Kenta Maeda

SP · Detroit Tigers

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'1" Weight 185
DOB 1988-04-11 Age 36.2
Hometown Osaka, Japan
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 16.07, 232nd

Season Projections

Draft Buddy277.027140.08981444013220572664.241.23
THE BAT263.625132.091081344212020567634.261.23

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Kenta Maeda Reinstated And Starting Friday

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    The Detroit Tigers announced on Friday that they have reinstated right-hander Kenta Maeda (illness) from the 15-day injured list and optioned right-hander Matt Manning to Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move after Thursday night's game. Maeda is recovered from his illness and will toe the rubber against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. Even against a Toronto lineup that has mostly struggled to put up runs this year, the 36-year-old Japanese starter isn't a recommended fantasy streamer in his first start off the IL and probably isn't very likely to go deep in this ballgame. In his first seven starts in 2024, Maeda has been pretty hittable and has posted a 6.75 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with 23 strikeouts and 10 walks in 30 2/3 innings. There just isn't any fantasy upside left with Maeda, especially while pitching for Detroit.

    May 24 · Source via Detroit Tigers Kenta Maeda
  • Kenta Maeda Lined Up To Return This Weekend

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    Detroit Tigers right-hander Kenta Maeda (illness) threw a bullpen session at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday and is lined up to start on Saturday or Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Maeda is attempting to return to the Tigers' starting rotation after landing on the injured list with a viral illness in mid-May. The 36-year-old veteran pitched in a minor-league rehab game last week and appears to be feeling good enough to rejoin the team this weekend. The matchup against Toronto isn't a bad one, but fantasy managers should still be very hesitant to throw Maeda back into the fire as a streamer this weekend. In seven starts before going on the shelf, the Japanese hurler went 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with only 23 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings pitched.

    May 22 · Source via Detroit Tigers Kenta Maeda
  • Kenta Maeda To Throw A Bullpen On Wednesday

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    Detroit Tigers right-hander Kenta Maeda (illness) is expected to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday. It's good to see that Maeda is feeling better after he was placed on the 15-day injured list last Saturday due to a viral illness. The 36-year-old veteran might need to throw a few bullpen sessions before he's cleared for a short minor-league rehab assignment. Fantasy baseball managers in mixed leagues can probably leave Maeda to the waiver wire, as he started the year 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA (6.53 FIP) and 1.40 WHIP with 10 walks and 23 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings over seven starts. Maeda typically doesn't overpower hitters but relies on pinpoint control. He has a career 26.4% strikeout rate and has little fantasy upside at this stage of his career.

    May 14 · Source via Detroit Tigers Kenta Maeda
  • Tigers Place Kenta Maeda On 15-Day Injured List

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    The Tigers announced this afternoon that they've placed right-hander Kenta Maeda on the 15-day injured list with a viral illness. Outfield Akil Baddoo was recalled from Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move, though Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports that right-hander Matt Manning is set to be called up to the majors on...

    May 11 · MLB Trade Rumors Detroit Tigers Kenta Maeda Akil Baddoo Matt Manning
  • Kenta Maeda To IL With Viral Illness

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    Detroit Tigers veteran Kenta Maeda has been placed on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to May 8th, with a viral infection, In a corresponding move, the Tigers recalled outfielder Akil Baddoo from AAA Toledo. The veteran Maeda is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in seven starts covering 30 innings. He pitched on May 7th against the Cleveland Guardians with poor results, going only two innings and surrendering seven earned runs on five hits and three walks. Baddoo likely will be a reserve outfielder during his stay on the roster, It appears that the Tigers will recall right-hander Matt Manning to take Maeda's upcoming Monday start against the Miami Marlins.

    May 11 · Source via Detroit Tigers Kenta Maeda
  • Kenta Maeda Looking For First Win This Season

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    Right-hander Kenta Maeda is set for his fifth start of the MLB season as the Detroit Tigers are on the road to play the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. Maeda is coming off a terrible start against the Texas Rangers, as he went 2 2/3 innings and allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits, including three home runs. Maeda is 0-1 with a 7.64 ERA and faces a Rays lineup is slashing .242/.304/.356. Fantasy managers would be wise to avoid Maeda in this one as a streamer.

    Apr 23 · Source via Detroit Tigers Kenta Maeda
  • Pitching Stats

    2024 ATC262.525132.08981363812418568624.231.23
    2024 Draft Buddy277.027140.08981444013220572664.241.23
    2024 Steamer301.024145.499111474113821671664.081.22
    2024 THE BAT263.625132.091081344212020567634.261.23
    2024 Zeile280.726137.58911139411282000654.221.22

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.


    13vs CWS1.714.201050800335.791.71
    12at HOU, vs WAS5.029.001066610555.001.33
    11at TEX0.010.00000000000
    10at BOS0.714.201062810559.642.14
    9vs TOR16.015.010010400000.000.80
    7at CLE-4.012.0000135107731.504.00
    6vs STL23.016.010150410111.500.67
    5at TB10.015.000050300000.000.60
    4vs TEX-0.312.2000227306516.883.38
    3vs MIN13.016.000150501211.500.83
    2vs OAK0.715.201034210334.761.06
    1at CWS-0.713.1000217306616.202.40


    27vs OAK2.303.101052110112.700.90
    26at CIN23.015.010081100000.000.40
    25at CWS26.017.010181410222.570.71
    24vs NYM15.315.110021511223.381.13
    23at TEX, vs CLE6.029.0000631620999.002.11
    22at MIL8.015.000062411335.401.20
    21vs DET7.014.000061720336.752.00
    20at DET7.016.001141310111.500.67
    19vs ARI25.016.010170211111.500.33
    18at KC, vs SEA21.3211.10111541020332.381.24
    17at SEA16.316.100190310222.840.47
    16at OAK6.013.000064400339.002.67
    15vs KC28.017.010191310211.290.57
    14at ATL2.015.001042500223.601.40
    13at DET23.015.010082300002.791.34
    5vs NYY-10.013.0010221100101011.252.00
    4at BOS-4.012.0010011101111.572.36
    3vs CWS0.016.001030810443.751.08
    2at MIA8.015.001090310113.380.84


    Jun 22vs CWSL 1-51.714.201050800335.791.71
    Jun 16at HOUL 1-4-3.015.001012510447.201.40
    Jun 11vs WASL 4-58.014.000054100112.251.25
    Jun 5at TEXL 1-90.010.00000000000
    May 31at BOSL 3-70.714.201062810559.642.14
    May 24vs TORW 6-216.015.010010400000.000.80
    May 7at CLEW 11-7-4.012.0000135107731.504.00
    May 1vs STLW 4-123.016.010150410111.500.67
    Apr 23at TBW 4-210.015.000050300000.000.60
    Apr 18vs TEXL 7-9-0.312.2000227306516.883.38
    Apr 13vs MINL 5-1113.016.000150501211.500.83
    Apr 6vs OAKL 0-40.715.201034210334.761.06
    Mar 30at CWSW 7-6-0.713.1000217306616.202.40


    Sep 28vs OAKL 1-22.303.101052110112.700.90
    Sep 19at CINW 7-023.015.010081100000.000.40
    Sep 14at CWSW 10-226.017.010181410222.570.71
    Sep 9vs NYMW 8-415.315.110021511223.381.13
    Sep 3at TEXL 5-65.015.000032910335.402.20
    Aug 28vs CLEW 10-61.014.0000317106613.502.00
    Aug 23at MILL 7-88.015.000062411335.401.20
    Aug 16vs DETL 7-87.014.000061720336.752.00
    Aug 10at DETL 0-37.016.001141310111.500.67
    Aug 5vs ARIW 12-125.016.010170211111.500.33
    Jul 30at KCL 1-25.015.001072410223.601.20
    Jul 24vs SEAW 4-316.316.100182610111.421.26
    Jul 19at SEAW 6-316.316.100190310222.840.47
    Jul 14at OAKW 5-46.013.000064400339.002.67
    Jul 4vs KCW 9-328.017.010191310211.290.57
    Jun 28at ATLL 0-32.015.001042500223.601.40
    Jun 23at DETW 4-123.015.010082300000.001.00
    Apr 26vs NYYL 6-12-10.013.0010221100101030.004.33
    Apr 20at BOSL 5-11-4.012.001001110114.501.00
    Apr 10vs CWSL 3-40.016.001030810446.001.33
    Apr 4at MIAL 0-18.015.001090310111.800.60
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