Born: Itami, Japan
Masahiro Tanaka was one of the most spoken about names when he made his debut with the New York Yankees in 2014. He has 39 career wins, a .709% W-L, and 3.12 ERA for his career so far ,with 202 strike outs. He was an All Star in the MLB in 2014 and won a long list of awards while playing in the Nippon Professional Baseball Organization (NPB), Japan’s highest level of baseball. The Yankees plan to start Tanaka on Opening Day this year.