35-year old Yoshinori Tateyama really knows how to pitch and that trumps the fact that he doesn’t have a big time fastball. Tateyama has pitched in 33 games (0 starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 2-0 with 1 save, a 2.77 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP. He has only given up 27 hits in his first 39 innings pitched this year while whiffing 40 batters, which is impressive. Even more impressive is his pinpoint control as he has only walked 7 batters so far this year. Tateyama is one of the first relievers in when the starter has trouble, but he won’t get to pitch late in games that the Rangers are winning as they have a lockdown back end of the bullpen.