Masahiro Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka

SP - NYY
Height: 6' 2"Weight: 210 lbsAge: 30Country: JPN

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Every year, there are a handful of quality starting pitchers who completely bust for whatever reason. Last year, it seemed as though Tanaka would be another example when he posted a 5.47 ERA in 102 first half innings. In the second half, however, everything turned around. Sure, his 3.77 ERA was pedestrian, but his underlying metrics lined up with the best in all of baseball. In fact, his 2.83 xFIP was third behind only Corey Kluber and Chris Sale. While there is a chance Tanaka falls back into whatever funk he was in a 10 months ago, you've got to be encouraged as a potential fantasy owner at the filthy metrics he posted to close the season.

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Masahiro Tanaka chooses to stay with NYY

Masahiro Tanaka will not be exercising his opt out this winter, instead choosing to remain with the New York Yankees for the next three season.

Fantasy Impact

Tanaka will earn $67 million through 2020, and said this was a "simple decision". The 29-year-old excelled in the post-season, but wasn't as dominant in the regular season. He posted a 4.74 ERA with 194 strikeouts in 178 1/3 innings pitched. The strikeouts and potential for wins make him a legit number two fantasy starter heading into next season.

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Projections
(2018 Season)
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GGSWLSVBSHDIPHERHRBBKERAWHIP
3030139000177.11697628411763.871.18
Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamGAMESGSWLSVCGIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
2015NYY242412701152.612606025271393.541.00
2016NYY313114400196.417906822361653.121.09
2017NYY3030131201174.618009435411944.851.27
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GameOPPScoreDECIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
Fri, Sep 29vs. TORW, 0-4W73-000150.000.43
Fri, Sep 22@ TORL, 1-8L5.26-733611.121.59
Thu, Sep 14vs. BALW, 5-13W78-22282.571.43
Fri, Sep 8@ TEXL, 5-11L48-710715.752.00
Game Schedule
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GameOpp. Team
DateOppTimePitcherVBRMatchup
Thu, Mar 29th@ TOR3:37pm
Fri, Mar 30th@ TOR7:07pm
Sat, Mar 31st@ TOR4:07pm
Sun, Apr 1st@ TOR1:07pm