Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 3,353 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and The World Baseball Classic. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Splitter (88mph), Slider (84mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a 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, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' splitters and is much firmer than usual. His slider results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His fourseam fastball generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His cutter generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters, has good "rise", has little cutting action and has slightly above average velo. His curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves.