Biographical

Portrait of Kenta Maeda

Kenta Maeda P

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0 0.00
Birth Date4-11-1988
Height6' 1"
Weight175 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2016 LAN MLB 5 5 32.0 24 6 28 2 .283 98 6.8 1.7 0.6 7.9 48% .253 .207 0.94 2.97 1.41 0 0.00 0.0
CareerMLB5532.0246282.283986.81.70.67.948%.253.2070.942.971.41890.000.0

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2013 JPN int 2 2 10.0 2 1 15 0 .000 1.8 0.9 0.0 13.5 0% .118 .000 0.30 0.70 0.00
2016 LAN MLB 5 5 32.0 24 6 28 2 .283 98 6.8 1.7 0.6 7.9 48% .253 .207 0.94 2.97 1.41

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 467 0.4433 0.4818 0.7333 0.6232 0.3692 0.8140 0.6250 0.2667
Career4670.44330.48180.73330.62320.36920.8140.6250.2667

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2011Current$3,125,000
7 yrFuture$21,875,000
8 yrTotal$25,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 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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BP Articles

Kenta Maeda is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 69: NiceBen Carsley2016-04-29
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 69: NiceBret Sayre2016-04-29
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 69: NiceGeorge Bissell2016-04-29
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 69: NiceCraig Goldstein2016-04-29
What You Need to Know: The Braves Might Not Have a FloorDemetrius Bell2016-04-28
What You Need to Know: FernandoMaedaia?Ashley Varela2016-04-25
Pebble Hunting: How You Tried To Beat PECOTASam Miller2016-04-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week TwoGreg Wellemeyer2016-04-08
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 857: Joe Sheehan on the Scourge of Big BullpensBen Lindbergh2016-04-07
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 857: Joe Sheehan on the Scourge of Big BullpensSam Miller2016-04-07
What You Need to Know: Noah Syndergaard and the 95 mph SliderEmma Baccellieri2016-04-06
Prospectus Feature: Pre-Season Staff PredictionsBP Staff2016-04-04
Winter Is Leaving: Los Angeles DodgersWilson Karaman2016-04-01
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 84: The Model PortfolioGeorge Bissell2016-03-31
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 84: The Model PortfolioMike Gianella2016-03-31
Dynasty Dynamics: A Different Dynasty Top 101Ben Carsley2016-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Raising Arizona: Part 2Adam McInturff2016-03-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Auction Values: Fantasy Auction Values, Second Edition 2016Mike Gianella2016-03-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Draft Rankings: The Top 300Bret Sayre2016-03-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Draft Rankings: The Top 300Mike Gianella2016-03-17
Tools of Ignorance: The Dodgers' Breakable RotationJeff Quinton2016-03-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2016-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers, Part Two: 51-125J.J. Jansons2016-03-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessEarly ADP Analysis: Starting PitchersGeorge Bissell2016-02-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part TwoMike Gianella2016-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Adjuster: Starting PitchersWilson Karaman2016-02-26
Prospectus Feature: The Way-Too-Early Baseball Awards BreakdownBryan Grosnick2016-02-17
Fantasy Prospect Rankings: The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2016Bret Sayre2016-02-15
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4Bret Sayre2016-02-11
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 815: The Season-Previews PreviewBen Lindbergh2016-02-10
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 815: The Season-Previews PreviewSam Miller2016-02-10
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: 2016 Rounds 1-2Bret Sayre2016-02-04
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 62: Enya's KitchenBen Carsley2016-01-22
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 62: Enya's KitchenCraig Goldstein2016-01-22
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 62: Enya's KitchenGeorge Bissell2016-01-22
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 62: Enya's KitchenBret Sayre2016-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Kenta MaedaDoug Thorburn2016-01-11
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 793: The Emergency Mailbag EditionSam Miller2016-01-08
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 793: The Emergency Mailbag EditionBen Lindbergh2016-01-08
Dynasty League Rankings: The Top 50 Signees From 2015Bret Sayre2016-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Scott KazmirDoug Thorburn2016-01-05
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 789: Premature Takes on the Kenta Maeda ContractSam Miller2016-01-04
BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 789: Premature Takes on the Kenta Maeda ContractBen Lindbergh2016-01-04
Transaction Analysis: Maybe They're Not Maeda MoneyBret Sayre2016-01-04
Transaction Analysis: Maybe They're Not Maeda MoneyBryan Grosnick2016-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Yo Back to Motown? Daniel Rathman2015-12-29
Rumor Roundup: Cueto Aims HigherDaniel Rathman2015-12-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 50 Dynasty League Signees: 2014 Draft ClassBret Sayre2015-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Kenta Maeda Will Not Be Appearing In This Feature (Beyond Today)Daniel Rathman2014-12-19


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Kenta Maeda has thrown 600 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Slider (82mph) and Fourseam Fastball (90mph), also mixing in a Sinker (90mph), Curve (73mph) and Change (83mph).