FACTS/FLUKES: Tanaka, Smoak, Vazquez, R. Perez, Sogard

Tanaka still helpful, even when losing some SwK... When some better fortune returned to Masahiro Tanaka (RHP, NYY) in 2018, his 12 wins, 159 strikeouts, 3.75 ERA, and 1.13 WHIP in 156 IP returned $13 R$. The right-hander's 2019 results have been similar, as he has five wins, 90 strikeouts, a 3.86 ERA, and a 1.18 WHIP in 105 IP. With a $9 R$ in 2019, do his skills support a fifth double-digit R$ in his last six seasons?

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