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Kenta Maeda
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Kenta Maeda with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: April 11, 1988 (1988-04-11) (age 32)
Tadaoka, Osaka, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
NPB: April 5, 2008, for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp
MLB: April 6, 2016, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
NPB statistics
Win–loss record 97–67
Earned run average 2.39
Strikeouts 1,233
MLB statistics
(through June 30, 2019)
Win–loss record 44–31
Earned run average 3.80
Strikeouts 560
Teams
Career highlights and awards

NPB

  • Japanese Triple Crown (2010)
  • 5× NPB All-Star (2010, 2012–2015)
  • 3× Best Nine Award (2010, 2013 ,2015)
  • 5× Mitsui Golden Glove Award (2010, 2012–2015)
  • 2× Eiji Sawamura Award (2010, 2015)
  • 2× Central League wins champion (2010, 2015)
  • 3× Central League ERA champion (2010, 2012, 2013)
  • 2× Central League strikeout champion (2010, 2011)
  • NPB All-Star Game MVP (2012 Game 2)
  • 2013 World Baseball Classic All-Tournament Team

Kenta Maeda (born April 11, 1988) is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. He won the 2010 Eiji Sawamura Award with a record of 15–8 and a 2.21 ERA, with 174 strikeouts in 215 and 2/3 innings, and six complete games with two shutouts. He also became the youngest pitcher in Japanese baseball history to achieve the pitching Triple Crown in the same year. He won the Sawamura Award for the second time in 2015.

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