Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 6,859 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 Sinker (90mph), Slider (84mph) and Splitter (87mph), also mixing in a Cutter (89mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (76mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2016 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker has slightly below average velo. His slider has less than expected depth and has primarily 12-6 movement. His splitter results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' splitters and is slightly firmer than usual. His cutter has surprisingly little cutting action and has good "rise". His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. His curve results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slightly below average velo.