Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 15,757 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and The World Baseball Classic. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Slider (83mph), Splitter (87mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (91mph), Curve (76mph) and Cutter (88mph).

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Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His slider has short glove-side cut and has some two-plane movement. His splitter is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' splitters, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' splitters, is slightly firmer than usual and has slight armside fade. His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo and has slight armside run. His sinker has slightly below average velo and has some natural sinking action. His curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slightly below average velo. His cutter is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' cutters and has little cutting action.