Masahiro Tanaka
Retired
Masahiro Tanaka
Birthdate:
Nov. 1, 1988 (37 y, 0 m, 13 d)
Born In:
Itami, HYO, JPN
Nationality:
Japanese
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'2"/224
Entry:
Unknown
Contract:
Free Agent
ML Service Time:
None
Current Status
MLB Service Time None
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro None
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
Additional Info
No-Trade No

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 wRC+ 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 -124 -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 -34 -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 -70 -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 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 -19 -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 -124 -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 -90 -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 -40 -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 -3 -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 46 -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 -4 -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 -19 -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 0.444 194 -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 -21 -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
CHN - MLB
2022 P 30 193.1 16 21 1 0.974 1.722 1.056 -1.23
Minnesota - MLB
MIN - MLB
2022 P 3 7.1 0 1 1 0.500 1.227 0.000 -0.08
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