Kenta Maeda

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Kenta Maeda has thrown 6,458 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Cutter (85mph), Slider (84mph), Curve (78mph) and Change using a Circle Change grip (85mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (91mph).

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Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His cutter generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has below average velo and has some natural sink. His slider generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders. His curve generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves and has a sharp downward bite. His change generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it. His sinker generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers.