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KENTA MAEDA: Dodgers aquire a SABR Goldmine

KENTA MAEDA: Dodgers aquire a SABR Goldmine

I am able to write this report with confidence because I have worked in Japan in professional baseball and with my time there I was impressed on so many levels. Players are skilled and knowledgeable on levels most countries do not understand. When you get a player from an NPB team, they are fine tuned machines. Maeda has proven success at the highest level and is highly productive. At 6 ft and only 154 lbs, he has doesn't posses the size that most U.S clubs require, however the Dodgers have made a wise decision which should pay off for years to come.

NAME: Kenta Maeda

2015 CLUB: Hiroshima Carp (NPB Japan)

POSITION: RHP

Ht: 6 ft

Wt: 154

Age: 27

  • NPB Professional Pitching Totals

SEASONS: 8

GAMES: 218

WINS: 97

LOSSES: 67

ERA: 2.39

WHIP: 1.04

IP: 1509

HITS: 1,263

H9: 7.5

BB: 319

SO: 1233

SO9: 7.4

FASTBALL: 87-92

CURVEBALL: 12-6

SLIDER: Out Pitch

CHANGE: 80mph

Total control of an average 90mph fastball, a drop 10mph change up, a 12-6 curve and wipeout slider that can be thrown in dirt or for a strike, this is a well rounded, smart pitcher who is gonna make an immediate impact.

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