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Kenta Maeda

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2018 Stats

W-L

4-4

ERA

3.84

WHIP

1.39

K

71

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Maeda improved slightly upon his strong strikeout and walk rates from his rookie season, but he missed time due to injury and was relegated to the bullpen on a couple of occasions. The Dodgers were al...

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2018 ADP:  193.18

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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.

June 19, 2018  –  Kenta Maeda News

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Maeda did not factor in the decision after allowing three runs on five hits over 3.2 innings during the win over the Cubs in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader. He had two strikeouts and issued five walks.

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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 A+ RAN 1 1 0 4.0 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 2.00
2017 29 MAJ LAD 29 25 0 134.3 121 63 22 140 34 13 6 1 0 0 4.22 1.15
2018 30 MAJ LAD 13 12 0 61.0 59 26 5 71 26 4 4 0 0 0 3.84 1.39
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3-Year Averages     30 28 0 155.0 135 65 21 159 42 14 8 0 0 0 3.77 1.14
Career  (View All)     74 69 0 371.0 330 157 47 390 110 33 21 1 3.81 1.19

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

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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
Jun. 19 @ChC 3.7 5 3 3 0 5 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.84 1.39
Jun. 13 Tex 5.0 5 2 2 0 3 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.61 1.31
May. 29 Phi 1.7 3 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.61 1.28
May. 23 Col 6.7 2 0 0 0 4 12 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.38 1.24
May. 17 @Mia 8.0 2 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.89 1.30
May. 11 Cin 4.7 9 5 5 1 2 5 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 4.75 1.53
May. 5 @SD 5.0 4 3 3 1 1 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.02 1.40
Apr. 29 @SF 6.0 5 4 4 1 4 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.76 1.48
Apr. 24 Mia 6.0 4 1 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.10 1.48
Apr. 18 @SD 5.7 8 4 4 0 2 10 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.77 1.74
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.3 IP/G
8.7 10 5 5 0 8 3 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 5.19 2.08
Last 30 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.3 IP/G
17.0 15 7 7 1 13 17 1 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 3.71 1.65
Last 60 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.2 IP/G
52.3 47 24 24 5 23 57 2 1 0 3-3 0 0 0 4.13 1.34

Kenta Maeda Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018139321536923.295
201727849206613012.263
201633865337414110.247

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018128391123802.202
201727991145513110.214
201637811417767110.213

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201831.7230391433.411.48
201768.7811721472.880.99
201686.77509127103.221.18

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201829.3210321224.301.30
201765.75506820155.621.32
201689.09608823103.741.10
Kenta Maeda vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 A+ RAN 1 1 4.0 2.25 4.50 0.50 0.00 87.5% 2.25 4.20 .369
2017 29 MAJ LAD 29 25 134.3 9.38 2.28 4.12 1.47 1.18 69.2% 91.5 MPH 4.22 4.12 .293
2018 30 MAJ LAD 13 12 61.0 10.48 3.84 2.73 0.74 1.27 73.8% 91.7 MPH 3.84 3.31 .348
Today's Projections     0 1 5.0 9.43 3.02 3.13 1.53 71% 4.27 1.12 .288
Next 7 Days     0 2 10.0 9.62 2.66 3.62 1.43 69.3% 4.26 4.02 .293
Rest Of Season     0 17 86.2 9.43 2.56 3.68 1.24 70.7% 3.97 3.76 .297
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3-Year Averages     30 28 155.0 9.23 2.44 3.79 1.22 71.8% 3.77 3.72 .291
Career     74 69 371.0 9.46 2.67 3.55 1.14 72% 3.81 3.66 .301

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Kenta Maeda Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2018 61 1 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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2.73 K/BB
WEAK
10.48 K/9
ELITE
3.84 BB/9
POOR
91.7 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.7 HR/9
ELITE
1.27 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.84 ERA
AVERAGE
1.39 WHIP
WEAK
3.31 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.348 BABIP
HIGH
73.8% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Maeda will start Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers, after Monday's matchup was postponed due to weather, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

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Maeda allowed two runs on five hits and three walks with one strikeout over five innings in a no-decision Wednesday against Texas.

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Maeda (hip) was activated from the 10-day disabled list and will start Wednesday against the Rangers.

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed that Maeda (hip) would be activated from the 10-day disabled list to start Wednesday's game against the Rangers, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

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Maeda (hip) feels ready to start Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Pedro Moura of The Athletic Los Angeles reports.

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Maeda (hip) will start Wednesday against the Rangers if his Sunday bullpen session goes well, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

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Maeda (hip) could return from the disabled list following Sunday's bullpen session, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Maeda (hip) is aiming to return from the disabled list sometime next week, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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, Maeda sat with a 2.82 ERA, and although he did slip some late in the year, he finished with 16 wins, strong ratios and an average of more than a strikeout per inning. Elbow issues drove his price down last offseason, and while Maeda made 32 regular-season starts, he required additional rest for 19 of them. The Dodgers want Maeda to add mass this offseason with the hope that his body will hold up to a heavier workload (and a more regular schedule) in 2017. Thirty more innings or so, even if they come with some regression with the ratios, could thrust Maeda into elite company among fantasy starters. Best of all, his cost may remain suppressed as the memory of his late-season struggles and injury concerns linger.

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.