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Portrait of Kenta Maeda

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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date4-11-1988
Height6' 1"
Weight175 lbs
Age30 years, 1 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2014
2015
4.72016
2.92017
1.12018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2016 LAN MLB 32 32 175.7 16 11 0 150 50 179 20 .260 93 7.7 2.6 1.0 9.2 45% .283 .239 1.14 3.61 3.48 84 3.05 67.5 4.7
2017 LAN MLB 29 25 134.3 13 6 1 121 34 140 22 .259 92 8.1 2.3 1.5 9.4 40% .278 .259 1.15 4.09 4.22 91 3.58 76.3 2.9
2018 LAN MLB 10 9 50.7 4 3 0 46 17 66 4 .252 85 8.2 3.0 0.7 11.7 41% .333 .263 1.24 2.52 3.38 74 1.68 38.4 2.0
CareerMLB7166360.73320131710138546.258927.92.51.19.643%.288.2501.163.633.74842.9564.410.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2013 JPN int 2 2 10.0 2 0 0 2 1 15 0 .000 1.8 0.9 0.0 13.5 0% .118 .000 0.30 0.93 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2016 LAN MLB 32 32 175.7 16 11 0 150 50 179 20 .260 93 7.7 2.6 1.0 9.2 45% .283 .239 1.14 3.61 3.48 84 3.05 67.5
2017 LAN MLB 29 25 134.3 13 6 1 121 34 140 22 .259 92 8.1 2.3 1.5 9.4 40% .278 .259 1.15 4.09 4.22 91 3.58 76.3
2017 RCU A+ 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 6 2 1 0 .242 108 13.5 4.5 0.0 2.2 44% .333 .317 2.00 4.91 2.25 113 6.92 139.1
2018 LAN MLB 10 9 50.7 4 3 0 46 17 66 4 .252 85 8.2 3.0 0.7 11.7 41% .333 .263 1.24 2.52 3.38 74 1.68 38.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2016 2902 0.4476 0.4562 0.7228 0.6059 0.3350 0.8056 0.6015 0.2772
2017 2178 0.4660 0.4679 0.7223 0.6532 0.3061 0.8160 0.5478 0.2777
2018 764 0.4725 0.4921 0.6729 0.6343 0.3648 0.7904 0.4898 0.3271
Career58440.45770.46530.71610.62720.32810.80750.56690.2839

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2023 LAN $3,125,000
2022 LAN $3,125,000
2021 LAN $3,125,000
2020 LAN $3,125,000
2019 LAN $3,125,000
2018 LAN $3,125,000
2017 LAN $3,125,000
2016 LAN $3,125,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$6,250,000
2018Current$3,125,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$9,375,000
5 yrFuture$15,625,000
8 yrTotal$25,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 0 dAdam Katz8 years/$25M (2016-23)

Details
  • 8 years/$25M (2016-23). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/7/16. $1M signing bonus. 16-23: $3M annually. Annual roster bonus: $0.15M annually for making active Opening Day roster. May earn $6.5M annually in performance bonuses based on games started: $1M each 15, 20 GS. $1.5M each for 25, 30, 32 GS. May earn $3.5M annually in performance bonuses based on innings pitched: $0.25M each for 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190 IP. $0.75M 200 IP. Assignment bonus: $1M with each trade. Becomes a free agent at contract's end. Perks: Jersey No. 18. Four round-trip business-class airline tickets between Japan and Los Angeles annually. Interpreter. Travel expenses, accommodations, visa costs for a player support staff member.
  • LA Dodgers paid $20M posting fee to Hiroshima of Japan for right to negotiate with Maeda.
  • 2008-15: Hiroshima of Japan.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .247 .328 .401 .268
11 vs R (Multi) .213 .257 .323 .213
18 Split (Multi) .034 .072 .078 .055
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .247 .328 .401 .268
31 vs R (2016) .213 .257 .323 .213
38 Split (2016) .034 .072 .078 .055
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-01-31 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for evening hours I work days so its nice to see you on at night quick question how world you rank these four pitcher if you were in a dynasty league. which two would you keep. Kevin Gausman, Blake Snell, Kenta Maeda, Daniel Norris,
(OB1 from Tampa)
In that order, actually. Although I have Gausman, Snell, and Maeda all clustered together in the mid to late 40s. I'd go Gausman and Snell, with their youth as the tie-breaker. (Mark Barry)
2016-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Kenta Maeda as a top 60 pitcher or is he more in the 60-90 range? The incentive rich contract he signed should be a good thing right?
(fightingmoose from Manitoba, Canada)
A top 60 pitcher implies to me that he should be close to a No. 2 starter. That's asking a lot. I'd say he's closer to a three. The contract is nice for both parties, potentially, but I was surprised there wasn't more guaranteed cash. (Christopher Crawford)
2014-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Other than Kenta Maeda, are there any other NPBL players that could be posted in the off season that we should know about?
(Mark83 from Jacksonville)
Good question. I don't know. I usually take notice of the int'l players pretty late in the process, 90% of my work is tracking advanced pro pitchers on this continent and even that I can't do exhaustively by any stretch. (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)International signings seem to have huge benefits: (Cespedes, Wei-Yin Chen, Darvish, Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu). Who are a couple of the next big players we should look out for?
(Silverback38 from VA)
There's not much coming out of Japan. Kenta Maeda is the next pitcher who will come over (likely for 2015), but he's a soft-tossing #4 profile. Cuba has some good hitters in Jose Fernandez and Yasmani Tomas, but who knows when or if they'll defect. (Bret Sayre)


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