Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 13,661 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and The World Baseball Classic. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Slider (84mph), Splitter (87mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (91mph), Curve (77mph) and Cutter (88mph).

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Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His slider has short glove-side cut, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His splitter is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' splitters, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' splitters, is much firmer than usual and has slight armside fade. His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His sinker results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 19 of them in 2019) is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters and has little cutting action.