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Maeda Productivity Report for Postseason

Maeda Productivity Report for Postseason

  • Kenta Maeda
  • Nickname: Maeken
  • Born: 4/11/1988 in Osaka, Japan
  • High School: PL Gakuen, Osaka
  • Debut: April 6, 2016
YearWLERAGGSSVIPSOWHIP
2016 Stats 16 9 3.20 30 30 0 169.0 171 1.09
MLB Career Stats 16 9 3.20 30 30 0 169.0 171 1.09

Report generated Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Pitch Summary
  • Threw fastballs 88-91mph (42% of all pitches)
  • Slider 80-83 (30%)
  • Curveball 71-74 (17%)
  • Changeup 81-84 (8%)
  • 2795 total pitches (54% in the strike zone)
  • Threw 178 of 278 first pitches for strikes (64%)
Last Game
  • LAST GAME ON 09/21/16@LAN
  • Fastball 89-91mph (43 pitches, 49% of total) 
  • Slider 79-82 (21 pitches, 24% of total)
  • Changeup 81-83 (13 pitches, 15% of total))
  • Curveball 70-73 (11 pitches, 13% of total)
  • Threw 88 total pitches (59% in the strike zone)
Last Game Summary
  • 2 walks 3 hits- 2 off FB 1 off CB. 6 strikeouts (1 swinging). Threw 10 first-pitches in the strike-zone of 20 total (50%). Faced 14 LHH 6 RHH.
Year Team LG W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO 
2016 LAD NL 16 9 3.20 30 30 0 0 0 0 169.0 138 64 60 19 7 47 5 171 .221 1.09 1.09
MLB Career - 16 9 3.20 30 30 0 0 0 0 169.0 138 64 60 19 7 47 5 171 .221 1.09 1.09
Strengths
  • Plus control of fastballs. 
  • Plus control of slider. 
  • Changeups had a very deceptive release point - almost identical to the fastball. 
  • Kept first-pitch down 53% 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). 
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to righties often - 36% (72% is average).
  • 2-0 did not throw fastballs to lefties often - 36% (74% is average).
  • 2-0 threw sliders to righties 55% (9% is average).
  • 2-0 threw sliders to lefties 34% (8% is average).
  • 2-0 threw curves to lefties 21% (3% is average).
  • 3-1 threw sliders to righties 52% (5% is average). 3-1 threw sliders to lefties 32% (4% is average). 3-1 threw curves to lefties 28% (1% is average). 
  • Consider stealing on 0-1 - he threw 21% of 66 pitches in potential SB opportunities in the dirt.
Windup/Stretch
  • From the stretch, located curves 26" more to the catchers left.
DurationWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOIPHRERHRHBBBIBBSOWHIP
Rest of Season  0 0 2.84 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.1 6 2 2 1 0 2 0 6 1.26
Cumulative  16 9 3.18 31 31 0 0 0 0 175.1 144 66 62 20 7 49 5 177 1.10
Insights
  • FB 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. 
  • 0 Threw fastballs low to RHH. 
  • Deceptive fastballs had 17% 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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