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Kenta Maeda

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2016 Stats

W-L

3-1

ERA

1.41

WHIP

0.94

K

28

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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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2016 ADP:  184.35

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 177   DOB: 4/11/1988   BORN: Osaka, Japan   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   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 28, 2016  –  Kenta Maeda News

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Maeda (3-1) put up his worst start in the majors so far Thursday, allowing four runs on seven hits and a walk over 6.2 innings in a loss to the Marlins. He struck out five.

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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 5 5 0 32.0 24 5 2 28 6 3 1 0 0 0 1.41 0.94
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Career  (View All)     5 5 0 32.0 24 5 2 28 6 3 1 0 1.41 0.94

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Kenta Maeda Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 28 Mia 6.7 7 4 4 1 1 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.41 0.94
Apr. 23 @Col 6.3 3 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.36 0.87
Apr. 17 SF 7.0 4 1 1 1 3 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.47 0.95
Apr. 12 Ari 6.0 5 0 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.92
Apr. 6 @SD 6.0 5 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.83
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
20.0 14 5 5 2 5 20 0 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 2.25 0.95
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 6.4 IP/G
32.0 24 5 5 2 6 28 1 1 0 3-1 0 0 0 1.41 0.94
Last 60 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 6.4 IP/G
32.0 24 5 5 2 6 28 1 1 0 3-1 0 0 0 1.41 0.94

Kenta Maeda Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20166014510201.182

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20166414114101.226

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201619.711016522.291.07

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201612.320012100.000.73
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 5 5 32.0 7.88 1.69 4.67 0.56 1.54 89.3% 89.7 MPH 1.41 2.92 .261
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 5.9 7.25 2.57 2.82 1.13 77.6% 3.25 4.07 .277
Rest Of Season     0 24 160.9 6.83 2.41 2.83 0.88 75.2% 3.25 3.75 .279
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Career     5 5 32.0 7.88 1.69 4.67 0.56 89.3% 1.41 2.84 .261

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2016 Stat Review for Kenta Maeda    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.67 K/BB
GREAT
7.88 K/9
GOOD
1.69 BB/9
ELITE
89.7 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.6 HR/9
ELITE
1.54 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.41 ERA
ELITE
0.94 WHIP
ELITE
2.92 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.261 BABIP
LOW
89.3% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Maeda (2-0) allowed a run and four hits over seven innings while walking three and striking out seven in a win over the rival Giants on Sunday.

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Maeda allowed no runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four over six innings, but received no decision Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

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Maeda (1-0) shut out the Padres over six innings in his MLB debut Wednesday, allowing five hits and no walks while striking out four.

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Maeda had another solid effort Monday against the Mariners, tossing five innings of two-run ball.

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Maeda reportedly hit 95 mph in a live batting practice session Monday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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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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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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.