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Kenta Maeda

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2017 Stats

W-L

6-3

ERA

4.15

WHIP

1.13

K

71

SV

1

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Signed through 2023 for a total of $25 million (plus incentives), Maeda is already looking like one of the great bargains in baseball after his first season stateside. As the calendar turned to July, ...

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2017 ADP:  94.85

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 190   DOB: 4/11/1988   BORN: Osaka, Japan   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By LAD In 2016   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kenta Maeda Contract Information:

Agreed to an eight-year deal with the Dodgers in December of 2015 worth $25 million guaranteed.

June 27, 2017  –  Kenta Maeda News

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Maeda (6-3) scattered four hits over seven scoreless innings in Tuesday's win over the Angels. He struck out six and did not walk a batter.

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Kenta Maeda Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2011 23 JPN JPN 31 31 2 216.0 178 59 14 192 43 10 12 0 0 0 2.46 1.02
2012 24 JPN JPN 29 29 2 206.3 161 35 6 171 44 14 7 0 0 0 1.53 0.99
2013 25 JPN JPN 26 26 1 175.7 129 41 13 158 40 15 7 0 0 0 2.10 0.96
2014 26 JPN JPN 27 0 1 187.0 164 54 12 161 41 11 9 0 0 0 2.60 1.10
2015 27 JPN JPN 29 29 0 206.0 168 48 5 175 41 15 8 0 0 0 2.10 1.01
2016 28 MAJ LAD 32 32 0 175.7 150 68 20 179 50 16 11 0 0 0 3.48 1.14
2017 29 A+ RAN 1 1 0 4.0 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 2.00
2017 29 MAJ LAD 14 12 0 69.3 60 32 10 71 18 6 3 1 0 0 4.15 1.12
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3-Year Averages     32 32 0 175.7 150 68 20 179 50 16 11 0 0 0 3.48 1.14
Career  (View All)     46 44 0 245.0 210 100 30 250 68 22 14 1 3.67 1.13

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Kenta Maeda Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 27 LAA 7.0 4 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.15 1.13
Jun. 23 Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.62 1.19
Jun. 18 @Cin 5.0 3 1 1 0 1 5 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.70 1.21
Jun. 9 Cin 4.0 3 1 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.95 1.24
Jun. 4 @Mil 4.0 2 2 2 1 3 7 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.16 1.28
May. 30 @StL 4.0 4 3 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.21 1.28
May. 25 StL 5.0 7 3 3 0 2 4 1 1 0 W 0 0 0 5.08 1.24
May. 10 Pit 8.3 5 2 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.03 1.17
May. 5 @SD 5.0 3 2 1 0 3 8 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 5.81 1.32
Apr. 28 Phi 7.0 5 2 2 0 1 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 6.58 1.35
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.3 IP/G
13.0 7 1 1 0 1 12 1 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 0.69 0.62
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.2 IP/G
25.0 16 7 7 2 7 27 2 0 0 2-1 1 0 0 2.52 0.92
Last 60 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
50.3 36 16 15 3 13 52 3 2 0 5-1 1 0 0 2.68 0.97
Kenta Maeda Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
May. 19 Visalia 4.0 6 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 2.25 2.00
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 4.0 IP/G
4.0 6 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 2.25 2.00

Kenta Maeda Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017127261128506.255
201633865337414110.247

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201713439728604.228
201637811417767110.213

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201734.331133643.931.05
201686.77509127103.221.18

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201728.0220321265.461.36
201689.09608823103.741.10
Kenta Maeda Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2011 23 JPN JPN 31 31 216.0 8.00 1.79 4.47 0.58 78.3% 2.46 2.86 .282
2012 24 JPN JPN 29 29 206.3 7.46 1.92 3.89 0.26 85.4% 1.53 2.56 .274
2013 25 JPN JPN 26 26 175.7 8.09 2.05 3.95 0.67 82.1% 2.10 3.05 .256
2014 26 JPN JPN 27 0 187.0 7.75 1.97 3.93 0.58 78.2% 2.60 2.97 .293
2015 27 JPN JPN 29 29 206.0 7.65 1.79 4.27 0.22 78.9% 2.10 2.41 .287
2016 28 MAJ LAD 32 32 175.7 9.17 2.56 3.58 1.02 1.50 73.3% 90.0 MPH 3.48 3.63 .291
2017 29 A+ RAN 1 1 4.0 2.25 4.50 0.50 0.00 87.5% 2.25 4.20 .369
2017 29 MAJ LAD 14 12 69.3 9.22 2.34 3.94 1.30 1.14 67.6% 91.3 MPH 4.15 3.94 .287
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.5 8.49 2.02 4.21 0.73 72.9% 3.25 3.05 .301
Rest Of Season     0 16 86.5 8.37 2.31 3.62 0.93 72.2% 3.55 3.46 .294
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3-Year Averages     32 32 175.7 9.17 2.56 3.58 1.02 73.3% 3.48 3.50 .291
Career     46 44 245.0 9.18 2.50 3.68 1.10 71.8% 3.67 3.61 .290

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Kenta Maeda Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2016 P 175.7 5 15 5 0 87 2 0 0
2017 P 62.3 2 3 2 0 34 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2016 P 0 1 0 1 3 0 5
2017 P 0 -1 0 0 1 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Kenta Maeda    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.94 K/BB
GOOD
9.22 K/9
GREAT
2.34 BB/9
GOOD
91.3 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.3 HR/9
WEAK
1.14 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.15 ERA
WEAK
1.12 WHIP
GREAT
3.94 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.287 BABIP
AVERAGE
67.6% Strand Rate
LOW

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Kenta Maeda: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Maeda will start Tuesday's game against the Angels, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Maeda will return to a long-relief role once he's ready to pitch after throwing five innings Sunday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

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Maeda (5-3) allowed one run on three hits and one walk across five innings in Sunday's win over the Reds. He struck out five.

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Maeda is expected to start Sunday's game against the Reds, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Manager Dave Roberts announced Sunday that Maeda's next relief outing will likely be Wednesday or Thursday against the Indians, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Maeda tossed four innings of one-run ball while striking out six in relief Friday, picking up his first career save in the process.

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Maeda will not make his scheduled start Saturday and will move to the bullpen, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Maeda will make his next scheduled start Saturday against the Reds, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Maeda allowed three runs on four hits and three walks across four innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Cardinals. He struck out two.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Maeda, who was regarded as the top pitcher in Japan, signed an eight-year deal with the Dodgers in the offseason. Comparisons to his most immediate predecessors, Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka, are a bit unfair, as both were historically unprecedented. Maeda probably isn't MLB ace material, as his K/9 rate has never exceeded 8.1, but it has also never fallen below 7.3, and his BB/9 rate has steadily hovered around 1.9. Maeda's success has come from limiting hits, and more recently, keeping the ball in the park. Maeda's fastball sits 89-92 mph with some movement, and it reaches 94 mph on occasion, and he features two variations of a slider. Above all, Maeda has been remarkably durable to this point, throwing at least 175 innings in each of the past seven seasons, but irregularities were found in his elbow during his physical with the Dodgers, which helps explain all the incentives in his contract.

2015

Maeda entered 2014 regarded as the top pitcher in Japan after the departure of Masahiro Tanaka to MLB. While his W-L record declined to 11-9 and his ERA increased to a five-year high, he still had a 2.60 ERA with a 161:41 K:BB ratio in 187 innings. Still, the buzz about him moving to MLB declined and his team decided not to let him leave via the posting in 2015, even though he's said he wants to pitch in the U.S. He could be posted for the 2016 season and he'll be eligible for international free agency in 2017. When Maeda eventually does show up in the majors, fans expecting another Tanaka or Yu Darvish will probably be disappointed. Listed at 6-foot, 179 pounds, Maeda is physically smaller than Japan's recent exports. His arsenal of an 88-94 mph fastball, a slider and a changeup is more respectable than it is eye-popping. On the plus side, Maeda has good control, isn't home-run prone and offers a strong track record of health. He'll certainly be near the top of a big-league rotation when he decides to move to the States.

2014

Maeda is regarded as the second best pitcher in Japan after Masahiro Tanaka. He went 15-7 with a 2.10 ERA and 158:40 K:BB ratio in 175.2 innings last season. When signing his 2014 contract with the Hiroshima Carp, Maeda declared his intent to move to MLB for 2015. He's been a reliable innings eater throughout his NPB career; and features a fastball at 90-94, and breaking pitch that traverses the plane from cutter to slider. He should figure prominently in a 2015 MLB rotation as a result.