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Masahiro Tanaka
ERA W-L K
3.01 5-2 75
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
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 5 2 0 - 0 15 15 0 98.2 84 35 33 8 18 0 75 1.03 3.01
Career 30 14 0 - 0 59 59 4 389.0 333 148 135 48 66 0 355 1.03 3.12

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 59 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 431 95 86 90.3 30.42
Curveball 66 78 72 75.1 4.66
Slider 414 89 80 84.1 29.22
Split-Finger 433 90 81 86.6 30.56
Cut Fastball 73 91 86 88.7 5.15

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