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Masahiro Tanaka PYankees

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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-1-1988
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age30 years, 3 months, 19 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
3.32015
4.82016
3.32017
2.52018
2.72019
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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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2014 NYA MLB 20 20 136.3 13 5 0 123 21 141 15 99 8.1 1.4 1.0 9.3 48% .299 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 25 104 7.4 1.6 1.5 8.1 48% .243 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 22 107 8.1 1.6 1.0 7.4 49% .271 1.08 3.47 3.07 87 3.26 72.1 4.8
2017 NYA MLB 30 30 178.3 13 12 0 180 41 194 35 106 9.1 2.1 1.8 9.8 50% .306 1.24 4.31 4.74 90 3.91 83.2 3.3
2018 NYA MLB 27 27 156.0 12 6 0 141 35 159 25 107 8.1 2.0 1.4 9.2 49% .284 1.13 4.04 3.75 97 3.95 88.1 2.5
CareerMLB132132824.3643407491607981221058.21.71.38.749%.2801.103.783.59933.6582.515.4

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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2007 RAK npb 28 28 186.3 11 7 0 183 68 196 17 8.8 3.3 0.8 9.5 0% .324 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 8.9 2.8 0.5 8.3 0% .323 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 8.1 2.0 0.6 8.1 0% .292 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 9.2 1.9 0.5 6.9 0% .314 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 12.9 0.0 0.0 15.4 0% .588 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 99 8.1 1.4 1.0 9.3 48% .299 1.06 3.07 2.77 102 3.97 97.3
2015 NYA MLB 24 24 154.0 12 7 0 126 27 139 25 104 7.4 1.6 1.5 8.1 48% .243 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 86 9.0 3.0 1.5 9.0 24% .313 1.33 4.32 4.50 90 2.79 57.6
2016 NYA MLB 31 31 199.7 14 4 0 179 36 165 22 107 8.1 1.6 1.0 7.4 49% .271 1.08 3.47 3.07 87 3.26 72.1
2017 NYA MLB 30 30 178.3 13 12 0 180 41 194 35 106 9.1 2.1 1.8 9.8 50% .306 1.24 4.31 4.74 90 3.91 83.2
2018 NYA MLB 27 27 156.0 12 6 0 141 35 159 25 107 8.1 2.0 1.4 9.2 49% .284 1.13 4.04 3.75 97 3.95 88.1
2018 SWB AAA 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 3 0 4 1 101 5.4 0.0 1.8 7.2 36% .154 0.60 4.33 3.60 103 4.05 86.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
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
5 yrPrevious$110,000,000
2018Current$22,000,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$132,000,000
1 yrFuture$23,000,000
7 yrTotal$155,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 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.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 13.6 5.8 0 28 28 186.2 149 42 172 22 .255 1.03 2.97 3.09 42.1 4.6
80o 13.4 6.2 0 28 28 179.9 152 43 166 22 .266 1.09 3.28 3.42 36.2 3.9
70o 13.2 6.6 0 28 28 175.3 154 44 162 22 .273 1.13 3.50 3.65 32.1 3.5
60o 13 6.9 0 28 28 171.5 156 44 159 23 .280 1.17 3.69 3.86 28.4 3.1
50o 12.9 7.1 0 28 28 168.0 157 45 155 23 .286 1.20 3.87 4.05 25.0 2.7
40o 12.7 7.4 0 28 28 164.5 158 45 152 23 .292 1.24 4.06 4.24 21.6 2.4
30o 12.5 7.7 0 28 28 160.8 160 45 149 23 .298 1.28 4.26 4.45 17.9 1.9
20o 12.3 8.1 0 28 28 156.5 161 46 145 24 .306 1.32 4.49 4.7 13.4 1.5
10o 12 8.6 0 28 28 150.7 163 46 139 24 .316 1.39 4.82 5.04 7.4 0.8
Weighted Mean12.97.102828168.01564415523.2841.193.864.0325.42.8

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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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