Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 12,670 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 (92mph), also mixing in a Cutter (90mph). He also rarely throws 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. 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 surprisingly little cutting action, has good "rise" and has slightly above average velo. His sinker generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run. His curve has primarily 12-6 movement and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves.