Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 11,467 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and The World Baseball Classic. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Slider (84mph), Splitter (87mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Cutter (90mph) and Sinker (92mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (78mph).

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Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His slider has short glove-side cut. His splitter has some natural sink to it and is slightly firmer than usual. His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His cutter generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has good "rise", has little cutting action and has slightly above average velo. His sinker has slight armside run. His curve results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves.