Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 8,654 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and The World Baseball Classic. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Slider (85mph), Sinker (91mph) and Splitter (88mph), also mixing in a Cutter (90mph), Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Curve (77mph).

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Basic description of 2017 pitches compared to other RHP:
His slider generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, has primarily 12-6 movement and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His sinker results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has some natural sinking action. His splitter is much firmer than usual, has some natural sink to it and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' splitters. His cutter generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters, has surprisingly little cutting action and has slightly above average velo. His fourseam fastball is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His curve results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves.