The Book on Masahiro TanakaNYY

Graduated Prospect Info

Masahiro Tanaka / RHP, NYY
Born 11/1/1988
Itami, Japan

Height 6-2
Weight 205
Bats/Throws R/R
2041 | 5/15/2014

0 0 0 0 0

Total professional at-bats: .

Masahiro Tanaka is no longer tracked as an eligible prospect in Scouting Book.

Final rookie-eligible season: 2014.


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News and Notes

7/10/2014 by KDaddy

So much for confidence. Masahiro Tanaka has a partially-torn UCL, and will miss six to eight weeks minimum. If he doesn't respond to treatment, you know the rest: MLB's Rookie of the Half Year may not see a major league game again until 2016. Speculation is swirling that Tanaka's heavy reliance on his split-fingered fastball, a weapon he only started to deploy with frequency this year, may have exacerbated an already-overworked arm.

7/9/2014 by KDaddy

Looks like it was Door Number Two. Masahiro Tanaka has been placed on the 15-day DL with 'elbow inflammation', according to the Yankee office. Since he's already had an MRI, it seems likely the problem is no more serious than that, but any injury to a pitching elbow has to be considered season-threatening until proven otherwise.

7/8/2014 by KDaddy

After giving up four runs to the lowly Twins in his last outing, Masahiro Tanaka surrendered five more (on ten hits) in tonight's start against the Indians. Either MLB hitters are starting to figure out the wunderkind, or there's something wrong physically or mechanically. Stay tuned.

4/10/2014 by DataBoy

Masahiro Tanaka didn't notch a win yesterday, but he didn't pick up his first loss since 2012, either. The newest Yankee threw a seven inning quality start, striking out ten and walking only one. Other than a three-run homer to Jonathan Schoop in the third inning, he looked solid. Tanaka might not be 'anything special', but CC Sabathia isn't the Yankee's ace anymore.

4/5/2014 by BallGirl

Masahiro Tanaka looked shaky early, but locked down a win for his new owners with a 97-pitch, 8 strikeout performance last night. Tanaka, who didn't walk a batter, looked very good through seven innings, and with the exception of an elevated fastball or two, handled the Blue Jays easily.

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