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Masahiro Tanaka PYankees

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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-1-1988
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age29 years, 11 months, 21 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.52014
3.32015
5.02016
3.32017
5.02018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2014 NYA MLB 20 20 136.3 13 5 0 123 21 141 15 .264 99 8.1 1.4 1.0 9.3 48% .299 .238 1.06 3.07 2.77 102 3.97 97.3 1.5
2015 NYA MLB 24 24 154.0 12 7 0 126 27 139 25 .268 104 7.4 1.6 1.5 8.1 48% .243 .239 0.99 3.95 3.51 90 3.27 76.3 3.3
2016 NYA MLB 31 31 199.7 14 4 0 179 36 165 22 .260 107 8.1 1.6 1.0 7.4 49% .271 .224 1.08 3.47 3.07 84 3.17 70.2 5.0
2017 NYA MLB 30 30 178.3 13 12 0 180 41 194 35 .258 106 9.1 2.1 1.8 9.8 50% .306 .259 1.24 4.31 4.74 89 3.92 83.4 3.3
2018 NYA MLB 27 27 156.0 12 6 0 141 35 159 25 .261 108 8.1 2.0 1.4 9.2 49% .284 .238 1.13 4.04 3.75 97 3.95 88.1 2.5
CareerMLB132132824.364340749160798122.2621058.21.71.38.749%.280.2401.103.783.59913.6382.115.5

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2007 RAK npb 28 28 186.3 11 7 0 183 68 196 17 .000 8.8 3.3 0.8 9.5 0% .324 .000 1.35 3.25 3.82 0 0.00 0.0
2008 RAK npb 25 24 172.7 9 7 1 171 54 159 9 .000 8.9 2.8 0.5 8.3 0% .323 .000 1.30 2.84 3.49 0 0.00 0.0
2009 RAK npb 25 24 189.7 15 6 1 170 43 171 13 .000 8.1 2.0 0.6 8.1 0% .292 .000 1.12 2.90 2.32 0 0.00 0.0
2010 RAK npb 20 0 155.0 11 6 0 159 32 119 9 .000 9.2 1.9 0.5 6.9 0% .314 .000 1.23 3.08 2.50 0 0.00 0.0
2013 JPN int 4 1 7.0 0 0 0 10 0 12 0 .000 12.9 0.0 0.0 15.4 0% .588 .000 1.43 0.20 2.57 0 0.00 0.0
2014 NYA MLB 20 20 136.3 13 5 0 123 21 141 15 .264 99 8.1 1.4 1.0 9.3 48% .299 .238 1.06 3.07 2.77 102 3.97 97.3
2015 NYA MLB 24 24 154.0 12 7 0 126 27 139 25 .268 104 7.4 1.6 1.5 8.1 48% .243 .239 0.99 3.95 3.51 90 3.27 76.3
2015 SWB AAA 2 2 6.0 0 0 0 6 2 6 1 .264 86 9.0 3.0 1.5 9.0 24% .312 .322 1.33 4.32 4.50 89 2.79 57.6
2016 NYA MLB 31 31 199.7 14 4 0 179 36 165 22 .260 107 8.1 1.6 1.0 7.4 49% .271 .224 1.08 3.47 3.07 84 3.17 70.2
2017 NYA MLB 30 30 178.3 13 12 0 180 41 194 35 .258 106 9.1 2.1 1.8 9.8 50% .306 .259 1.24 4.31 4.74 89 3.92 83.4
2018 NYA MLB 27 27 156.0 12 6 0 141 35 159 25 .261 108 8.1 2.0 1.4 9.2 49% .284 .238 1.13 4.04 3.75 97 3.95 88.1
2018 SWB AAA 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 3 0 4 1 .233 101 5.4 0.0 1.8 7.2 36% .154 .183 0.60 4.33 3.60 102 4.24 86.0

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 1996 0.4554 0.4920 0.7067 0.6348 0.3726 0.8388 0.5185 0.2933
2015 2287 0.4491 0.4884 0.7529 0.6173 0.3833 0.8596 0.6128 0.2471
2016 2925 0.4697 0.4964 0.7645 0.6383 0.3707 0.8632 0.6139 0.2355
2017 2725 0.4165 0.5035 0.6859 0.6379 0.4075 0.8343 0.5201 0.3141
2018 2324 0.4062 0.5009 0.7036 0.6472 0.4007 0.8396 0.5533 0.2964
Career122570.43970.49660.72390.63540.38720.84770.56580.2761

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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
4 yrPrevious$88,000,000
2018Current$22,000,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$110,000,000
2 yrFuture$45,000,000
7 yrTotal$155,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 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 (declined to exercise right to opt out 11/17). 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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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .234 .262 .400 .234
11 vs R (Multi) .232 .273 .372 .224
18 Split (Multi) .002 -.011 .028 .010
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .237 .263 .392 .229
31 vs R (2016) .235 .281 .354 .219
38 Split (2016) .001 -.018 .038 .011
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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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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