So now that This guy named Yu has come over to the US yu (you see what I did there?) probably are wondering who the next stud Japanese pitcher is. Well you know what? I have the answer. Here he is. This is Masahiro Tanaka the 23 year old ace of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. He is 6'2" 205 lbs so he's not as big and strong as Darvish, but he is bigger than most Japanese pitchers.