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Masahiro Tanaka
ERA W-L K
3.11 11-4 142
Team: NY YankeesHt / Wt: 6-3 / 215 NFBC ADP: 121.10
Position: SPBorn: 11/1/1988 Birthplace: Itami, Japan
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Yankees (2014)


Latest News
Aug. 24 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET22:12 ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST9:42 PM VEN6:12 UAE (+1)9:12 PM CT-Tanaka won his fourth straight start, going 7 2/3 innings to lead the New York Yankees to a 5-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.
Analysis: Tanaka has a 1.63 ERA in those four wins in a row and he issued his first walk since July 27 in this outing.
Aug. 20 10:11 AM PT11:11 AM MT12:11 PM CT1:11 PM ET13:11 ET17:11 GMT1:11 10:11 AM MST12:11 PM EST12:41 PM VEN21:11 UAE12:11 PM CT-Tanaka retired the first 11 batters and would allow five hits in 7 2/3 scoreless innings to beat the Angels on Friday, striking out nine.
Analysis: Tanaka hasn't walked a batter in four straight outings and has won the last three, posting a 2.18 ERA with 25 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings. He's next scheduled to pitch Wednesday in Seattle. Tanaka has won all four of his starts against the Mariners with a 2.40 ERA.
Aug. 7 7:02 PM PT8:02 PM MT9:02 PM CT10:02 PM ET22:02 ET2:02 GMT10:02 7:02 PM MST9:02 PM EST9:32 PM VEN6:02 UAE (+1)9:02 PM CT-Tanaka allowed one run and struck out eight without a walk in six-plus innings of Sunday's 3-2 victory.
Analysis: This was a big effort for Tanaka, who allowed 10 runs in 11 1/3 innings of his previous two outings.
Aug. 3 9:54 AM PT10:54 AM MT11:54 AM CT12:54 PM ET12:54 ET16:54 GMT0:54 9:54 AM MST11:54 AM EST12:24 PM VEN20:54 UAE11:54 AM CT-Tanaka lost his second straight start Tuesday, allowing a career-high seven earned runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Mets.
Analysis: The right-hander has given up 11 runs over his last 11 1/3 innings after going 4-0 with a 2.84 ERA in his previous seven outings.
July 28 12:20 PM PT1:20 PM MT2:20 PM CT3:20 PM ET15:20 ET19:20 GMT3:20 12:20 PM MST2:20 PM EST2:50 PM VEN23:20 UAE2:20 PM CT-Tanaka's seven-start unbeaten streak came to an end when he was reached for four runs in five innings of Wednesday's 4-1 loss at Houston.
Analysis: Tanaka was 4-0 with a 2.84 ERA and five quality starts during the run. The Yankees ace will next take the mound Tuesday against the rival Mets at Citi Field, where he's yielded just two runs in 15 innings over two previous starts.
July 22 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET22:57 ET2:57 GMT10:57 7:57 PM MST9:57 PM EST10:27 PM VEN6:57 UAE (+1)9:57 PM CT-Tanaka pitched well for the second straight time Friday, allowing four hits over six scoreless innings before the Yankees' stalwart bullpen blew his lead and New York pulled out a win over the Giants.
Analysis: The right-hander has allowed one run and seven hits with 11 strikeouts and three walks in his last two starts spanning 12 innings.
July 18 10:18 AM PT11:18 AM MT12:18 PM CT1:18 PM ET13:18 ET17:18 GMT1:18 10:18 AM MST12:18 PM EST12:48 PM VEN21:18 UAE12:18 PM CT-Tanaka beat Boston on Sunday with a strong performance, giving up a run and three hits in six innings while striking out seven.
Analysis: It was arguably Tanaka's best effort of the season at Yankee Stadium, where he has a 4.71 ERA this season compared to 1.50 on the road. He's next scheduled to pitch at home Friday against the Giants.
July 10 8:36 PM PT9:36 PM MT10:36 PM CT11:36 PM ET23:36 ET3:36 GMT11:36 8:36 PM MST10:36 PM EST11:06 PM VEN7:36 UAE (+1)10:36 PM CT-Tanaka struggled in the Yankees' win over Cleveland on Sunday, surrendering season highs of seven runs - three earned - and 10 hits across 4 2/3 innings.
Analysis: Tanaka has had some up-and-down performances over the last few weeks, though he's 3-0 with a 3.62 ERA over his past five starts and has averaged nearly a strikeout per inning during that period.
July 6 11:12 AM PT12:12 PM MT1:12 PM CT2:12 PM ET14:12 ET18:12 GMT2:12 11:12 AM MST1:12 PM EST1:42 PM VEN22:12 UAE1:12 PM CT-Tanaka went 7 2/3 scoreless innings to beat the White Sox on Tuesday.
Analysis: Tanaka improved to 4-1 with a 1.14 ERA in eight road starts, and he's next scheduled to pitch in Cleveland on Sunday.
June 30 9:34 PM PT10:34 PM MT11:34 PM CT12:34 AM ET0:34 ET4:34 GMT12:34 9:34 PM MST11:34 PM EST12:04 AM VEN8:34 UAE11:34 PM CT-Tanaka wasn't at his best in Wednesday's start against Texas, which tagged the Yankees' ace for six runs in six innings.
Analysis: Tanaka was spared a loss when New York rallied for six runs in the ninth inning to pull out a 9-7 win. He had posted six quality starts in his previous seven outings, going 4-2 with a 2.47 ERA over that solid stretch.
June 24 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET22:23 ET2:23 GMT10:23 7:23 PM MST9:23 PM EST9:53 PM VEN6:23 UAE (+1)9:23 PM CT-Tanaka (5-2) beat the Twins for the second time in seven days Friday, allowing three runs and seven hits in six innings.
Analysis: Tanaka is 4-2 with a 2.47 ERA in his last seven starts.
June 17 8:27 PM PT9:27 PM MT10:27 PM CT11:27 PM ET23:27 ET3:27 GMT11:27 8:27 PM MST10:27 PM EST10:57 PM VEN7:27 UAE (+1)10:27 PM CT-Tanaka matched his longest start of the season Friday at Minnesota. He allowed one run and seven hits over eight innings with no walks and five strikeouts.
Analysis: It was a nice bounce-back performance after Tanaka gave up five runs over 6 1/3 innings in a 6-1 loss to Detroit on Saturday. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 1.32 ERA in seven road starts - the second-lowest road ERA in the AL and third-lowest in the majors.
June 2 8:47 AM PT9:47 AM MT10:47 AM CT11:47 AM ET11:47 ET15:47 GMT23:47 8:47 AM MST10:47 AM EST11:17 AM VEN19:47 UAE10:47 AM CT-Tanaka suffered his first loss Wednesday.
Analysis: Tanaka allowed two runs, one earned, and seven hits in six innings to lose for the first time in 11 starts. He came in as one of four undefeated pitchers with at least 10 starts.
May 28 11:50 AM PT12:50 PM MT1:50 PM CT2:50 PM ET14:50 ET18:50 GMT2:50 11:50 AM MST1:50 PM EST2:20 PM VEN22:50 UAE1:50 PM CT-Tanaka won his second consecutive start with Friday's dominant performance at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Tanaka yielded two singles and didn't walk a batter while working seven scoreless innings in New York's 4-1 win. He was outstanding as well in his previous outing, holding Oakland to a run on five hits through seven frames last Saturday.
May 22 12:11 PM PT1:11 PM MT2:11 PM CT3:11 PM ET15:11 ET19:11 GMT3:11 12:11 PM MST2:11 PM EST2:41 PM VEN23:11 UAE2:11 PM CT-Tanaka gave up one run in seven innings Saturday in a 5-1 victory against Oakland.
Analysis: Tanaka (2-0, 3.24 ERA) allowed a combined 10 runs in 12 innings in his previous two starts.
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 11 4 0 - 0 26 26 0 168.0 152 65 58 16 28 0 142 1.07 3.11
Career 36 16 0 - 0 70 70 4 458.1 401 178 160 56 76 0 422 1.04 3.14

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
2016 NYY 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 70 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 .056 .105 .056

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 788 96 85 90.5 31.97
Curveball 120 80 71 75.4 4.87
Slider 685 89 79 83.9 27.79
Changeup 135 89 81 84.9 5.48
Split-Finger 565 91 83 87.1 22.92
Cut Fastball 172 91 85 88.4 6.98

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