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Masahiro Tanaka
Birthdate: 11/1/1988 (28 y, 6 m, 21 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/215     Position: P
Contract: $155M / 7 Years (2014 - 2020)
RotoWire News: Tanaka (5-3) lasted just three innings, striking out four while giving up six runs on nine hits and three walks in Saturday's loss to the Rays. (5/21/2017)
Profiles:  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)



SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2014Yankees20900000.0 %55.6 %.000.250.111.111.111.099-500.0-1.50.90.0
2015Yankees248000012.5 %25.0 %.000.000.000.125.000.086-600.0-1.50.80.0
2015Yankees1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2016Yankees31200000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.50.20.0
2017Yankees9300000.0 %66.7 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.0-0.80.30.0
Total- - -842200004.5 %50.0 %.000.111.050.095.050.075-650.0-4.32.3-0.1
Postseason- - -1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2014Yankees20991100000005000000.111
2015Yankees24780000000102000000.000
2015Yankees1000000000000000000.000
2016Yankees31220000000002000000.000
2017Yankees9230000000002001000.000
Total- - -84202211000001011001000.050
Postseason- - -1000000000000000000.000

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2014Yankees0.0 %55.6 %0.00.111.111.111.222.0000.1.250  0.00-1.5.099-50
2014Average7.6 %20.4 %0.37.251.314.386.700.1355.0.299     .310 
2015Yankees12.5 %25.0 %0.50.000.125.000.125.0000.1.000  0.0-1-1.5.086-60
2015Yankees0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2015Average7.7 %20.4 %0.38.254.317.405.721.1504.8.299     .313 
2016Yankees0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.5.000-100
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.255.322.417.739.1624.9.300     .318 
2017Yankees0.0 %66.7 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.00-0.8.000-100
2017Average8.8 %21.4 %0.41.250.322.415.737.1654.9.294     .319 
Total- - -4.5 %50.0 %0.09.050.095.050.145.0000.1.111  0.0-2-4.2.075-65
Postseason- - -0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2014Yankees1.000.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %75.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %
2015Yankees4.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %20.0 %60.0 %20.0 %80.0 %20.0 %0.0 %
2015Yankees0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2016Yankees0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2017Yankees0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %
Total- - -3.000.0 %75.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %10.0 %40.0 %50.0 %40.0 %60.0 %0.0 %
Postseason- - -0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2014Yankees2200000112536
2015Yankees4000010132639
2015Yankees0000000000
2016Yankees00000005813
2017Yankees00000104812
Total- - -62000203367100
Postseason- - -0000000000

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2014Yankees-0.14-0.140.00-1.67-0.190.63 0-0.16-0.07
2015Yankees-0.15-0.150.00-1.70-0.190.77 0-0.13-0.06
2015Yankees          
2016Yankees-0.09-0.090.00-0.81-0.091.41 0-0.060.00
2017Yankees-0.03-0.030.00-0.55-0.050.60 0-0.060.01
Total- - --0.41-0.410.00-4.73-0.520.75 0-0.41-0.14
Postseason- - -          

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2014Yankees66.7% (91.7)19.4% (85.1)11.1% (88.8)2.8% (72.0)    
2015Yankees87.2% (91.4)  7.7% (77.7)5.1% (83.0)   
2016Yankees76.9% (93.2)7.7% (86.0)  15.4% (85.5)   
2017Yankees91.7% (93.5)8.3% (83.0)      
Total- - -79.0% (92.0)9.0% (85.0)4.0% (88.8)4.0% (76.3)4.0% (84.3)   

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2014Yankees36.1 %25.0 %16.7 %   19.4 %2.8 %      
2015Yankees56.4 %2.6 %   28.2 % 2.6 %5.1 % 5.1 %   
2016Yankees7.7 %69.2 %    7.7 %   15.4 %   
2017Yankees91.7 %     8.3 %       
Total- - -47.0 %19.0 %6.0 %  11.0 %9.0 %2.0 %2.0 % 4.0 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2014Yankees92.890.489.3   85.171.8     
2015Yankees91.890.9   90.6 74.979.1 82.5  
2016Yankees93.393.2    86.4   85.0  
2017Yankees93.6     83.1      
Total- - -92.591.889.3  90.685.173.479.1 83.8  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2014Yankees-0.8-0.4-0.20.0   -3.53-6.00-6.072.56   
2015Yankees-1.0  -0.3-0.1  -2.93  -8.64-5.66  
2016Yankees-0.50.0  -0.1  -4.934.60  -2.82  
2017Yankees-0.80.0     -6.834.31     
Total- - --3.1-0.3-0.2-0.2-0.2  -3.91-3.68-6.07-5.84-4.24  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2014Yankees-0.4-0.5-0.3   -0.40.0     
2015Yankees-0.40.0   -0.5 0.0-0.2 -0.1  
2016Yankees0.0-0.5    0.0   -0.1  
2017Yankees-0.8     0.0      
Total- - --1.5-1.0-0.3  -0.5-0.30.0-0.2 -0.2  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2014Yankees-2.75-5.37-4.28   -6.052.58     
2015Yankees-2.02-3.67   -4.60 -3.67-10.90 -5.56  
2016Yankees2.36-5.74    4.60   -2.82  
2017Yankees-6.83     4.31      
Total- - --3.25-5.46-4.28  -4.60-3.72-0.54-10.90 -4.19  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2014Yankees31.6 %47.1 %38.9 %33.3 %75.0 %57.1 %47.2 %66.7 %16.7 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Yankees36.4 %47.1 %41.0 %62.5 %100.0 %81.3 %43.6 %62.5 %7.7 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Yankees14.3 %16.7 %15.4 %100.0 %100.0 %100.0 %46.2 %50.0 %0.0 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
2017Yankees0.0 %50.0 %33.3 % 25.0 %25.0 %66.7 %66.7 %25.0 %
2017Average29.0 %66.5 %45.9 %62.9 %85.4 %77.6 %45.1 %59.8 %10.2 %
Total- - -28.9 %43.8 %36.0 %53.3 %76.2 %66.7 %48.0 %63.6 %12.0 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2014Yankees15.4 %52.2 %38.9 %0.0 %66.7 %57.1 %63.9 %18.0
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Yankees38.9 %42.9 %41.0 %57.1 %100.0 %81.3 %53.9 %18.3
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Yankees16.7 %14.3 %15.4 %100.0 %100.0 %100.0 %53.9 %25.2
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
2017Yankees0.0 %50.0 %33.3 % 25.0 %25.0 %66.7 %19.1
2017Average29.9 %63.8 %46.0 %61.9 %85.7 %77.6 %47.4 %23.7
Total- - -24.4 %44.1 %36.0 %50.0 %73.1 %66.7 %59.0 %19.4

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2014YankeesP2020136.112140001001 6   1.000 
2015Yankees (AAA)P226.00 0             
2015YankeesP2424154.011190001200 1   1.000 
2016YankeesP3131199.211311011100 7   .977 
2017YankeesP9948.0250000000 1   1.000 
Total- - -P8484538.036691013301 15   .991 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2014YankeesP136.10  224              
2015YankeesP154.02  035              
2016YankeesP199.20  067              
2017YankeesP48.00  0-1-1              
Total- - -P538.02  21015              

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)
2016YankeesP199.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (5)100.0%    (26)
2017YankeesP48.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (3)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (3)
Total- - -P538.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (9)25.0%      (4)66.7%     (6)100.0%    (10)100.0%    (51)

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2014Yankees-1.50.0 0.9-1.50.90.00.3-0.30.0($0.2) 
2015Yankees-1.50.0 0.8-1.50.80.00.2-0.40.0($0.3) 
2016Yankees-0.50.0 0.2-0.50.20.00.1-0.20.0($0.2) 
2017Yankees-0.80.0 0.3-0.80.30.00.1-0.40.0($0.3) 
Total- - --4.30.0 2.3-4.32.30.10.6-1.3-0.1($1.1) 

  • $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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