Masahiro Tanaka

#19, SP, NY Yankees
Masahiro Tanaka
  • Height:
    6-2
  • Weight:
    210
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    November 1, 1988
  • Birth Place:
    Itami, Japan
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted
  • W
    13
  • L
    5
  • ERA
    2.77
  • K
    141
  • BB
    21


Player Notes
The Yankees have named Masahiro Tanaka their Opening Day starter.

Advice: Tanaka's elbow has held up thus far in camp, so it's a no-brainer to send him out there on April 6 versus the Blue Jays. The Yanks also announced that Tanaka would be followed in the rotation by Michael Pineda, CC Sabathia and Nathan Eovaldi. Adam Warren is the favorite to capture the final spot in the rotation. Tanaka's upside his sky-high, but he remains a big health risk in 2015.

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7 hours ago Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs -- two earned -- in 4 2/3 innings and struck out seven Wednesday versus the Mets.

Advice: Tanaka was throwing his sinker more today, though you'd never know that from the results (besides the strikeouts, he ended up with two outs on the ground and three through the air). He was generally showing less velocity as a result, but that seemed to be by design. Tanaka will soon be named the Yankees' Opening Day starter.

Fri, Mar 27 Rotoworld
Masahiro Tanaka is expected to be named the Yankees' Opening Day starter.

Advice: Yankees skipper Joe Girardi admitted Tuesday that C.C. Sabathia can't start on Opening Day because he would be on short rest. Tanaka would certainly be deserving of the honor after a phenomenal rookie season in 2014. He's attempting to pitch through a partially torn UCL though, so how long he lasts into the 2015 season remains a mystery.

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Wed, Mar 25 Rotoworld

Next Game- Scheduled Next Start 4/6 vs. TOR

Home Score Away

Saturday, March 28 - (Preseason)

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
Day (this year) 8 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 49.2 42 17 14 4 9 46 2.54 1.03 .226
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
Mar 25 NYM L 2-7 L 4.2 4 3 2 1 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 4.2 3.86
Mar 18 @Atl W 12-5 W 3.2 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 3.2 0.00
Mar 12 Atl W 3-2 - 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 0.00
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 20 20 13 5 0 0 0 3 1 136.1 123 47 42 15 21 141 2.77 1.06 .240
Totals 20 20 13 5 0 0 0 3 1 136.1 123 47 42 15 21 141 2.77 1.06 .240
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 20 P 20 136 12 26 14 0 1 1.000
Totals 20 P 20 136 12 26 14 0 1 1.000