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What Masahiro Tanaka Must Change to Ensure MLB Stardom

class="ui-droppable">Based on the $155 million paycheck and intense hype surrounding his arrival in the United States, Masahiro Tanaka has the aura of a Major League Baseball superstar. 

Unfortunately, the Japanese ace still has to throw his first meaningful pitch at the highest level of professional baseball. That means that, when trying to evaluate his talents, there is still a wide gulf between what might be and what is. 

All the tools are in place for Tanaka to be a star pitcher. He's pitching in New York for the Yankees. He's a 25-year-old, 6'2" right-hander with three above-average or better offerings in his back pocket. 

On the surface, it's easy to sit back and say Tanaka will be the leader of New York's rotation ...

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