Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 7,784 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 Sinker (91mph), also mixing in a Splitter (88mph), Slider (85mph), Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Cutter (90mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (76mph).

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Basic description of 2017 pitches compared to other RHP:
His sinker results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slight armside run and has some natural sinking action. His splitter is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' splitters, is much firmer than usual, has some natural sink to it and has slight armside fade. His slider results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His cutter is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' cutters, has surprisingly little cutting action, has good "rise" 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, has some natural sinking action and has essentially average velo. His curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite, has slight glove-side movement and has slightly below average velo.