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Kenta Maeda

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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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...

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Re-signed with the Hiroshima Carp of the Japanese Central League on a two-year contract in December 2014.

December 24, 2014  –  Kenta Maeda News

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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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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

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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

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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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Maeda has announced he'd like to move to MLB and could be posted by his team in Japan, the Hiroshima Carp, this winter, Baseball America reports. "You only have one career in baseball. I want to be able go, when I feel I am ready to make the challenge," Maeda told the Kyodo news service.

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Maeda had another stellar season in 2012, going 14-7 with a 1.53 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 171:44. He also limited his opposition to six home runs, and threw his first career no-hitter.

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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.