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Masahiro Tanaka    \mah-sah-HE-ro tuh-na-ka\

Masahiro Tanaka (twitter: @t_masahiro18)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: November 1, 1988 in Itami, Hyogo, Japan
High School: Komadai Tomakomai HS (JP)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees in 2014. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 4, 2014 (Age 25.154, 18,183rd in MLB history)   vs. TOR 7.0 IP, 6 H, 8 SO, 0 BB, 2 ER, W
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2014 season [*]
Team: Yankees 2014-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2019, 7 yrs/$155M (14-20) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 2.000, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: Casey Close [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2014 ★ 25 NYY AL 13 5 .722 2.77 20 20 0 3 1 0 136.1 123 47 42 15 21 0 141 4 0 4 542 138 3.04 1.056 8.1 1.0 1.4 9.3 6.71 AS,RoY-5
2015 26 NYY AL 12 7 .632 3.51 24 24 0 1 0 0 154.0 126 66 60 25 27 0 139 1 0 4 609 115 3.98 0.994 7.4 1.5 1.6 8.1 5.15
2016 27 NYY AL 2 0 1.000 3.24 9 9 0 0 0 0 58.1 49 22 21 6 12 0 50 1 0 1 235 126 3.36 1.046 7.6 0.9 1.9 7.7 4.17
3 Yrs 27 12 .692 3.17 53 53 0 4 1 0 348.2 298 135 123 46 60 0 330 6 0 9 1386 125 3.51 1.027 7.7 1.2 1.5 8.5 5.50
162 Game Avg. 17 8 .692 3.17 34 34 0 3 1 0 224 191 87 79 30 38 0 212 4 0 6 889 125 3.51 1.027 7.7 1.2 1.5 8.5 5.50
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2014 ★ 25 NYY AL 136.1 20 20 47 3.10 4.20 -0.03 0.16 101.0 4.43 18 2.1 -0.1 3.3 32 .605 .513 $22,000,000 AS,RoY-5
2015 26 NYY AL 154.0 24 24 66 3.86 4.50 -0.23 0.18 96.9 4.76 14 1.6 -0.1 3.0 30 .565 .510 $22,000,000
2016 27 NYY AL 58.1 9 9 22 3.39 4.48 -0.30 0.18 102.8 5.10 10 1.2 -0.1 1.7 17 .631 .507
3 Seasons 348.2 53 53 135 3.48 4.38 -0.16 0.17 99.5 4.69 42 4.8 -0.3 8.0 79 .591 .510 $44,000,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2015 26 NYY AL ALWC L HOU 0 1 .000 3.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 4 2 2 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 21 1.400 7.2 3.6 5.4 5.4 1.00
1 ALWC 0 1 .000 3.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 4 2 2 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 21 1.400 7.2 3.6 5.4 5.4 1.00

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2014 NYY AL 25

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2014 25 NYY AL 20 542 512 47 123 26 1 15 6 1 21 141 .240 .274 .383 .657 .301 196 11 4 2 3 0 3
2015 26 NYY AL 24 609 571 66 126 33 3 25 1 2 27 139 .221 .254 .420 .674 .243 240 7 1 1 8 0 6
2016 27 NYY AL 9 235 219 22 49 9 1 6 2 1 12 50 .224 .266 .356 .622 .262 78 3 1 2 1 0 2
3 Yrs 53 1386 1302 135 298 68 5 46 9 4 60 330 .229 .264 .395 .659 .269 514 21 6 5 12 0 11
162 Game Avg. 34 889 835 87 191 44 3 30 6 3 38 212 .229 .264 .395 .659 .269 330 13 4 3 8 0 7
MLB Averages .253 .316 .397 .712 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2014 25 NYY AL 15.4 1.7 552 1.8 9.9 -8.2 .97 1.2 0.7 15.8 1.7 0.88 13.5 0 0 0
2015 26 NYY AL 7.0 0.7 617 0.8 9.6 -8.8 .83 1.1 -0.1 8.2 0.9 0.83 9.5 0 0 0
2016 27 NYY AL 5.6 0.6 239 0.5 4.7 -4.2 1.11 0.8 -0.3 6.4 0.7 0.89 8.4 0 0 0
3 Yrs 28.0 3.0 1408 3.1 24.2 -21.1 .93 3.1 0.2 30.4 3.3 0.86 31.5 0 0 0

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2014 25 NYY AL 20 20 13 5 2 2 3 14 6 .700 0 1 3 1 16 80% 60.9 87 17 9 2 0 12 4.4 4.1 6.8 100 2 4 14 0 118
2015 26 NYY AL 24 24 12 7 5 2 4 15 9 .625 0 2 1 0 17 71% 57.6 81 27 4 2 0 19 5.8 5.1 6.4 95 1 14 9 0 115
2016 27 NYY AL 9 9 2 0 7 0 0 6 3 .667 1 4 0 0 5 56% 57.9 78 39 2 0 0 6 4.2 3.6 6.5 94 1 6 2 0 102
3 Yrs 53 53 27 12 14 4 7 35 18 .660 1 7 4 1 38 72% 59 87 17 15 4 0 37 5.0 4.5 6.6 97 4 24 25 0 118
MLB Averages .500 52% 52 104 -16 4.2 4.0 5.9 94

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2014 25 NYY AL 542 45% 2.8% 26.0% 3.9% 7.8% 34% 0.90 1.26 66% 25% 8.7% 11% 84 11 13%
2015 26 NYY AL 609 53% 4.1% 22.8% 4.4% 10.0% 48% 0.90 1.25 68% 23% 12.4% 13% 71 7 10%
2016 27 NYY AL 235 50% 2.6% 21.3% 5.1% 6.8% 33% 1.24 1.70 70% 24% 9.1% 12% 35 3 9%
3 Yrs 1386 49% 3.3% 23.8% 4.3% 8.6% 40% 0.95 1.32 68% 24% 10.5% 12% 190 21 11%
MLB Averages 46% 2.5% 20.5% 7.7% 7.5% 33% 0.85 1.12 68% 26% 7.7% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2014 25 NYY AL 542 2009 3.71 1349 67.1% 25.6% 21.3% 25.2% 27.9% 74.4% 0.0% 50.0% 71.3% 62.0% 3.9% 21 17 23.1% 125 77 10 29 111 20.6% 23 4 0 0 0
2015 26 NYY AL 609 2291 3.76 1529 66.7% 26.0% 18.1% 27.0% 28.9% 74.0% 0.0% 49.4% 75.5% 62.6% 2.3% 14 11 27.9% 170 103 8 41 96 29.5% 25 3 0 0 0
2016 27 NYY AL 235 843 3.59 557 66.1% 25.5% 20.3% 23.3% 30.9% 74.5% 0.0% 49.2% 72.8% 63.4% 4.3% 10 10 27.2% 64 34 3 7 43 14.0% 3 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs 1386 5143 3.71 3435 66.8% 25.7% 19.7% 25.7% 28.8% 74.3% 0.0% 49.6% 73.4% 62.5% 3.2% 45 38 25.9% 359 214 21 77 250 23.3% 51 7 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 64.2% 27.0% 16.7% 27.4% 29.0% 73.0% 1.3% 46.9% 77.2% 60.6% 4.4% 24.7% 24.0%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2014 25 NYY AL 542 123 12 2 15 0 3 8 7 9 6 21 12 4 57% 3 4 0 179 6 1 86% 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2015 26 NYY AL 609 126 13 1 25 0 4 12 13 17 8 20 15 2 75% 6 4 0 166 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 13 0
2016 27 NYY AL 235 49 7 1 6 0 4 4 2 6 0 9 7 1 78% 2 1 0 72 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
3 Yrs 1386 298 32 4 46 0 11 24 22 32 14 50 34 7 68% 11 9 0 417 9 4 69% 9 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 24 0
MLB Averages 52% 71%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2014 25 13 5 .722 2.77 20 20 0 3 1 0 136.1 123 47 42 15 21 0 141 4 0 4 542 138 1.056 8.1 1.0 1.4 9.3 6.71 138
2015 26 25 12 .676 3.16 44 44 0 4 1 0 290.1 249 113 102 40 48 0 280 5 0 8 1151 124 1.023 7.7 1.2 1.5 8.7 5.83 124
2016 27 27 12 .692 3.17 53 53 0 4 1 0 348.2 298 135 123 46 60 0 330 6 0 9 1386 125 1.027 7.7 1.2 1.5 8.5 5.50 125

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2014 25 9 6 .600 2.78 136.0 125 47 42 15 21 141 4 1.074 8.3 1.4 9.3 6.71 1.0 20
2015 26 9 8 .529 3.39 154.0 124 64 58 25 27 139 1 0.981 7.2 1.6 8.1 5.15 1.5 24
2016 27 4 2 .667 2.95 58.0 48 21 19 6 12 50 1 1.034 7.4 1.9 7.8 4.17 0.9 9
3 Yrs 22 16 .579 3.08 348.0 297 132 119 46 60 330 6 1.026 7.7 8.5 5.50 1.2 53



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2014 May AL Pitcher of the Month

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2016 AL  1.7 (8th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2014 AL  .722 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2016 AL  1.046 (6th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2016 AL  1.851 (9th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2014 AL  3 (2nd)

Shutouts s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2015 AL  25 (9th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2016 AL  4.167 (9th)

Salary s c a p y
2014 AL  $22,000,000 (8th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 8 (1679), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1303), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1021st), 7.9 career WAR/7.9 7yr-peak WAR/7.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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