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MAEDA: Having a solid season

MAEDA: Having a solid season.....Proven and solid productivety and a great addition to this seasons pitching rotation.

  • Kenta Maeda
  • Nickname: Maeken
  • Born: 4/11/1988 in Osaka, Japan
  • High School: PL Gakuen, Osaka
  • Debut: April 6, 2016
DurationWLERAGGSSVIPHERBBSOWHIP
Last 7 Games 3 3 3.18 7 7 0 39.2 37 14 14 43 1.29
Last 15 Games 6 6 3.51 15 15 0 84.2 70 33 30 86 1.18
Last 30 Games 7 6 3.07 17 17 0 96.2 80 33 31 94 1.15

YearTeamLGNPPitch TypeAvg Pitch Speed (mph)Avg Perceived Speed (mph)Avg Spin Rate (rpm)Avg Extension (feet)Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Dodgers NL 497 Slider 82.30 81.51 1845.00 5.89 83.21
MLB Avg - - - Slider 84.46 83.78 1974.00 5.81 87.16

Report generated Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 88-91mph (41% of all pitches)
  • Slider 80-83 (31%)
  • Curveball 71-74 (18%)
  • Changeup 81-84 (7%)
  • 1575 total pitches (55% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 200 of 315 first pitches for strikes (63%)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 07/05/16@LAN
  • Fastball 89-92mph (32 pitches, 36% of total)
  • Slider 81-83 (28 pitches, 32% of total)
  • Curveball 72-76 (18 pitches, 20% of total))
  • Changeup 82-83 (9 pitches, 10% of total)
  • Threw 88 total pitches (58% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • 2 walks 7 hits- 3 off FB 3 off CB 1 off slider. 5 strikeouts (2 swinging). Threw 17 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 21 total (80%). Faced 7 LHH 14 RHH. Umpire called 2 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 fastball.
  • Kept first-pitch down 54% of the time (25% was average)
  • -- and when he did batters performed just average hitting 6% (9% is average).
Weaknesses
  • High contact rate off his curve: 86% of swings made contact (74% is average).
  • 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% average in 23 attempted).
  • 1-0 threw curves to LHH 32% (7% is average).
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to righties often - 33% (72% is average).
  • 2-0 threw sliders to righties 57% (9% is average).
  • 2-0 threw sliders to lefties 30% (8% is average).
  • 2-1 threw sliders to righties 66% (16% is average).
  • 2-1 threw curves to lefties 35% (8% is average).
  • 2-2 threw sliders to righties 63% (20% is average).
  • 3-1 threw sliders to righties 45% (5% is average). 3-1 threw sliders to lefties 41% (4% is average). 3-1 threw curves to lefties 23% (1% is average). 3-2 threw sliders to righties 62% (16% is average).
  • Consider stealing on 2-2 - he threw 22% of 18 pitches in potential SB opportunities in the dirt.
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, located fastballs 4" more to the catchers right. From the stretch, located curves 28" 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 - CB. Rarely attempted pickoffs.
  • Deceptive fastballs had 16% of swings miss (10% is average). His curves were one of the slowest of all pitchers at 72.60. Long sweeping curves break length. His 4-seams were one of the slowest of all pitchers at 89.60.

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