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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka struggles versus Texas

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:49:05 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka allowed six runs on eight hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Texas Rangers Wednesday, June 29, with one walk and seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: This was just the third time in 16 starts this year where Tanaka had allowed more than four runs in a game. He will look to turn things around in his next outing versus the Chicago White Sox Monday, July 4.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka better with extra rest

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 06:23:36 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka has a 1.75 ERA through seven starts with an extra day of rest and a 4.70 ERA over six starts with the usual four days of rest.

Fantasy Tip: Take these numbers with a grain of salt, as it is likely related more to the strength of competition than the number of days between starts. Overall, Tanaka's been solid and done his part with a 3.08 ERA and 1.02 WHIP through his 13 starts. However, he has just three wins and 63 strikeouts through 84 2/3 innings, which hardly moves the fantasy needle. He is nothing more than a mid-rotation arm for your virtual club, and it isn't out of the question to be selective with who you start him against, if you have the luxury.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka knocked around

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 20:44:29 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka allowed five earned runs, six hits and a walk over 6 1/3 innings in a loss Saturday, June 11, against the Detroit Tigers. He also allowed two home runs with four strikeouts in the 92-pitch effort.

Fantasy Tip: The poor outing put the brakes on a four-game quality start streak for Tanaka. Chalk it up as one bad outing. He still has just two losses in five decisions, and remains a high-end fantasy option in most formats despite the lack of wins.

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Yankees | Another QS for Masahiro Tanaka

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 20:51:09 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka allowed two earned runs, six hits and two walks over seven innings with three strikeouts in a no-decision Monday, June 6, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka has managed four straight quality starts, and he lowered his ERA to 2.76 and WHIP to 1.01 as a result of the solid outing. The Yankees might be struggling this season, but it is no fault of Tanaka, as he continues to produce for his fantasy owners.

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Yankees | No luck for Masahiro Tanaka

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 20:41:00 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka allowed two runs - one earned - and seven hits with one walk over six innings to suffer his first loss of the season Wednesday, June 1, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He struck out just two batters in the quality start.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka still has three straight quality start after a rough patch in mid-May, and he has re-emerged as a must-start fantasy option across all formats. Don't be concerned about his 10 earned runs in two starts from May 10-15. He is back.

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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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