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Masahiro Tanaka
Birthdate: 11/1/1988 (27 y, 6 m, 24 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/210     Position: P
Contract: $155M / 7 Years (2014 - 2020)
RotoWire News: Tanaka (2-0) surrendered five hits, an earned run and two walks over seven innings in Saturday's 5-1 victory over the A's. He struck out four. (5/22/2016)
Profiles:  2014  2015  2016  (Click Year to Expand / Close)



SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2014Yankees13502020136.19.311.390.99.29979.5 %46.6 %14.0 %2.773.042.583.1
2015Yankees (AAA)000226.09.003.001.50.31375.8 %  4.504.32  
2015Yankees12702424154.08.121.581.46.24274.0 %47.0 %16.9 %3.513.983.292.2
2015Yankees010115.05.405.403.60.154100.0 %46.7 %33.3 %3.608.935.51 
2016Depth Charts121002929185.08.331.761.16.29673.1 %  3.593.63 3.5
2016Steamer12902929187.08.261.811.07.28474.5 %  3.363.52 3.7
2016Fans (16)12702626166.08.671.571.08.29074.7 %  3.283.35 3.7
2016ZiPS119 2525157.78.391.711.26.29471.6 %  3.823.73 2.8
2016Yankees2009958.17.711.850.93.25974.6 %55.4 %13.3 %3.243.363.231.3
2016ZiPS (R)76 1919121.08.321.761.20.29870.7 %  3.843.67 2.1
2016Steamer (R)9702121136.08.111.891.07.28674.5 %  3.413.58 2.6
2016Depth Charts (R)8702121135.08.211.831.13.29872.6 %  3.623.63 2.5
Total- - -271205353348.28.521.551.19.26776.4 %48.3 %15.3 %3.173.513.016.6
Postseason- - -010115.05.405.403.60.154100.0 %46.7 %33.3 %3.608.935.51 

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2014Yankees1352.77202031000136.1542123474215210440141
2015Yankees (AAA)004.5022000  6.0256331200006
2015Yankees1273.51242410000154.0609126666025270140139
2015Yankees013.6011000005.0214222300003
2016Depth Charts12103.592929  00 185.0 17180742436 5  172
2016Steamer1293.3629291100 187.076517277702237 5  172
2016Fans (16)1273.282626  0  166.0 14666612029 3  160
2016ZiPS1193.822525     157.7 146726722300470147
2016Yankees203.24990000058.1235492221612011050
2016ZiPS (R)763.841919     121.0 11356511624 3  112
2016Steamer (R)973.4121211000 136.056112857521629 3  123
2016Depth Charts (R)873.622121  00 135.0 12659541727 3  123
Total- - -27123.17535341000348.2138629813512346600690330
Postseason- - -013.6011000005.0214222300003

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2014Yankees9.311.396.710.9926.0 %3.9 %22.1 %.2381.06.29979.5 %72783.04
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2015Yankees (AAA)9.003.003.001.5024.0 %8.0 %16.0 %.2611.33.31375.8 %  4.32
2015Yankees8.121.585.151.4622.8 %4.4 %18.4 %.2170.99.24274.0 %86953.98
2015Yankees5.405.401.003.6014.3 %14.3 %0.0 %.2221.40.154100.0 %882158.93
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Depth Charts8.331.764.731.16   .2471.12.29673.1 %  3.63
2016Steamer8.261.814.581.0722.4 %4.9 %17.5 %.2381.12.28474.5 %  3.52
2016Fans (16)8.671.575.521.08   .2381.05.29074.7 %  3.35
2016ZiPS8.391.714.901.26   .2471.12.29471.6 %  3.73
2016Yankees7.711.854.170.9321.3 %5.1 %16.2 %.2211.05.25974.6 %79793.36
2016Average8.033.212.501.0721.0 %8.4 %12.6 %.2471.31.29373.5 %  4.15
2016ZiPS (R)8.321.764.731.20   .2501.13.29870.7 %  3.67
2016Steamer (R)8.111.894.281.07   .2411.15.28674.5 %  3.58
2016Depth Charts (R)8.211.834.501.13   .2491.14.29872.6 %  3.63
Total- - -8.521.555.501.1923.8 %4.3 %19.5 %.2261.03.26776.4 %79863.51
Postseason- - -5.405.401.003.6014.3 %14.3 %0.0 %.2221.40.154100.0 %882158.93

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2014Yankees1.6124.4 %46.6 %29.0 %10.3 %14.0 %7.6 %28.6 %47.9 %34.0 %18.1 %17.6 %47.6 %34.8 %2.67682.58
2015Yankees1.3919.2 %47.0 %33.8 %9.5 %16.9 %7.3 %66.7 %44.7 %33.1 %22.2 %19.3 %49.7 %31.1 %3.36813.29
2015Yankees1.1713.3 %46.7 %40.0 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %      5.381365.51
2016Yankees2.0717.9 %55.4 %26.8 %8.9 %13.3 %5.4 %25.0 %43.0 %34.3 %22.7 %19.8 %51.7 %28.5 %3.35793.23
Total- - -1.5720.9 %48.3 %30.8 %9.7 %15.3 %7.0 %35.7 %45.6 %33.7 %20.7 %18.7 %49.2 %32.1 %3.09763.01
Postseason- - -1.1713.3 %46.7 %40.0 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %      5.381365.51

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2014Yankees172107901113726866013492009
2015Yankees2061488414153210076215282290
2015Yankees76200000344983
2016Yankees934530454127286557843
Total- - -4713002042933145195170834345142
Postseason- - -76200000344983

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2014Yankees1.83-8.1710.0016.611.830.970.970.881.12171.250.6300
2015Yankees1.02-8.699.719.941.080.830.830.850.84231.68-0.4600
2015Yankees-0.03-0.360.330.180.020.860.860.870.591-0.070.0300
2016Yankees0.50-4.194.696.660.691.111.110.871.6490.80-0.3400
Total- - -3.35-21.0524.4033.213.600.930.930.871.08493.73-0.1400
Postseason- - --0.03-0.360.330.180.020.860.860.870.591-0.070.0300

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2014Yankees40.6% (91.2)22.2% (83.1)6.1% (88.9)5.7% (73.5)0.5% (82.6)25.0% (86.5)  
2015Yankees32.5% (91.8)21.5% (83.8)11.1% (88.9)7.3% (76.7) 27.5% (87.7) 0.0%
2016Yankees31.2% (90.2)27.3% (83.7)4.9% (87.8)5.8% (75.0) 30.8% (86.5)  
Total- - -35.5% (91.3)22.7% (83.5)8.1% (88.8)6.5% (75.3)0.2% (82.6)27.1% (87.0) 0.0%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2014Yankees25.1 %0.1 %0.3 %24.1 % 22.5 %21.5 %5.9 %  0.6 %   
2015Yankees19.4 % 9.4 %27.0 % 16.3 %21.1 %6.9 %      
2016Yankees2.9 % 4.4 %32.9 % 25.6 %28.5 %5.8 %      
Total- - -18.9 %0.0 %5.0 %26.9 % 20.2 %22.5 %6.3 %  0.2 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2014Yankees91.191.790.186.1 90.383.173.8  86.9  
2015Yankees92.0 89.087.3 91.083.676.5     
2016Yankees92.0 88.486.5 90.383.975.1     
Total- - -91.691.788.986.7 90.583.575.3  86.9  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2014Yankees-10.211.10.0-1.80.112.1 -1.262.500.02-1.520.752.40 
2015Yankees-17.710.74.60.1 8.9 -2.382.181.790.08 1.42 
2016Yankees2.13.5-1.71.4 1.8 0.801.53-4.192.93 0.69 
Total- - --25.825.42.9-0.20.122.7 -1.422.170.68-0.050.751.64 

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2014Yankees-9.3-0.10.212.9 1.19.6-1.4  -1.4  
2015Yankees-8.8 4.56.9 -3.39.9-0.4     
2016Yankees-1.0 -0.62.6 3.22.01.4     
Total- - --19.1-0.14.222.4 1.021.5-0.4  -1.4  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2014Yankees-1.86-5.983.692.68 0.242.24-1.18  -11.60  
2015Yankees-1.99 2.101.11 -0.882.04-0.27     
2016Yankees-4.13 -1.490.94 1.490.852.93     
Total- - --1.97-5.981.621.62 0.101.87-0.11  -11.60  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2014Yankees38.0 %66.5 %49.5 %57.1 %86.1 %72.9 %40.5 %62.0 %13.4 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Yankees36.7 %65.0 %49.0 %62.6 %87.1 %76.7 %43.4 %62.6 %11.4 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Yankees32.2 %68.4 %48.8 %58.5 %83.3 %74.5 %45.8 %63.4 %12.5 %
2016Average28.1 %66.1 %45.8 %62.4 %85.9 %78.2 %46.7 %60.1 %9.9 %
Total- - -36.5 %66.2 %49.2 %59.7 %86.1 %74.8 %42.6 %62.5 %12.4 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2014Yankees37.6 %63.6 %49.5 %52.7 %86.5 %72.5 %45.5 %25.1
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Yankees38.6 %61.9 %49.0 %62.3 %87.9 %76.7 %44.8 %25.0
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Yankees35.7 %64.3 %48.8 %62.0 %82.7 %74.5 %45.8 %26.0
2016Average29.6 %63.4 %45.9 %62.6 %86.0 %78.1 %48.1 %22.5
Total- - -37.7 %63.0 %49.1 %58.5 %86.5 %74.7 %45.2 %25.2

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2014YankeesP2020136.112140001001 6   1.000 
2015YankeesP2424154.011190001200 1   1.000 
2016YankeesP9958.14120001100 2   1.000 
Total- - -P5353348.227450003301 9   1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2014YankeesP136.10  224              
2015YankeesP154.02  035              
2016YankeesP58.10  022              
Total- - -P348.22  2711              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2014YankeesP136.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (4)50.0%      (2)100.0%     (3)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (8)
2015YankeesP154.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)50.0%     (2)100.0%      (3)100.0%    (14)
2016YankeesP58.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (2)100.0%      (9)
Total- - -P348.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (5)25.0%      (4)80.0%     (5)100.0%      (6)100.0%    (31)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2014Yankees3.60.00.50.526.83.1$23.4 
2015Yankees3.01.8-1.10.721.12.2$17.9 
2016Yankees1.40.5-0.40.111.51.3$10.1 
Total- - -7.92.2-0.91.359.46.6$51.5 

  • $155m / 7 Years (2014 - 2020) (Edit)
    • signed by New York Yankees on 1/22/2014 (Free Agent)
    • 2014: $22M, 2015: $22M, 2016: $22M, 2017: $22M, 2018: $22M, 2019: $22M, 2020: $23M
    • No Trade: Full
    • Other Notes: Yankees paid $20MM posting fee to Rakuten Golden Eagles. Deal includes player opt-out clause after 4th year. Also gets $35k moving allowance, $100k annual housing allowance, $85k to hire an interpreter,. Four first class round trip plane tickets from New York and Japan.
    • Agent / Agency: Casey Close (Excel Sports Management)
    • Originally Reported By: Ken Rosenthal
    • Source: twitter.com, Hat Tip: riveraveblues.com
    • Submitted by John Benedetto
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