Kenta Maeda

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Kenta Maeda has thrown 5,857 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) and Cutter (86mph), also mixing in a Curve (78mph) and Change using a Circle Change grip (85mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (92mph) and Slider (83mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His cutter generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' cutters, has below average velo and has some natural sink. His curve generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has a sharp downward bite. His change generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 11 of them in 2018) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slight armside run. His slider (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 5 of them in 2018) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders and has short glove-side cut.