Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Masahiro Tanaka threw 4,404 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and The World Baseball Classic. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Splitter (88mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (93mph), Sinker (92mph), Cutter (90mph) and Curve (77mph).

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Basic description of 2015 pitches compared to other RHP:
His splitter is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' splitters and is much firmer than usual. His slider has primarily 12-6 movement and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. His sinker generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run. His cutter results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has surprisingly little cutting action, has good "rise" and has slightly above average velo. His curve generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has primarily 12-6 movement.