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)
Ht: 6 ft
NPB Professional Pitching Totals
SLIDER: Out Pitch
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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