Masahiro Tanaka

Age: 29
Bats/Throws: R/R
6' 3" / 215
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Birthdate: 11/1/1988 (29 y, 8 m, 18 d)
Contract: $155M / 7 Years (2014 - 2020)

RotoWire News: Tanaka allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while fanning five across 6.1 innings as he didn't factor into the decision Sunday against the Indians. (7/15/2018)

6/11/2018
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Effectively Wild Episode 1229: Say it Ain't Shohei by Ben Lindbergh
6/7/2018
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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 560 – TINSTAAPP … by Paul Sporer
5/22/2018
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Tanaka Doesn't Like to Stretch by Jeff Zimmerman
4/10/2018
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Masahiro Tanaka Is Beyond McCullersing by Jeff Sullivan
3/1/2018
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NFBC ADP Movers & Shakers by Jeff Zimmerman



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 %23.5 %16.7 %4.504.323.04 
2015Yankees12702424154.08.121.581.46.24274.0 %47.0 %16.9 %3.513.983.292.3
2015Yankees010115.05.405.403.60.154100.0 %46.7 %33.3 %3.608.935.51 
2016Yankees14403131199.27.441.620.99.27176.4 %48.2 %12.0 %3.073.513.614.6
2017Yankees131203030178.19.792.071.77.30571.5 %49.2 %21.2 %4.744.343.442.7
2017Yankees2103320.08.101.350.00.19684.6 %54.9 %0.0 %0.901.813.14 
2018THE BAT13802929178.09.011.991.52.29575.2 %  3.814.09  
2018ATC13902828174.08.911.921.44.30174.0 %  3.863.98  
2018Depth Charts13902929178.08.771.891.36.30274.0 %  3.823.88 3.6
2018Steamer12902929176.08.592.061.41.29473.4 %47.1 % 4.014.073.733.2
2018Fans (13)13702828173.09.051.771.35.29373.4 %  3.793.74 3.7
2018ZiPS13902828173.08.951.721.30.29974.7 %  3.643.69 3.9
2018Yankees (AAA)000115.07.200.001.80.15462.5 %35.7 %20.0 %3.604.342.90 
2018Yankees720151583.18.962.381.94.25274.2 %44.7 %20.9 %4.544.903.770.6
2018ZiPS (R)44 111167.09.071.911.49.30472.7 %  4.044.00 1.1
2018Steamer (R)540131376.08.922.131.39.29273.7 %  3.923.97 1.3
2018Depth Charts (R)540131376.08.992.021.44.30473.2 %  3.983.99 1.3
2018THE BAT (R)630131377.09.522.081.43.29376.2 %  3.603.87  
Total- - -59300120120751.28.641.761.38.27675.0 %47.6 %16.7 %3.663.873.3413.3
Postseason- - -2204425.07.562.160.72.18893.0 %53.0 %9.5 %1.443.233.61 

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2014Yankees1352.77202031000136.1542123474215210440141
2015Yankees (AAA)004.5022000006.0256331200006
2015Yankees1273.51242410000154.0609126666025270140139
2015Yankees013.6011000005.0214222300003
2016Yankees1443.07313100000199.2805179756822360370165
2017Yankees13124.74303011000178.17521801009435411770194
2017Yankees210.90330000020.072102203002018
2018THE BAT1383.812929  0  178.07291668275303924  178
2018ATC1393.862828  00 174.0 1648175283715  172
2018Depth Charts1393.822929  00 178.0 16982762737 5  174
2018Steamer1294.0129291000 176.073317285782840 5  168
2018Fans (13)1373.792828  0  173.0 15678732634 3  174
2018ZiPS1393.642828  0  173.0 160757025330460172
2018Yankees (AAA)003.6011000005.0183221000004
2018Yankees724.5415150000083.13417244421822042083
2018ZiPS (R)444.041111     67.0 6433301114 2  67
2018Steamer (R)543.9213130000 76.03167236331218 2  76
2018Depth Charts (R)543.981313  00 76.0 7236341217 2  76
2018THE BAT (R)633.601313  0  77.0313693431121812  81
Total- - -59303.6612012052000751.23049680332306115147119240722
Postseason- - -221.44440000025.093144426002021

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 %87953.98
2015Yankees5.405.401.003.6014.3 %14.3 %0.0 %.2221.40.154100.0 %892148.93
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Yankees7.441.624.580.9920.5 %4.5 %16.0 %.2341.08.27176.4 %72803.51
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Yankees9.792.074.731.7725.8 %5.5 %20.3 %.2561.24.30571.5 %107954.34
2017Yankees8.101.356.000.0025.0 %4.2 %20.8 %.1450.65.19684.6 %20391.81
2017Average8.343.292.531.2721.6 %8.5 %13.1 %.2521.34.29772.6 %  4.40
2018THE BAT9.011.994.531.52   .2481.15.29575.2 %  4.09
2018ATC8.911.924.641.44   .2511.16.30174.0 %  3.98
2018Depth Charts8.771.894.651.36   .2521.16.30274.0 %  3.88
2018Steamer8.592.064.171.4122.9 %5.5 %17.4 %.2501.21.29473.4 %  4.07
2018Fans (13)9.051.775.121.35   .2421.10.29373.4 %  3.74
2018ZiPS8.951.725.211.30   .2471.12.29974.7 %  3.69
2018Yankees (AAA)7.200.004.001.8022.2 %0.0 %22.2 %.1670.60.15462.5 %  4.34
2018Yankees8.962.383.771.9424.3 %6.5 %17.9 %.2291.13.25274.2 %1071134.90
2018Average8.533.282.601.1422.3 %8.6 %13.7 %.2441.30.29373.1 %  4.18
2018ZiPS (R)9.071.914.741.49   .2531.17.30472.7 %  4.00
2018Steamer (R)8.922.134.181.39   .2451.19.29273.7 %  3.97
2018Depth Charts (R)8.992.024.451.44   .2531.18.30473.2 %  3.99
2018THE BAT (R)9.522.084.581.43   .2401.12.29376.2 %  3.87
Total- - -8.641.764.911.3823.7 %4.8 %18.9 %.2361.10.27675.0 %87903.87
Postseason- - -7.562.163.500.7222.6 %6.5 %16.1 %.1610.80.18893.0 %34743.23

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
2015Yankees (AAA)0.6741.2 %23.5 %35.3 %16.7 %16.7 %  47.1 %17.7 %35.3 %     3.04
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
2016Yankees1.5520.7 %48.2 %31.0 %12.0 %12.0 %4.5 %37.5 %44.6 %33.3 %22.1 %18.5 %49.1 %32.4 %3.79853.61
2017Yankees1.5118.2 %49.2 %32.6 %12.1 %21.2 %6.4 %33.3 %45.8 %36.7 %17.5 %19.4 %49.1 %31.4 %3.52783.44
2017Yankees1.8715.7 %54.9 %29.4 %6.7 %0.0 %3.6 %0.0 %      2.94713.14
2018Yankees (AAA)1.0028.6 %35.7 %35.7 %40.0 %20.0 %  42.9 %28.6 %28.6 %     2.90
2018Yankees1.1717.3 %44.7 %38.1 %11.6 %20.9 %5.9 %16.7 %48.3 %33.2 %18.5 %19.0 %45.7 %35.3 %3.70913.77
Total- - -1.4720.1 %47.6 %32.4 %11.2 %16.7 %6.2 %33.3 %45.9 %34.2 %20.0 %18.8 %48.6 %32.7 %3.43803.34
Postseason- - -1.6715.2 %53.0 %31.8 %4.8 %9.5 %2.9 %0.0 %      3.44843.61

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2014Yankees172107901113726866013492009
2015Yankees (AAA)4671    3469103
2015Yankees2061488414153210076215282290
2015Yankees76200000344983
2016Yankees28618412322138312096619692935
2017Yankees2491659220163112993718732810
2017Yankees281581100693191284
2018Yankees (AAA)5542    204969
2018Yankees101863910661644268461272
Total- - -101469042877632794813751756511316
Postseason- - -35211011006127240367

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2014Yankees1.83-8.1710.0016.611.830.97 0.881.12171.250.6300
2015Yankees1.02-8.699.719.941.080.83 0.850.84231.68-0.4600
2015Yankees0.00-0.350.350.470.050.88 0.870.651-0.020.0300
2016Yankees2.90-11.0613.9728.162.850.91 0.871.02312.610.5700
2017Yankees0.21-12.1012.31-6.44-0.700.900.850.870.90290.090.1500
2017Yankees0.79-0.711.508.010.810.980.950.870.9430.780.0300
2018Yankees0.22-5.195.402.610.300.830.880.841.33150.69-0.4300
Total- - -6.18-45.2251.3950.895.360.900.860.871.011156.320.5800
Postseason- - -0.79-1.061.868.480.860.960.950.870.8740.750.0700

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%
2016Yankees31.6% (90.6)26.1% (83.7)8.0% (88.3)5.4% (75.4) 28.9% (86.6)  
2017Yankees27.7% (92.2)30.5% (84.7)9.5% (89.7)6.0% (77.0) 26.3% (87.8) 0.1%
2018Yankees25.6% (91.7)34.5% (83.4)4.7% (89.2)4.5% (77.1) 30.7% (86.5)  
Total- - -31.7% (91.4)26.5% (83.9)8.3% (89.0)5.9% (76.0)0.1% (82.6)27.5% (87.1) 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 %      
2016Yankees6.5 % 9.2 %30.2 % 21.1 %27.5 %5.5 %      
2017Yankees15.3 % 3.4 %23.2 % 20.1 %32.1 %6.0 %      
2018Yankees20.9 % 2.2 %31.2 % 5.2 %36.3 %4.2 %      
Total- - -16.2 %0.0 %5.4 %26.9 % 18.3 %27.3 %5.8 %  0.1 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2014Yankees91.191.790.186.1 90.383.173.8  86.9  
2015Yankees92.0 89.087.3 91.083.676.5     
2016Yankees92.0 88.986.6 90.483.975.6     
2017Yankees91.9 89.587.5 91.484.776.9     
2018Yankees91.8 89.186.5 90.783.676.7     
Total- - -91.791.789.086.8 90.883.975.9  86.9  

SeasonTeamFA%FC%FS%SI%CH%SL%CU%CS%KN%SB%XX%
2014Yankees20.8 %6.2 %25.9 %20.0 % 21.4 %5.7 %    
2015Yankees18.7 %10.9 %27.1 %13.7 % 22.3 %7.4 %    
2016Yankees9.4 %7.8 %25.0 %27.7 % 24.7 %5.3 %    
2017Yankees10.7 %8.4 %24.0 %17.3 % 30.5 %5.9 %   3.3 %
2018Yankees18.8 %5.8 %27.9 %4.6 % 32.9 %4.2 %    
Total- - -14.7 %8.1 %25.7 %18.3 % 26.0 %5.8 %   0.8 %

SeasonTeamvFAvFCvFSvSIvCHvSLvCUvCSvKNvSB
2014Yankees92.889.387.391.4 84.074.4   
2015Yankees92.989.988.191.8 84.577.1   
2016Yankees92.088.686.990.3 84.476.0   
2017Yankees93.089.887.791.4 84.777.0   
2018Yankees92.489.486.991.3 83.877.5   
Total- - -92.789.487.491.0 84.376.4   

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 
2016Yankees1.74.8-2.1-0.2 17.8 0.190.63-0.91-0.13 2.10 
2017Yankees-15.49.3-8.02.8 8.0 -1.981.08-3.001.64 1.08 
2018Yankees-6.13.9-0.2-0.8 5.0 -1.870.88-0.31-1.46 1.29 
Total- - --47.739.8-5.80.10.151.8 -1.331.33-0.610.020.751.67 

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-0.7 -2.520.1 4.93.0-1.3     
2017Yankees-9.3 -0.27.1 -13.511.52.5     
2018Yankees-3.4 -2.16.6 -3.65.1-0.9     
Total- - --31.5-0.1-0.153.6 -14.439.0-1.5  -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-0.36 -0.922.27 0.790.37-0.79     
2017Yankees-2.18 -0.241.10 -2.401.281.50     
2018Yankees-1.27 -7.321.66 -5.491.11-1.78     
Total- - --1.72-5.98-0.011.77 -0.691.27-0.23  -11.60  

SeasonTeamwFAwFCwFSwSIwCHwSLwCUwCSwKNwSB
2014Yankees-11.3-0.312.62.0 10.4-1.8   
2015Yankees-8.46.59.5-9.6 11.20.2   
2016Yankees-3.6-1.418.16.3 4.3-0.4   
2017Yankees-6.0-6.36.5-10.0 12.12.7   
2018Yankees-4.10.42.3-0.9 5.8-2.2   
Total- - --33.3-1.149.1-12.1 43.9-1.5   

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFC/CwFS/CwSI/CwCH/CwSL/CwCU/CwCS/CwKN/CwSB/C
2014Yankees-2.71-0.252.440.49 2.44-1.61   
2015Yankees-1.962.621.53-3.06 2.210.10   
2016Yankees-1.30-0.612.480.78 0.59-0.25   
2017Yankees-1.99-2.660.97-2.05 1.411.63   
2018Yankees-1.730.510.66-1.48 1.40-4.11   
Total- - --2.01-0.121.69-0.59 1.50-0.23   

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 %
2015Yankees36.8 %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 %44.8 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Yankees36.5 %68.8 %50.0 %66.0 %87.3 %78.3 %41.8 %64.5 %10.9 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
2017Yankees37.8 %69.0 %50.9 %52.8 %83.6 %70.4 %42.0 %64.6 %15.1 %
2017Average29.9 %66.7 %46.5 %62.9 %85.5 %77.5 %45.0 %60.3 %10.4 %
2018Yankees36.9 %68.0 %49.5 %58.4 %82.9 %72.0 %40.5 %67.5 %13.8 %
2018Average30.6 %67.2 %46.4 %62.8 %85.5 %77.0 %43.1 %60.5 %10.6 %
Total- - -37.2 %67.6 %49.9 %59.5 %85.7 %74.3 %41.8 %64.0 %12.8 %

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
2016Yankees37.6 %64.2 %50.0 %64.2 %87.6 %78.2 %46.6 %25.1
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
2017Yankees40.6 %65.4 %50.9 %54.2 %84.4 %70.3 %41.7 %26.0
2017Average30.3 %64.1 %46.5 %61.2 %85.8 %77.4 %47.9 %23.8
2018Yankees39.3 %63.5 %49.5 %56.2 %85.2 %71.8 %41.9 %25.9
2018Average30.3 %64.2 %46.4 %60.3 %85.7 %77.0 %47.5 %23.5
Total- - -38.8 %63.8 %49.9 %58.2 %86.4 %74.2 %44.3 %25.4

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2014Yankees37.9 %63.3 %49.5 %52.8 %86.5 %72.5 %45.7 %25.5
2015Yankees39.0 %61.1 %49.0 %61.9 %88.2 %76.7 %45.0 %25.0
2016Yankees37.8 %63.8 %49.9 %63.8 %87.8 %78.2 %46.7 %25.3
2017Yankees42.1 %64.6 %51.1 %56.3 %84.1 %70.4 %40.1 %25.4
2018Yankees39.8 %61.9 %49.3 %55.9 %85.1 %71.7 %43.3 %26.3
Total- - -39.4 %63.1 %49.9 %58.6 %86.5 %74.2 %44.1 %25.4

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2014YankeesP2020136.112140001001 6   1.000 
2015Yankees (AAA)P226.0000  0          
2015YankeesP2424154.011190001200 1   1.000 
2016YankeesP3131199.211311011100 7   .977 
2017YankeesP3030178.18220001200 4   1.000 
2018Yankees (AAA)P115.0000  0          
2018YankeesP151583.17110002200 2   1.000 
Total- - -P120120751.249971016701 20   .993 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2014YankeesP136.10  224              
2015YankeesP154.02  035              
2016YankeesP199.20  067              
2017YankeesP178.11  012              
2018YankeesP83.10  023              
Total- - -P751.23  21421              

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)
2017YankeesP178.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (3)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (8)100.0%    (12)
2018YankeesP83.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (4)100.0%      (6)
Total- - -P751.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (9)25.0%      (4)75.0%     (8)100.0%    (21)100.0%    (66)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2014Yankees3.50.00.50.427.03.1$23.6 
2015Yankees2.91.8-1.10.721.32.3$18.1 
2016Yankees5.31.3-0.60.743.24.6$36.9 
2017Yankees1.7-0.3-0.7-1.027.12.7$21.8 
2018Yankees0.80.7-0.40.25.50.6$4.4 
Total- - -14.33.4-2.41.0124.113.3$104.8 

  • $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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