Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 4,871 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and The World Baseball Classic. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Splitter (87mph), Sinker (91mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Curve (76mph) and Cutter (88mph). He also rarely throws a Fourseam Fastball (93mph).

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Basic description of 2016 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, is slightly firmer than usual and has slight armside fade. His sinker has slight armside run. His slider results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders, has less than expected depth and has primarily 12-6 movement. His curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, has primarily 12-6 movement and has slightly below average velo. His cutter results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has surprisingly little cutting action and has good "rise". His fourseam fastball is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has good "rising" action, has essentially average velo and has slight armside run.