Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2019, Masahiro Tanaka threw 12,828 pitches that were 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 relied primarily on his Slider (84mph), Splitter (87mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Cutter (90mph). He also rarely threw a Sinker (91mph) and Curve (77mph).

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Basic description of 2018 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 much firmer than usual, has some natural sink to it and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' splitters. His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo. His cutter has good "rise", has little cutting action and has slightly above average velo. His sinker generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run. His curve results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves.