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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka pitches gem Sunday

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:29 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka struck out seven with one walk over six innings and allowed three hits Sunday, June 17, in a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. Tanaka improved to 6-0 in 11 starts with more than four days off. He is 1-2 with a 5.33 ERA in his other eight games.

Fantasy Tip: Overall, Tanaka has had a fantastic season, and he is certainly worth the roster spot in DFS and regular leagues. Tanaka has been one of the most dependable pitchers on the Yankees roster all season.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka roughed up by Tribe

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:57:36 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka couldn't get the final out he needed to pick up a win despite being staked to an 11-1 fifth-inning lead Sunday, July 10, against the Cleveland Indians. Tanaka was charged with seven runs (three earned) on 10 hits and two walks in 4 2/3 frames before yielding to Nathan Eovaldi, who allowed only one hit across 4 1/3 scoreless innings.

Fantasy Tip: Tananka didn't exactly cruise through his first four frames, but a throwing error by Didi Gregorius and a two-run homer from Tyler Naquin proved to be his undoing. The 2014 All-Star will still head into the break with a 6-2 record, 3.23 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 93 strikeouts in 117 innings of work, making him a solid second or third starting pitcher in most leagues.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka posts sixth win

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 22:59:06 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka allowed six hits and a walk with six strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings in a win Tuesday, July 5, against the Chicago White Sox. He improved to 6-2 while lowering his ERA to 3.12.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka has lasted six or more innings in nine straight outings, and he has averaged six strikeouts over the past four appearances. While the Yankees have been a bit uneven overall, Tanaka remains a top-notch fantasy option across all formats and DFS play.

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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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