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Kenta Maeda: Strong and Productive

Kenta Maeda: Strong and Productive

Report generated Monday, August 15, 2016

YearTeamLGNPPitch TypeAvg Pitch Speed (mph)Avg Perceived Speed (mph)Avg Spin Rate (rpm)Avg Extension (feet)Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Dodgers NL 652 Four-seam FB 90.39 90.16 2309.00 6.16 88.69
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.96 92.68 2240.00 6.18 90.14
Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 88-91mph (42% of all pitches)
  • Slider 80-83 (30%)
  • Curveball 71-74 (18%)
  • Changeup 81-84 (7%)
  • 2140 total pitches (55% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 216 of 349 first pitches for strikes (62%)
Year Team LG QS GF HLD 2B 3B GIDP GIDPO WP BK SB CS PK NP S% P/IP P/PA 
2016 LAD NL 11 0 0 16 1 9 65 4 0 9 1 0 2142 65.2 16.4 4.07
MLB Career - 11 0 0 16 1 9 65 4 0 9 1 0 2142 65.2 16.4 4.07
Year 
2016
MLB Career
Year Team LG WPCT RS/9 TBF BABIP OBP SLG OPS K/9 BB/9 HR/9 H/9 K/BB IR IR_S BQR BQR_S 
2016 LAD NL .611 4.89 526 .273 .283 .354 .637 8.89 2.34 1.03 7.44 3.79 0 0 13 3
MLB Career - .611 4.89 526 .273 .283 .354 .637 8.89 2.34 1.03 7.44 3.79 0 0 13 3
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 08/09/16@LAN
  • Fastball 88-91mph (44 pitches, 42% of total) 
  • Slider 80-82 (24 pitches, 23% of total)
  • Curveball 70-74 (23 pitches, 22% of total))
  • Changeup 82-83 (13 pitches, 13% of total)
  • Threw 104 total pitches (51% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • 2 walks 6 hits- 3 off FB 1 off CB 2 off change. 4 strikeouts (2 swinging). Threw 12 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 22 total (54%). Faced 13 LHH 9 RHH. 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 7% (9% is average).
Weaknesses
  • Poor control of changeup. 
  • Poor control of 4-seams.
Patterns
  • Threw first-pitch curveballs much more often than most pitchers at 33%. 
  • Rarely attempted consecutive pickoff moves (3.70% vs 10% average in 27 attempted). 
  • 1-0 threw curves to LHH 32% (7% is average). 
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to righties often - 32% (72% is average).
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to lefties often - 44% (74% is average).
  • 2-0 threw sliders to righties 61% (9% is average).
  • 2-0 threw sliders to lefties 30% (8% is average).
  • 2-0 threw curves to lefties 22% (3% is average).
  • 2-1 threw curves to lefties 33% (8% is average).
  • 2-2 threw sliders to righties 60% (20% is average).
  • 3-1 threw sliders to righties 46% (5% is average). 3-1 threw sliders to lefties 36% (4% is average). 3-1 threw curves to righties 19% (1% is average). 3-1 threw curves to lefties 31% (1% is average). 
  • Consider stealing on 0-1 - he threw 22% of 50 pitches in potential SB opportunities in the dirt.
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, located curves 27" more to the catchers left.
Insights
  • SL 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 72.50. Long sweeping curves break length. His 4-seams were one of the slowest of all pitchers at 89.70.

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