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Kenta Maeda

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2017 Stats

W-L

1-2

ERA

8.05

WHIP

1.53

K

19

SV

0

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.

April 24, 2017  –  Kenta Maeda News

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Maeda's next start has been pushed back to Friday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register 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
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 MAJ LAD 4 4 0 19.0 24 17 7 19 5 1 2 0 0 0 8.05 1.53
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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)     36 36 0 194.7 174 85 27 198 55 17 13 0 3.93 1.18

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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
Apr. 22 @Ari 5.0 9 6 6 4 1 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 8.05 1.53
Apr. 15 Ari 4.0 4 4 4 1 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.07 1.36
Apr. 9 @Col 5.0 5 4 4 1 1 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 6.30 1.40
Apr. 4 SD 5.0 6 3 3 1 2 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.40 1.60
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.5 IP/G
9.0 13 10 10 5 2 10 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 10.00 1.67
Last 30 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.8 IP/G
19.0 24 17 17 7 5 19 0 0 0 1-2 0 0 0 8.05 1.53
Last 60 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.8 IP/G
19.0 24 17 17 7 5 19 0 0 0 1-2 0 0 0 8.05 1.53

Kenta Maeda Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20175010514304.341
201633865337414110.247

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017359010203.286
201637811417767110.213

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20179.00109327.001.44
201686.77509127103.221.18

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201710.011010259.001.60
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 MAJ LAD 4 4 19.0 9.00 2.37 3.80 3.32 0.63 54.5% 91.3 MPH 8.05 6.78 .330
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 2 11.0 6.91 2.68 2.58 1.17 70.4% 4.00 4.25 .272
Rest Of Season     0 28 153.2 6.89 2.69 2.57 1.28 69.3% 4.19 4.42 .268
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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     36 36 194.7 9.15 2.54 3.60 1.25 71.3% 3.93 3.84 .295

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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 19 0 2 0 0 9 -1 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 0 0 1

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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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3.80 K/BB
GOOD
9.00 K/9
GOOD
2.37 BB/9
GOOD
91.3 MPH Fastball
WEAK
3.3 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.63 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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8.05 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.53 WHIP
TERRIBLE
6.78 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.330 BABIP
HIGH
54.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Maeda's next start may be delayed so he can work on his pitching mechanics, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Maeda will start Saturday against the Diamondbacks instead of Friday, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

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Maeda only last four innings Saturday, giving up four runs on four hits over four innings. He walked one and struck out five in an eventual win over the Diamondbacks.

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Maeda (1-1) allowed four runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five in five innings to defeat the Rockies on Sunday.

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Maeda (0-1) gave up three runs on six hits and a pair of walks over five innings in a 4-0 loss to San Diego on Tuesday. He struck out four.

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Maeda threw three perfect innings Thursday, striking out four in an exhibition win over the Angels.

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Maeda will pitch in a minor league game Friday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Maeda turned in his best outing of the spring Monday, limiting the Angels to one run on one hit while striking out seven in his 3.2 innings of work.

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Maeda has added 10 pounds of muscle to his frame in an effort to reach his goal of 200 innings pitched this season.

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Maeda will start Game 5 regardless of the result of Wednesday's Game 4, FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports.

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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.