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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka hurls gem Friday

Fri, 27 May 2016 19:09:13 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (3-0) allowed two hits and struck out four batters over seven scoreless innings in a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka carried a perfect game into the fifth inning and is undefeated in his last 11 starts dating back to the end of the 2015 season. He is a solid pitching option in all fantasy formats, although he's not racking up as many strikeouts this year.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka makes adjustment

Fri, 27 May 2016 17:33:17 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka has enjoyed recent success as a result of pitching closer to the first-base side of the rubber. The adjustment has given his two-seam fastball more time to break, making it more difficult for right-handed batters to adjust. On the other hand, Tanaka has used his four-seam fastball less frequently in 2016 than in years past, although it's uncertain if injury or ineffectiveness is the primary reason why the pitch has been nearly abandoned.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka has seen his strikeout rate tumble each year he's been in the majors, although his groundball rate has increased and the pace at which he's allowed home runs has fallen. The 27-year-old right-hander is 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA in nine starts this year, with 12 walks and 50 strikeouts over 58 1/3 innings and makes a decent starting pitching option against most opponents.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka ends drought

Sat, 21 May 2016 16:24:50 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka allowed a run on five hits and two walks while fanning four in seven innings to beat the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 21. It was his first win since April 12.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka is 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP and an 8.07 K/9. It's a pretty decent line, but it was just his second start this season in which he allowed one or fewer earned runs. He's a decent SP2 in fantasy but not much more. He's worth consideration in most matchups.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka roughed up

Tue, 10 May 2016 22:47:00 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka allowed six earned runs, seven hits and no walks with four strikeouts and three home runs allowed over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday, May 10, against the Kansas City Royals.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka had allowed two or fewer earned runs in each of his previous six starts this season, so perhaps he was due for a stinker. He remains a top-notch fantasy option across all formats and DFS play despite this hiccup.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka looks to stay hot

Mon, 09 May 2016 23:47:00 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to start Tuesday, May 10, against the Kansas City Royals. He has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his six starts this season, and he has taken a shutout into the seventh innings in each of his past two outings.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka is performing like an ace, which is what the team and fantasy owners have expected from him since he debuted in the States.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka tosses gem Thursday

Thu, 05 May 2016 19:35:22 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka allowed five hits over eight scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, May 5, with one walk and seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka has given up just 10 runs over six starts this year and is an excellent starting option in both seasonal and daily fantasy contests. His next outing will come against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, May 10.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka hurls quality start

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:44:29 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka allowed two runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Boston Red Sox Friday, April 29, with no walks and five strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his five starts this season and is averaging nearly a strikeout an inning. However, he should be viewed as a somewhat risky play in daily contests for his next scheduled start against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, May 4.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka notches first win

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 12:57:06 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka delivered his finest outing of the season, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and no walks while fanning six over seven frames against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka failed to make it through six innings in each of his first two tries and issued four free passes in his last outing, so Sunday's start was a step in the right direction. He's the first Yankee to pitch seven innings this season as well, and should remain in lineups for his next scheduled start on Saturday at home against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka labors in no-decision

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 23:49:53 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka allowed two earned runs, three hits and four walks with six strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Tuesday, April 12, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He entered 5-2 with a 2.23 ERA in seven career starts against the Blue Jays, but he struggled with his command and high pitch count.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka hasn't been very efficient to date, failing to go at least six innings in both of his outings. Still, he pitches for a good team and he hasn't been tuned up, either. He remains a strong fantasy option in most formats.

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MLB | Tigers-Yankees postponed

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 14:37:48 -0700

The baseball game Sunday, April 10, between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced. Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka was to start the game on four days' rest.

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