Kenta Maeda

Kenta Maeda

SP - LAD
Age: 31Bats: RThrows: R

Next Game

COL @ LAD
Sat, 9/21 9:10pm
Matchup (?) N/A
Rank P #49
Projection (?) 2.5 pts

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Maeda has maintained a 9.52 K/9 while limiting hard contact, but managers haven't been able to trust him during an erratic campaign. The Dodgers put him in the bullpen near the All-Star break despite turning the corner, and he returned to the rotation to allow 14 runs in three truncated starts. He could at least pitch to his career 3.92 ERA when given the chance, but he's only 10 innings away from matching last year's tally. He's a top-50 starter when given the chance.

Maeda carries an incredible WHIP but the ERA isn't exactly there so far. He'll get some wins and is racking up a strikeout per inning, but until that ERA comes down, he will remain outside the top 25 fantasy starters.

Maeda has a great ballpark and lineup supporting him, but his strikeout rate is down and he does struggle with walks at times. Knowing the Dodgers, he could also find himself on the injured list with a minor ailment at some point in the second half.