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Masahiro Tanaka
ERA W-L K
4.03 9-4 117
Team: NY YankeesHt / Wt: 6-3 / 218
Position: SPBorn: 11/1/1988 Birthplace: Itami, Japan
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Yankees (2014)


Latest News
Aug. 16 1:35 PM PT2:35 PM MT3:35 PM CT4:35 PM ET16:35 ET20:35 GMT4:35 1:35 PM MST3:35 PM EST2:35 PM CST4:05 PM VEN0:35 UAE (+1)3:35 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka fell to 9-4, allowing two runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings, as the New York Yankees lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Thursday. Tanaka struck out six, ending the game with a 4.03 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 10 7:46 PM PT8:46 PM MT9:46 PM CT10:46 PM ET22:46 ET2:46 GMT10:46 7:46 PM MST9:46 PM EST8:46 PM CST10:16 PM VEN6:46 UAE (+1)9:46 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka fell to 9-3, allowing six runs on six hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the New York Yankees lost to the Texas Rangers 12-7 on Friday. Tanaka struck out two, ending the game with a 4.08 ERA and 1.10 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 6 9:54 PM PT10:54 PM MT11:54 PM CT12:54 AM ET0:54 ET4:54 GMT12:54 9:54 PM MST11:54 PM EST10:54 PM CST12:24 AM VEN8:54 UAE11:54 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka allowed one run on six hits and one walk in 4.2 innings as the New York Yankees lost to the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Sunday. Tanaka struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.76 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
July 31 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET22:23 ET2:23 GMT10:23 7:23 PM MST9:23 PM EST8:23 PM CST9:53 PM VEN6:23 UAE (+1)9:23 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka improved to 9-2, allowing three hits and two walks over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Tuesday. Tanaka struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.84 ERA and 1.05 WHIP on the season.
July 24 6:54 PM PT7:54 PM MT8:54 PM CT9:54 PM ET21:54 ET1:54 GMT9:54 6:54 PM MST8:54 PM EST7:54 PM CST9:24 PM VEN5:54 UAE (+1)8:54 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka improved to 8-2, allowing three hits and one walk in a complete-game shutout, as the New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Tuesday. Tanaka struck out nine, ending the game with a 4.09 ERA and 1.06 WHIP on the season.
July 15 1:08 PM PT2:08 PM MT3:08 PM CT4:08 PM ET16:08 ET20:08 GMT4:08 1:08 PM MST3:08 PM EST2:08 PM CST3:38 PM VEN0:08 UAE (+1)3:08 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka allowed two runs on six hits and one walk in 6.1 innings as the New York Yankees lost to the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Sunday. Tanaka struck out five, ending the game with a 4.54 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
July 10 7:19 PM PT8:19 PM MT9:19 PM CT10:19 PM ET22:19 ET2:19 GMT10:19 7:19 PM MST9:19 PM EST8:19 PM CST9:49 PM VEN6:19 UAE (+1)9:19 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs on six hits and two walks in 4.1 innings as the New York Yankees lost to the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 on Tuesday. Tanaka struck out five, ending the game with a 4.68 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
June 8 6:11 PM PT7:11 PM MT8:11 PM CT9:11 PM ET21:11 ET1:11 GMT9:11 6:11 PM MST8:11 PM EST7:11 PM CST8:41 PM VEN5:11 UAE (+1)8:11 PM CT-Tanaka (left and right hamstring strains) came off the DL on Tuesday and will start in Baltimore.
Analysis: Tanaka is 7-2 with a 4.58 ERA in 13 starts this season. He's been roughed up in his last three starts at Camden Yards, allowing 14 runs in 16 innings.
June 2 6:23 PM PT7:23 PM MT8:23 PM CT9:23 PM ET21:23 ET1:23 GMT9:23 6:23 PM MST8:23 PM EST7:23 PM CST8:53 PM VEN5:23 UAE (+1)8:23 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka improved to 7-2, allowing four runs on eight hits and one walk in 5.1 innings, as the New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Saturday. Tanaka struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.79 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
May 27 1:42 PM PT2:42 PM MT3:42 PM CT4:42 PM ET16:42 ET20:42 GMT4:42 1:42 PM MST3:42 PM EST2:42 PM CST4:12 PM VEN0:42 UAE (+1)3:42 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka improved to 6-2, allowing one run on three hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Sunday. Tanaka struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.62 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on the season.
May 27 9:13 PM PT10:13 PM MT11:13 PM CT12:13 AM ET0:13 ET4:13 GMT12:13 9:13 PM MST11:13 PM EST10:13 PM CST11:43 PM VEN8:13 UAE11:13 PM CT-Tanaka (5-2, 4.95) is 2-0 in five career starts against the Angels, with New York winning all five games. His 1.60 ERA is his lowest against any opponent he's faced more than once. He'll face them again on Sunday.
Analysis: Unbeaten in his last six outings overall, the right-hander permitted only two hits in six innings and struck out a season-high nine to beat Richards 11-1 last month.
May 21 8:20 PM PT9:20 PM MT10:20 PM CT11:20 PM ET23:20 ET3:20 GMT11:20 8:20 PM MST10:20 PM EST9:20 PM CST10:50 PM VEN7:20 UAE (+1)10:20 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka improved to 5-2, allowing four runs on three hits and four walks in 5.0 innings, as the New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers 10-5 on Monday. Tanaka struck out three, ending the game with a 4.95 ERA and 1.10 WHIP on the season.
May 9 7:53 PM PT8:53 PM MT9:53 PM CT10:53 PM ET22:53 ET2:53 GMT10:53 7:53 PM MST9:53 PM EST8:53 PM CST10:23 PM VEN6:53 UAE (+1)9:53 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks in 5.1 innings as the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 9-6 on Wednesday. Tanaka struck out three, ending the game with a 4.66 ERA and 1.10 WHIP on the season.
May 3 2:26 PM PT3:26 PM MT4:26 PM CT5:26 PM ET17:26 ET21:26 GMT5:26 2:26 PM MST4:26 PM EST3:26 PM CST4:56 PM VEN1:26 UAE (+1)4:26 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs on five hits in 6.0 innings as the New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros 6-5 on Thursday. Tanaka struck out five, ending the game with a 4.39 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 29 9:18 PM PT10:18 PM MT11:18 PM CT12:18 AM ET0:18 ET4:18 GMT12:18 9:18 PM MST11:18 PM EST10:18 PM CST11:48 PM VEN8:18 UAE11:18 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka improved to 4-2, allowing one run on two hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Angels 11-1 on Saturday. Tanaka struck out nine, ending the game with a 4.37 ERA and 1.03 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 23 7:52 PM PT8:52 PM MT9:52 PM CT10:52 PM ET22:52 ET2:52 GMT10:52 7:52 PM MST9:52 PM EST8:52 PM CST10:22 PM VEN6:52 UAE (+1)9:52 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka improved to 3-2, allowing one run on three hits and two walks in 6.2 innings, as the New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins 14-1 on Monday. Tanaka struck out five, ending the game with a 5.28 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 17 6:52 PM PT7:52 PM MT8:52 PM CT9:52 PM ET21:52 ET1:52 GMT9:52 6:52 PM MST8:52 PM EST7:52 PM CST9:22 PM VEN5:52 UAE (+1)8:52 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka fell to 2-2, allowing seven runs - six earned - on eight hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the New York Yankees lost to the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Tuesday. Tanaka struck out five, ending the game with a 6.45 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 11 8:14 PM PT9:14 PM MT10:14 PM CT11:14 PM ET23:14 ET3:14 GMT11:14 8:14 PM MST10:14 PM EST9:14 PM CST10:44 PM VEN7:14 UAE (+1)10:14 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka improved to 2-1, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 10-7 on Wednesday. Tanaka struck out three, ending the game with a 5.19 ERA and 1.04 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 5 7:03 PM PT8:03 PM MT9:03 PM CT10:03 PM ET22:03 ET2:03 GMT10:03 7:03 PM MST9:03 PM EST8:03 PM CST9:33 PM VEN6:03 UAE (+1)9:03 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka fell to 1-1, allowing three runs on six hits in 6.1 innings, as the New York Yankees lost to the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Thursday. Tanaka struck out seven, ending the game with a 2.92 ERA and 0.73 WHIP on the season.
Mar. 30 6:59 PM PT7:59 PM MT8:59 PM CT9:59 PM ET21:59 ET1:59 GMT9:59 6:59 PM MST8:59 PM EST7:59 PM CST9:29 PM VEN5:59 UAE (+1)8:59 PM CT-Masahiro Tanaka improved to 1-0, allowing one run on three hits in 6.0 innings, as the New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Friday. Tanaka struck out eight, ending the game with a 1.50 ERA and 0.50 WHIP on the season.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2014 NYY 13 5 0 - 0 20 20 3 136.1 123 47 42 15 21 0 141 1.06 2.77
2015 NYY 12 7 0 - 0 24 24 1 154.0 126 66 60 25 27 0 139 0.99 3.51
2016 NYY 14 4 0 - 0 31 31 0 199.2 179 75 68 22 36 0 165 1.08 3.07
2017 NYY 13 12 0 - 0 30 30 1 178.1 180 100 94 35 41 1 194 1.24 4.74
2018 NYY 9 4 0 - 0 20 20 1 114.0 99 53 51 22 29 0 117 1.12 4.03
Career 61 32 0 - 0 125 125 6 782.1 707 341 315 119 154 1 756 1.10 3.62

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 NYY 20 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .111 .111 .111
2015 NYY 24 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .125 .000
2016 NYY 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017 NYY 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018 NYY 20 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 125 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 0 0 .042 .080 .042

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2015 NYY Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 4 2 2 2 3 0 3 3.60
    WC 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 4 2 2 2 3 0 3 3.60
2017 NYY Total 2 1 0 - 0 3 3 0 20.0 10 2 2 0 3 0 18 0.90
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.0 3 0 0 0 1 0 7 0.00
    LCS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 13.0 7 2 2 0 2 0 11 1.38
Career 2 2 0 - 0 4 4 0 25.0 14 4 4 2 6 0 21 1.44


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 445 95 88 91.7 25.18
Curveball 79 82 72 76.9 4.47
Slider 588 88 79 83.5 33.28
Changeup 36 87 82 84.8 2.04
Split-Finger 509 90 81 86.8 28.81
Cut Fastball 110 91 86 89.3 6.23

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