Not bad for a first outing. Two best things I took from that were the velocity on his fastball (94) and his splitter looked real good. No issues with the new ball for him.
Definitely encouraging as some of these guys who come from abroad seemed to have been measured with a metric system jugs gun. I'm thinking specifically about Contreras and Irabu, who were both billed as high 90s guys and ended up being more like low 90s guys. Plus Tanaka seems like more of a control guy anyway.
Rooting for the $22,000,000/year investment to pan out? Priceless.
Agreed, but a few months ago the Yankees rotation and future rotations looked pretty damn bleak. If these two young starting pitchers pan out that changes in a big way. Either way, Yankees should have cleaned out in the minor leagues. Not sure why they didn't fire everyone involved in the draft, international scouting, and player development.