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Kenta Maeda stays on hot streak!

Kenta Maeda stays on hot streak!

YearWLERAGGSSVIPSOWHIP
2016 Stats 14 8 3.29 27 27 0 153.0 156 1.08
MLB Career Stats 14 8 3.29 27 27 0 153.0 156 1.08

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 88-91mph (42% of all pitches)
  • Slider 80-83 (30%)
  • Curveball 71-74 (18%)
  • Changeup 81-84 (8%)
  • 2418 total pitches (55% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 178 of 278 first pitches for strikes (64%)

YearTeamLGNPPitch TypeAvg Pitch Speed (mph)Avg Perceived Speed (mph)Avg Spin Rate (rpm)Avg Extension (feet)Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Dodgers NL 794 Four-seam FB 90.47 90.25 2312.00 6.16 88.47
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 93.00 92.73 2241.00 6.19 90.15
Strengths
  • Plus control of fastballs. 
  • 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 32%. 
  • Rarely attempted consecutive pickoff moves (0% vs 10% average in 19 attempted). 
  • 1-0 threw curves to LHH 31% (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 - 39% (74% is average).
  • 2-0 threw sliders to righties 56% (9% is average).
  • 2-0 threw sliders to lefties 32% (8% is average).
  • 2-0 threw curves to lefties 23% (3% is average).
  • 2-1 threw sliders to righties 54% (16% is average).
  • 2-2 threw sliders to righties 58% (20% is average).
  • 3-1 threw sliders to righties 49% (5% is average). 3-1 threw sliders to lefties 34% (4% is average). 3-1 threw curves to lefties 30% (1% is average). 
  • Consider stealing on 0-1 - he threw 21% of 55 pitches in potential SB opportunities in the dirt.
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, located curves 27" more to the catchers left.
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). Threw curves outside to RHH. 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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