This probably isn’t the perfect comparison, but Masahiro Tanaka seems to have an array of pitches somewhat like Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez. And he throws harder.
Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez has rejoined the New York Yankees as a minor-league spring-training pitching instructor.
Pitcher Orlando Hernandez, better known to fans as El Duque, was one of six first-time old timers taking part in the game. He helped lead the Bronx Bombers to three straight World Series titles from 1998 to 2000.
Sweeny and Cone talk about how the Bombers overcame a potentially disastrous start to the season, two turning-point games in May, and the arrival of El Duque.