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Kenta Maeda

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

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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 ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 179   DOB: 4/11/1988   BORN: Osaka, Japan   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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

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Maeda confirmed Thursday that there were irregularities found in his elbow during his physical, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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

Maeda agreed to terms with the Dodgers on Thursday, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports.

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The Hiroshima Carp announced Maeda will be made available to MLB teams via the posting system with Nippon Professional Baseball, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Maeda asked the Hiroshima Carp to allow him to move to MLB through the posting system, the Japan Times reports.

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Maeda officially re-signed with the Hiroshima Carp of Japan's Central League on a two-year contract Wednesday, Jim Allen of the Kyodo News reports.

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The Hiroshima Carp have informed Maeda they will not allow him to leave for MLB via the posting system this winter, the Japan Times reports.

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The Hiroshima Carp are unlikely to accept bids for Maeda under the posting system due to his disappointing 2014 season, the Kyodo news service reports. Maeda was 11-9 with a 2.60 ERA with a 161:41 K:BB ratio in 187 innings.

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2016

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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.