Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 9,366 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 Slider (85mph), Splitter (88mph) and Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Cutter (90mph), Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Curve (77mph).

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Basic description of 2017 pitches compared to other RHP:
His slider generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders. His splitter is much firmer than usual, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' splitters and has some natural sink to it. His sinker has some natural sinking action. His cutter has surprisingly little cutting action and has slightly above average velo. His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo. His curve results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves.