Kenta Maeda

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Kenta Maeda has thrown 10,378 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2020, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2020, he has relied primarily on his Slider (84mph), Change using a Circle Change grip (85mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Cutter (88mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (92mph) and Curve (80mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2020 pitches compared to other RHP:
His slider is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has less than expected depth. His change dives down out of the zone and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups. His fourseam fastball has some natural sinking action, has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His cutter (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 12 of them in 2020) is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters and has some natural sink. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 7 of them in 2020) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has slight armside run and has some natural sinking action. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 5 of them in 2020) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, has primarily 12-6 movement, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has little depth.