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MAEDA vs LOCKE:What to Expect!

MAEDA vs LOCKE:What to Expect!

Report generated Friday, June 24, 2016

  • Kenta Maeda
  • Nickname: Maeken
  • Born: 4/11/1988 in Osaka, Japan
  • High School: PL Gakuen, Osaka
  • Debut: April 6, 2016

Slider Statcast Averages

YearTeamLGNPPitch TypeAvg Pitch Speed (mph)Avg Perceived Speed (mph)Avg Spin Rate (rpm)Avg Extension (feet)Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Dodgers NL 421 Slider 82.35 81.59 1881.00 5.90 83.28
MLB Avg - - - Slider 84.40 83.70 1976.00 5.80 87.10
Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 88-91mph (41% of all pitches)
  • slider 80-83 (32%)
  • curveball 71-74 (17%)
  • changeup 81-84 (7%)
  • 1294 total pitches (55% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 200 of 315 first pitches for strikes (63%)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 06/19/16@LAN
  • fastball 89-92mph (52 pitches, 49% of total)
  • slider 81-83 (30 pitches, 28% of total)
  • curveball 71-75 (17 pitches, 16% of total))
  • changeup 82-83 (8 pitches, 7% of total)
  • Threw 107 total pitches (61% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • 3 walks 6 hits- 3 off FB 3 off slider. 8 strikeouts (5 swinging). Threw 19 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 26 total (73%). Faced 12 LHH 14 RHH. Umpire called 1 strikes incorrectly as balls Umpire called 1 balls incorrectly as strikes
Strengths
  • Great control of slider.
  • Changeups had a very deceptive release point - almost identical to the FB.
  • Kept first-pitch down 53% of the time (25% was avg)
  • Rarely made mistakes with his curve - 43 of 232 thrown (18% ; 16% is avg)-- and when he did batters did not take advantage hitting only 5% (7% is avg). Rarely made mistakes with his slider - 82 of 427 thrown (19% ; 17% is avg)-- and when he did batters did not take advantage hitting only 4% (9% is avg). -- and when he did batters did not take advantage hitting only 6% (9% is avg).
Weaknesses
  • Poor control of changeup.
  • Poor control of 4-seams.
Patterns
  • Threw first-pitch curveballs much more often than most pitchers at 31%.
  • Rarely attempted consecutive pickoff moves (0% vs 10% avg in 23 attempted).
  • 1-0 threw curves to LHH 31% (7% is avg). 1-1 threw sliders to RHH 51% (19% is avg).
  • Threw strikes on 0-2 counts, throwing balls out of the zone only 44% of the time (43% is avg).
  • Threw strikes on 1-2 counts, throwing balls out of the zone only 31% of the time (33% is avg).
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to righties often - 35% (72% is avg).
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to lefties often - 47% (74% is avg).
  • 2-0 threw sliders to righties 64% (9% is avg).
  • 2-0 threw sliders to lefties 38% (8% is avg).
  • 2-1 threw sliders to righties 63% (16% is avg).
  • 2-1 threw curves to lefties 37% (8% is avg).
  • 2-2 threw sliders to righties 69% (20% is avg).
  • 3-1 threw sliders to lefties 43% (4% is avg). 3-2 threw sliders to righties 61% (16% is avg).
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, located curves 27" more to the catchers left. From the stretch, located changeups 4" down.
Insights
  • CH was his most effective pitch - batters hit just 1 when put into play compared to 1 off his least effective pitch - SL. Rarely attempted pickoffs.
  • Deceptive fastballs had 16% of swings miss (10% is avg). His curves were one of the slowest of all pitchers at 72.50. Long sweeping curves break length. His 4-seams were one of the slowest of all pitchers at 89.70.

  • Jeffrey Alan Locke
  • Born: 11/20/1987 in North Conway, NH
  • Draft: 2006, Atlanta Braves, 2nd rd. (51st overall)
  • High School: A Crosby Kennett, Conway, NH
  • Debut: September 10, 2011
YearTeamLGNPPitch TypeAvg Pitch Speed (mph)Avg Perceived Speed (mph)Avg Spin Rate (rpm)Avg Extension (feet)Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Pirates NL 724 Two-seam FB 91.61 90.88 2051.00 5.85 89.68
MLB Avg - - - Two-seam FB 92.26 91.79 2148.00 6.07 90.43
Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 89-93mph (73% of all pitches)
  • changeup 81-84 (24%)
  • changeup 81-84 (24%)
  • 1280 total pitches (61% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 187 of 318 first pitches for strikes (59%)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 06/20/16@PIT
  • fastball 91-92mph (46 pitches, 55% of total)
  • changeup 82-84 (38 pitches, 45% of total)
  • changeup 82-84 (38 pitches, 45% of total))
  • Threw 84 total pitches (67% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • walks 5 hits- 3 off FB 2 off change. 3 strikeouts. Threw 13 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 25 total (52%). Faced 14 LHH 11 RHH. Umpire called 1 strikes incorrectly as balls Umpire called 1 balls incorrectly as strikes
Strengths
  • Changeups had a very deceptive release point - almost identical to the FB.
  • Good control of changeup.
  • Kept first-pitch down 50% of the time (25% was avg)
  • -- and when he did batters performed just average hitting 11% (9% is avg).
Weaknesses
  • Poor control of 4-seams.
Patterns
  • Threw first-pitch fastballs often at 76%.
  • Liked to throw consecutive pickoff moves (18% vs 10% avg in 27 attempts).
  • Threw strikes on 0-2 counts, throwing balls out of the zone only 43% of the time (43% is avg).
  • Threw strikes on 1-2 counts, throwing balls out of the zone only 32% of the time (33% is avg).
  • 2-2 threw fastballs to righties 80% (53% is avg).
  • 2-2 threw changeups to lefties 53% (15% is avg).
Insights
  • Rarely attempted pickoffs.
  • 0 He mixed up his fastballs velocity broadly, usually by 4 mph.
  • Kept changeup low to RHH. He mixed up his 4-seam velocities broadly, usually by 4 mph.

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