Masahiro Tanaka

#19, SP, NY Yankees
Masahiro Tanaka
  • Height:
    6-2
  • Weight:
    205
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    November 1, 1988
  • Birth Place:
    Itami, Japan
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted
  • W
    13
  • L
    4
  • ERA
    2.47
  • K
    139
  • BB
    19


Player Notes
Masahiro Tanaka feels good and is on track to start against the Red Sox on Saturday.

Advice: Good news. Tanaka looked sharp in his first start since July 8 on Sunday against the Blue Jays, allowing one run over 5 1/3 innings while striking out four and walking none. He threw 70 pitches in his return, but will be bumped up to 85 pitches for his final start of the season on Saturday. There haven't been many success stories with pitchers rehabbing a UCL tear, but things are looking up for Tanaka at the moment.

More: Dan Barbarisi on Twitter

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka tossed 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Yankees' 5-2 win over the Blue Jays.

Advice: It was Tanaka's first start since July 8 and he looked great, scattering five hits and fanning four batters over his five-plus frames. Tanaka did not issue a walk and went to only one three-ball count. He's been successful so far in his attempt to rehab a partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament and will look to put a promising stamp on his rookie season this week in Boston. Tanaka is 13-4 with a 2.47 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 139/19 K/BB ratio in 134 2/3 major league innings.

Mon, Sep 22 Rotoworld
Yankees activated RHP Masahiro Tanaka from the 60-day disabled list.

Advice: Tanaka will make his return to the Yankees' rotation on Sunday versus the Blue Jays. He'll be limited to 70-75 pitches and might be a tad rusty given his two-and-a-half month layoff, but fantasy owners can probably go ahead and roll the dice on the right-hander.

Sun, Sep 21 Rotoworld
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) is tentatively scheduled to return to the rotation Sunday against the Blue Jays.

Advice: Tanaka gave up six hits but went five scoreless innings Monday in an instructional league game at the Yankees' spring training complex in Tampa, Florida. The right-hander will likely be limited to 75 pitches in his first game back in the bigs. He was diagnosed in early July with a partially-torn ligament in his right elbow -- an injury that almost always leads to Tommy John surgery.

More: Bryan Hoch on Twitter

Sun, Sep 21 Rotoworld
Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said Monday that Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) could rejoin the team's starting rotation this weekend.

Advice: Tanaka gave up six hits over five scoreless innings Monday in an instructional league game in Tampa, Florida. Assuming he feels good Tuesday, the Yankees could clear him to return. The team mostly wants to get a feeling on his progress going into the offseason, so we wouldn't count on him in fantasy leagues. Tanaka was diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow in July.

More: Erik Boland on Twitter

Tue, Sep 16 Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) tossed five scoreless innings Monday in an instructional league game at the Yankees' spring training complex in Tampa, Florida.

Advice: Tanaka gave up six hits to an opposing lineup filled with young Yankees minor leaguers -- most of them teenagers -- but he pitched out of those threats and, most importantly, felt no discomfort in his right elbow. There's been some speculation that Tanaka might rejoin the Yankees' rotation this coming weekend, but nothing is set in stone. He was diagnosed with a partially-torn UCL in early July.

More: The Journal News

Mon, Sep 15 Rotoworld

Next Game- Scheduled Next Start 9/27 vs. BOS

Home Score Away

Wednesday, September 24

Head-to-head vs. Baltimore

Head-to-head vs. Baltimore
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. Bal 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14.0 13 6 6 2 2 16 3.86 1.07 .241
Home (this year) 10 10 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 69.2 54 17 16 9 13 77 2.07 0.96 .209
Night (this year) 12 12 7 3 0 0 0 3 1 86.2 81 30 28 11 12 95 2.91 1.07 .248
Last game vs. Bal 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.0 6 3 3 1 1 6
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Sep 21 Tor W 5-2 W 5.1 5 1 1 0 0 4 13 4 0 0 0 134.2 2.47
Jul 8 @Cle L 3-5 L 6.2 10 5 5 2 1 5 12 4 0 0 0 129.1 2.51
Jul 3 @Min W 7-4 W 7.0 9 4 4 0 0 3 12 3 0 0 0 122.2 2.27
Jun 28 Bos L 1-2 L 9.0 7 2 2 2 1 8 11 3 0 0 0 115.2 2.10
Jun 22 Bal L 0-8 L 7.0 6 3 3 1 1 6 11 2 0 0 0 106.2 2.11
Jun 17 Tor W 3-1 W 6.0 5 1 1 1 2 10 11 1 0 0 0 99.2 1.99
Jun 11 @Sea W 4-2 W 9.0 6 2 2 1 1 11 10 1 0 0 0 93.2 2.02
Jun 5 Oak W 2-1 W 6.0 5 1 1 1 1 4 9 1 0 0 0 84.2 2.02
May 31 Min W 3-1 W 8.0 4 1 0 0 2 9 8 1 0 0 0 78.2 2.06
May 25 @CWS W 7-1 W 6.2 5 1 1 0 2 6 7 1 0 0 0 70.2 2.29
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2014 NYY 19 19 13 4 0 0 0 3 1 134.2 116 40 37 15 19 139 2.47 1.00 .232
Totals 19 19 13 4 0 0 0 3 1 134.2 116 40 37 15 19 139 2.47 1.00 .232
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2014 NYY 3 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .222
Totals 3 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .222
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2014 NYY 19 P 19 134 12 26 14 0 1 1.000
Totals 19 P 19 134 12 26 14 0 1 1.000