Masahiro Tanaka
Free Agent
Masahiro Tanaka
Birthdate:
Nov. 1, 1988 (36 y, 3 m, 7 d)
Born In:
Itami, HYO, JPN
Nationality:
Japanese
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'2"/225
Entry:
Unknown
Contract:
Free Agent
ML Service Time:
11 years, 0 days
Current Status
MLB Service Time 11 years, 0 days
40-man Service Time 11 years, 0 days
Time as Pro 18 years
Roster Status Unknown
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership Normal
Loyalty High
Desire for Win Very High
Greed High
Intelligence High
Work Ethic High
Popularity
National Well Known
Local Well Known
Current Contract
Free Agent
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 3 5 1 7 5
vs R 3 5 1 7 5
vs L 3 5 1 7 5
Potential 3 5 1 7 6
Fielding C IF OF
Range 3 1
Error 7 2
Arm 2 12 2
Turn DP 2
C Ability 1
Position
Pitcher 9
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 3
Running 3
Sac Bunt 13
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 9 11 9
vs R 9 11 10
vs L 9 11 9
Potential 15 12 16
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 7 12
Cutter 7 12
Curveball 9 14
Slider 9 15
Changeup 4 6
Splitter 8 12
Other Pitching
Velocity 86-88 mph
GB % 52%
Stamina 14
Hold 18
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
2025-02-08
P defense decreased from 10 to 9
Stuff Potential decreased from 16 to 15
Movement Potential decreased from 14 to 12
Movement decreased from 13 to 11
Movement vs R decreased from 13 to 11
Movement vs L decreased from 13 to 11
Control decreased from 10 to 9
Control vs L decreased from 10 to 9
Velocity decreased from 87-89 mph to 86-88 mph
GB% decreased from 53% to 52%
Fastball Pot decreased from 13 to 12
Fastball decreased from 8 to 7
Cutter Pot decreased from 13 to 12
Cutter decreased from 8 to 7
Curveball Pot decreased from 15 to 14
Slider Pot decreased from 16 to 15
Splitter Pot decreased from 13 to 12
Splitter decreased from 9 to 8
Position changed from SP to RP
Role changed from SP to RP
Weight increased from 223 to 225
Local Popularity decreased from Popular to Well Known
National Popularity decreased from Popular to Well Known
2024-11-05
Position changed from RP to SP
Role changed from RP to SP
2024-11-01
Cutter decreased from 9 to 8
2024-10-12
Control decreased from 11 to 10
Control vs R decreased from 11 to 10
2024-10-07
Stuff vs R decreased from 10 to 9
Control vs R decreased from 12 to 11
Control vs L decreased from 11 to 10
Curveball decreased from 10 to 9
2024-09-23
Control decreased from 12 to 11
Control vs L decreased from 12 to 11
2024-09-02
Stuff decreased from 10 to 9
Slider decreased from 10 to 9
2024-08-26
Curveball decreased from 11 to 10
2024-07-31
Avoid Ks decreased from 6 to 5
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 6 to 5
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 6 to 5
Control decreased from 13 to 12
Control vs R decreased from 13 to 12
GB% decreased from 54% to 53%
Splitter decreased from 10 to 9
2024-07-15
Stamina decreased from 15 to 14
Changeup decreased from 5 to 4
2024-07-08
Fastball decreased from 9 to 8
2024-06-24
Control vs L decreased from 13 to 12
2024-06-17
Stuff vs L decreased from 10 to 9
Control decreased from 14 to 13
Control vs R decreased from 14 to 13
Control vs L decreased from 14 to 13
Cutter decreased from 10 to 9
2024-06-10
Stuff vs L increased from 9 to 10
Control decreased from 15 to 14
Control vs R decreased from 15 to 14
GB% increased from 53% to 54%
Slider decreased from 11 to 10
2024-05-27
Stuff decreased from 11 to 10
Stuff vs R decreased from 11 to 10
Stuff vs L decreased from 10 to 9
Movement Potential increased from 13 to 14
GB% increased from 52% to 53%
2024-05-13
Stuff increased from 10 to 11
Fastball decreased from 10 to 9
2024-05-06
Splitter decreased from 11 to 10
2024-04-29
Stuff decreased from 11 to 10
2024-04-22
Weight increased from 222 to 223
2024-04-07
Stuff vs L decreased from 11 to 10
Slider decreased from 12 to 11
Changeup decreased from 6 to 5
2024-03-29
Stuff vs R decreased from 12 to 11
Splitter decreased from 12 to 11
2024-03-20
Stuff decreased from 12 to 11
Velocity decreased from 88-90 mph to 87-89 mph
Fastball decreased from 11 to 10
Cutter decreased from 11 to 10
Curveball decreased from 12 to 11
Weight increased from 221 to 222
2024-03-11
Stuff vs R decreased from 13 to 12
Stuff vs L decreased from 12 to 11
Curveball decreased from 13 to 12
2024-02-25
Control vs R decreased from 16 to 15
Control vs L decreased from 15 to 14
2024-02-09
Stuff Potential decreased from 17 to 16
Stuff decreased from 13 to 12
Velocity decreased from 89-91 mph to 88-90 mph
Fastball Pot decreased from 14 to 13
Fastball decreased from 12 to 11
Cutter Pot decreased from 14 to 13
Slider decreased from 13 to 12
Splitter Pot decreased from 14 to 13
Splitter decreased from 13 to 12
Position changed from SP to RP
Role changed from SP to RP
2024-02-03
Stuff vs R decreased from 14 to 13
2024-01-17
Outfield Range decreased from 2 to 1
Stuff vs L decreased from 13 to 12
Weight increased from 220 to 221
2024-01-02
Stuff decreased from 14 to 13
Fastball decreased from 13 to 12
2023-12-12
Infield Range decreased from 4 to 3
P defense decreased from 11 to 10
Weight increased from 219 to 220
2023-11-27
Cutter decreased from 12 to 11
2023-11-13
Local Popularity decreased from Extremely Popular to Popular
National Popularity increased from Well Known to Popular
2023-11-09
Sac Bunt decreased from 14 to 13
Stealing decreased from 4 to 3
Outfield Error decreased from 3 to 2
Stuff vs R decreased from 15 to 14
Movement Potential decreased from 14 to 13
Movement decreased from 14 to 13
Movement vs R decreased from 14 to 13
GB% decreased from 54% to 52%
2023-09-11
Stuff vs R increased from 14 to 15
Curveball decreased from 14 to 13
Slider decreased from 14 to 13
Position changed from RP to SP
Role changed from RP to SP
2023-07-17
Stuff decreased from 15 to 14
Stuff vs R decreased from 15 to 14
Stuff vs L decreased from 14 to 13
Control decreased from 16 to 15
Control vs L decreased from 16 to 15
Cutter decreased from 13 to 12
Curveball decreased from 15 to 14
Position changed from SP to RP
Role changed from SP to RP
2023-05-29
Eye Potential increased from 6 to 7
Eye increased from 6 to 7
Eye vs R increased from 6 to 7
Eye vs L increased from 6 to 7
Stuff decreased from 16 to 15
Stuff vs R decreased from 16 to 15
Stuff vs L decreased from 15 to 14
Movement vs L decreased from 14 to 13
GB% decreased from 55% to 54%
Slider decreased from 16 to 14
Weight increased from 217 to 219
2023-02-26
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Avoid Ks decreased from 7 to 6
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 7 to 6
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 7 to 6
Stuff Potential decreased from 18 to 17
Stuff decreased from 18 to 16
Stuff vs R decreased from 18 to 16
Stuff vs L decreased from 17 to 15
Movement vs L increased from 13 to 14
Control vs R decreased from 17 to 16
Velocity decreased from 91-93 mph to 89-91 mph
GB% increased from 54% to 55%
Stamina decreased from 16 to 15
Fastball Pot decreased from 15 to 14
Fastball decreased from 15 to 13
Cutter Pot decreased from 15 to 14
Cutter decreased from 14 to 13
Curveball Pot decreased from 16 to 15
Curveball decreased from 16 to 15
Slider Pot decreased from 17 to 16
Slider decreased from 17 to 16
Changeup Pot decreased from 7 to 6
Changeup decreased from 7 to 6
Splitter Pot decreased from 15 to 14
Splitter decreased from 15 to 13
Weight increased from 215 to 217
Local Popularity increased from Popular to Extremely Popular
National Popularity decreased from Popular to Well Known
2022-10-14
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 6 to 7
Avoid Ks increased from 6 to 7
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 6 to 7
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 6 to 7
Stuff increased from 17 to 18
Movement Potential increased from 13 to 14
Movement increased from 13 to 14
Movement vs R increased from 13 to 14
Control Potential decreased from 17 to 16
Control decreased from 17 to 16
GB% increased from 52% to 54%
Curveball Pot increased from 15 to 16
Curveball increased from 15 to 16
Slider increased from 16 to 17
Splitter increased from 14 to 15
Weight decreased from 216 to 215
2022-07-31
Stuff decreased from 18 to 17
GB% increased from 51% to 52%
2022-05-29
Eye increased from 5 to 6
Eye vs R increased from 5 to 6
Eye vs L increased from 5 to 6
Sac Bunt increased from 13 to 14
Stealing increased from 3 to 4
Outfield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Movement Potential decreased from 14 to 13
Movement decreased from 14 to 13
Movement vs R decreased from 14 to 13
GB% decreased from 53% to 51%
Cutter decreased from 15 to 14
Curveball Pot decreased from 16 to 15
Slider decreased from 17 to 16
Changeup Pot increased from 6 to 7
Changeup increased from 6 to 7
Weight decreased from 217 to 216
Local Popularity decreased from Very Popular to Popular
National Popularity decreased from Very Popular to Popular
2021-04-10
Gap Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Sac Bunt decreased from 14 to 13
P defense decreased from 12 to 11
Movement Potential increased from 13 to 14
Movement increased from 13 to 14
GB% increased from 52% to 53%
Splitter decreased from 15 to 14
Weight increased from 216 to 217
Local Popularity decreased from Extremely Popular to Very Popular

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
CHN - MLB
2024 35 0 43 49.2 5-1 2 14 22 6.60% 10.38% 1.89% 74.59% 51.67% 0.306 4.349 4.888 120 5.706 -0.54 -0.33
CHN - MLB
2023 34 16 41 134.1 10-6 0 104 35 18.54% 6.24% 2.67% 76.76% 52.08% 0.281 3.350 3.852 95 4.070 -0.50 1.65
CHN - MLB
2022 33 30 30 193.1 17-6 0 170 58 21.49% 7.33% 2.91% 80.68% 48.70% 0.280 3.259 3.926 101 3.963 -0.67 2.59
Minnesota - MLB
MIN - MLB
2022 33 1 4 7.1 1-0 0 6 2 19.35% 6.45% 0.00% 60.00% 64.29% 0.333 4.909 2.798 70 3.852 2.11 0.18
CHA - MLB
2021 32 21 21 129.1 4-10 0 108 42 19.15% 7.45% 4.61% 72.45% 46.36% 0.313 5.358 5.254 128 4.268 0.10 -0.20
LAA - MLB
2021 32 11 11 69.2 5-5 0 62 18 22.46% 6.52% 4.71% 70.93% 56.30% 0.246 4.392 4.711 115 3.558 -0.32 0.29
CHN - MLB
2020 31 19 19 124.1 9-6 0 119 36 22.71% 6.87% 2.29% 77.46% 48.47% 0.348 3.692 3.519 91 3.685 0.17 2.34
CHN - MLB
2019 30 35 35 236.1 14-10 0 215 39 22.23% 4.03% 3.41% 75.18% 48.84% 0.287 3.542 3.832 101 3.462 -0.29 3.50
CHN - MLB
2018 29 33 33 230.0 19-5 0 203 38 21.76% 4.07% 2.25% 78.14% 55.78% 0.311 2.896 3.305 86 3.408 -0.41 5.23
CHN - MLB
2017 28 33 33 222.1 19-6 0 206 39 22.49% 4.26% 2.95% 81.55% 54.17% 0.318 3.077 3.675 95 3.418 -0.60 3.91
CHN - MLB
2016 27 33 33 228.2 15-12 0 223 26 24.45% 2.85% 3.73% 77.61% 56.40% 0.279 3.188 3.743 97 2.986 -0.55 3.73
CHN - MLB
2015 26 25 25 184.1 12-7 0 193 29 26.96% 4.05% 1.68% 86.23% 54.17% 0.285 1.611 2.562 70 2.842 -0.95 5.61
NYA - MLB
2015 26 8 8 50.0 6-2 0 51 10 23.72% 4.65% 4.19% 73.63% 59.78% 0.350 4.860 4.293 112 2.951 0.57 0.32
Total - MLB
MLB
265 336 1859.2 136-76 2 1674 394 21.97% 5.17% 3.01% 77.91% 52.47% 0.298 3.359 3.770 97 3.548 -0.41 28.84

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
CHN - MLB
2024 35 40 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -0.07
CHN - MLB
2023 34 38 37 30 2 1 0 0 3 2 3 15 0 0 0.067 0.152 0.252 0.1333 0.129 -0.59
CHN - MLB
2022 33 27 67 61 4 2 0 0 3 4 1 23 0 0 0.066 0.081 0.179 0.1053 0.081 -1.24
Minnesota - MLB
MIN - MLB
2022 33 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0.00
CHA - MLB
2021 32 2 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.167 0.167 0.333 0.2500 0.149 -0.19
LAA - MLB
2021 32 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -0.12
CHN - MLB
2020 31 16 44 36 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 0 0 0.056 0.056 0.111 0.0741 0.050 -0.94
CHN - MLB
2019 30 33 85 75 6 4 0 0 2 3 4 23 0 0 0.080 0.127 0.260 0.1154 0.122 -1.35
CHN - MLB
2018 29 30 86 72 14 1 0 0 9 6 0 15 0 0 0.194 0.194 0.403 0.2456 0.179 -1.00
CHN - MLB
2017 28 30 78 62 16 1 0 0 9 6 2 18 0 0 0.258 0.279 0.554 0.3404 0.246 -0.54
CHN - MLB
2016 27 30 81 70 12 2 0 0 8 7 2 21 0 0 0.171 0.194 0.394 0.2449 0.179 -1.11
CHN - MLB
2015 26 24 67 58 9 0 0 0 9 4 2 16 0 0 0.155 0.180 0.336 0.2093 0.154 -0.78
NYA - MLB
2015 26 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0.500 0.500 1.000 1.0000 0.444 -0.05
Total - MLB
MLB
274 557 476 67 11 0 0 44 33 14 145 0 0 0.141 0.166 0.330 0.2000 0.150 -7.98

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
CHN - MLB
2024 P 43 49.2 4 5 0 1.000 1.631 1.124 -0.19
CHN - MLB
2023 P 41 134.1 5 19 1 0.960 1.608 1.043 -0.94
Minnesota - MLB
MIN - MLB
2022 P 3 7.1 0 1 1 0.500 1.227 0.000 -0.08
CHN - MLB
2022 P 30 193.1 16 21 1 0.974 1.722 1.056 -1.23
LAA - MLB
2021 P 11 69.2 5 5 0 1.000 1.292 0.989 -0.65
CHA - MLB
2021 P 21 129.1 5 15 1 0.952 1.392 0.989 -1.21
CHN - MLB
2020 P 19 124.1 8 18 1 0.963 1.882 0.986 -0.91
CHN - MLB
2019 P 35 236.1 18 31 4 0.925 1.866 0.922 -2.64
CHN - MLB
2018 P 33 230.0 15 30 1 0.978 1.761 0.975 -1.09
CHN - MLB
2017 P 33 222.1 16 47 3 0.955 2.550 0.968 -1.86
CHN - MLB
2016 P 33 228.2 12 34 4 0.920 1.811 0.886 -3.63
CHN - MLB
2015 P 25 184.1 15 30 1 0.978 2.197 0.997 -0.84
NYA - MLB
2015 P 8 50.0 3 4 2 0.778 1.260 0.857 -0.67
Total P 335 1859.2 122 260 20 -15.93
Date Team Players Sent Team Players Sent
May 17, 2015 Chicago (N) Jake Arrieta
Max Scherzer
New York (A) Jesse Nelson
Masahiro Tanaka
Aaron Judge
Wilson Maldonado
$5M cash
July 31, 2021 Los Angeles (A) Tyson Ross
Alex Wood
Chicago (A) Masahiro Tanaka
Oscar Williams
Yovani Gallardo
Jose Abreu
Nov. 17, 2021 Los Angeles (A) Masahiro Tanaka
San Francisco Chris Franklin
Feb. 4, 2022 Minnesota Jacob deGrom
San Francisco Masahiro Tanaka
Edgardo López
April 24, 2022 Chicago (N) Stu Davis
Rob Walter
Minnesota Masahiro Tanaka
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
Pitcher of the Year 2018 Chicago (N) (MLB)
2015 Chicago (N) (MLB)
All-Star 2016 Chicago (N) (MLB)
Championship Series MVP 2020 Chicago (N) (MLB)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink26
Grey Ink91
Similar Players (SP)
Note: See Baseball Reference formula (primary position)
Leaderboard Appearances
Year SH Rank
2018 14 1
Year GS Rank
2017 33 7
2019 35 2
Year W Rank
2017 19 1
2018 19 1
2019 14 4
2022 17 2
Year L Rank
2021 15 10
Year Win % Rank
2015 0.632 7
2017 0.760 1
2018 0.792 1
2019 0.583 9
2022 0.739 2
Year IP Rank
2016 228.2 10
2017 222.1 8
2018 230.0 7
2019 236.1 1
Year BF Rank
2017 916 9
2018 933 9
2019 967 2
Year HR Rank
2016 34 1
2017 27 8
2019 33 1
2021 39 1
Year K Rank
2016 223 4
2017 206 7
2018 203 7
2019 215 3
Year ERA Rank
2015 1.611 1
2018 2.896 9
Year BABIP Rank
2015 0.285 9
2016 0.279 8
2021 0.291 7
Year WHIP Rank
2015 0.944 1
2016 1.010 5
2018 1.152 8
2019 1.113 5
Year H/9 Rank
2015 7.080 3
Year BB/9 Rank
2015 1.416 2
2016 1.023 1
2017 1.579 8
2018 1.487 6
2019 1.485 5
Year CG Rank
2015 3 3
2016 2 8
2018 4 1
2019 2 9
Year SHO Rank
2015 2 2
2016 2 1
2018 1 3
2021 2 2
Year BB (Low) Rank
2015 29 2
2016 26 1
2017 39 8
2018 38 7
2019 39 6
Year Hits Rank
2017 226 6
2019 224 5
Year Hits (Low) Rank
2015 145 2
Year HR (Low) Rank
2015 12 5
Year WAR Rank
2015 5.7 5
2018 5.3 6
Year W (Low) Rank
2021 9 8
Year L (Low) Rank
2015 7 5
2017 6 1
2018 5 1
2022 6 3