30-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers
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...
Kenta Maeda Contract Information:
Agreed to an eight-year deal with the Dodgers in December of 2015 worth $25 million guaranteed.
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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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Kenta Maeda||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|
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|Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched: Avg. 4.3 IP/G
|Last 30 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched: Avg. 4.3 IP/G
|Last 60 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.2 IP/G
Kenta Maeda Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|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|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Kenta Maeda||3-Year Averages||30||28||155.0||9.23||2.44||3.79||1.22||–||71.8%||–||3.77||3.72||.291|
Kenta Maeda Defensive Stats
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2018 Stat Review for Kenta Maeda As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)
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Los Angeles Dodgers Roster
MajorsAlexander, Scott (P)
AAABanuelos, Manny (P)
AAAllie, Stetson (OF)
A+Abdullah, Imani (P)
ACuadrado, Romer (OF)
RookieAmaya, Jacob (2B)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.
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.
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.
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.