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Portrait of Masahiro Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka PYankees

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
146.7 3.36 1.19 134 11 5 0 2.2
Birth Date11-1-1988
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age25 years, 11 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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2011
2012
2013
4.42014
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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.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 12.2 8 0 30 30 198.3 159 44 179 18 .261 1.03 2.51 2.73 52.0 5.3
80o 11.9 8.4 0 30 30 191.9 163 45 173 19 .271 1.08 2.81 3.06 44.2 4.5
70o 11.7 8.8 0 30 30 187.4 165 46 169 19 .279 1.13 3.04 3.3 38.6 3.9
60o 11.5 9.1 0 30 30 183.5 167 46 165 19 .285 1.16 3.23 3.51 33.8 3.4
50o 11.3 9.4 0 30 30 180.0 168 47 162 19 .291 1.20 3.41 3.71 29.3 3.0
40o 11.1 9.7 0 30 30 176.5 170 47 159 20 .297 1.23 3.60 3.91 24.9 2.5
30o 10.9 10 0 30 30 172.8 172 48 156 20 .303 1.27 3.79 4.12 20.4 2.1
20o 10.7 10.4 0 30 30 168.5 173 48 152 20 .311 1.32 4.03 4.38 14.9 1.5
10o 10.3 11 0 30 30 162.6 176 49 146 20 .321 1.38 4.36 4.73 7.7 0.8
Weighted Mean11.39.403030180.11684716219.2901.193.403.6929.83.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
21% 56% 19% 8% 99%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
83.494.371.869.255.652.2374.3

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97 73 Jack Morris 1980 4.50
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BP Chats

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).