 86 88.1 3.21

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