Kenta Maeda

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Kenta Maeda has thrown 8,101 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic and Spring Training. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph), Slider (85mph) and Change using a Circle Change grip (85mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (92mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has some natural sinking action, has essentially average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His slider has less than expected depth, has primarily 12-6 movement and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His change results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it. His curve generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has a sharp downward bite. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 12 of them in 2019) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers.