Masahiro Tanaka made his major league debut March 1st for the New York Yankees. No runs, 2 hits, three strikeouts in two innings of work. During the offseason he signed a 7 year contract roughly worth 150 million with a opt out option. Last year for NBL he went 24-0, yes, he didn’t loose a single game last season for the Rakuten Eagles. He also had a incredibly low ERA of 1.27.
The question remains will he pitch this effectively in America? He does posses a incredible splitter. The movement on that pitch is similar if it had a magnet on that repels away from wood.