SP - Detroit Tigers
Free agent SP Kenta Maeda has agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal with the Tigers.
Maeda will remain in the AL Central as he moves on from the Twins and heads to the Tigers. The 35-year-old veteran posted a 4.23 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP in 104 1/3 innings last season. This will be his second season on the mound since having Tommy John surgery and the Tigers are hoping for a bounce back season from Maeda in their rotation.
Despite a 4.28 ERA, Maeda's 9.9 K/9 and solid strikeout-to-walk ratio of 4.31 suggest he can provide valuable strikeouts and control for fantasy owners down the stretch.
With a strong performance like this, Maeda could be a reliable option for fantasy teams in need of pitching help.
Kenta Maeda delivered a solid performance on Thursday, allowing just two earned runs on four hits over seven innings of work.
He displayed excellent control, issuing only one walk while striking out eight batters. Maeda's strong outing resulted in a win for the Twins, as they defeated the White Sox with a final score of 10-2. This performance should boost Maeda's fantasy value going forward, as he continues to provide consistent strikeouts and solid ratios. With a 4.50 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP for the season, Maeda has shown the ability to be a reliable fantasy option, and this latest outing only reinforces that notion.
Despite recording three strikeouts, Maeda allowed nine hits and two walks, resulting in three earned runs over five innings pitched.
With a season-long ERA of 4.73 and a WHIP of 1.27, Maeda's inconsistent performance raises questions about his reliability moving forward. Fantasy managers may want to monitor his next few starts before making any decisions.
Kenya Maeda had a solid outing, surrendering just three hits and one walk over six innings, but unfortunately received no run support as the Twins fell to the Tigers by a score of 3-0.
With this performance, Maeda's season ERA stands at 3.97, accompanied by a 1.11 WHIP and an impressive 10.4 K/9 rate. Despite his strong individual numbers, Maeda's win-loss record now sits at 3-7 for the year.