27-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
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...
Kenta Maeda Contract Information:
Re-signed with the Hiroshima Carp of the Japanese Central League on a two-year contract in December 2014.
Maeda asked the Hiroshima Carp to allow him to move to MLB through the posting system, the Japan Times reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.