Friday, April 25, 2014

First Month: Masahiro Tanaka 2014 vs. Yu Darvish 2012

When the news broke that Masahiro Tanaka was going to be posted the Yu Darvish comparisons began almost immediately. Long story short obviously the New York Yankees paid the $20 million posting fee and retained Tanaka's services for seven seasons, not including the opt out clause. From the beginning almost everyone across the board said that while Tanaka was good he was playing second fiddle to Yu Darvish. Let's compare the first month of Masahiro Tanaka and his four starts for the Yankees this season to Yu Darvish's five stars in his first month with the Texas Rangers. 

Darvish's April of 2012 included five starts, 33 IP, 33 strikeouts, 17 walks, a 2.18 ERA, and a 4-0 record to begin his major league career. 

Tanaka's April of 2014 includes four starts, 29.1 IP, 35 strikeouts, two walks, a 2.15 ERA, and a 3-0 record to begin his major league career.

As you can see these two have very similar numbers aside from Tanaka's control and command is much better. While I do not expect Tanaka to challenge Carlos Silva's nine walks in a season in 2005 but the 24-0 record is still attainable. I kid, maybe.  


  1. QUESTION : Re:...Joel Hanrahan, Pitcher. After his audition, which according to sources, was
    impressive. Where is he at now, in regards to the Yankees ?

  2. Hanrahan is fielding offers, that's the last we heard. No teams mentioned besides the ones interested and who attended, which we were included. Quiet front for about a week or two now.


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