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W-L
  • 11-9
ERA
  • 4.45
K
  • 149
AVG
  • .000

2019 Pitching

Stats
Regular Season
Postseason
Career
GPGSCGSHOIPHRERHRBBK
323111182.018695902840149
330016.08541412
164163741006.1935451419150200947

Recent Games

DateOPPResultGSCGSHOIPHRERHRBBK
Thu 10/17vsHOU
L
8-3
1005.0443121
Sat 10/12@HOU
W
7-0
1006.0100014
Sat 10/5vsMIN
W
8-2
1005.0311017
Sun 9/29@TEX
L
6-1
0003.0521012
Thu 9/19vsLAA
W
9-1
1007.0411106
Latest News

Fantasy Baseball

Draft Rk
211
% Rostered
78.3
% Change 7 Days
4.2

News: 2 days agoTanaka (concussion) played catch on the field at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Spin: Though Tanaka has yet to progress to throwing off a mound, Saturday's brief catch session is another positive indication that the right-hander is feeling fine after being struck on the head by a line drive off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton on Independence Day. With Opening Day less than two weeks away, it remains to be seen whether Tanaka will be fully stretched out -- or available at all -- at the start of the campaign.

ESPN Fantasy Projection: After a consistent four-year stretch where his xFIP ranged from 3.29 to 3.61 and his SIERA fell between 3.36 and 3.79, Tanaka's ERA ballooned to 4.45 in 2019. Checking under the hood, Tanaka's velocity has been in gentle decline, but not enough to account for last season's ERA spike. The culprit was an 11.6% swinging-strike mark with his splitter, half of what he was able to entice the prior two campaigns. Tanaka needs the splitter to be effective as his fastball generates swinging strikes at a meager 7% clip, while his slider has checked in around 15% over the past two years. The spin rate on Tanaka's splitter was higher than usual, something detrimental to pitches designed to drop. If he can correct that, Tanaka can again be a solid fantasy asset. It's not a sure thing, however, rendering the 31-year-old right-hander a risk.