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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' 2", Weight: 210 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 2014-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2019, 7 yrs/$155M (14-20) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 1.000, 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 4 542 142 3.04 1.056 8.1 1.0 1.4 9.3 6.71 AS,RoY-5
2015 26 NYY AL 4 3 .571 3.94 10 10 0 0 0 0 59.1 54 30 26 10 12 0 61 0 0 2 242 100 3.83 1.112 8.2 1.5 1.8 9.3 5.08
2 Yrs 17 8 .680 3.13 30 30 0 3 1 0 195.2 177 77 68 25 33 0 202 4 0 6 784 126 3.28 1.073 8.1 1.1 1.5 9.3 6.12
162 Game Avg. 19 9 .680 3.13 34 34 0 3 1 0 222 201 87 77 28 37 0 229 5 0 7 889 126 3.28 1.073 8.1 1.1 1.5 9.3 6.12
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 59.1 10 10 30 4.55 4.11 -0.37 0.16 101.2 4.69 1 0.1 -0.1 0.6 6 .509 .501 $22,000,000
2 Seasons 195.2 30 30 77 3.54 4.17 -0.13 0.16 101.0 4.51 18 2.2 -0.2 3.9 39 .573 .509 $44,000,000

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 10 242 225 30 54 13 2 10 1 2 12 61 .240 .274 .449 .723 .278 101 2 0 1 4 0 4
2 Yrs 30 784 737 77 177 39 3 25 7 3 33 202 .240 .274 .403 .677 .294 297 13 4 3 7 0 7
162 Game Avg. 34 889 835 87 201 44 3 28 8 3 37 229 .240 .274 .403 .677 .294 337 15 5 3 8 0 8
MLB Averages .252 .314 .390 .703 .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 15.8 1.7 552 1.8 9.9 -8.2 .97 1.1 0.7 15.7 1.7 0.88 13.4 0 0 0
2015 26 NYY AL -0.8 -0.1 247 0.0 3.6 -3.6 .80 -0.1 0.2 -2.7 -0.3 0.86 -2.4 0 0 0
2 Yrs 15.0 1.6 799 1.8 13.6 -11.8 .92 1.0 0.9 13.0 1.4 0.88 11.1 0 0 0

Starting Pitching*

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 10 10 4 3 3 1 1 7 3 .700 0 1 0 0 6 60% 54.5 81 27 2 0 0 9 5.6 5.0 5.9 90 1 9 0 0 98
2 Yrs 30 30 17 8 5 3 4 21 9 .700 0 2 3 1 22 73% 59 87 17 11 2 0 21 4.8 4.4 6.5 97 3 13 14 0 118
MLB Averages .500 53% 53 102 -16 4.1 3.9 5.9 95

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 46% 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 242 61% 4.1% 25.2% 5.0% 10.3% 46% 0.87 1.15 65% 22% 12.7% 12% 30 2 7%
2 Yrs 784 50% 3.2% 25.8% 4.2% 8.6% 38% 0.89 1.23 66% 24% 9.9% 11% 114 13 11%
MLB Averages 46% 2.4% 20.3% 7.6% 7.2% 32% 0.85 1.11 68% 25% 7.1% 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 242 901 3.72 605 67.1% 27.8% 19.0% 25.3% 27.9% 72.2% 0.0% 48.5% 73.7% 61.6% 2.5% 6 6 31.4% 76 50 4 21 38 34.4% 17 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs 784 2910 3.71 1954 67.1% 26.3% 20.6% 25.2% 27.9% 73.7% 0.0% 49.5% 72.0% 61.9% 3.4% 27 23 25.6% 201 127 14 50 149 24.8% 40 4 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.81 64.3% 27.3% 16.4% 27.2% 29.1% 72.7% 1.4% 46.8% 77.4% 60.7% 4.4% 24.7% 24.4%

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 13 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 242 54 5 0 10 0 2 7 3 6 4 10 7 1 70% 4 2 0 70 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
2 Yrs 784 177 18 2 25 0 5 15 10 15 10 31 19 5 61% 7 6 0 249 7 3 70% 7 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 17 0
MLB Averages 53% 72%

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 4 542 142 1.056 8.1 1.0 1.4 9.3 6.71 142
2015 26 17 8 .680 3.13 30 30 0 3 1 0 195.2 177 77 68 25 33 0 202 4 0 6 784 126 1.073 8.1 1.1 1.5 9.3 6.12 126

Neutralized Pitching

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 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 2.85 136.0 127 48 43 15 22 141 4 1.096 8.4 1.5 9.3 6.41 1.0 20
2015 26 3 4 .429 4.27 59.0 56 31 28 10 12 61 0 1.153 8.5 1.8 9.3 5.08 1.5 10
2 Yrs 12 10 .545 3.28 195.0 183 79 71 25 34 202 4 1.113 8.4 9.3 5.94 1.2 30



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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

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

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

Shutouts s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (5th)

Salary s c a p y
2015 AL  $22,000,000 (10th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 6 (1844), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1286), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1340th), 3.9 career WAR/3.9 7yr-peak WAR/3.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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