Kenta Maeda, Starting Pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers, #18


Date of Birth: 4/11/1988
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Current Salary: $3,125,000

Kenta Maeda, starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, played professional baseball in Japan from 2008 through 2015. He won five Gold Gloves (2010, 2012-2015), the NPB All-Star Game MVP award in 2012, and the Sawamura Award for best pitcher in the NPB league in 2010 and 2015. As a Japanese player, he had a 2.39 ERA, 97-67 win-loss record, and 1,233 strikeouts to 319 walks in 1,509.2 innings in 218 games.

Maeda signed an eight-year, $25 million contract with the Dodgers on January 7, 2016. He finished the 2016 season with a 3.48 ERA in 32 games. He had 16 wins and 11 losses and 179 strikeouts to 50 walks in 175.2 innings. In the postseason, he pitched 10.2 innings in 3 games and he gave up 12 hits and 8 runs.

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Kenta Maeda
Baseball Reference - Kenta Maeda