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Masahiro Tanaka’s first three seasons in comparison to Darvish and Matsuzaka

by on Nov.23, 2009 @ 11:22 pm, under NPB

According to Sponichi, Masahiro Tanaka will likely look towards Yu Dravish's salary progression to help him with his salary negotiations.

Just like Darvish, Tanaka won 15 games in his third season.

"He's got me beat on some numbers like ERA, but I think my numbers are fairly similar," said Tanaka.  "200M yen?  I can't really say how much, but the club did tell me in the past that they would think about my salary after my third season."

200M yen will likely be a bit too much for the Eagles, but there's a rumor now floating around that Tanaka might be looking for something in the 180M yen range.

Only two high school players have broken the 100M yen barrier in their 4th season: Darvish at 200M yen and Daisuke Matsuzaka at 140M yen.

Here's a break down of their seasons (including Matsuzaka):

First Seasons

Player G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka 28 11 7 0 4 1 800 186.1 183 17 68 7 196 10 1 83 79 3.82
Darvish 14 5 5 0 2 1 410 94.1 97 7 48 3 52 2 0 37 37 3.53
Matsuzaka 25 16 5 0 6 2 743 180.0 124 14 87 8 151 5 2 55 52 2.60

Second Seasons

Player G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka 25 9 7 1 5 2 726 172.2 171 9 54 2 159 6 0 71 67 3.49
Darvish 25 12 5 0 3 2 627 149.2 128 12 64 6 115 5 1 55 48 2.89
Matsuzaka 27 14 7 1 6 2 727 167.2 132 12 95 4 144 2 0 85 74 3.97

Third Seasons

Player G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka 25 15 6 1 6 3 771 189.2 170 13 43 7 171 3 0 51 49 2.33
Darvish 26 15 5 0 12 3 790 207.2 123 9 49 13 210 4 0 48 42 1.82
Matsuzaka 33 15 15 0 12 2 1004 240.1 184 27 117 8 214 9 1 104 96 3.60

Totals

Player G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka 78 35 20 2 15 6 2297 548.2 524 39 165 16 526 19 1 205 195 3.20
Darvish 65 32 15 0 17 6 1827 451.3 348 28 161 22 377 11 1 140 127 2.53
Matsuzaka 85 45 27 1 24 6 2471 588.0 440 53 299 20 509 16 3 224 222 3.40

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