Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees

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Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 5,820 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 (91mph), Slider (85mph) and Splitter (87mph), also mixing in a Cutter (89mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (76mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph).

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 generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' splitters, is slightly firmer than usual and has slight armside fade. His cutter is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has surprisingly little cutting action and has good "rise". 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 fourseam fastball has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has slight armside run and has some added backspin.