Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka (concussion) will debut Saturday

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (concussion) will make his season debut on Saturday versus the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

Tanaka wasn't able to start the season on time after getting hit in the head by a line drive during an intrasquad game shortly before the season. The right-hander threw 35-to-40 pitches in a simulated game last weekend, likely indicating that he will be on a pitch count for his first turn in the rotation.

numberFire's models expect Tanaka to record a 4.41 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with a 22.3 strikeout percentage.