Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 2,391 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and The World Baseball Classic. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Splitter (86mph), Slider (83mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Sinker (91mph), Cutter (89mph) and Curve (75mph).

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Basic description of 2015 pitches compared to other RHP:
His splitter generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' splitters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' splitters and is slightly firmer than usual. His slider results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His fourseam fastball has slightly below average velo and has some added backspin. His sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run. His cutter is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' cutters, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, has good "rise" and has little cutting action. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 18 of them in 2015) is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' curves and has slightly below average velo.