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Portrait of Masahiro Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka PYankees

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
1 136.3 13 5 0 141 2.77 2.2
Birth Date11-1-1988
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2014 NYA 25 20 20 136.3 136.3 0.0 13 5 0 0 16 1 542 123 47 42 15 196 21 21 4 141 2.77 3.07 3.46 20.4 2.2
Career2020136.3136.30.013500161542123474215196212141412.773.073.4620.42.2

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 RAK npb 28 28 186.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 RAK npb 25 24 172.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .323 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 RAK npb 25 24 189.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 RAK npb 20 0 155.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 JPN int 4 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .588 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 NYA MLB 20 20 136.3 3.46 117 .237 .248 .314 .391 .263 .299 101 19.3 2.1 20.4 2.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2007 RAK npb 11 7 0 28 28 186.3 183 68 196 17 0% .324 8.8 3.3 0.8 9.5 1.35 3.82 0.0 0.0
2008 RAK npb 9 7 1 25 24 172.7 171 54 159 9 0% .323 8.9 2.8 0.5 8.3 1.30 3.49 0.0 0.0
2009 RAK npb 15 6 1 25 24 189.7 170 43 171 13 0% .292 8.1 2.0 0.6 8.1 1.12 2.32 0.0 0.0
2010 RAK npb 11 6 0 20 0 155.0 159 32 119 9 0% .314 9.2 1.9 0.5 6.9 1.23 2.50 0.0 0.0
2013 JPN int 0 0 0 4 1 7.0 10 0 12 0 0% .588 12.9 0.0 0.0 15.4 1.43 2.57 0.0 0.0
2014 NYA MLB 13 5 0 20 20 136.3 123 21 141 15 48% .299 8.1 1.4 1.0 9.3 1.06 2.77 20.4 2.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 2000 0.4650 0.4985 0.7272 0.6484 0.3682 0.8640 0.5178 0.2728
Career20000.4650.49850.72720.64840.36820.8640.51780.2728

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-09 2014-09-21 60-DL 74 65 Right Elbow Sprain Partial Tear Ulnar Collateral Ligament -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 NYA $23,000,000
2019 NYA $22,000,000
2018 NYA $22,000,000
2017 NYA $22,000,000
2016 NYA $22,000,000
2015 NYA $22,000,000
2014 NYA $22,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$22,000,000
6 yrFuture$133,000,000
7 yrTotal$155,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dCasey Close7 years/$155M (2014-20)

Details
  • 7 years/$155M (2014-20). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/22/14. 14-19:$22M annually, 20:$23M. May opt out of contract after 2017 season. Full no-trade protection. Perks: $35,000 moving allowance, $0.1M housing allowance, interpreter at salary of $85,000, four first-class round trip airline tickets between Japan and New York. NY Yankees also pay $20M posting fee to Tanaka's former club in Japan, Rakuten Golden Eagles.
  • 2007-13: Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japanese Pacific League.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-12-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Using the old Davenport Translation module, or any other tool you might have sitting around in the BP arsenal, for Nippon League stats, what sort of season are you predicting for the supposedly soon to be MLB posted Masahiro Tanaka?
(Paul from DC)
We haven't run that yet, but Clay has http://www.claydavenport.com/pt/TANAKA19881101A.shtml (Harry Pavlidis)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 2,033 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and The World Baseball Classic. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Splitter (87mph), Slider (84mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Sinker (91mph), Cutter (89mph) and Curve (74mph). He also rarely throws a Change (88mph).