Kenta Maeda

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Kenta Maeda has thrown 7,587 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 Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Change using a Circle Change grip (85mph), Curve (78mph) and Cutter (85mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (91mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His slider generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders, has less than expected depth and results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His change generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups and has some natural sink to it. His curve has a sharp downward bite. 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 sinker generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers.